This study examines participants' perceptions of the significant messages and
meanings communicated to them through the ceremony of the Blessingway (a ritual titled
after the Navajo Blessingway), a contemporary women's birth ritual performed by
midwives. A narrative approach was used for data gathering based on Fisher's rationale
that meaning emerges...
The purpose of this investigation was to modify the procedure
of Bills, Khatri and Day for use in the development of a suitable
method for determining the quantitative distribution of the free fatty
acids (FFA) in normal, heated, and rancid milk and milk fractions
The method consists of extracting the...
Oregon's land use planning system is often recognized as having been successful in its goals of limiting urban sprawl and protecting resource lands from development. However, it is difficult to quantify the impact of these regulations, because we cannot observe what would have happened in the absence of land use...
The effects of five cytokinin antagonists on the growth
of cytokinin-autonomous lines of Phaseolus lunatus cv.
Kingston, Phaseolus vulgaris cv. Great Northern, and
Nicotiana tabacum cv. Wisconsin 38 callus tissues have been
compared. The antagonists tested included four N⁴-substituted 4-amino-2-methylthiopyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines
bearing the following N⁴ side chains, 4-n-pentyl-
(ms²pnN⁴Prp), 4-n-hexyl- (ms²HxN⁴Prp),...
Freshwater rearing is a critical period in the life cycle of anadromous salmonids, known to produce carry-over effects mediating long-term growth and survival. Freshwater growth is primarily determined by food availability and temperature. While many species of salmon rear in freshwater for a full year or longer, most trophic ecology...
Climate change is a global phenomenon, but natural selection occurs within landscapes. A central tenet of landscape ecology is that mobile species depend on complementary habitats, which are insufficient in isolation, but combine to support animals through the full annual cycle. For coldwater fishes, it is widely assumed that maximum...
The ability of N,N'-diphenylurea (DPU) to substitute for cytokininactive
adenine derivatives in promoting callus growth of Phaseolus lunatus
and Nicotiana tabacum has been examined. In general, DPU stimulated
callus growth of P. lunatus at high concentrations and the growth of
most callus tissues was irregular, while the response of tobacco...