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Abstract Ecotilling was used as a simple nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discovery tool to examine DNA variation in natural populations of the western black cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa, and was found to be more efficient than sequencing for large-scale studies of genetic variation in this tree. A publicly available, live reference collection of P.(More)
  • Neil Jordan, Mary Ann Kershaw, +78 authors Stephen Roggenbaum
  • 2004
Throughout our country, states and communities are struggling with the complex challenges of ensuring the safety and well-being of children in the child welfare system, and many states, including Florida, are experimenting with various types of privatization of child welfare services. This evaluation report examines the status of Community-Based Care (CBC)(More)
A class of low nonlinearity dispersion-shifted and dispersion-flattened fibers for broadband and long haul applications is presented. The refractive index profiles of these fibers assume a depressed-core multi-clad geometry in order to achieve effective-areas much larger than those in conventional optical fibers. A systematic approach for designing large(More)
AND SUMMARY Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle Initiative (IVI) systems (which include in-vehicle forward-and side-looking sensors) can be supplemented by vehicle-vehicle and vehicle-highway cooperative and, if possible, passive elements to comprise a " sensor-friendly " highway environment that would enhance the operational efficiency, and ultimately, the(More)
• One of Florida's responses to ensuring the safety and well being of children in its child welfare system is Community-Based Care (CBC). The purpose of CBC is to: 1) improve the safety and well being of children; 2) create community ownership around child welfare issues; 3) shift the responsibility for direct service delivery in child welfare from DCF to(More)