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Tobacco Phospholipase D β1: Molecular Cloning and Biochemical Characterization

Tobacco Phospholipase D β1: Molecular Cloning and Biochemical Characterization

Date: December 2002
Creator: Hodson, Jane E.
Description: Transgenic tobacco plants were developed containing a partial PLD clone in antisense orientation. The PLD isoform targeted by the insertion was identified. A PLD clone was isolated from a cDNA library using the partial PLD as a probe: Nt10B1 shares 92% identity with PLDβ1 from tomato but lacks the C2 domain. PCR analysis confirmed insertion of the antisense fragment into the plants: three introns distinguished the endogenous gene from the transgene. PLD activity was assayed in leaf homogenates in PLDβ/g conditions. When phosphatidylcholine was utilized as a substrate, no significant difference in transphosphatidylation activity was observed. However, there was a reduction in NAPE hydrolysis in extracts of two transgenic plants. In one of these, a reduction in elicitor- induced PAL expression was also observed.
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The Tone Clock: Peter Schat's System and an Application to His  Etudes for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 39

The Tone Clock: Peter Schat's System and an Application to His Etudes for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 39

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Date: December 2002
Creator: Petrella, Diane Helfers
Description: The scope of this study includes relevant background information on Peter Schat and his compositions and process, an explanation of the Tone Clock system and a detailed analysis of one of his compositions, the Etudes for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 39. The intent is to demonstrate how the Tone Clock naturally evolved from the practices of the Second Viennese School and how it relates to both new and existing modern music. The study is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 presents a brief introduction to Peter Schat and the Tone Clock. Chapter 2 provides a more detailed biography of Peter Schat and traces the development and evolution of his compositional techniques, ultimately culminating in the Tone Clock. Chapter 3 provides a basic explanation of the Tone Clock itself, with demonstrations of various components through musical examples and illustrations. Chapter 4 is a detailed analysis of the Etudes for Piano and Orchestra, Opus. 39. Chapter 5 summarizes the results of the study, with special attention to the impact of the Tone Clock on performance from the perspective of the performer. The analysis of the Etudes was completed by using the Tone Clock as an analytical tool, aided by the composer's original ...
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Towards an Analytical Capacity in Costing of Abatement Options for Forestry and Agricultural Carbon Sinks

Towards an Analytical Capacity in Costing of Abatement Options for Forestry and Agricultural Carbon Sinks

Date: December 2002
Creator: Eurocare
Description: This document is part of Technical Report (ref: EUR 21758 EN) from the Joint Research Centre and presents part of the modelling work conducted by DG JRC/IPTS as a contribution to the DG ENV Communication on post-2012 climate policy analysis (June 2005). The analysis with the POLES and GEM-E3 models show that the costs of abatement policies, both in marginal terms and total terms, can be significantly reduced if emissions trading and project based mechanisms are used.
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Unity: When the Two Become One

Unity: When the Two Become One

Date: December 2002
Creator: Pimolket, Noppakamal
Description: Jewelry has been used as a gift exchange between lovers for many centuries. It has been conveyed in a variety of forms to symbolize the meaning of love. This body of work is associated with glory of love, of sexual experience between lovers representing the idea of unity when two parts become one unit, not only in the physical sense, but also in the psychical sense. The works were divided into three series including three pair of rings, two pair of lockets, and five pair of necklaces. The erotic expression has been addressed on every piece in an abstract way counting design motifs, material used, and interaction within the piece itself. Moreover, each piece has romantic meanings and essential aspects as a symbol of love.
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A Validation Study of a Writing Skills Test for Police Recruit Applicants

A Validation Study of a Writing Skills Test for Police Recruit Applicants

Date: December 2002
Creator: Stolp, Shelly J.
Description: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a direct test of higher-order and lower-order writing abilities needed for police report writing. This test was specifically designed to address report writing deficiencies experienced by police in the training academy. Descriptive statistics were examined, and relationships between this test and writing ability dimensions included on a separate, indirect, multiple choice test were investigated. Direct and indirect scores were correlated with training academy performance. Because both tests assessed higher-order and lower-order writing abilities, comparisons were made to determine which type of test was most appropriate for assessing the different types of writing skills. Results indicated that the direct test was a valid predictor of academy performance. Direct methods of measurement were found to be better than indirect methods for assessing higher-order writing skills. For lower-order writing skills, the indirect method appeared to be a better measure than the direct method.
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Vicarious Learning: The Relationship Between Perceived Leader Behavior and Work Group Member Behavior

