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EFFECT OF LIGNIN CONTENT AND EXTRACTIVES ON THE HIGHER HEATING VALUE OF WOOD
As part of a study of the charring rate of wood, I determined the higher heating values (gross heat of combustion) and the chemical composition of samples from four hardwoods and four softwoods. The
The genome of M. acetivorans reveals extensive metabolic and physiological diversity.
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The complete genome sequence of an acetate-utilizing methanogen, Methanosarcina acetivorans C2A, is reported, which indicates the likelihood of undiscovered natural energy sources for methanogenesis, whereas the presence of single-subunit carbon monoxide dehydrogenases raises the possibility of nonmethanogenic growth.
Testing and classification of individual plants for fire behaviour: plant selection for the wildland-urban interface
Knowledge of how species differ in their flammability characteristics is needed to develop more reliable lists of plants recommended for landscaping homes in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). As
Use of the cone calorimeter to detect seasonal differences in selected combustion characteristics of ornamental vegetation
The flammability of living vegetation is influenced by a variety of factors, including moisture content, physical structure and chemical composition. The relative flammability of ornamental
Methanocaldococcus jannaschii Uses a Modified Mevalonate Pathway for Biosynthesis of Isopentenyl Diphosphate
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Unlike other known kinases associated with isoprene biosynthesis, Methanocaldococcus jannaschii isopentenyl phosphate kinase is predicted to be a member of the aspartokinase superfamily.
Burning rate of solid wood measured in a heat release rate calorimeter
Burning rate is a key factor in modeling fire growth and fire endurance of wood structures. This study investigated the burning rate of selected wood materials as determined by heat release, mass,
( R )-Citramalate Synthase in Methanogenic Archaea
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The Methanococcus jannaschii gene MJ1392 was cloned, and its protein product was hyperexpressed in Escherichia coli and shown to catalyze the condensation of pyruvate and acetyl coenzyme A, with the formation of (R)-citramalate.
Identification of an Archaeal 2-Hydroxy Acid Dehydrogenase Catalyzing Reactions Involved in Coenzyme Biosynthesis in Methanoarchaea
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It is concluded that the MJ1425-encoded enzyme is likely to be involved in the biosynthesis of both coenzyme M and methanopterin.
Coir fiber reinforced polypropylene composite panel for automotive interior applications
In this study, physical, mechanical, and flammability properties of coconut fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) composite panels were evaluated. Four levels of the coir fiber content (40, 50, 60, and
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