Bryan G. Morris

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The degree of genetic polymorphism at the DRB3 locus in the major histocompatibility complex (Mhc) of the North American bison was investigated by PCR and DNA sequence analysis. Nine different alleles were characterized in a selected sample of 20 animals. The genetic distances between alleles were as large as usually found at highly polymorphic Mhc loci in(More)
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers specific to exon 2 of the bovine lymphocyte antigen (BoLA)-DRB3 gene were successfully used to amplify the equivalent region in 469 American bison (Bison bison). In domestic cattle, alleles of DRB3 are assigned through a restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of the patterns of fragment lengths(More)
Two components of a model quality-control plan for intravenous admixture services--a 100% visual inspection and an environmental testing program--were developed and evaluated in two hospitals. Visual inspections are recorded by technicians on two forms that detail the types of solution, container, and device defects that should be checked. One form covers(More)
A plan for the validation of aseptic-operator technique in i.v. admixture programs and two test methods for evaluating the plan are proposed. After a new operator has been trained, the plan involves qualification of the operator through the preparation of statistically valid samples, to be followed by the random selection of samples for in-process(More)
In this paper, statistical experimental design is used to characterize the contact formation process for high-performance silicon solar cells. Central composite design is employed, and neural networks trained by the error back-propagation algorithm are used to model the relationships between several input factors and solar cell efficiency. Subsequently,(More)
The technique of proteolytic digestion employing the enzymes trypsin, chymotrypsin, and protease was used to investigate the physical order of subtypic determinants occurring on bovine erythrocytes. In the B system subgroup Y1, Y2, the determinants behaved as if linearly arranged in the same order as predicted from their serological behavior; furthermore,(More)
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