Vicarious Learning: The Relationship Between Perceived Leader Behavior and Work Group Member Behavior

Date: December 2002
Creator: Brown, Diem
Description: The relationship between perceived leader behavior and work group behavior was examined. Archival survey data was used in the analyses. The company that developed the survey randomly selected 595 employees to complete the survey. Results suggest there is a strong and significant relationship between leader and subordinate behavior. Group members who report that their leader demonstrates a particular behavior also report that their work group demonstrates the same or similar behavior, suggesting that subordinates may be modeling the behavior of their leader. Leadership behaviors related to trust, availability, respect, conflict, and support seem to be the best predictors of work group behavior. Furthermore, whether or not group members have received team training appears to have an effect on their perceptions of their leader and work group. The challenge for leaders is to understand modeling principles so that they can facilitate the modeling of functional rather than dysfunctional behaviors.
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Water Quality Mapping on Lake Texoma USA

Water Quality Mapping on Lake Texoma USA

Date: December 2002
Creator: Mabe, Jeffrey A.
Description: The primary objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a system capable of rapid, continuous collection of water quality and locational data on Lake Texoma. Secondary objectives included developing monthly distribution maps for chlorophyll-a, turbidity, and specific conductivity in Lake Texoma and investigating the spatial and temporal relationships between these common water quality indicators. A modified YSI multiprobe was used to develop a system capable of surveying the lake within 4 days with samples at 330 to 400 meter intervals. Data generated with this system compared favorably with previous studies of Lake Texoma. Two sets of raster format maps were developed for the monthly distributions of chlorophyll-a, turbidity, and specific conductivity across the lake. Spatial and temporal relationships generally took the form of decreasing gradients running from the lake arms towards the Main Lake Zone in the case of chlorophyll-a and turbidity. Or, in the case of specific conductivity, a decreasing gradient from the Red River arm to the Washita River arm. All three water quality indicators were strongly influenced by river discharge levels.
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Wisdom and Law: Political Thought in Shakespeare's Comedies

Wisdom and Law: Political Thought in Shakespeare's Comedies

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Date: December 2002
Creator: Major, Rafael M.
Description: In this study of A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Measure for Measure I argue that the surface plots of these comedies point us to a philosophic understanding seldom discussed in either contemporary public discourse or in Shakespearean scholarship. The comedies usually involve questions arising from the conflict between the enforcement of law (whether just or not) and the private longings (whether noble or base) of citizens whose yearnings for happiness tend to be sub- or even supra-political. No regime, it appears, is able to respond to the whole variety of circumstances that it may be called upon to judge. Even the best written laws meet with occasional exceptions and these ulterior instances must be judged by something other than a legal code. When these extra-legal instances do arise, political communities become aware of their reliance on a kind of political judgment that is usually unnoticed in the day-to-day affairs of public life. Further, it is evident that the characters who are able to exercise this political judgment, are the very characters whose presence averts a potentially tragic situation and makes a comedy possible. By presenting examples of how moral and political problems are dealt with by ...
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Worker-initiated violence: Prevention strategies in park and recreation departments

Worker-initiated violence: Prevention strategies in park and recreation departments

Date: December 2002
Creator: Hutchinson, Tamara Germaine
Description: Workplace violence infects many organizations. This descriptive study assesses the extent to which Texas park and recreation departments institute policies and procedures for preventing worker-initiated violence. Thirty directors from local park and recreation departments were interviewed by telephone and asked to identify whether their departments used specific prevention strategies to thwart instances of worker-initiated violence. The findings reveal few prevention strategies being used and suggest a need for park and recreation managers to increase their awareness and take a more proactive approach to violence prevention.
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Federal Water Pollution Control Act

