This study is another phase of the overall research program designed to furnish basic information for the management of East Texas lakes and has as its specific purpose the determination of the age and growth characteristics of two valuable species on these waters. The species to be considered are the black crappie, Pomoxis nigro-maculatus (Le Sueur) and the white crappie, Pomoxis annularis Rafinesque. Both species are highly regarded as food fish and have for many years offered recreational outlets for Texas fishermen.
This study was made to secure certain new information concerning the food habits and growth of the white bass, Lepibema chrysops (Rafinesque), which is quite generally considered a good game and good fish.
This investigation is concerned with the testing, in vitro, of oleoresins from one hundred higher plants common to North and South Central Texas. The plants used were selected in order to obtain a representative collection which might be of value in future research.
This thesis is an investigation of Antibiotic "S" with the purpose of determining which organisms it has a marked effect on, the amount required to cause inhibition, its action in blood, and its therapeutic effect and toxicity in laboratory animals.
The problem of this thesis consists of a bacterial analysis of twenty-five representative wells within a radius of thirty miles of Canyon, Texas. An attempt has been made to determine the possible presence of the typhoid organism in these wells.
A bacterial analysis of the water from thirty-six sources of consumption by the white population of Trinidad, Henderson County, Texas, was made to determine the potability of each of these in regard to infection from typhoid or related organisms.
"In order to gain an adequate idea of the sanitary condition of the drinking fountains on the North Texas State Teachers College campus, it was found necessary to approach these bacteriological studies from a seasonal point of view."--1.
The present study of the production and properties of an antibiotic was undertaken in the hope that some useful information could be contributed to a long-range investigation program being carried on at North Texas State Teachers College. This program is concerned with the production of a useful antibiotic from a variant of the Penicillium notatum-chysogenum group of molds.
The primary purpose of this investigation is not only to improve the present technique of culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but also to make a comparative study of the media use, namely, Veterans Administration modification of Trudeau's medium, Lowenstein's egg medium, and that developed by the author, in order to find which, if any, of these will most easily and effectively meet the needs of the hospital laboratory.
This study was made in an effort first, to determine the mode of transmission of the inheritance of a predisposition to cancer as revealed through the analyses of four separate human genealogies, and second, to make a comparative study of the genealogies to determine whether the mode of transmission is the same.
The nature of this problem divides itself into two parts, that is, a study of the old sewage plants in operation through the summer of 1947 and a study of the new plant put in operation during the fall of the same year.
The problem in this investigation is to determine the effects of various concentrations of sodium chloride upon the growth of three species of bacteria. An effort has been made to solve this problem, not only by a study of the relevant literature, but also by laboratory research consisting of cultivation and observation of the three organisms which were arbitrarily chosen for this study.
Little is known concerning the production and significance of bacterial pigments. There is seemingly an open field for studying the effects produced by varying the nutritive content of culture media upon which organisms are grown. This has led to an especial interest in, and the purpose of this investigation.
This investigation had for its aim the determination of the effects of various materials, added to the basic culture medium, upon pigment production of the four chromogens Staphylococcus aureus, Sarcina lutea, Serratia marcescens, and Rhodococcus cinnabaris.
This investigation has for its aim the explanation of growth and pigment production of Micrococcus flavus, Micrococcus roseus, Micrococcus subvitreus, and Sarcina citrea by the addition of various nutrient test materials to a standard culture medium.
This investigation has attempted to show that soil and water conservation practices do increase the amount of soil moisture in five of Denton County, Texas soils: Denton clay, Durant clay, San Saba clay, Kirvin fine sandy loam, and Tabor fine sandy loam.
A study of reproduction and spawning habits of the bluegill in a particular lake must include adequate samples for each period of the year. This will make it possible to determine the number of eggs in each spawn and the frequency of spawning. The number of spawns and average egg production for various sized fish shows the pattern of activity and makes possible further basic research.
This study is based upon information taken from stomach analysis of 302 black crappie and 561 white crappie; the following data will be presented: 1. Food of adults and fingerlings; 2. Diet variation in relation to food availability; 3. Seasonal variation of feeding habits; 4. Diet variation in relation to size of crappie. Collections were made from ten lakes located in North, East, Central, and South Texas.
The purpose of this investigation was first, to make a histological and cytological study of the testis of male frogs, Rana pipiens, and to determine if there were tissue or cellular changes as well as physiological effects caused by fish pituitary-extract injections. Second, to determine if injections of fish pituitary extract into immature female white mice caused histological changes in the ovaries and uteri.
This investigation has for its aim the explanation of the incidence of colon bacteria on a number of food samples purchased in grocery stores of Denton, Texas, by an analysis of correlative sanitary factors.
