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Comparison of Heteranthera Dubia (Jacq.) MacM.-associated Macroinvertebrates Between Georgraphical Regions in the United States

Comparison of Heteranthera Dubia (Jacq.) MacM.-associated Macroinvertebrates Between Georgraphical Regions in the United States

Date: May 2010
Creator: Harms, Nathan Earl
Description: Macroinvertebrates associated with the aquatic plant, water stargrass (Heteranthera dubia), were sampled from 12 waterbodies in four regions of the United States from June to August 2005. Taxa richness, evenness, and diversity were lowest in the Lower Midwest (LMW) region, and higher in Northern sites, especially the Upper Midwest (UMW), and Northeast (NE). While relative abundance varied from site to site and region to region, utilization of the plant by functional groups remained fairly constant. Collector-gatherers consistently comprised the largest portion of invertebrates sampled. The shredder/ herbivore functional group comprised an average of 17 % of total groups. Through an exhaustive literature review, it was found that shredder/ herbivores of water stargrass have not been reported in the literature. Because of this, the herbivore group was analyzed separately and consisted of 2,383 specimens representing 23 species. The most common groups were Rhopalosiphum sp., Nectopsyche spp. and chironomids. No differences were found in herbivore diversity or evenness between sampling regions, but species richness was significantly different.
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A Comparison of Specificity of Passive Transfer of Chemical Contact Hypersensitivity Following Different Methods of Sensitization

A Comparison of Specificity of Passive Transfer of Chemical Contact Hypersensitivity Following Different Methods of Sensitization

Date: June 1967
Creator: Foster, Terry L.
Description: This thesis compares the specificity of passive transfer of chemical contact hypersensitivity following various methods of sensitization.
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A Comparison of the Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen Rate of Change Methods for Measuring Primary Productivity

A Comparison of the Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen Rate of Change Methods for Measuring Primary Productivity

Date: May 1969
Creator: Trotter, Dennis M.
Description: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the variability of oxygen and carbon dioxide rate of change methods for measuring primary productivity and respiration in an aquatic environment.
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Composition and Distribution of the Vegetation in Farm Pastures in Denton County, Texas

Composition and Distribution of the Vegetation in Farm Pastures in Denton County, Texas

Date: 1946
Creator: Parker, Robert S.
Description: This investigation has for its aim the determination and the evaluation of the vegetational composition in certain farm pastures in Denton County, Texas.
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Concentration-dependent Effects of D-Methylphenidate on Frontal Cortex and Spinal Cord Networks in vitro

Concentration-dependent Effects of D-Methylphenidate on Frontal Cortex and Spinal Cord Networks in vitro

Date: December 2004
Creator: Miller, Benjamin R.
Description: Spontaneously active frontal cortex and spinal cord networks grown on microelectrode arrays were used to study effects of D-methylphenidate. These central nervous system tissues have relatively low concentrations of dopaminergic and noradrenergic neurons compared to the richly populated loci, yet exhibit similar neurophysiological responses to methylphenidate. The spontaneous spike activity of both tissues was inhibited in a concentration-dependent manner by serial additions of 1-500 µM methylphenidate. Methylphenidate is non-toxic as spike inhibition was recovered following washes. The average concentrations for 50% spike rate inhibition (IC50 ± SD) were 118 ± 52 (n= 6) and 57 ± 43 (n = 11) for frontal cortex and spinal cord networks, respectively. A 3 hour exposure of a network to 1 mM methylphenidate was nontoxic. The effective concentrations described in this study are within the therapeutic dosage range. Therefore, the platform may be used for further investigations of drug mechanisms.
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A contravention of established principles of interspecific allometric metabolic scaling in developing silkworms, Bombyx mori.

A contravention of established principles of interspecific allometric metabolic scaling in developing silkworms, Bombyx mori.

Date: May 2007
Creator: Blossman-Myer, Bonnie
Description: Established interspecific metabolic allometric relationships do not adequately describe the complexity and variable physiological states of developing animals. Consequently, intraspecific allometric relationships of oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production as a function of body mass; the respiratory quotient; the function of the silk cocoon; and body composition were investigated for each distinct developmental stage of the silkworm, Bombyx mori. Whole animal O2 consumption in Bombyx ranged from 0.00064 + 0.000047 ml O2 .hr-1 at larval instar I to 0.77 + 0.06 ml O2 .hr-1 in pre-pupal, falling to 0.21+ 0.01 ml O2 .hr-1 in the pupae. Those instars having a significant relationship between O2 consumption as a function of body mass, the slope of the line relating O2 consumption to body mass varied between 0.99 and 1.02, while across all instars the slope was 0.82. Developmental allometry should be presented for individual developmental stages because the individual allometric exponents of the stages can be significantly different from the overall allometric exponent throughout development and in some cases, the overall allometric exponent can be a statistical artifact. The first larval instar of Bombyx mori has the lowest cross sectional area of high metabolic tissue of the midgut (27%) and had one ...
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Correlation of C'4 and Antibody Response to Antigen-Adjuvant Injections

Correlation of C'4 and Antibody Response to Antigen-Adjuvant Injections

Date: June 1962
Creator: Foster, Billy G.
Description: This paper will attempt to determine whether the increased C'4 previously shown following antigen and adjuvant injection could be correlated to antibody increase following antigen injection.
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A Correlation of the Vegetation with the Soil Types of Haskell County, Texas

A Correlation of the Vegetation with the Soil Types of Haskell County, Texas

Date: 1950
Creator: Tyson, Josiah William, Jr.
Description: The problem has consisted, first, of a mapping of the soil types present in Haskell County; second, a collection of the existing vegetation of each soil type; third, an identification of the vegetation collected and observed; fourth, and lastly, a comparative study of the vegetation of each soil type in an effort to establish a correlation between the vegetation and the soil type.
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The Cultural, Physiological, Morphological and Chemical Characteristics of an Actinomycete from Lake Waco, Texas

The Cultural, Physiological, Morphological and Chemical Characteristics of an Actinomycete from Lake Waco, Texas

Date: January 1954
Creator: McCormick, William C.
Description: The purpose then of this paper has been to expand our knowledge of these aquatic forms by investigating the cultural, physiological, morphological, and chemical characteristics of an actinomycete isolated from the water supply, Lake Waco, of Waco, Texas.
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Cytoplasmic Antigen Relationships among Streptomyces Species

Cytoplasmic Antigen Relationships among Streptomyces Species

Date: August 1966
Creator: Brunson, Kenneth W.
Description: The present study was concerned with the testing of antigenic material derived from a number of streptomycetes in an effort to establish an auxiliary taxonomic scheme based upon cytoplasmic antigen relationships among these organisms.
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