Seeding is a vital tool to facilitate recovery of degraded ecosystems, but low seedling recruitment rates limit the utility of this practice in a range of ecosystems across the globe. Plant functional traits impact individual fitness through effects on growth, reproduction and survival. Consequently, seed and seedling trait variation among...
Male Sprague Dawley rats received a single intraperitoneal dose
of BCNU in experiments designed to measure biochemical changes associated with the pulmonary toxicity described for this agent. Changes in
serum and lung lavage angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity
were measured to detect changes in pulmonary endothelial cell integrity. Alpha-1-proteinase inhibitor...
Extensive research has been devoted to evaluating potential
genotype-environment interactions. However, plant breeders are still in
need of a simple way to describe how genotypes respond to different
locations and years. In an environmentally diverse state like Oregon,
significant genotype-environment interactions do occur The resulting lack
of association between actual...
There has been no toxicologic proof that the long-term, low-level
exposure of man to chlorophenothane (DDT) is linked with an
increased susceptibility to toxicity or disease. Acute pretreatment
of rats with 75-100 mg/kg DDT has been demonstrated to potentiate
CCI₄-induced hepatotoxicity in that species (McLean and McLean,
1966). Since the...
Research Objective: Nearly 60 million people in the United States reside in a rural area. Residents in rural areas have higher rates of chronic disease, risky health behaviors, disability, infant mortality, and age-adjusted mortality than their urban counterparts. Health insurance and access to care mitigate those risks, in part because...
Public Law 94-142, passed in 1975, mandated that all children receive a free and
appropriate education regardless of the extent of their handicapping condition. Handicapped
students were to be educated in the "least restrictive environment" possible. Placing handicapped
students in regular classrooms has been termed "mainstreaming." Mainstreaming has produced
Measurements on growth traits up to 41 years of age
from 68 progeny sites in eight first-generation breeding
zones of coastal Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii
[MIRB.] FRANCO var. menziesii) in the US Pacific Northwest
were used to investigate age trends of genetic parameters
and to determine optimum age of selection. Heritabilities...