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Huanglongbing (HLB) is the most destructive disease of citrus worldwide. The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), is the vector of the phloem-inhabiting bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, which is presumed to cause HLB in Florida citrus. Laboratory and field studies were conducted to examine the behavioral(More)
High-elevation red spruce [Picea rubens Sarg.]-Fraser fir [Abies fraseri (Pursh.) Poir] forests in the Southern Appalachians currently receive large nitrogen (N) inputs via atmospheric deposition (30 kg N ha(-1) year(-1)) but have limited N retention capacity due to a combination of stand age, heavy fir mortality caused by exotic insect infestations, and(More)
The enzyme GTP:alpha-D-mannose-1-phosphate guanylyltransferase from porcine thyroid tissue has been purified 69 900-fold on columns of blue-Sepharose, DEAE-Sepharose, phenyl-Sepharose and agarose-GTP affinity materials. Although it exhibits a tendency to aggregate, the enzyme travelled, upon sucrose velocity sedimentation, as a single oligomer with a(More)
A new patented topology - the SEPIC fed buck converter [1, 2] - addresses two critical issues confronting the power electronics field today: efficiency and transient response. A buck converter is integrated into a SEPIC to receive energy from the SEPIC inductors and the outputs of both deliver energy to the load in parallel. When the controlling switch -(More)
A series of overlapping peptides were synthesized representing the entire amino acid sequence of the beta-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and these were reacted with a monoclonal antibody shown to be specific for hCG. One linear peptide (residues 40-52 of the sequence) reacted significantly with the monoclonal antibody but a conjugate of this(More)
The role of CD11/CD18 leukocyte adhesion molecules and their ligands in mediating non-major histocompatibility complex (MHC) restricted lymphocyte cytotoxicity is controversial. In order to examine the role of target cell intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1; CD54), a ligand of lymphocyte function-associated antigen (LFA-1) (CD11a/CD18), we exposed the(More)
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