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PB Hello – my name is Peter Baker – a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield. I would like to talk to you about a paper entitled " Warehouse Design: A Structured Approach " which I co-authored with a former Cranfield MSc student, Marco Canessa. When reading through the literature on warehouse design, we found(More)
Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii is a toxic-bloom-forming cyanobacterium that is commonly found in tropical to subtropical climatic regions worldwide, but it is also recognized as a common component of cyanobacterial communities in temperate climates. Genetic profiles of C. raciborskii were examined in 19 cultured isolates originating from geographically(More)
Toxic freshwater cyanobacteria can contaminate water supplies and adversely effect humans, agricultural livestock, and wildlife. Toxicity is strain-specific so morphological observations alone cannot predict the hazard level. Two microtiter plate based bioassays have emerged for measuring saxitoxin (STX) and its derivatives, commonly found in the freshwater(More)
Certain cyanobacteria, including the noxious bloom-forming species Anabaena circinalis Rabenhorst, produce thick-walled reproductive structures (akinetes) which may serve as a resting stage and ensure survival during adverse growth conditions. The effect of certain environmental variables (temperature, salinity and desiccation) on akinete germination of A.(More)
Cyanobacteria are one of the principal sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which cause offensive taste and odor (T&O) in drinking and recreational water, fish, shellfish and other seafood. Although non-toxic to humans, these T&O compounds severely undermine public trust in these commodities, resulting in substantial costs in treatment, and lost(More)
Disaggregation of colonies of Microcystis (Cyanobacteria) into smalleraggregates or single cells is a usefulprocess for improving the accuracy andprecision of cell abundance estimates innatural populations. An image analysissystem was therefore used to assess theefficiency of two techniques,heating/vortexing and grinding, fordisaggregating fixed and live(More)
Many common diseases, such as the flu and cardiovascular disease, increase markedly in winter and dip in summer. These seasonal patterns have been part of life for millennia and were first noted in ancient Greece by both Hippocrates and Herodotus. Recent interest has focused on climate change, and the concern that seasons will become more extreme with(More)
Modulation of the expression of P-glycoprotein, a plasma membrane protein associated with multidrug resistance, was examined in drug-sensitive and drug-resistant tumor cells treated with leukoregulin, a M(r) 50,000 cytokine from human lymphocytes that rapidly permeabilizes the plasma membrane of many tumor cells facilitating the uptake of doxorubicin and(More)
In sugarcane or other autopolyploids, after generating the data, the first step in constructing molecular marker maps is to determine marker dosage. Improved methods for correctly allocating marker dosage will result in more accurate maps and increased efficiency of QTL linkage detection. When employing dominant markers like AFLPs, single-dose markers(More)
The challenges facing the scientific community are common and real: conduct relevant and verifiable research in a rapidly changing collaborative landscape with an ever increasing scale of data. It has come to a point where research activities cannot scale at the rate required without improved cyberinfrastructure (CI). In this paper we describe CRIS (The(More)