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  1. Chimpanzees and bonobos exhibit divergent spatial memory development.

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    Rosati, Alexandra G; Hare, Brian

    2012-11-01

    Spatial cognition and memory are critical cognitive skills underlying foraging behaviors for all primates. While the emergence of these skills has been the focus of much research on human children, little is known about ontogenetic patterns shaping spatial cognition in other species. Comparative developmental studies of nonhuman apes can illuminate which aspects of human spatial development are shared with other primates, versus which aspects are unique to our lineage. Here we present three studies examining spatial memory development in our closest living relatives, chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (P. paniscus). We first compared memory in a naturalistic foraging task where apes had to recall the location of resources hidden in a large outdoor enclosure with a variety of landmarks (Studies 1 and 2). We then compared older apes using a matched memory choice paradigm (Study 3). We found that chimpanzees exhibited more accurate spatial memory than bonobos across contexts, supporting predictions from these species' different feeding ecologies. Furthermore, chimpanzees - but not bonobos - showed developmental improvements in spatial memory, indicating that bonobos exhibit cognitive paedomorphism (delays in developmental timing) in their spatial abilities relative to chimpanzees. Together, these results indicate that the development of spatial memory may differ even between closely related species. Moreover, changes in the spatial domain can emerge during nonhuman ape ontogeny, much like some changes seen in human children. PMID:23106738

  2. Trophic niche divergence among colour morphs that exhibit alternative mating tactics

    PubMed Central

    Lattanzio, Matthew S.; Miles, Donald B.

    2016-01-01

    Discrete colour morphs associated with alternative mating tactics are assumed to be ecologically equivalent. Yet suites of behaviours linked with reproduction can also favour habitat segregation and exploitation of different prey among morphs. By contrast, trophic polymorphisms are usually attributed to morphs exhibiting habitat or prey selectivity. An alternative hypothesis is that habitat variation generates a trophic polymorphism driven by differences in morph reproductive behaviour, the spatial dispersion of morphs in a landscape and their exposure to different prey types. In this scenario, morphs are allowed to vary in habitat or diet selectivity (e.g. specialist or generalist) as they do in behaviour, rather than being assumed to exhibit equivalent levels of ecological specialization. We test this hypothesis using male Urosaurus ornatus lizards that exhibit a discrete dewlap colour polymorphism that reflects alternative mating tactics. We found blue morphs specialize on prey at higher trophic levels, yellow males display plasticity in trophic and morphological attributes and orange males are trophic generalists. Our results also demonstrate that morph diet differences are enhanced in resource-limited habitats. We conclude that discrete behavioural morphs may also diverge in morphology and trophic niche. Jointly, these processes may enhance speciation rates in colour polymorphic taxa. PMID:27152203

  3. Trophic niche divergence among colour morphs that exhibit alternative mating tactics.

    PubMed

    Lattanzio, Matthew S; Miles, Donald B

    2016-04-01

    Discrete colour morphs associated with alternative mating tactics are assumed to be ecologically equivalent. Yet suites of behaviours linked with reproduction can also favour habitat segregation and exploitation of different prey among morphs. By contrast, trophic polymorphisms are usually attributed to morphs exhibiting habitat or prey selectivity. An alternative hypothesis is that habitat variation generates a trophic polymorphism driven by differences in morph reproductive behaviour, the spatial dispersion of morphs in a landscape and their exposure to different prey types. In this scenario, morphs are allowed to vary in habitat or diet selectivity (e.g. specialist or generalist) as they do in behaviour, rather than being assumed to exhibit equivalent levels of ecological specialization. We test this hypothesis using male Urosaurus ornatus lizards that exhibit a discrete dewlap colour polymorphism that reflects alternative mating tactics. We found blue morphs specialize on prey at higher trophic levels, yellow males display plasticity in trophic and morphological attributes and orange males are trophic generalists. Our results also demonstrate that morph diet differences are enhanced in resource-limited habitats. We conclude that discrete behavioural morphs may also diverge in morphology and trophic niche. Jointly, these processes may enhance speciation rates in colour polymorphic taxa. PMID:27152203

  4. Gut Symbionts from Distinct Hosts Exhibit Genotoxic Activity via Divergent Colibactin Biosynthesis Pathways

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    Vizcaino, Maria I.; Crawford, Jason M.

