Fiona B Martin

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We constructed a cosmid vector, pOCA18, designed for transferring plant genomic libraries from Agrobacterium tumefaciens to plants. Clones from a genomic library of Arabidopsis thaliana DNA in pOCA 18 were propagated stably in both Escherichia coli and A. tumefaciens. Clones from the pOCA18 A. thaliana library were used to construct transgenic Nicotiana(More)
The structural transformations undergone by lignocellulosic biomass (freeze-dried rye grass, Lolium rigidum) subjected to progressive isothermal heating (burning at 350 degrees C under oxidizing conditions for 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90 s) have been monitored by Curie-point pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (Py-GC-MS). The pyrograms suggest that(More)
Animals have been implicated as an important source of injury for farm household members. Little is known, however, about the specific activities associated with the animal/livestock operations that place a person at increased or decreased risk for injuries. The primary aim of this case-control study was to identify which dairy cattle operation activities(More)
The aim of this research was to obtain information concerning knowledge of the pain management practices of Tasmanian nurses. We examined the knowledge of Tasmanian Registered Nurses in relation to pain management issues such as addiction, use of analgesics and the assessment of pain. In addition, we queried them about their satisfaction with information(More)
Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) seeds weresown in soil infested with Fusarium proliferatum, rootnecrosis developed on seedling roots, and F. proliferatumwas reisolated from symptomatic roots; thus, demonstrating thatF. proliferatum is pathogenic toeastern white pine seedlings. Soils infested with F.acuminatum or F. sporotrichioides resulted infew(More)
Mild cheese flavor in reduced fat Cheddar cheese was enhanced by using an integrated starter culture system. Three cultures, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris SK11, L. lactis subsp. lactis biovar. diacetylactis JVI, and Lactobacillus casei 7A, were carefully selected to obtain a nonbitter, mildly acid, buttery flavored cheese. Cheeses were produced from(More)
Northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) afflicted with the Lucké renal adenocarcinoma virtually disappeared from Minnesota in the autumn of 1977. Frogs from four sites in Minnesota counties (Polk, Otter Tail, Kandiyohi, and Scott) with a previously high prevalence of Lucké renal tumor were studied. In the past decade, prevalence averaged 4.2% in 29(More)
Dogs were evaluated for efficacy of inspired air heating and humidification in maintenance of body temperature during general anesthesia. Three separate trials were conducted: (i) a control group without thermal support (n = 5), (ii) a group supported only by a heated humidifier device placed in the inspiratory limb of an anesthesia circle delivery system(More)