Phil M Kaiser

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A few principles relative to the presentation and use of nitrogen stable isotopic data are briefly reviewed. Some classical relationships between the isotope composition of a substrate undergoing a single-step unidirectional reaction, are introduced. They are illustrated through controlled experiments on denitrification in a soil, and through nitrification(More)
The conventional approach to evaluate biodegradation of organic contaminants in groundwater is to demonstrate an increase in the concentration of transformation products. This approach is problematic for MTBE from gasoline spills because the primary transformation product (TBA) can also be a component of gasoline. Compound-specific stable isotope analysis(More)
A tracer plume was created within a thin aquifer by injection for 299 d of two adjacent "sub-plumes" to represent one type of plume heterogeneity encountered in practice. The plume was monitored by snapshot sampling of transects of fully screened wells. The mass injection rate and total mass injected were known. Using all wells in each transect (0.77 m well(More)
Phenolic acids present in mistletoe plants collected from various hosts were analysed with the use of HPLC. The following numbers of compounds were found in the mistletoe plant material gathered from respective hosts: Sorbus aucuparia- 12 compounds; Acer plantanoides--14 compounds: Malus domestica, Pyrus communis and Populus nigra--13 compounds each;(More)
A mouth-borne heat and moisture exchanger (HME) was tested. Nine healthy subjects performed an incremental-load cycle ergometry test to exhaustion, breathing once through the HME and once through a similar device without heat-exchange function (control). HME substantially increased inspired gas temperatures and decreased expired gas temperatures measured at(More)
A fifth and newAzospirillum species,A. irakense, a nitrogen fixing and pectinolytic bacterium was found associated with roots and rhizosphere of rice in the region of Diwaniya (Qadisya), Iraq. This species produces pectate lyase and pectin methylesterase activities and can fix nitrogen when pectin is the sole carbon source. The four other species(More)
Interindividual variation in running and cycling exercise economy (EE) remains unexplained although studied for more than a century. This study is the first to comprehensively evaluate the importance of biochemical, structural, physiological, anthropometric, and biomechanical influences on running and cycling EE within a single study. In 22 healthy males(More)
Ribonuclease T2 was isolated from an Aspergillus oryzae extract. In order to define the substrate specificity, the hydrolysis of a series of 2',3'-cyclic nucleotides was measured semiquantitatively. Modifications in all positions of the bases are tolerated, as long as the base stays in the anti conformation or has a chance to return to it; bulky(More)
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