    2014-01-01

    Secondary metabolites produced by nonribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) or polyketide synthase (PKS) pathways are chemical mediators of microbial interactions in diverse environments. However, little is known about their distribution, evolution, and functional roles in bacterial symbionts associated with animals. A prominent example is colibactin, a largely unknown family of secondary metabolites produced by Escherichia coli via a hybrid NRPS-PKS biosynthetic pathway that inflicts DNA damage upon eukaryotic cells and contributes to colorectal cancer and tumor formation in the mammalian gut. Thus far, homologs of this pathway have only been found in closely related Enterobacteriaceae, while a divergent variant of this gene cluster was recently discovered in a marine alphaproteobacterial Pseudovibrio strain. Herein, we sequenced the genome of Frischella perrara PEB0191, a bacterial gut symbiont of honey bees and identified a homologous colibactin biosynthetic pathway related to those found in Enterobacteriaceae. We show that the colibactin genomic island (GI) has conserved gene synteny and biosynthetic module architecture across F. perrara, Enterobacteriaceae, and the Pseudovibrio strain. Comparative metabolomics analyses of F. perrara and E. coli further reveal that these two bacteria produce related colibactin pathway-dependent metabolites. Finally, we demonstrate that F. perrara, like E. coli, causes DNA damage in eukaryotic cells in vitro in a colibactin pathway-dependent manner. Together, these results support that divergent variants of the colibactin biosynthetic pathway are widely distributed among bacterial symbionts, producing related secondary metabolites and likely endowing its producer with functional capabilities important for diverse symbiotic associations. PMID:25527542

  5. MYB31/MYB42 Syntelogs Exhibit Divergent Regulation of Phenylpropanoid Genes in Maize, Sorghum and Rice

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    Agarwal, Tina; Grotewold, Erich; Doseff, Andrea I.; Gray, John

    2016-01-01

    ZmMYB31 and ZmMYB42 are R2R3-MYB transcription factors implicated in the regulation of phenylpropanoid genes in maize. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the regulatory function of MYB31 and MYB42 is conserved in other monocots, specifically in sorghum and rice. We demonstrate that syntelogs of MYB31 and MYB42 do bind to phenylpropanoid genes that function in all stages of the pathway and in different tissues along the developmental gradient of seedling leaves. We found that caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT1) is a common target of MYB31 and MYB42 in the mature leaf tissues of maize, sorghum and rice, as evidenced by Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) experiments. In contrast, 4-coumarate-CoA ligase (4CL2), ferulate-5-hydroxylase (F5H), and caffeoyl shikimate esterase (CSE), were targeted by MYB31 or MYB42, but in a more species-specific fashion. Our results revealed MYB31 and MYB42 participation in auto- and cross-regulation in all three species. Apart from a limited conservation of regulatory modules, MYB31 and MYB42 syntelogs appear to have undergone subfunctionalization following gene duplication and divergence of maize, sorghum, and rice. Elucidating the different regulatory roles of these syntelogs in the context of positive transcriptional activators may help guide attempts to alter the flux of intermediates towards lignin production in biofuel grasses. PMID:27328708

