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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Degree Discipline: Biology
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A Study of Selected Factors Influencing Science Majors Toward Science Careers

A Study of Selected Factors Influencing Science Majors Toward Science Careers

Date: August 1957
Creator: Bragg, Louis Hairston
Description: "The purpose of this study is to gather information concerning some factors which may have operated to influence science majors in North Texas State College toward science careers."--4.
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The Effects of Common Electrolytes on Growth and Development of Selected Species of Aquatic Actinomycetes

The Effects of Common Electrolytes on Growth and Development of Selected Species of Aquatic Actinomycetes

Date: August 1959
Creator: Sissom, Stanley L.
Description: The role that aquatic actinomycetes play, in the production of tastes and odors in water supplies has been investigated since 1948. The ability of these organisms to produce by-products in lakes and streams, which renders the water unpalatable, is of considerable public health importance. It is desirable that the waterworks industry has as much information as possible concerning the factors that contribute to the growth of these organisms. Since it appears that the aquatic actinomycetes may be isolated from most fresh-water sources, the problem of diversified environments and nutritional requirements offers an excellent field of investigation. The fresh-waters of the world contain variable quantities of electrolytes that may determine in part the biological activity of these organisms. The unsolved questions in this instance are concerned with the electrolytes present and their quantitative effects on the growth and development of these forms.
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A Study of a Selected Group of Science Related Characteristics of Non-Science Majors

A Study of a Selected Group of Science Related Characteristics of Non-Science Majors

Date: August 1957
Creator: Bearden, Bennie Paul
Description: The purpose of this study is to gather information related to the characteristics of two groups of undergraduate non-science majors; namely, those students who once considered science as a career and subsequently changed to a non-science major and those who have never considered a career in science. It is frequently observed that children in the elementary school have an intense interest in science. One of the principal concerns of this study is how and for what reasons has the interest in science changed between elementary school and college? It is also the purpose of this study to gather information related to the attitudes of these college students toward the science courses they have had in high school and toward their science teachers. In attempting to arrive at an answer, the group who once considered a science career and those who have never considered an occupational choice in a field of science will be compared in the following areas: 1. General information such as sex, age, size of high school attended, rank within their graduating classes, college classification and military experiences. 2. Occupations and hobbies of parents. 3. Experiences which may influence attitudes toward science such as elementary school science, high ...
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A Vegetative Key to the Grasses of Erath County, Texas

A Vegetative Key to the Grasses of Erath County, Texas

Date: August 1951
Creator: Robinson, Inez Evans
Description: "The orientation of this study began with a collection of the grasses of Erath County during their flowering periods. Collections were made in the Spring and Fall of 1950 and 1951 to obtain both vernal and autumnal grasses. Identifications were made from the grass floras previously mentioned and checked against specimens in the herbarium of North Texas State College for verification. In addition, the list was checked by W.A. Turney, Conservationist, United States Department of Agriculture of Dublin, Texas. Finally, the list was compared with that prepared by W.M. Cory for the plant areas of which Erath County is a part. On the basis of the above identifications, a critical study of the vegetative characteristics was made and a key based on these features prepared. The width of the blad and characteristics of the ligule, roots, culms, and sheaths were used to distinguish each of the eighty-six specimens found in the collection area. A drawing was made of the longitudinal section of the juncture of the blade and the sheath of each grass. This diagnostic section includes the collar, ligule, a part of the blade and sheath, and auricles, if present."-- leaf 5.
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An Investigation of Naturally Occurring Tastes and Odors from Fresh Waters

An Investigation of Naturally Occurring Tastes and Odors from Fresh Waters

Date: May 1955
Creator: Pipes, Wesley O'Feral, Jr.
Description: The Problem of the cause and control of tastes and odors in water supplies has been the subject of a great many investigations during the last half-century; however, many questions in this field remain to be answered. Theories relating to the cause of tastes and odors occurring in water are still rather numerous and, at present, only a few of them are compatible. Although several procedures have been employed for the eradication of tastes and odors from water supplies, none of them are completely successful.
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An Evaluation of the United States Soil Conservation Service Program of Grassland Recovery on the Land Utilization Project in Wise county, Texas

An Evaluation of the United States Soil Conservation Service Program of Grassland Recovery on the Land Utilization Project in Wise county, Texas

