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Watermelon Cold Stress Testing For Cold Intolerant Seeds, Sarah Ebert Dec 2018

Watermelon Cold Stress Testing For Cold Intolerant Seeds, Sarah Ebert

Creative Components

Watermelon sales and production for Company X is a lucrative business. Watermelon is scientifically known as Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai. Watermelon sales for Company X are directed to Georgia, Florida and Spain. These areas make up 80% of Company X’s watermelon seed sales. One major stress factor in these areas is low temperature during watermelon transplant season. Growers interested in selling their produce at the fall harvest markets must transplant the seedlings between February and April. This creative component outlines how watermelon transplants are produced in greenhouses, and what growing conditions are necessary in a field environment. It also outlines temperature trends and fluctuations in the targeted areas of Georgia, Florida and Spain. The cold stress testing has been historically used to help predict seed lot performance in the field in cooler climates and can be used to predict performance in potentially cold climates like Georgia, North Florida and Spain. Company X was interested in developing their own cold stress test to screen seed lots for cold susceptibility and to reduce bad emergence claims for the company. The objective of this project was to develop a test for screening seed lots based on germination and growth in cold temperatures. The road to this test took several steps from prescreening 47 watermelon seed lots to growing watermelon seeds in greenhouses to mimic cold conditions. A difference between primed and unprimed seed lots was observed throughout this experiment. Primed seeds are seed treated with a seed-germination-enhancement treatment. Primed seeds are thus at the same stage of physiological activation and germinate uniformly. Unprimed seeds do not undergo this process; therefore, unprimed seeds germinate at different rates due to different maturity levels and seeds ability to absorb water for imbibition. Ultimately thresholds for mean germination rate in primed seeds were set to identify seed lots that were cold tolerant and help direct the sales of primed seeds. Unprimed watermelon seeds performed differently and required a different testing protocol to help predict poor emergence in cold conditions. Ideally, unprimed seeds would not be sold to potentially colder climates. However, due to ...


Daily Pork Consumption As A Part Of The Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension Diet Influences Body Composition And Preserves Muscle Mass In Older Adults Consuming Controlled Intakes, Alyssa Anne Kauffman Dec 2018

Daily Pork Consumption As A Part Of The Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension Diet Influences Body Composition And Preserves Muscle Mass In Older Adults Consuming Controlled Intakes, Alyssa Anne Kauffman

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that muscular fitness is preserved in older adults who consumed pork daily as a part of the DASH dietary pattern. A controlled feeding pilot study was used to test this. Eight healthy older men and women were randomly assigned to consume either 3 ounces or 6 ounces of pork daily as a part of the DASH diet for a total of 12 weeks. Indicators of muscle mass, strength, and function were assessed at five time points (weeks 0, 3, 6, 9, 12) throughout the 12 weeks. A seven day cyclical ...


Undergraduate Bulletin, 2019-2020, Minnesota State University Moorhead Dec 2018

Undergraduate Bulletin, 2019-2020, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Undergraduate Bulletins (Catalogs)

No abstract provided.


Cortical Stimulation Mapping Of Heschl’S Gyrus In The Auditory Cortex For Tinnitus Treatment, Austin Huang Dec 2018

Cortical Stimulation Mapping Of Heschl’S Gyrus In The Auditory Cortex For Tinnitus Treatment, Austin Huang

CMC Senior Theses

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of an actual sound stimulus. Recent developments have shifted the focus to the central nervous system and the neural correlate of tinnitus. Broadly, tinnitus involves cortical map rearrangement, pathological neural synchrony, and increased spontaneous firing rates. Various cortical regions, such as Heschl’s gyrus in the auditory cortex, have been found to be associated with different aspects of tinnitus, such as perception and loudness. I propose a cortical stimulation mapping study of Heschl’s gyrus using a depth and subdural electrode montage to conduct electrocorticography. This study would provide high-resolution data ...