The purposes of this study are, first, to determine relative numbers and predominant types of bacterial organisms in the various food products studied; second, to evaluate the efficiency of the paper coverings of these foods; and third, to determine whether these products are potential sources of food poisoning.
A bacteriological study was made of a number of prepared foods that were bought ready-to-eat, for home consumption, from several food establishments in Dallas, Texas. The purpose of this study was to show whether these foods could be a potential source of food poisoning; whether there are any particular foods that should have greater care than others in order to protect their quality; and whether the bacteriological contamination could have been prevented by strict observance of the city regulations for handling foods.
This investigation was carried out in order to determine whether or not blanching and freezing tends to reduce the incidence of bacteria, particularly those of the coliform group, and also the yeasts and molds.
This paper deals with certain phases of phototropic properties of two exceptional plants, the pertinent behavior of each being decidedly individualistic and in remarkable contrast to that of herbaceous plants in general. The prickly lettuce, Lactuca ludoviciana (Nutt.) DC. and the rosinweed, Silphium laciniatum L., two common Denton County, Texas, plants, have been selected for this study.
Since Pecan Creek receives sewage wastes from an obviously inadequate disposal system, it seemed possible that it could receive pathogenic bacteria. The fact that these might be present in numbers sufficient to cause epidemics, provided the proper natural vectors were present, stimulated an interest in and the pursuance of this study.
This thesis examines the reproductive cycles of five species of Texas centrarchids: the largemouthed black bass, the black crappie, the bluegill, the redear sunfish, and the striped bass. In this report attention is given to the reproductive cycles of the five species for a period of one year.
The purpose of this research is, first, to determine by laboratory methods, that species specificity does not exist in closely allied taxonomic animals; second, to determine a unit of activity for the gonadotropic hormone. For this purpose a quantitative method for determining potency is necessary to ascertain the seasonal production of the gonadotropic factor in fish. A further aim in this investigation is to demonstrate that the diversity of the gonadotropic factor, in relation to phylogenetic variations, is not as ineffectual as previously reported.
The purpose of this experiment is to determine if immature female white mice will react to the gonadotropic hormone from the anterior pituitary of several species of fish. If they can be shown to do so, a second purpose is to establish an assay unit for this fish gonadotropin in order that it may be used with predictable results in inducing extra-seasonal spawning for fresh-water conservation practices.
The aim of this investigation is to determine whether there is a correlation between the sanitary condition of milk and dairy products dispensed in Sherman, Texas, and the plate counts, the morphology, and the Gram stain reaction of the organisms in predominant colonies from these.
This investigation was conducted in order to show that insanitary conditions may exist in the swimming pool at North Texas State Teachers College provided the proper precautions are not taken; and, in contrast that this pool can be sanitary and entirely safe when operated and used according to the necessary sanitary specifications.
This investigation has had for its aim a further study of actinomycete flora of twenty Denton County, Texas, soils. The problem has evolved itself into, first, a seasonal analysis for the number of actinomycetes in each of the twenty soils; second, a determination of the types of soils that contain the greatest number of actinomycetes in each cultivated and uncultivated land; third, a determination of soil moisture and pH; and fourth, an attempt to correlate these factors with the number of actinomycetes found in each soil type.
This investigation has for its aim the confirmation of the correlation between soil moisture and the microflora of soils, and a lesser relation between the soil temperature and the microflora. The soils used in this study are typical clay soils of Denton County, Texas. The samples were taken from virgin pasture lands and analyses made monthly or semimonthly. The wide seasonal variation of temperature and rainfall afford a good opportunity for this study.
It is the aim of this investigation to determine through routine checks if the bacterial count in the milk from Brooks Dairy Company is high and if so to determine the source. If it is found that the laboratory plate counts are unnecessarily high, it is the further purpose of this paper to make recommendations for improvements in the quality of milk produced by this dairy plant.
The problem consisted of thoroughly exploring Tarrant County, Texas, in an attempt to collect and study critically as many species of Spermatophytes as possible. In addition a thorough examination was made of herbarium specimens assembled from the region by other botanists.
This investigation has had for its primary purpose the noting of the incidence of antagonists as occurring in a Denton County, Texas, Norfolk Fine Sand. A further interest has been the determination of the effect of these antagonists upon known beneficial soil organisms.
Because the many physicians and students of heredity have not been closely associated in finding that the causes of cardiovascular diseases might lie, in a large measure, to an inherited predisposition, this study has been undertaken; first, to contribute to several more case studies of cardiovascular diseases to the knowledge of heredity; second, to find if there is a possible successive occurrence of cardiovascular diseases in generation after generation; and third, to determine a possible mode of transmission from parents to offspring by an analysis of nine genealogies.
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