The long-term goal of the research project initiated with this thesis is the development
of lead-free, fully-transparent ferroelectric devices, such as ferroelectric
capacitors or ferroelectric-gate field-effect transistors. Ferroelectric materials exhibit
spontaneous polarization with the application of an external electric field, which is
persistent upon removal of the applied field, and...
The fractal dimension of measured ocean wave profiles is found to be in the range of 1.5-1.8. This non-integer dimension indicates the fractal nature of the waves. Standard formulations to analyze waves are based on a differential approach. Since fractals are non-differentiable, this formulation fails for waves with fractal characteristics....
The ocean fishery is an example of a common property
resource industry. Behavior of commercial fishermen is
determined by a complex set of economic, environmental and
social factors. All of these factors contribute to the
individual fisherman's success.
Fishermen learn to cope with the variability inherent
to their occupation. Two...
This study was undertaken to determine the sorts of polygalacturonases
present in the culture filtrate of Fusarium oxysporum
f. sp. lycopersici, to purify and characterize these enzymes, and to
study any complexes that may form between polygalacturonase and
carbohydrate not degraded by the enzyme.
The polygalacturonase in culture filtrate consists...
Glutathione (GSH) is the predominant low molecular weight thiol antioxidant
in liver tissue. GSH plays an important role in maintaining the intracellular thiol redox
ratio as well as detoxification of electrophiles and xenobiotics. Aging leads to a significant decline (35%; P ≤ 0.05) in hepatocellular GSH levels. Using young (2-4...
Knowledge of post-dispersal seed fates and other regeneration characteristics is
crucial for predicting abundances and distributions of populations and, ultimately,
community species composition and diversity. Seed fate studies, however, are rare
primarily due to the difficulty of determining seed fates and causes of mortality.
This thesis investigated post-dispersal seed fates...
PURPOSE: To determine physical, plankton and nutrient/chemical conditions over the continental
margin for climate change studies in NE Pacific. In particular, to make CTD and CTD/rosette
and net tow stations along the Newport Hydro line, to make continuous bio-acoustic observations
between the 50-500m. isobath, and to make continuous observations of...