Characterization Of A Protozoan Phosducin-Like Protein-3 (Phlp-3) Reveals Conserved Redox Activity, Rachel L. Kooistra, Robin David, Ana C. Ruiz, Sean W. Powers, Kyle J. Haselton, Kaitlyn Kiernan, Andrew M. Blagborough, Ligin Solamen, Kenneth W, Olsen, Catherine Putonti, Stefan M. Kanzok Dec 2018

Characterization Of A Protozoan Phosducin-Like Protein-3 (Phlp-3) Reveals Conserved Redox Activity, Rachel L. Kooistra, Robin David, Ana C. Ruiz, Sean W. Powers, Kyle J. Haselton, Kaitlyn Kiernan, Andrew M. Blagborough, Ligin Solamen, Kenneth W, Olsen, Catherine Putonti, Stefan M. Kanzok

Bioinformatics Faculty Publications

We recently identified three novel thioredoxin-like genes in the genome of the protozoan parasite Plasmodium that belong to the Phosducin-like family of proteins (PhLP). PhLPs are small cytosolic proteins hypothesized to function in G-protein signaling and protein folding. Although PhLPs are highly conserved in eukaryotes from yeast to mammals, only a few representatives have been experimentally characterized to date. In addition, while PhLPs contain a thioredoxin domain, they lack a CXXC motif, a strong indicator for redox activity, and it is unclear whether members of the PhLP family are enzymatically active. Here, we describe PbPhLP-3 as the first phosducin-like protein ...


An Acoustic Monitoring Method For Assessing River Dolphin Presence And Changes In The Context Of Anthropogenic Development, Charles A. Muirhead Dec 2018

An Acoustic Monitoring Method For Assessing River Dolphin Presence And Changes In The Context Of Anthropogenic Development, Charles A. Muirhead

Graduate Masters Theses

Populations of river dolphins throughout Asia are in decline as a direct result of intensified anthropogenic activity along river systems. Water development projects, land use change, contamination, and intensified fishing practices are known factors contributing to the probable extinction of the Yangtze river dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer) and declining populations of the South Asian river dolphin (Platanista gangetica spp.), Irrawady dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris), and finless porpoise (Neophocaena a. asiaeorientalis). Although not yet as extensive, river system development in South America is following a similar path as that of Asia, with impacts on dolphin species likely to follow. Currently, the Amazon river ...


Evaluation Of Fermentation At 40°C And 30°C For Cost Effective Lignocellulose To Lipid Conversion, Kyle M. Macewen Dec 2018

Evaluation Of Fermentation At 40°C And 30°C For Cost Effective Lignocellulose To Lipid Conversion, Kyle M. Macewen

Graduate Masters Theses

As the world population continues to grow, the demand for energy will continue to rise. Biofuels have become an attractive alternative to replace fossil fuels as a clean and renewable source of energy. The six- and five-carbon sugars contained in lignocellulosic plant biomass is the largest carbohydrate source in the world, and a key feedstock for sustainable biofuel production. The conversion of lignocellulose to lipids is done by using oleaginous yeast as a biocatalyst. Recently, Arxula adeninivorans has become a yeast of interest because of its unique properties. These include its unusual metabolic flexibility which allows it to utilize a ...


Experimental Evidence For Selection Against Hybrids Between Two Interfertile Red Oak Species, Oliver Gailing, Ruhua Zhang Dec 2018

Experimental Evidence For Selection Against Hybrids Between Two Interfertile Red Oak Species, Oliver Gailing, Ruhua Zhang

College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Publications

Reproductive isolation between related oak species within one taxonomic section is incomplete. Even though pre- and post-zygotic isolation mechanisms have been described for interfertile oak species, natural hybridization is common in contact zones between related oaks. The apparent restriction of inter-specific hybrids between ecologically divergent species to intermediate environments in contact zones suggests postzygotic isolation via environmental selection against hybrids in parental environments. Overrepresentation of hybrids in seeds as compared to adult trees provides additional indirect evidence for selection against hybrids. Here, we used genetic assignment analyses in progeny obtained from a sympatric stand of Quercus rubra and Quercus ellipsoidalis ...


About The Cover Dec 2018

About The Cover

Journal of Medicinally Active Plants

No abstract provided.


Hops (Humulus Lupulus) Strobile Extract And Its Major Components Show Strong Antibacterial Activity Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, Chitra Wendakoon, Daniel Gagnon, Matt Koenig, Sulatha Dwarakanath Dec 2018

Hops (Humulus Lupulus) Strobile Extract And Its Major Components Show Strong Antibacterial Activity Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, Chitra Wendakoon, Daniel Gagnon, Matt Koenig, Sulatha Dwarakanath

Journal of Medicinally Active Plants

No abstract provided.


Phytochemical Analysis And Anti-Inflammatory Activity Of Nepeta Cataria Accessions, James E. Simon Distingusihed Professor Of Plant Biology Dec 2018

Phytochemical Analysis And Anti-Inflammatory Activity Of Nepeta Cataria Accessions, James E. Simon Distingusihed Professor Of Plant Biology

Journal of Medicinally Active Plants

No abstract provided.


