Puncturevine is on the loose in western Oregon. Puncturevine is an annual in our climate, and it produces seeds that can contaminate snap beans headed to the cannery. Puncturevine also has very persistent seed with erratic emergence over several seasons. When spotted, puncturevine should be eradicated.
Three genetically different dwarf cultivars of spring wheat were
evaluated as potential sources of short stature to use in a wheat improvement
program. The study involved a five parent diallel cross
which included a semidwarf, a standard height and three dwarf cultivars.
The genetic sources of dwarfism included a Norma...
The role of the high density lipoprotein (HDL) molecule is currently an area of great interest within the scientific community. Previously, mouse and human studies have demonstrated an inverse association between HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and cardiovascular disease. Recent clinical trials, which increased HDL-C, have failed to reduce the number...
The volcanic origin of the Samoan archipelago can be explained by one of three models, specifically, by a hot spot forming over a mantle plume, by lithospheric extension resulting from complex subduction tectonics in the region, or by a combination of these two processes, either acting sequentially or synchronously. In...
Effective two-body interactions were obtained from
realistic nucleon-nucleon potentials and applications made
in calculations of ground state properties of even-even N=Z light nuclei. The admixture of high momentum states into
the nuclear wavefunction caused by the strong, short-range
repulsion of the two-nucleon force was taken into account
by making a...
The development of a novel high temperature space radiator is
described. A Rotating Bubble Membrane Radiator (RBMR) combines the
best features of heat pipes and droplet radiators while avoiding
their negative attributes. The RBMR offers light weight, self
deployment, ease of startup and its performance is less affected by