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The genetic basis of body weight in the mouse was investigated by measuring frequency changes of microsatellite marker alleles in lines divergently selected for body weight from a base population of a cross between two inbred strains. In several regions of the genome, sharp peaks of frequency change at linked markers were detected, which suggested the(More)
The grassland community of Lac du Bois Provincial Park in the interior of British Columbia has become increasingly invaded by Centaurea stoebe (=Centaurea maculosa; spotted knapweed). Allelopathy, through the production of the phytotoxin (±)-catechin by C. stoebe roots is believed to be partly responsible for knapweed’s invasive success. We used field(More)
A comparative study on reflection of nanosecond Nd-YAG laser pulses in ablation of aluminum in air and in vacuum under the same other experimental conditions is performed. We find that, hemispherical total reflectivity of aluminum undergoes a sharp drop at the plasma formation threshold both in the air and in vacuum. The initial large value (0.8) of(More)
The Mössbauer spectra of horse heart ferri- and ferrocytochrome c were obtained at room temperature using lyophilized powders. The Mössbauer data indicate that the iron in both lyophilized samples is in a low-spin state. The high quadrupole splittings suggest that the iron atom is in an asymmetric ligand field. Upon reduction the asymmetry increases,(More)
Probably in no branch of the sciences is there such misuse of the term theory as in astronomy. This misuse finds its way into science magazines, TV and radio broadcasts, science news web sites, and even encyclopedias. Many of the conjectures about the solar system's formation are bantered as theories when they really are insufficiently scrutinized(More)
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