Katie Davidson

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Nannochloropsis oculata (strain CCAP 849/1) was sampled at least every 12 h over a 26-d period of batch culture growth in a 12 h/12 h light/dark illumination cycle. Exponential cell-specific growth rate was 0.5 d−1. Cell division occurred during the dark phase, while ammonium uptake, pigment synthesis and cell volume increase occurred mainly during the(More)
Enzymatic pretreatment of softwood kraft pulp was investigated using xylanase A (XylA) from Neocallimastix patriciarum in combination with mannanase and α-galactosidase. Mannanase A (ManA) from Pseudomonas fluorescens subsp. cellulosa and ManA from Clostridium thermocellum, both family 26 glycosyl hydrolases, are structurally diverse and exhibit different(More)
Microplastics, plastic particles <5 mm, are an emerging concern in aquatic ecosystems. Because microplastics are small, they are available to many filter-feeding organisms, which can then be consumed by higher trophic level organisms, including humans. This study documents the quantity of microplastics present in wild and cultured Manila clams (Venerupis(More)
Factors contributing to resistance of maize to infestation by the corn weevilSitophilus zeamais were investigated in four populations of indigenous and improved maize from Belize. Resistance was related to the antifeedant properties of grain as well as sugar content and mechanical hardness. Grain extracts of all populations of maize significantly reduced(More)
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