Date: August 1952
Creator: Hyman, Ruel Richard
Description: This investigation was undertaken in order to evaluate the United States Soil Conservation Service program of grassland recovery on the land utilization project in Wise County, Texas.
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Toxicity Studies of Aquatic Actinomycetes

Toxicity Studies of Aquatic Actinomycetes

Date: August 1952
Creator: Fair, Helena Juengermann
Description: Since Actinomycetes have been isolated from finished public drinking water, it is believed that the organisms are unaffected by the chlorination and flocculation of water treatment plants and pass as spores through the filters into the general distribution system. For this reason it was deemed imperative to study the toxic effects of these organisms.
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A Comparative Study of the D Cells of Certain Mammalian Islets of Langerhans

A Comparative Study of the D Cells of Certain Mammalian Islets of Langerhans

Date: August 1954
Creator: O'Brien, Larry Joe
Description: The purpose of this study is to describe and compare the D cells of the islets of Langerhans in six different species of mammals.
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A Study of the Southern Spotted Channel Catfish, Ictalurus Punctatus (Rafinesque)

A Study of the Southern Spotted Channel Catfish, Ictalurus Punctatus (Rafinesque)

Date: January 1954
Creator: McClellan, William G.
Description: The purpose of the present study is to present research data on the propagation of the southern spotted channel catfish.
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Microbial Utilization of a Certain Hydrocarbon Insecticide

Microbial Utilization of a Certain Hydrocarbon Insecticide

Date: August 1951
Creator: Dorman, Homer L.
Description: This problem includes, first, the isolation and identification of microorganisms which utilized the hydrocarbon insecticide as a sole source of carbon and energy; second, a determination of the effect on plants sprayed with the hydrocarbon medium as compared with the effect on plants sprayed with the hydrocarbon medium containing a good growth of hydrocarbon-utilizers; and third, a determination of the ability of laboratory stock cultures of organisms to utilize or remain alive in the hydrocarbon medium.
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Biological Indices of Stream Pollution

Biological Indices of Stream Pollution

Date: August 1952
Creator: Russell, James C.
Description: A thorough biological survey and evaluation is a lengthy and expensive project. The number of technically trained persons required prevent its use by most public agencies. Since public health departments are the groups most frequently concerned with measuring the effects of pollution in streams, a need exists for a simplified method of sanitary survey. Recognizing this need, the Texas Heal Department assigned the writer the problem of devising a method of survey which would require a field party of two and could be conducted entirely from a mobile field laboratory.
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A Rapid Modification of a Standard Disk-plate Antibiotic Susceptibility Test

A Rapid Modification of a Standard Disk-plate Antibiotic Susceptibility Test

Date: January 1955
Creator: Jackson, Leslie Warren
Description: The objective of the work reported in this paper is one of a two-fold nature. The first objective is to develop a disk-plate sensitivity test that is more rapid than that of existing methods. The second requisite is that the materials, techniques, interpretation, and reporting of results be the sane as those required for the disk-plate method described in the Difco Manual.
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Anaerobic Organisms in Acute and Chronic Pulmonary Diseases

Anaerobic Organisms in Acute and Chronic Pulmonary Diseases

Date: August 1958
Creator: Riddel, George Hugh
Description: This study concerns a determination as to whether anaerobic organisms are involved in pulmonary diseases, particularly those of the chronic type.
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A Preliminary Report on the Effect of Roentgen Rays on the Formed Elements of Avian Blood

A Preliminary Report on the Effect of Roentgen Rays on the Formed Elements of Avian Blood

Date: August 1954
Creator: Berger, Gillett
Description: This problem consists primarily in determining the numerical value of the leukocytes after different amounts of roentgen rays had been applied to the subjects. The Atomic Energy Commission set up a problem concerning the effects of roentgen rays on the fertility in chickens, and grants were given to two institutions to study this. The blood work in this paper was an off-shoot from one of these five fertility grants.
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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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Seed Treatment of Thirty Species of Pasture Grasses and Legumes with Certain Du Pont Disinfectants

Seed Treatment of Thirty Species of Pasture Grasses and Legumes with Certain Du Pont Disinfectants

