Anaerobic digestion of lipid-extracted algal biomass has been proposed as a method to
recover and recycle nutrients in algal biofuel systems. The purpose of this study was to quantify recoverable nitrogen and phosphorus from anaerobically digested C. vulgaris. Recoverable nutrients were deemed those present in the liquid phase of anaerobic...
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If P is an integer polynomial denote the degree of P by ∂(P) and let H(P) be the maximum of the absolute value of the coefficients of P. Define Λ(P)=2[superscript ∂(P)]H(P) and for a fixed prime p let C[subscript p] denote the completion of the algebraic closure of the p-adic...
In this dissertation, we use Fourier-analytic methods to study questions of equidistribution on the compact abelian group Zp of p-adic integers. In particu- lar, we prove a LeVeque-type Fourier analytic upper bound on the discrepancy of sequences. We establish p-adic analogues of the classical Dirichlet and Fejér kernels on R/Z,...
A sucrose density-gradient ultracentrifugation technique for
obtaining microsomes has been developed. This technique has
advantages over the classic differential centrifugation technique, in
that it is faster, is better suited to work with small quantities of
tissue, and offers the opportunity to work with a defined microsomal
sub-cellular fraction, rather than...
The induction of drug-metabolizing enzymes is a
complex biochemical process manifested not only by
increases in various cytochrome P-450 isozymes and
related activities, but also by alterations in
endoplasmic reticulum membranes. Little work has been
done to examine how cytochrome P-450 inducing agents
influence other cellular processes, such as
Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is an emerging form of liver disease associated with obesity, type II diabetes and dyslipidemia. As the prevalence of these metabolic conditions increases, so too has the occurrence of NASH in all sectors of the population. The pathology of this disease is similar to its alcoholic form,...
Agonistic behavior among three species of Microtus live-trapped
near Corvallis, Oregon was recorded in order to interpret habitat
segregation by the species in areas of syrnpatry. The method used to
measure agonistic interaction was similar to that of Colvin (1970).
Agonistic behavior was recorded under red light in a neutral...
In this thesis, we examined the effects of the exposures to anthropogenic
pollutants on the fish, primarily juvenile chinook salmon, immune system using newly
and recently developed immune assays. In addition, we developed a new assay for
measuring immunocompetence of fish. In the first chapter, the Alamar Blue assay was...