Justin R. Adams

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Upstream of St. Louis, Missouri, navigation on the Upper Mississippi River is made possible by a series of lock and dam structures. Many of the pools formed by these navigation dams have nearly reached a new equilibrium condition for scour and deposition of sediment. Several pools with extensive backwater or channel border areas are still accumulating(More)
We have synthesized thermogelling cationic amphiphilic pentablock copolymers that have the potential to act as injectable vaccine carriers and adjuvants that can simultaneously provide sustained delivery and enhance the immunogenicity of released antigen. While these pentablock copolymers have shown efficacy in DNA delivery in past studies, the ability to(More)
The potential epidemiological human pandemic resulting from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been studied extensively since the identification of the virus in the Guangdong province of China. The majority of research has focused on the unique and severe histopathological lesions induced by the virus. The severe pathological presentation of(More)
A very low incidence (<0.01%) of a blue iridovirus (IV) was found in larvae of the Japanese beetle,Popillia japonica Newman, that were sampled over a two year period on Terceira Island (Azores, Portugal). In the most heavily infected larvae, a deep blue iridescence was observed, particularly in the fat body. Transmission electron microscopy revealed the(More)
The labellar taste hairs of the blow flies, Phormia regina and Calliphora vicina, have an opening mechanism at the tip which consists of two stump cuticular prongs and a funnel-like cuticular pouch. Opening and folding of these structures are regulated by the pressure within the dendrite-free lumen of the hair. The extrusion of viscous substance at the tip(More)
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