Diana A. Ramirez

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Nanotechnology and nanomaterials have become the new frontier world-wide over the past few years and prospects for the production and novel uses of large quantities of carbon nanotubes in particular are becoming an increasing reality. Correspondingly, the potential health risks for these and other nanoparticulate materials have been of considerable concern.(More)
In this paper we report on the collection of fine (PM1) and ultrafine (PM0.1), or nanoparticulate, carbonaceous materials using thermophoretic precipitation onto silicon monoxide/formvar-coated 3 mm grids which were examined in the transmission electron microscope (TEM). We characterize and compare diesel particulate matter (DPM), tire particulate matter(More)
The nature and constituents of ballistic aerosol created by kinetic energy penetrator rods of tungsten heavy alloys (W-Fe-Ni and W-Fe-Co) perforating steel target plates was characterized by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. These aerosol regimes, which can occur in closed, armored military vehicle penetration, are of concern for potential(More)
Four genes coding for isozymes in rice (Oryza sativa L.), were located to respective chromosmes through trisomic analysis. Twelve primary trisomics in IR36 background were crossed with 2 lines having contrasting alleles at four loci. For each gene, all 12 disomic and trisomic F1 hybrids were screened for allele dosage effects. Either F2 or BC1 populations(More)
The impacts of water restriction and high temperatures on potato production will increase over the next decades, due to climate change and the extension of cultivation in drought and heat prone areas. We review recent achievements and describe new avenues in the evaluation of tolerance to these abiotic stresses in potato, focusing on the definition of(More)
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