Ozone Elicited Phenolic Bioactives In Grapes And Health Relevant Screening Targeted For Type 2 Diabetes Using In Vitro Assay Models, Ashish Christopher, Jordan Orwat, Dipayan Sarkar, Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, Kalidas Shetty Dec 2018

Ozone Elicited Phenolic Bioactives In Grapes And Health Relevant Screening Targeted For Type 2 Diabetes Using In Vitro Assay Models, Ashish Christopher, Jordan Orwat, Dipayan Sarkar, Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, Kalidas Shetty

Journal of Medicinally Active Plants

No abstract provided.


Application Of Graphical Models In Protein-Protein Interactions And Dynamics, Amir Vajdi Hoojghan Dec 2018

Application Of Graphical Models In Protein-Protein Interactions And Dynamics, Amir Vajdi Hoojghan

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

Every organism contains a few hundred to thousands of proteins. A protein is made of a sequence of molecular building blocks named amino acids. Amino acids will be referred to as residues. Every protein performs one or more functions in the cell. In order for a protein to do its job, it requires to bind properly to other partner proteins. Many genetic diseases such as cancer are caused by mutations (changes) of specific residues which cause disturbances in the functions of those proteins.

The problem of prediction of protein binding site is a crucial topic in computational biology. A protein ...


A Sentiment And Content Analysis Of Twitter Content Regarding The Use Of Antibiotics In Livestock, Garrett M. Steede, Courtney Meyers, Nan Li, Erica Irlbeck, Sherice Gearhart Dec 2018

A Sentiment And Content Analysis Of Twitter Content Regarding The Use Of Antibiotics In Livestock, Garrett M. Steede, Courtney Meyers, Nan Li, Erica Irlbeck, Sherice Gearhart

Journal of Applied Communications

On January 1, 2017, the final rule of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) was put into place requiring antibiotics approved for both humans and animals to be discontinued for growth promotion. This change was brought on by the role growth promoters in livestock production play in the development of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance increases the costs associated with human health care by increasing the length of stays in the hospital and requiring more intensive medical care for patients. The purpose of this study was to explore sentiment and characteristics of social media content and the characteristics of the key influencers ...


Collegiate Millennials' Perceptions Of Locally Produced Beef, Shelby Oesterreicher, Lisa K. Lundy, Joy N. Rumble, Ricky W. Telg Dec 2018

Collegiate Millennials' Perceptions Of Locally Produced Beef, Shelby Oesterreicher, Lisa K. Lundy, Joy N. Rumble, Ricky W. Telg

Journal of Applied Communications

Millennial consumers are stepping into important roles as decision makers and consumers. A knowledge and communication gap exists between cattle producers and consumers this knowledge seeking generation. This study focused on collegiate millennials’ perceptions of locally produced beef. The research design was qualitative in nature using focus groups. Participants associated the beef industry and beef products with the environment, management practices, treatment of animals, human health concerns, retail, experience with the beef industry, experience with beef, and transparency. Results of this study showed participants had minimal knowledge of the industry and relatively negative perceptions of the industry and beef products ...


Genetic Modification, Factory Farms, And Alf: A Focus Group Study Of The Netflix Original Film Okja, Garrett M. Steede, Kelsi Opat, Leah S. Curren, Erica Irlbeck Dec 2018

Genetic Modification, Factory Farms, And Alf: A Focus Group Study Of The Netflix Original Film Okja, Garrett M. Steede, Kelsi Opat, Leah S. Curren, Erica Irlbeck

Journal of Applied Communications

Okja is a fictional Netflix original film that was released in 2017. Okja features a “super pig” that is owned by the large, agricultural company Mirando Corporation. Okja is raised by a young girl, Mija, and her grandfather in the South Korean mountains. The film climaxes when Mija and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) narrowly save Okja and a smuggled piglet from the slaughter process. The purpose of this study was to understand how college students responded to the film. The viewers of this film included students who were majoring in a field within the agricultural college (COA) at Texas ...


Blue Bell's Facebook Posts And Responses During The 2015 Listeria Crisis: A Case Study, Kelsi Opat, Haley Magness, Erica Irlbeck Dec 2018

Blue Bell's Facebook Posts And Responses During The 2015 Listeria Crisis: A Case Study, Kelsi Opat, Haley Magness, Erica Irlbeck

Journal of Applied Communications

Blue Bell Creameries faced an unprecedented situation when it pulled all of its products during a Listeria outbreak in 2015. Despite a very public crisis that resulted in three deaths, Blue Bell survived the disaster and maintained a large and loyal customer base. A content analysis of the Blue Bell Ice Cream Facebook page was conducted to evaluate Blue Bell’s public communications, and its followers’ public reactions to the Facebook communication during the crisis. Results indicated that Blue Bell primarily posted messages that included recall and restocking information, thankfulness to stakeholders, and details about improvements to food safety during ...


