Cultivars of several cereal crops have been developed with acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS)
insensitivity to imidazolinone herbicides and are now an important tool for weed management.
Options for screening for imidazolinone resistant lines include direct herbicide application,
biochemical assays for AHAS activity and DNA-based methods. Herbicide and biochemical
assays for AHAS...
Ralph Ellison died without ever completing his second novel. After his death, the
executor of his literary estate, John F. Callahan, edited Ellison's work into a novel
published under the title Juneteenth. This thesis examines the problems posed by
Ellison's posthumously released text, especially the issues of authorial intent and...
Application of herbicides to the soil has become an important
factor in the production of row crops. Economic production
of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris), an important row crop, requires
efficient methods of weed control.
Two experimental herbicides, 3-cyclohexyl-5,6-trimethylene
uracil (DP634) and 2-bromo-6't-butyl-o-acetotoluidide (CP32179),
had shown promise in sugar beet screening...
Power planning efforts in Oregon require accurate information
about hydroelectric potential. Potential uses for Geographic Information
Systems (GISs) are being investigated by three Oregon planning agencies.
This paper presents a method in which a 616 is used to help identify and
reduce uncertainty in previous hydroelectric inventories. Uncertainty with
Physics sensemaking is a growing topic of study within the physics education community. Many lenses have been used to study sensemaking but few have considered how time and instruction can impact student sensemaking practices and ideas. In this dissertation, I present four studies that address four major questions: What sensemaking...
The relationship between dose of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) used to superovulate cattle embryo donors and embryo viability as measured by in vitro development and plasminogen activator (PA) production was determined. Late morulae to blastocysts were collected non-surgically from 12 superovulated crossbred beef cows. Embryos were cultured for 8 d...
The purpose of this study is to examine the lived experiences of women small-scale entrepreneurs in Qingdao, China by placing their collective experiences within relevant social and economic frameworks. This study, conducted in 2011 over a six-month period, applies an ethnographic approach based in modified grounded theory to bring together...