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The Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the principle of multiple use management of the Nation's forest resources for sustained yields of wood, water, forage, wildlife, and recreation. Through forestry research, cooperation with the States and private forest owners, and management of the National Forests and National(More)
A GIS-based method for locating potential tree-planting sites based on land cover data is introduced. Criteria were developed to identify locations that are spatially available for potential tree planting based on land cover, sufficient distance from impervious surfaces, a minimum amount of pervious surface, and no crown overlap with other trees. In an(More)
Galactinol synthase (GOLS, EC, a key enzyme in the synthesis of raffinose family oligosaccharides (RFOs), catalyzes the condensation of UDP-galactose with myo-inositol to produce galactinol as the sole donor for the synthesis of RFOs. RFOs have been implicated in mitigating effects of environmental stresses on plants. TsGOLS2, was cloned from(More)
An ultrasound-assisted surfactant-enhanced emulsification microextraction (UASEME) was developed as a new approach for the extraction of organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) in water samples prior to high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (HPLC-DAD). The use of a surfactant as an emulsifier in the UASEME method could enhance the(More)
Concepts of human differences were studied among 5th and 11th graders in the United States (n = 175), Japan (n = 256), and the People's Republic of China (n = 160). Relative to their peers in the other 2 cultures, more American students noted differences in appearance and attractiveness and material resources; more Japanese students noted various physical(More)
A simple dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction based on solidification of floating organic droplet coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection was developed for the determination of five organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) in water samples. In this method, the extraction solvent used is of low density, low toxicity, and proper(More)
gamma-Aminobutyrate transaminase (GABA-T) catalyzes the conversion of GABA to succinic semialdehyde. Using differential display PCR and cDNA library screening, a full-length GABA-T cDNA (OsGABA-T) was isolated from rice (Oryza sativa) leaves infected with an incompatible race of Magnaporthe grisea. The deduced amino acid sequence comprises 483 amino acid(More)
—the Internet provides new opportunities and challenges for agricultural product marketing. B2B E-marketplace is a model of E-commerce, which has been used to trade a wide range of goods, including agricultural products. The paper attempted to analyze the benefits and critical factors of B2B e-marketplace in agriculture product marketing case study by(More)
Dispersive solid-phase extraction (DSPE) combined with dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) has been developed as a new approach for the extraction of four sulfonylurea herbicides (metsulfuron-methyl, chlorsulfuron, bensulfuron-methyl and chlorimuron-ethyl) in soil prior to high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection(More)
A novel method based on simultaneous liquid-liquid microextraction and carbon nanotube reinforced hollow fiber microporous membrane solid-liquid phase microextraction has been developed for the determination of six organophosphorus pesticides, i.e. isocarbophos, phosmet, parathion-methyl, triazophos, fonofos and phoxim, in water and watermelon samples prior(More)