The Oregon Department of Energy has set up recommendations for agricultural
crop and non-crop embargo zones following an accidental or purposeful radioactive
release. Of special interest are the FDA’s Derived Intervention Levels (DIL) and the
state’s exposure limit of 0.4µR/hr. At the Oregon State University Emergency Response
Research and Support...
NCRP report No.160 states that medical exposure increased to nearly half of the total radiation exposure of the U.S. population from all sources in 2006 (NCRP 2009). Part of this increase in exposure is due to the rise in nuclear medicine procedures. With this observed growth in medical radionuclide usage,...
Intertidal herbivores, such as isopods, help regulate and contribute to nutrient cycling and organic carbon flow through the trophic levels in estuaries and coastal ecosystems. Though much is known about the microbiomes of macrophyte leaves that serve as the primary food source for isopods, and (to a lesser extent) the...
Mismatch repair is one of the mechanisms by which cells ensure genomic
stability. Deficiencies in mismatch repair (MMR) increase mutation rates and cancer
risks. In the well-characterized methyl-directed Escherichia co/i system, MMR is
initiated by MutS, Mut L, and MutH proteins. The single MutS protein and the
single MutL protein...
A series of in vitro laboratory trials and in vivo
sheep digestion trials were used to evaluate aerobically
or anaerobically fermented perennial ryegrass straw.
The laboratory trials consisted of a silage study, where
mini-silos were used in a 9 X 2 factorial design with
nine levels of whey (0 to...
Studies were conducted to assess influencing the effectiveness of sheep for grazing control of false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) an invasive grass species. Orphan lambs were exposed to false brome via grass extract in their milk and naturally reared lambs were exposed by grazing dense stands of false brome with their...
CONTROL OF AN INVASIVE BUNCHGRASS
The beginning of the twenty-first century has seen an upsurge in petroleum prices and an increased concern over greenhouse gas emissions. Consequently, the interest in biodiesel production has heightened. Policy at the Federal level, such as the blender’s tax credit which provides $1 for every gallon of biodiesel blended with...
Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) is adapted to soils with high organic matter and acidic pH. Composts provide organic matter and nutrients for growing blueberry in mineral soils, but many composts are high in pH and soluble salts. Acidification with elemental sulfur (S°) can remedy high pH, but the process...