Heather A. Passmore

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The immunodominant CD4 T cell epitope of the bacteriophage lambda cI repressor protein in several inbred mouse strains can be represented by a peptide encompassing amino acids 12-26. Here, we show that this peptide, and a variety of its sequence variants, can induce immediate-type hypersensitivity in mice. 12-26 variants that differ by as little as single(More)
BACKGROUND The organization of networks of interacting species, such as plants and animals engaged in mutualisms, strongly influences the ecology and evolution of partner communities. Habitat fragmentation is a globally pervasive form of spatial heterogeneity that could profoundly impact the structure of mutualist networks. This is particularly true for(More)
The availability of reliable evidence for teaching practices after professional development is limited across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines, making the identification of professional development "best practices" and effective models for change difficult. We aimed to determine the extent to which postdoctoral fellows (i.e.,(More)
We tested the effectiveness of Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching IV (FIRST), a professional development program for postdoctoral scholars, by conducting a study of program alumni. Faculty professional development programs are critical components of efforts to improve teaching and learning in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and(More)
Ecological disturbances frequently control the occurrence and patterning of dominant plants in high-diversity communities like C(4) grasslands and savannas. In such ecosystems disturbance-related processes can have important implications for species, and for whole communities when those species are dominant, yet mechanistic understanding of such processes(More)
(2015), Fuels and fires influence vegetation via above-and belowground pathways in a high-diversity plant community. 1. Fire strongly influences plant populations and communities around the world, making it an 20 important agent of plant evolution. Fire influences vegetation through multiple pathways, both 21 above-and belowground. Few studies have yet(More)
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