Federal Water Pollution Control Act

Date: November 27, 2002
Creator: United States. Congress. House
Description: The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulating quality standards for surface waters. The basis of the CWA was enacted in 1948 and was called the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, but the Act was significantly reorganized and expanded in 1972. "Clean Water Act" became the Act's common name with amendments in 1977. Under the CWA, EPA has implemented pollution control programs such as setting wastewater standards for industry. We have also set water quality standards for all contaminants in surface waters. The CWA made it unlawful to discharge any pollutant from a point source into navigable waters, unless a permit was obtained. EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls discharges. Point sources are discrete conveyances such as pipes or man-made ditches. Individual homes that are connected to a municipal system, use a septic system, or do not have a surface discharge do not need an NPDES permit; however, industrial, municipal, and other facilities must obtain permits if their discharges go directly to surface waters.
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Southwest Retort, Volume 55, Number 3, November 2002

Southwest Retort, Volume 55, Number 3, November 2002

Date: November 2002
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community.
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Southwest Retort, Volume 55, Number 2, October 2002

Southwest Retort, Volume 55, Number 2, October 2002

Date: October 2002
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community.
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Book Review: Fingerprints of God: Evidences from Near-Death Studies, Scientific Research on Creation, and Mormon Theology

Book Review: Fingerprints of God: Evidences from Near-Death Studies, Scientific Research on Creation, and Mormon Theology

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Bishop, B. Grant
Description: Review of the book "Fingerprints of God: Evidences from Near-Death Studies, Scientific Research on Creation, and Mormon Theology" by Arvin S. Gibson, written from the viewpoint of Mormon theology.
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Book Review: Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind

Book Review: Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Twemlow, Stuart W.
Description: Review of the book "Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind" written by researchers Kenneth Ring and Sharon Cooper.
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Book Review: Searching for Eternity: A Scientist's Spiritual Journey to Overcome Death Anxiety

Book Review: Searching for Eternity: A Scientist's Spiritual Journey to Overcome Death Anxiety

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Funk, Joel
Description: Review of the book "Searching for Eternity: A Scientists Spiritual Journey to Overcome Death Anxiety" written by retired professor Don Morse.
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Book Review: Where God Lives: The Science of the Paranormal and How Our Brains are Linked to the Universe

Book Review: Where God Lives: The Science of the Paranormal and How Our Brains are Linked to the Universe

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Tomlinson, John
Description: Review of the book "Where God Lives: The Science of the Paranormal and How Our Brains are Linked to the Universe" by Melvin Morse and Paul Perry, which discusses paranormal phenomena from a scientific perspective.
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Chemical Information Bulletin, Volume 54 Number 2, Fall 2002

Chemical Information Bulletin, Volume 54 Number 2, Fall 2002

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: American Chemical Society. Division of Chemical Information.
Description: Created as a supplement for "the regular journals of the American Chemical Society," this publication contains annotated bibliographies of chemical documentation literature as well as information about meetings, conferences, awards, scholarships, and other news from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Information (CINF).
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The Hexagon, Volume 93, Number 3, Fall 2002

The Hexagon, Volume 93, Number 3, Fall 2002

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Alpha Chi Sigma
Description: Quarterly publication of the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity containing articles related to chemistry research and the activities of the organization, including local chapters and groups.
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Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 21, Number 1, Fall 2002

Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 21, Number 1, Fall 2002

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Greyson, Bruce
Description: Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.
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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Novak, Peter
Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Response to Atwater."
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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Atwater, P. M. H.
Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Perplexing Questions about Novak's 'Binary Soul Doctrine'."
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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Knoblauch, Hubert
Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Response to Schroeter-Kunhardt."
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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Schroeter-Kunhardt, Michael; Knoblauch, Hubert; Atwater, P. M. H. & Novak, Peter
Description: Four letters written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the following topics: "Different Kinds of NDE," a response to Schroeter-Kunhardt, "Perplexing Questions About Novak's 'Binary Soul Doctrine'," and a response to Atwater.
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Post Mortem Contact by Fatal Injury Victims with Emergency Service Workers at the Scenes of Their Death

Post Mortem Contact by Fatal Injury Victims with Emergency Service Workers at the Scenes of Their Death

Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Kelly, Richard E.
Description: Study of ninety selected emergency service workers, which were interviewed or completed questionnaires to determine if they had experienced a sense or feeling of "communication, presence, or attachment" from victims of fatal injury whom they had attended at death.
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