The central purpose of this study was to identify the
competencies of a predeparture orientation program as determined by
business/industry personnel and personnel from institutions
representing the U.S. Agency for International Development. An
additional objective was to examine the organizational framework of
existing predeparture programs to identify instructional
Establishment of a non-native plant species in new habitats beyond their native range is associated with inherent changes in ecosystem properties. These changes may be dramatic or subdued, and consequences may be positive or negative depending on characteristics and response of the resident ecosystem. Non-native aquatic plant species in the...
The purpose of this study of the Lyons flora is to determine the age and paleoecology of the flora through the examination and identification of the fossil plant species of the flora. The plant fossils comprising the Lyons flora were collected from a locality in the upper Thomas Creek area,...
In order to produce infectious virus progeny, vaccinia virus (VV)
undergoes morphogenic proteolysis to regulate the structural rearrangements of
virus particles. Several of the major structural precursor proteins of VV are
cleaved at a conserved Ala-Gly-X (where X is any amino acid) motif by the VV
I7L core protein proteinase...
The complexity of human/riverine systems has led to an increasing focus on land
use patterns and policy. My goal is to understand the dynamics of a coupled human and
natural system. The central question is how people in the community of Scio, Oregon
perceive flooding, water quality, and riparian habitat....
Longitudinal patterns of fish and benthic invertebrate distribution and
habitat use were similar in Thomas Creek, Oregon but clarity of these patterns
differed. I studied fish and aquatic invertebrates simultaneously, at multiple
scales, and used multivariate statistical techniques to compare responses to the
same environmental conditions. Both types of organisms...
Dietary fiber has been suggested as interfering with
mineral utilization. The influence of broccoli florets and
wastes, cauliflower heads and wastes, wheat bran and Metamucil
on mineral uptake by the rat was determined using
balance studies. All results were compared to control
animals fed diets containing 10% hydrolyzed cellulose.
Replication of vaccinia virus in the cytoplasm of the
infected cell occurs under the direction of virally encoded gene
products. Expression of approximately 200 viral genes follows a
highly regulated temporal scheme which can be followed
biochemically and morphologically during the assembly process.
In order to dissect this complex genetic...
Local adaptation in plants may hold the key to understanding the level of resilience of an ecosystem and probability of persistence of a species in the face of rapid anthropogenic changes in climate and disturbance regime. Clonal species are especially important in wetlands, one of our most productive and vulnerable...
Several laboratories have shown that the VV
replication cycle is dependent on the host cell nucleus.
The basic biological observation is that if the host cell
nucleus is physically removed by cytochalasin B-mediated
enucleation, functionally inactivated by UV-irradiation, or
selectively blocked with a-amanitin, the results are the
same: W is...