Tile drainage increases aeration in the root zone of poorly drained soils by
accelerating water movement from the subsurface. Water movement is the main agent
of chemical transport, either transporting soluble materials directly (e.g., nitrate) or by
transporting the soil particles that bind adsorptive compounds (e.g., pesticides). The
"Fifty years after the pioneering work of McCulloch and Pitts, the study of neural nets is alive and active. In this paper, I have discussed some of the work that is of current interest to me and my co-workers. I would, perhaps, be remiss if I failed to mention some...
At the time of the eruptions of Lassen Peak in 1914-1915, an
area of vegetation along the east slope of the mountain approximately
1 1/4 miles wide and four miles long was destroyed. Except for a
few surviving trees, all vegetation was destroyed.
A study of the revegetation of this...
During the past two decades a wide range of intervention programs have emerged in response to escalating concerns over school bullying. The advent of such programs seems justified as 70 percent of school-aged children and youth identify bullying as a problem in their school (Polanin, et al., 2012; Renshaw &...
DNA methylation is common in prokaryotes and eukaryotes and has been
implicated in various biological roles including gene silencing, X-chromosome
inactivation, and genomic imprinting. 5-methylcytosine the "fifth base" of the
genetic code comprises 1-3% of the human genome and is primarily found on
cytosines within the context of the CpG...
Relationships between myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoform content and
eccentric-induced damage were investigated in chemically skinned muscle fiber
segments. Fibers were subjected to an eccentric contraction standardized for strain
magnitude (0.25 fiber length) and velocity (0.50 maximal shortening velocity).
Fiber MHC isoform content was identified by SDS-PAGE. Pre- to post-eccentric...
The cohesion-tension theory of water transport states that hydrogen bonds hold water molecules together and that they are pulled through the xylem under tension. This tension could cause transport failure in at least two ways: collapse of the conduit walls (implosion), or rupture of the water column through air-seeding. The...
This retrospective study investigated the incidence, characteristics, and
risk factors of bone fracture among a group of 518 adults with severe mental
retardation between 25 and 75 years old. Data were collected from a large state
developmental center in the Western United States between April 1, 1991 and