Changes in blood calcium and phosphorus concentrations were
characterized for rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) and coho salmon
(Oncorhynchus kisutch) following intense exercise or exposure to
suspended volcanic ash or topsoil. Significant elevations in blood
calcium and phosphorus accompanied exercise-induced acidemia in both
S. qairdneri and O. kisutch. These elevations persisted...
Five strains of the bean pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv.
phaseolicola were analyzed for plasmid number, size, and relatedness.
Each strain contained one or two indigenous plasmids which ranged in
size from 6.8 to 151 kbp. BamHI and EcoRI restriction patterns revealed that total plasmid DNA from each strain had a...
This dissertation examines the interaction of the linker histone with DNA and with
nucleosomes. The first goal of the project was to characterize the interaction of the
linker histone with DNA. Three factors previously reported to influence the linker
histone's interaction with DNA were examined: ratio of linker histone to...
Three varieties of sweet corn (Zea mays L.) , including
two supersweet (Crisp 'N Sweet 710 and Rogers 3376) and one
normal sweet (Jubilee), were harvested at six stages of
maturity (80-72% moisture for supersweet and 75-68% moisture
for normal sweet) at three days intervals. Changes in
physical and chemical...
The effects of ultraviolet (UV) irradiation on photosynthesis and
various partial reactions involving the individual photoreactions of
photosynthesis were examined. These reactions included photo-reduction in adapted green algae, Hill reaction, cyclic photophosphorylation,
the 520 nm absorbance change and variable-yield fluorescence.
The reactions were measured in spinach chloroplasts and
One hypothesis proposed to explain how the endocrine
system controls reproductive cycles in seasonally breeding
animals is that the hypothalamus undergoes seasonal
changes in sensitivity to negative feedback by gonadal
steroids. The result is seasonal changes in the secretion
of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) and
gonadotropin secretion. The present experiments...
The vascular system transports components essential to the survival of the
individual and acts as a barrier to substances that may injure the organism.
Atherosclerosis is a dynamic, lesion producing disease of the arterial system that
compromises the functioning of the organ by occlusive and thrombogenic
processes. This investigation was...
Transition metal and rare earth element (REE) data are presented
for various sedimentary materials from two Manganese Nodule
Program (MANOP) sites in the eastern tropical Pacific. These data
constrain the sources of elemental supply to the seafloor and the
processes that control ferromanganese nodule genesis. Investigation
of elemental partitioning between...