  6. MYB31/MYB42 Syntelogs Exhibit Divergent Regulation of Phenylpropanoid Genes in Maize, Sorghum and Rice.

    PubMed

    Agarwal, Tina; Grotewold, Erich; Doseff, Andrea I; Gray, John

    2016-01-01

    ZmMYB31 and ZmMYB42 are R2R3-MYB transcription factors implicated in the regulation of phenylpropanoid genes in maize. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the regulatory function of MYB31 and MYB42 is conserved in other monocots, specifically in sorghum and rice. We demonstrate that syntelogs of MYB31 and MYB42 do bind to phenylpropanoid genes that function in all stages of the pathway and in different tissues along the developmental gradient of seedling leaves. We found that caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT1) is a common target of MYB31 and MYB42 in the mature leaf tissues of maize, sorghum and rice, as evidenced by Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) experiments. In contrast, 4-coumarate-CoA ligase (4CL2), ferulate-5-hydroxylase (F5H), and caffeoyl shikimate esterase (CSE), were targeted by MYB31 or MYB42, but in a more species-specific fashion. Our results revealed MYB31 and MYB42 participation in auto- and cross-regulation in all three species. Apart from a limited conservation of regulatory modules, MYB31 and MYB42 syntelogs appear to have undergone subfunctionalization following gene duplication and divergence of maize, sorghum, and rice. Elucidating the different regulatory roles of these syntelogs in the context of positive transcriptional activators may help guide attempts to alter the flux of intermediates towards lignin production in biofuel grasses. PMID:27328708

  7. Comparison of stem morphology and anatomy of two alfalfa clonal lines exhibiting divergent cell wall composition

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In previous research, two alfalfa clonal lines (252, 1283) were identified that exhibited environmentally stable differences in stem cell walls. Compared to stems of 1283, stems of 252 have a higher cell wall concentration and greater amounts of lignin and cellulose but reduced levels of pectic suga...

  8. HIV-1 and HIV-2 exhibit divergent interactions with HLTF and UNG2 DNA repair proteins.

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    Hrecka, Kasia; Hao, Caili; Shun, Ming-Chieh; Kaur, Sarabpreet; Swanson, Selene K; Florens, Laurence; Washburn, Michael P; Skowronski, Jacek

    2016-07-01

    HIV replication in nondividing host cells occurs in the presence of high concentrations of noncanonical dUTP, apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing, enzyme-catalytic, polypeptide-like 3 (APOBEC3) cytidine deaminases, and SAMHD1 (a cell cycle-regulated dNTP triphosphohydrolase) dNTPase, which maintains low concentrations of canonical dNTPs in these cells. These conditions favor the introduction of marks of DNA damage into viral cDNA, and thereby prime it for processing by DNA repair enzymes. Accessory protein Vpr, found in all primate lentiviruses, and its HIV-2/simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) SIVsm paralogue Vpx, hijack the CRL4(DCAF1) E3 ubiquitin ligase to alleviate some of these conditions, but the extent of their interactions with DNA repair proteins has not been thoroughly characterized. Here, we identify HLTF, a postreplication DNA repair helicase, as a common target of HIV-1/SIVcpz Vpr proteins. We show that HIV-1 Vpr reprograms CRL4(DCAF1) E3 to direct HLTF for proteasome-dependent degradation independent from previously reported Vpr interactions with base excision repair enzyme uracil DNA glycosylase (UNG2) and crossover junction endonuclease MUS81, which Vpr also directs for degradation via CRL4(DCAF1) E3. Thus, separate functions of HIV-1 Vpr usurp CRL4(DCAF1) E3 to remove key enzymes in three DNA repair pathways. In contrast, we find that HIV-2 Vpr is unable to efficiently program HLTF or UNG2 for degradation. Our findings reveal complex interactions between HIV-1 and the DNA repair machinery, suggesting that DNA repair plays important roles in the HIV-1 life cycle. The divergent interactions of HIV-1 and HIV-2 with DNA repair enzymes and SAMHD1 imply that these viruses use different strategies to guard their genomes and facilitate their replication in the host. PMID:27335459

  9. BLM Environmental Education National Strategy.

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    Bureau of Land Management (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.

    This environmental education strategy was developed by a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Washington Office Task Group in collaboration with staff at all levels of the BLM. The strategy calls for the BLM to expand its efforts in educating citizens about ecosystems and ecosystem management, and to establish environmental education as an integral…

  10. Ewes With Divergent Cortisol Responses to ACTH Exhibit Functional Differences in the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis.

