Tourism has become an important factor in Oregon's and
New Zealand's economies. Both destinations are trying to
attract even more tourists. However, many other destinations
are also competing for a bigger share of the tourism market.
Tourism itself is a multi-faceted phenomenon and the travel
destination decision is of some...
Sex differentiation in fish is a labile process that allows sex inversion in several species. The inherent capacity of fish germ cells to differentiate into oocytes or spermatocytes constitutes a key factor allowing for functional sex inversion. This thesis set out to determine the mechanism involved in steroid-induced sex differentiation...
The objective of this investigation was to develop an acceptable
aspartame sweetened orange sherbet which might offer significant
caloric reduction and cost advantages, and hence be applicable to
A control sherbet, with a preference level equal to a
commercially available orange sherbet was used as the reference.
Doxorubicin is a widely used cancer therapeutic, but its effectiveness is limited by cardiotoxic side effects. Evidence suggests cardiotoxicity is due not to doxorubicin, but rather its metabolite, doxorubicinol. Identification of the enzymes responsible for doxorubicinol formation is important in developing strategies to prevent cardiotoxicity. In this study, the contributions...
Gene expression profiles of the biological control strain Pseudomonas protegens Pf-5 inhabiting pea seed surfaces were revealed using a whole-genome oligonucleotide microarray. We identified genes expressed by Pf-5 under the control of two global regulators (GacA and RpoS) known to influence biological control and secondary metabolism. Transcript levels of 897...
The practice of literate programming is not
widespread because existing literate programming systems
have some undesirable characteristics such as
programming language and text processor dependence and
lack of flexible tools for viewing and manipulation of
the source file. This dissertation describes the
literate programming system AOPS (Abstraction Oriented
The overall objective of this dissertation study was to develop and validate the performance of cellulose nanomaterials (CNs) incorporated fruit coatings for improving the storability of postharvest pears and bananas under various storage conditions. Four specific studies were conducted to fulfill the research objectives as stated below.
First, cellulose nanocrystal...