Characterization Of A Protozoan Phosducin-Like Protein-3 (Phlp-3) Reveals Conserved Redox Activity, Rachel L. Kooistra, Robin David, Ana C. Ruiz, Kyle J. Haselton, Kaitlyn Kiernan, Andrew M. Blagborough, Ligin Solamen, Kenneth W. Olsen, Catherine Putonti, Stefan M. Kanzok Dec 2018

Characterization Of A Protozoan Phosducin-Like Protein-3 (Phlp-3) Reveals Conserved Redox Activity, Rachel L. Kooistra, Robin David, Ana C. Ruiz, Kyle J. Haselton, Kaitlyn Kiernan, Andrew M. Blagborough, Ligin Solamen, Kenneth W. Olsen, Catherine Putonti, Stefan M. Kanzok

Biology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

We recently identified three novel thioredoxin-like genes in the genome of the protozoan parasite Plasmodium that belong to the Phosducin-like family of proteins (PhLP). PhLPs are small cytosolic proteins hypothesized to function in G-protein signaling and protein folding. Although PhLPs are highly conserved in eukaryotes from yeast to mammals, only a few representatives have been experimentally characterized to date. In addition, while PhLPs contain a thioredoxin domain, they lack a CXXC motif, a strong indicator for redox activity, and it is unclear whether members of the PhLP family are enzymatically active. Here, we describe PbPhLP-3 as the first phosducin-like protein ...


National Smokejumper Assocation Trail Maintenance Annual Report For 2018, National Smokejumper Association Trails Committee Dec 2018

National Smokejumper Assocation Trail Maintenance Annual Report For 2018, National Smokejumper Association Trails Committee

Trails Reports

The Trails Maintenance Program Annual Reports compiled by the National Smokejumper Association Trails Committee summarizes the activities of the Trails Program. The members of the program also go by the title Trails Restoration and Maintenance Project Specialists (TRAMPS). The contents of the 2011 report include: 2018 NSA Trails Program Volunteer of the Year (VOY); Program Summary for 2018; Dixie; Lewis and Clark Trail; Bowery Guard Station #1; Big Flat Historic Ranger Station; West Fork Teton; Priest River Experiment Station; Long Tom Ridge; Lolo Pass Historic Cabin; North Fork Trailhead; Rocky Mountain National Park; Tent Lake; San Pedro Parks Wilderness Trail ...


Enabling Precision Medicine Via Standard Communication Of Hts Provenance, Analysis, And Results, Gil Alterovitz, Dennis Dean, Carole Globe, Michael R. Crusoe, Stiam Soiland-Reyes, Amanda Bell, Anais Hayes, Anita Suresh, Anjan Purkkayastha, Charles H. King, Dan Taylor, Elaine Johanson, Elaine E. Thompson, Eric Donaldson, Hiroki Morizono, Hsinyi Tsang, Jeet K. Vora, Jeremy Goecks, Jianchao Yao, Jonas S. Almeida, Jonathon Keeney, Kanakadurga Addepalli, Konstantinos Krampis, Krista M. Smith, Lydia Guo, Mark Walderhaug, Marco Schito, Matthew Ezewudo, Nuria Guimera, Paul Walsh, Robel Kahsay, Srikanth Gottipati, Timothy C. Rodwell, Toby Bloom, Yuching Lai, Vahan Simonyan, Raja Mazumder Dec 2018

Enabling Precision Medicine Via Standard Communication Of Hts Provenance, Analysis, And Results, Gil Alterovitz, Dennis Dean, Carole Globe, Michael R. Crusoe, Stiam Soiland-Reyes, Amanda Bell, Anais Hayes, Anita Suresh, Anjan Purkkayastha, Charles H. King, Dan Taylor, Elaine Johanson, Elaine E. Thompson, Eric Donaldson, Hiroki Morizono, Hsinyi Tsang, Jeet K. Vora, Jeremy Goecks, Jianchao Yao, Jonas S. Almeida, Jonathon Keeney, Kanakadurga Addepalli, Konstantinos Krampis, Krista M. Smith, Lydia Guo, Mark Walderhaug, Marco Schito, Matthew Ezewudo, Nuria Guimera, Paul Walsh, Robel Kahsay, Srikanth Gottipati, Timothy C. Rodwell, Toby Bloom, Yuching Lai, Vahan Simonyan, Raja Mazumder

