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Given positive integers r1; r2; : : : rm and c1; c2; : : : cn, let I(r; c) be the set ofm n arrays with nonnegative integer entries and row sums r1; r2; : : : rm respectively and column sums c1; c2; : : : cn respectively. Elements of I(r; c) are called contingency tables with these row and column sums. We consider two related problems on contingency tables.(More)
The beneficial health effects of extracts from many types of plants that are used as seasoning agents in foods and beverages have been claimed for centuries. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of selected herb and spice essential oils for control of growth and survival of microorganisms. Inhibition of growth was tested by the paper(More)
  • John Mount
  • Combinatorics, Probability & Computing
  • 2000
This paper describes methods for counting the number of non-negative integer solutions of the system Ax = b when A is a non-negative totally unimodular matrix and b an integral vector of fixed dimension. The complexity (under a unit cost arithmetic model) is strong in the sense that it depends only on the dimensions of A and not on the size of the entries(More)
In the United States, foodborne outbreaks of Escherichia coli O157:H7 illness have often been linked to the consumption of contaminated, undercooked ground beef. However, the occurrence of E. coli O157:H7 has also been reported in other farm animals. The objective of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of E. coli O157:H7 on diverse farm types and from(More)
The development of suitable intervention strategies to control Salmonella populations at the farm level requires reliable data on the occurrence and prevalence of the pathogen. Previous studies on Salmonella prevalence have focused on acquiring data from specific farm types and/or selected regions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the distribution(More)
The use of combinatorial chemistry has become commonplace within the pharmaceutical industry. Less widespread but gaining in popularity is the derivation of activity models from the high-throughput assays of these libraries. Such models are then used as filters during the design of refined daughter libraries. The design of these second generation libraries,(More)
This manual is intended to provide guidance to aid dischargers in characterizing the type of toxicants that are causing chronic toxicity in industrial and municipal effluents. In a regulatory context, a toxicity identification evaluation (TIE) may be required as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit or as an enforcement(More)