Carol J. Johnstone

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The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has revolutionised the rapid analysis of mammalian genomic DNA (1). However, PCR is less useful in the analysis of plant DNA due to the difficulties in extracting nucleic acids from limited amounts of plant tissue. We have developed a method for the rapid extraction of small amounts of plant genomic DNA suitable for PCR(More)
Charles M. Ankenbrandt,1 Muzaffer Atac,1 Bruno Autin,2 Valeri I. Balbekov,1 Vernon D. Barger,3 Odette Benary,4 J. Scott Berg,5 Michael S. Berger,5 Edgar L. Black,6 Alain Blondel,7 S. Alex Bogacz,8 T. Bolton,9 Shlomo Caspi,10 Christine Celata,10 Weiren Chou,1 David B. Cline,11 John Corlett,10 Lucien Cremaldi,12 H. Thomas Diehl,1 Alexandr Drozhdin,1 Richard(More)
We describe the status of the effort to realize a first neutrino factory and the progress made in understanding the problems associated with the collection and cooling of muons towards that end. We summarize the physics that can be done with neutrino factories as well as with intense cold beams of muons. The physics potential of muon colliders is reviewed,(More)
Data from 83 Brassica microsatellites showed that null alleles, monomorphic loci and the amplification of multiple bands were relatively common. The data we have gathered here are essential for avoiding time consuming and costly optimization procedures. We used the data from 43 primers to assess the relationship between 13 cultivars and one long-term feral(More)
J. S. Berg, A. Blondel, A. Bogacz, S. Brooks, J.-E. Campagne, D. Caspar, C. Cevata, P. Chimenti, J. Cobb, M. Dracos, R. Edgecock, I. Efthymiopoulos, A. Fabich, R. Fernow, F. Filthaut, J. Gallardo, R. Garoby, S. Geer, F. Gerigk, G. Hanson, R. Johnson, C. Johnstone, D. Kaplan, E. Keil, H. Kirk, A. Klier, A. Kurup, J. Lettry, K. Long, S. Machida, K. McDonald,(More)
This paper presents new welfare measures for marginal changes in river quality in selected English rivers. The river quality indicators used include chemical, biological and habitat-level attributes. Economic values for recreational use of three types of river-upland, lowland and chalk-are presented. A survey of anglers was carried out and using these data,(More)
Various modern systems for the transport and manipulation of large acceptance beams of rare and short-lived particles require the treatment of nonlinear optics of acceleration, absorption, and focusing in a combined approach. We describe a differential algebraic method for the treatment of such nonlinear dynamics via high-order transfer maps. We include the(More)
Muon Colliders have unique technical and physics advantages and disadvantages when compared with both hadron and electron machines. They should thus be regarded as complementary. Parameters are given of 4 TeV and 0.5 TeV high luminosity μμcolliders, and of a 0.5 TeV lower luminosity demonstration machine. We discuss the various systems in such muon(More)
Inclusive π0 and direct-photon cross sections in the kinematic range 3.5< pT <12 GeV/c with central rapidities (ycm) are presented for 530 and 800 GeV/c proton beams and a 515 GeV/c π− beam incident on Be targets. Current Next-to-Leading-Order perturbative QCD calculations fail to adequately describe the data for conventional choices of scales. Kinematic(More)
Muon acceleration is one of the more difficult stages to develop for a Neutrino Factory or Muon Collider. The large transverse and longitudinal admittances which must be designed into the system and the rapidity with which acceleration must take place because of muon decay preclude the use of conventional synchrotron design. The approach here employs(More)