Publications and Research

A personalized approach based on a patient's or pathogen’s unique genomic sequence is the foundation of precision medicine. Genomic findings must be robust and reproducible, and experimental data capture should adhere to findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) guiding principles. Moreover, effective precision medicine requires standardized reporting that extends beyond wet-lab procedures to computational methods. The BioCompute framework (https://w3id.org/biocompute/1.3.0) enables standardized reporting of genomic sequence data provenance, including provenance domain, usability domain, execution domain, verification kit, and error domain. This framework facilitates communication and promotes interoperability. Bioinformatics computation instances that employ the ...


Table Of Contents Dec 2018

Table Of Contents

Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science

No abstract provided.


Polya Db3: A Database Cataloging Polyadenation Sites(Pas) Across Different Species And Their Conservation, Ram Mohan Nambiar Dec 2018

Polya Db3: A Database Cataloging Polyadenation Sites(Pas) Across Different Species And Their Conservation, Ram Mohan Nambiar

Theses

Polyadenation is an important process occurring in the messenger RNA that involves cleavage of 3 end nascent mRNAs and addition of poly(A) tails. For this thesis,I present PolyA DB3 ,a database cataloging cleavage and polyadenylation sites (PASs) in several genomes specifically for human,mouse,rat and chicken. This database is based on deep sequencing data. PASs are mapped by the 3’ region extraction and deep sequencing (3’READS) method, ensuring unequivocal PAS identification. Large volume of data based on diverse biological samples is used to increase PAS coverage and provide PAS usage information. Strand-specific RNA-seq data were used ...


A Novel Body Coloration Phenotype In Anolis Sagrei: Implications For Physiology, Fitness, And Predation, Yasmeen Erritouni, Beth Reinke, Ryan Calsbeek Dec 2018

A Novel Body Coloration Phenotype In Anolis Sagrei: Implications For Physiology, Fitness, And Predation, Yasmeen Erritouni, Beth Reinke, Ryan Calsbeek

Beth Reinke

In animals, color signals that convey information about quality are often associated with costs linked to the expression of coloration and may therefore be honest signals of sender quality. Honest indicators are often seen in sexual signals that are used by males to advertise quality to females. Carotenoid and pterin pigments are responsible for yellow, orange, and red coloration in a variety of taxa, but can also serve important roles as antioxidants by reducing free radicals in the body. In this study, we test the effects of a novel full-bodied orange color phenotype of the brown anole, Anolis sagrei, on ...


Development And Ex Vivo Characterization Of Enteric Coated Chitosan Beads For Crohn’S Disease Management, Craig Mendonca Dec 2018

Development And Ex Vivo Characterization Of Enteric Coated Chitosan Beads For Crohn’S Disease Management, Craig Mendonca

University Scholar Projects

Drug delivery is the process of transporting a drug to its site of action. It includes controlled delivery, where the drug is released at the tissue in a regulated manner. Additionally, it includes targeted delivery, where the drug is aimed at a specific tissue or region to avoid unwanted side effects (that would occur if the drug were distributed throughout the body). A cellulose acetate phthalate coated chitosan bead was developed as a formulation for controlled and targeted release of dexamethasone to the ilium and colon. This formulation was determined to be effective in delaying dexamethasone release until the formulation ...


Menthol Acts As A Positive Allosteric Modulator On Nematode Levamisole Sensitive Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors, Shivani Choudhary, Djordje S. Marjianović, Colin R. Wong, Xiaoyu Zhang, Melanie Abongwa, Joel R. Coats, Saša M. Trailović, Richard J. Martin, Alan P. Robertson Dec 2018

Menthol Acts As A Positive Allosteric Modulator On Nematode Levamisole Sensitive Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors, Shivani Choudhary, Djordje S. Marjianović, Colin R. Wong, Xiaoyu Zhang, Melanie Abongwa, Joel R. Coats, Saša M. Trailović, Richard J. Martin, Alan P. Robertson

Entomology Publications

The ongoing and widespread emergence of resistance to the existing anti-nematodal pharmacopeia has made it imperative to develop new anthelminthic agents. Historically, plants have been important sources of therapeutic compounds and offer an alternative to synthetic drugs. Monoterpenoids are phytochemicals that have been shown to produce acute toxic effects in insects and nematodes. Previous studies have shown nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) to be possible targets for naturally occurring plant metabolites such as carvacrol and carveol. In this study we examined the effects of monoterpenoid compounds on a levamisole sensitive nAChR from Oesophagostomum dentatum and a nicotine sensitive nAChR from Ascaris ...