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    Hewagalamulage, Sakda D; Clarke, Iain J; Rao, Alexandra; Henry, Belinda A

    2016-09-01

    Within any population, the cortisol response to ACTH covers a considerable range. High responders (HRs) exhibit a greater cortisol secretory response to stress or ACTH, compared with individuals classified as low cortisol responders (LRs). We administered ACTH (0.2 μg/kg, iv) to 160 female sheep and selected subpopulations of animals as LR and HR. In the present study, we aimed to characterize the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis in HR and LR and to identify factors that underlie the differing cortisol responses to ACTH. Hypothalami, pituitaries, and adrenals were collected from nonstressed HR and LR ewes. Expression of genes for CRH, arginine vasopressin (AVP), oxytocin, glucocorticoid receptor, and mineralocorticoid receptor were measured by in situ hybridization in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus, and proopiomelanocortin (POMC) gene expression was measured in the anterior pituitary. Expression of CRH, AVP, and POMC was higher in HR, with no differences in either glucocorticoid receptor or mineralocorticoid receptor expression. Oxytocin expression was greater in LR. In the adrenal gland, real-time PCR analysis indicated that expression of the ACTH receptor and a range of steroidogenic enzymes was similar in HR and LR. Adrenal weights, the cortex to medulla ratio and adrenal cortisol content were also similar in LR and HR. In conclusion, LR and HR display innate differences in the steady-state expression of CRH, AVP, oxytocin, and POMC, indicating that selection for cortisol responsiveness identifies distinct subpopulations that exhibit innate differences in the gene expression/function of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis markers. PMID:27414744

  11. DISTANT VIEW, BLM TACK SHED ON LEFT, BLM SEED SHED ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    DISTANT VIEW, BLM TACK SHED ON LEFT, BLM SEED SHED AT LEFT CENTER, FIRE DISPATCH OFFICES 1 AND 2 AT RIGHT CENTER, UTILITY BUILDING "B" ON RIGHT. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST. - Cedar City Automotive Repair Shop, 820 North Main Street, Cedar City, Iron County, UT

  12. BLM protein mitigates formaldehyde-induced genomic instability

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    Kumari, Anuradha; Owen, Nichole; Juarez, Eleonora; McCullough, Amanda K.

    2015-01-01

    Formaldehyde is a reactive aldehyde that has been classified as a class I human carcinogen by the International Agency for Cancer Research. There are growing concerns over the possible adverse health effects related to the occupational and environmental human exposures to formaldehyde. Although formaldehyde-induced DNA and protein adducts have been identified, the genomic instability mechanisms and the cellular tolerance pathways associated with formaldehyde exposure are not fully characterized. This study specifically examines the role of a genome stability protein, Bloom (BLM) in limiting formaldehyde-induced cellular and genetic abnormalities. Here, we show that in the absence of BLM protein, formaldehyde-treated cells exhibited increased cellular sensitivity, an immediate cell cycle arrest, and an accumulation of chromosome radial structures. In addition, live-cell imaging experiments demonstrated that formaldehyde-treated cells are dependent on BLM for timely segregation of daughter cells. Both wild-type and BLM-deficient formaldehyde-treated cells showed an accumulation of 53BP1 and γH2AX foci indicative of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs); however, relative to wild-type cells, the BLM-deficient cells exhibited delayed repair. In response to formaldehyde exposure, we observed co-localization of 53BP1 and BLM foci at the DSB repair site, where ATM-dependent accumulation of formaldehyde-induced BLM foci occurred after the recruitment of 53BP1. Together, these findings highlight the significance of functional interactions among ATM, 53BP1, and BLM proteins as responders associated with the repair and tolerance mechanisms induced by formaldehyde. PMID:25770783