Date: 1950
Creator: Clark, Caleb Perrin
Description: This review has dealt primarily with the efforts of scientists to control certain smut diseases of grains. The principal reason for treating plant seeds is to obtain good stands of vigorous, healthy plants that will produce increased yields of superior seed.
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Morphological and Physiological Changes in Micrococcus Pyogenes Var. Aureus during Development of its Resistance to Terramycin

Morphological and Physiological Changes in Micrococcus Pyogenes Var. Aureus during Development of its Resistance to Terramycin

Date: August 1959
Creator: Watson, Gerald T.
Description: The problem in this investigation consists of, first, the procurement of several strains of Micrococcus pyogenes var. aureus; second, the comparison of the degree and rate of development of resistance of these organisms to terramycin; and, third, to study the morphological and physiological changes which occur during the development of resistance.
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Extracts of Garden Vegetables as Sources of Nutrition for Various Microorganisms

Extracts of Garden Vegetables as Sources of Nutrition for Various Microorganisms

Date: January 1954
Creator: DuBois, Kenneth Guinn
Description: This study was undertaken in order to determine whether the extracts of common garden vegetables could be incorporated into simple, economical culture media which might be used for the growth and cultivation of at least some of the more commonly used microorganisms.
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An Investigation of Selected Factors Related to the Professional Status of the Science Teachers in the Four-Year Accredited High Schools of Texas for the School Year 1952-1953

An Investigation of Selected Factors Related to the Professional Status of the Science Teachers in the Four-Year Accredited High Schools of Texas for the School Year 1952-1953

Date: August 1953
Creator: Whitehead, Oren W.
Description: The purpose of this study is to gather information related to the professional status of the science teachers in the four-year accredited high schools of Texas for the school year 1952-1953. The principal concern of the study is "Who is teaching science?"
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The Effects of Heparin on the Development of Resistance to Antibiotics by Staphylococcus Aureus

The Effects of Heparin on the Development of Resistance to Antibiotics by Staphylococcus Aureus

Date: August 1959
Creator: Blanton, William George
Description: Since heparin combines with some antibiotics to decrease the toxicity of the antibiotic to the patien, the purpose of this investigation is to determine whether it has any effect upon the development of resistance to antibiotics by Staphylococcus aureus.
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Metabolism of Hydrocortisone by X-Irradiated Rat Liver Tissue as Determined by the Porter-Silber Chromagen Method

Metabolism of Hydrocortisone by X-Irradiated Rat Liver Tissue as Determined by the Porter-Silber Chromagen Method

Date: August 1959
Creator: Pryor, Nan Webb
Description: The present study may be considered endocrinological and radiobiological in nature. The endocrinology phase was concerned with studying the changes in endocrine function following the application of a stress agent. X-irradiation was chosen as the stressor in order to determine any difference in effect of this stressor from others which have been studied, e. g. heat, cold, metabolic poisons. Liver slices taken from rats at various time intervals following whole body X-irradiation were tested for their ability to metabolize hydrocortisone from a Krebs-Ringer solution.
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Degradation of Complex Carbon Compounds by Marine Actinomycetes

Degradation of Complex Carbon Compounds by Marine Actinomycetes

Date: August 1959
Creator: Willingham, Charles Allen
Description: The purpose of this paper is to present a comparative study of marine bacteria, molds and actinomycetes in regard to their ability to degrade certain pure and mixed complex compounds possibly occurring in the lagoon waste traps of the Texas Gulf Coast. This comparison was made using a differential oxygen uptake as the index of specific compound utilization.
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The Application of Chlorine Dioxide to Tastes and Odors in Water Supplies

The Application of Chlorine Dioxide to Tastes and Odors in Water Supplies

Date: 1952
Creator: Hemphill, Louis
Description: This problem was undertaken to determine the potentialities of chlorine dioxide as an algaecide and as an agent for the removal of tastes and odors from fresh water.
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Extracts of Tree Leaves as Sources of Nutrition for Various Microorganisms

Extracts of Tree Leaves as Sources of Nutrition for Various Microorganisms

Date: 1952
Creator: Watkins, Bill Lewis
Description: The purpose of this investigation is to determine the possible presence and the extent of nutritional material in the extracts of the green leaves of a selected group of common trees in an effort to devise simpler and more economical, yet useful and satisfactory, culture media for the use in bacteriological laboratories, particularly those on the secondary level.
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