Intraguild Predation: Interactions Between Predators, Pathogens, And Their Shared Resources In Crop Pest Communities, Andrew Jason Flick Dec 2018

Intraguild Predation: Interactions Between Predators, Pathogens, And Their Shared Resources In Crop Pest Communities, Andrew Jason Flick

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Crop pest management requires an understanding of the complex interactions among pest species that potentially damage crop yield and species that may be crucial for controlling pest species outbreaks. For example, predators, parasitoids, and pathogens are constantly interacting via their shared prey or hosts. Predators may prefer infected prey, which can be easier to catch; however, infected prey may be less nutritious or even lethal for predators. These interactions then dictate the short-term dynamics of host and pathogen as well as between prey and predator. "How these dynamics change as the species in the system change either empirically or theoretically ...


Post-Wildfire Recovery Of An Upland Oak-Pine Forest On The Cumberland Plateau, Kentucky, Usa, Devin E. Black, Zachary W. Poynter, Claudia A. Cotton, Suraj Upadhaya, David D. Taylor, Wendy Leuenberger, Beth A. Blankenship, Mary A. Arthur Dec 2018

Post-Wildfire Recovery Of An Upland Oak-Pine Forest On The Cumberland Plateau, Kentucky, Usa, Devin E. Black, Zachary W. Poynter, Claudia A. Cotton, Suraj Upadhaya, David D. Taylor, Wendy Leuenberger, Beth A. Blankenship, Mary A. Arthur

Forestry and Natural Resources Faculty Publications

Background: Many forests within the southern Appalachian region, USA, have experienced decades of fire exclusion, contributing to regeneration challenges for species such as oaks (Quercus spp. L.) and pines (Pinus spp. L.), and threatening the maintenance of oak-dominated forests in the future. While the use of prescribed fire as a forest management tool is increasing within this region, there remains a lack of information on the potential role of wildfire. A wildfire within the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky, USA, provided an opportunity to investigate how wildfire affected forest vegetation response.

Results: We examined the effects of fire severity, quantified ...


Biological Aspects Of Mountain Pine Beetle In Lodgepole Pine Stands Of Different Densities In Colorado, Usa, Jose Negron Dec 2018

Biological Aspects Of Mountain Pine Beetle In Lodgepole Pine Stands Of Different Densities In Colorado, Usa, Jose Negron

USDA Forest Service / UNL Faculty Publications

Research Highlights: The biology of mountain pine beetle (MPB), Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, in Colorado’s lodgepole pine forests exhibits similarities and differences to other parts of its range. Brood emergence was not influenced by stand density nor related to tree diameter. The probability of individual tree attack is influenced by stocking and tree size. Findings have implications for understanding MPB as a disturbance agent and for developing management strategies. Background and Objectives: MPB causes extensive tree mortality of lodgepole pine, Pinus contorta Douglas ex Loudon, across the western US and Canada and is probably the most studied bark beetle in ...


Agriculture - Soil Reports Dec 2018

Agriculture - Soil Reports

Bulloch County Papers

Two soil reports of Bulloch and surrounding counties. Done by the USDA Soil Conservation Service. Help from the University of Georgia was used in the 1968 report.


The International Conference On Intelligent Biology And Medicine (Icibm) 2018: Bioinformatics Towards Translational Applications, Xiaoming Liu, Lei Xie, Zhijin Wu, Kai Wang, Zhongming Zhao, Jianhuan Ruan, Degui Zhi Dec 2018

The International Conference On Intelligent Biology And Medicine (Icibm) 2018: Bioinformatics Towards Translational Applications, Xiaoming Liu, Lei Xie, Zhijin Wu, Kai Wang, Zhongming Zhao, Jianhuan Ruan, Degui Zhi

Publications and Research

The 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2018) was held on June 10–12, 2018, in Los Angeles, California, USA. The conference consisted of a total of eleven scientific sessions, four tutorials, one poster session, four keynote talks and four eminent scholar talks, which covered a wild range of aspects of bioinformatics, medical informatics, systems biology and intelligent computing. Here, we summarize nine research articles selected for publishing in BMC Bioinformatics.