  13. MMS, BLM assessed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Richman, Barbara T.

    After reviewing the Department of the Interior's organizational structure for federal energy and minerals resource management, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) concluded that the ‘accountability and management of minerals programs are weakened by the current split of responsibilities between the Bureau of Land Management [BLM] and Minerals Management Service [MMS].’ Moreover, ‘to facilitate efficient, comprehensive management of these resources and to clarify lines of authority and accountability,’ GAO recommends that ‘to the extent permitted by law’ Secretary of the Interior James Watt should ‘consolidate the department's onshore minerals management responsibilities in the Minerals Management Service.’Mineral management programs within BLM are fragmented, GAO says, which makes for difficult routine monitoring of program costs and results. ‘As major sources of federal receipts and domestic supplies of fuel and nonfuel minerals, these resource management programs require, but are lacking, clear lines of repsonsibility and organization for efficient operations and program review.’ However, MMS ‘has the potential to provide comprehensive management of these resources,’ GAO concludes.

  14. Three Homologous Genes Encoding sn-Glycerol-3-Phosphate Acyltransferase 4 Exhibit Different Expression Patterns and Functional Divergence in Brassica napus1[C][W][OA

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    Chen, Xue; Truksa, Martin; Snyder, Crystal L.; El-Mezawy, Aliaa; Shah, Saleh; Weselake, Randall J.

    2011-01-01

    Brassica napus is an allotetraploid (AACC) formed from the fusion of two diploid progenitors, Brassica rapa (AA) and Brassica oleracea (CC). Polyploidy and genome-wide rearrangement during the evolution process have resulted in genes that are present as multiple homologs in the B. napus genome. In this study, three B. napus homologous genes encoding endoplasmic reticulum-bound sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase 4 (GPAT4) were identified and characterized. Although the three GPAT4 homologs share a high sequence similarity, they exhibit different expression patterns and altered epigenetic features. Heterologous expression in yeast further revealed that the three BnGPAT4 homologs encoded functional GPAT enzymes but with different levels of polypeptide accumulation. Complementation of the Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) gpat4 gpat8 double mutant line with individual BnGPAT4 homologs suggested their physiological roles in cuticle formation. Analysis of gpat4 RNA interference lines of B. napus revealed that the BnGPAT4 deficiency resulted in reduced cutin content and altered stomatal structures in leaves. Our results revealed that the BnGPAT4 homologs have evolved into functionally divergent forms and play important roles in cutin synthesis and stomatal development. PMID:21173024

  15. Overexpression of Three TaEXPA1 Homoeologous Genes with Distinct Expression Divergence in Hexaploid Wheat Exhibit Functional Retention in Arabidopsis

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    Xing, Jiewen; Chen, Yanhong; Han, Zongfu; Yao, Yingyin; Peng, Huiru; Ni, Zhongfu; Sun, Qixin

    2013-01-01

    Common wheat is a hexaploid species with most of the genes present as triplicate homoeologs. Expression divergences of homoeologs are frequently observed in wheat as well as in other polyploid plants. However, little is known about functional variances among homologous genes arising from polyploidy. Expansins play diverse roles in plant developmental processes related to the action of cell wall loosening. Expression of the three TaEXPA1 homoeologs varied dynamically at different stages and organs, and epigenetic modifications contribute to the expression divergence of three TaEXPA1 homoeologs during wheat development. Nevertheless, their functions remain to be clarified. We found that over expression of TaEXPA1-A, -B and -D produced similar morphological changes in transgenic Arabidopsis plants, including increased germination and growth rate during seedling and adult stages, indicating that the proteins encoded by these three wheat TaEXPA1 homoeologs have similar (or conserved) functions in Arabidopsis. Collectively, our present study provided an example of a set of homoeologous genes expression divergence in different developmental stages and organs in hexaploid wheat but functional retention in transgenic Arabidopsis plants. PMID:23696842

  16. Bloom Syndrome Radials are Non-homologous and are Suppressed by Phosphorylated BLM

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    Rennie, Scott; Mitchell, Asia; Newell, Amy Hanlon; Ziaie, Navid; Moses, Robb E.; Olson, Susan B.

