The ability of the fluorescent-coupled lectins wheat germ
agglutinin (WGA) and concanavalin A (Con A) to react with selected
Basidiomycetes, Ascomycetes, and Fungi Imperfecti was evaluated using
pure cultures of thirty-five fungi grown on malt extract agar. WGA,
which is specific for residues of N-acetylglucosamine present in fungal
Anisogramma anomala causes a stem canker of filberts, Corylus avellana. This disease became a threat to the main U.S. filbert growing region when it was introduced into the Pacific Northwest around 1968. Various methods of artificially inoculating filbert trees and seeds were explored. Less than 1% of potted filbert trees...
Meadowfoam has been identified as a potential oilseed crop for
production on poorly drained soils in areas with cool, moist winters.
The effects of N fertilizer on meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba Benth.)
have been studied in Oregon and Maryland, but the results have not
been consistent with respect to the effects...
The study examined classroom instructional practices and teacher's
professed conceptions about teaching and learning college calculus in
relationship to the implementation of scientific-programmable-graphics (SPG)
calculators. The study occurred at a university not affiliated with any reform
project. The participants were not the catalysts seeking to implement calculus
reform, but expressed...
Pectic substances in the cell wall have long thought to
be responsible for the textural changes in fruit during
ripening and senescence. Compositional variation within
the pectic macromolecules could affect the external
characteristics of the fruit. Strawberries undergo adverse
quality changes such as softening and juice loss after
The relationship of sapwood basal area to basal area was examined on stands of young-growth Douglas-fir. Through non-destructive sampling, sapwood basal area was quantified on four different thinning intensities and one control (unthinned) treatment. Emphasis was on testing a sampling method and evaluating variations in the sapwood component as a...
Total length and biomass of fungal mycelium in the soil of a young Douglas-fir stand in the central Oregon Coast Range were estimated over 27 months with the agar-film technique. In a second study, phenology and taxonomy of hypogeous (belowground) sporocarps were studied over 32 months in a nearby, young...
Gene transfer via interspecific hybridization within Phaseolus has
been limited by abnormal hybrid development and the rapid loss of
hybridity in subsequent generations. The most advanced embryo
development occurs in P. vulgaris x P. coccineus where mature seeds
form. However, the reciprocal cross still results in abnormal embryos
The abundance of algal species and their parasites
was monitored weekly for two years in a sewage lagoon
at the Corvallis Airport, Oregon. During the cooler
months, Euglena species were dominant followed by a
Chlamydomonas assemblage in the spring and a
predominantly Scenedesmus assemblage in the summer and