    2015-01-01

    Biallelic mutations in BLM cause Bloom syndrome (BS), a genome instability disorder characterized by growth retardation, sun sensitivity and a predisposition to cancer. As evidence of decreased genome stability, BS cells demonstrate not only elevated levels of spontaneous sister chromatid exchanges (SCE), but also exhibit chromosomal radial formation. The molecular nature and mechanism of radial formation is not known, but they have been thought to be DNA recombination intermediates between homologs that failed to resolve. However, we find that radials in BS cells occur over 95% between non-homologous chromosomes, and occur non-randomly throughout the genome. BLM must be phosphorylated at T99 and T122 for certain cell cycle checkpoints, but it is not known whether these modifications are necessary to suppress radial formation. We find that exogenous BLM constructs preventing phosphorylation at T99 and T122 are not able to suppress radial formation in BS cells, but are able to inhibit SCE formation. These findings indicate that BLM functions in two distinct pathways requiring different modifications. In one pathway—for which the phosphorylation marks appear dispensable—BLM functions to suppress SCE formation. In a second pathway, T99 and T122 phosphorylation are essential for suppression of chromosomal radial formation, both those formed spontaneously and those formed following interstrand crosslink (ICL) damage. PMID:25766002

  17. 43 CFR 3192.10 - What costs will BLM pay?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS FOR OIL AND GAS INSPECTION Cooperative Agreements § 3192.10 What costs will BLM pay... Cost Principles for Assistance Programs, of this title. (b) BLM will fund the agreements up to...

  18. 43 CFR 3192.10 - What costs will BLM pay?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS FOR OIL AND GAS INSPECTION Cooperative Agreements § 3192.10 What costs will BLM pay... Cost Principles for Assistance Programs, of this title. (b) BLM will fund the agreements up to...

  19. 43 CFR 3192.10 - What costs will BLM pay?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS FOR OIL AND GAS INSPECTION Cooperative Agreements § 3192.10 What costs will BLM pay... Cost Principles for Assistance Programs, of this title. (b) BLM will fund the agreements up to...

  20. 43 CFR 3809.10 - How does BLM classify operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How does BLM classify operations? 3809.10 Section 3809.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND... Surface Management General Information § 3809.10 How does BLM classify operations? BLM...

  1. 43 CFR 3809.10 - How does BLM classify operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How does BLM classify operations? 3809.10 Section 3809.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND... Surface Management General Information § 3809.10 How does BLM classify operations? BLM...

  2. 43 CFR 3809.10 - How does BLM classify operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How does BLM classify operations? 3809.10 Section 3809.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND... Surface Management General Information § 3809.10 How does BLM classify operations? BLM...

  3. 43 CFR 3809.10 - How does BLM classify operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How does BLM classify operations? 3809.10 Section 3809.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND... Surface Management General Information § 3809.10 How does BLM classify operations? BLM...

  4. BLM Core Terrestrial Indicators and Methods

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) Strategy was initiated, in part, to evaluate current monitoring activities and recommend procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of these activities. To this end, the AIM Strategy supports an integrated ap...

  5. 43 CFR 4300.54 - Can BLM increase the size of the land in my permit?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION; ALASKA; REINDEER; GENERAL Changes in the Size of the Permit Area § 4300.54 Can BLM increase the... if BLM determines that the area is too small for the number of reindeer you are grazing. BLM...

  6. 43 CFR 4300.54 - Can BLM increase the size of the land in my permit?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION; ALASKA; REINDEER; GENERAL Changes in the Size of the Permit Area § 4300.54 Can BLM increase the... if BLM determines that the area is too small for the number of reindeer you are grazing. BLM...

  7. 43 CFR 4300.54 - Can BLM increase the size of the land in my permit?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION; ALASKA; REINDEER; GENERAL Changes in the Size of the Permit Area § 4300.54 Can BLM increase the... if BLM determines that the area is too small for the number of reindeer you are grazing. BLM...

  8. 43 CFR 4300.54 - Can BLM increase the size of the land in my permit?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION; ALASKA; REINDEER; GENERAL Changes in the Size of the Permit Area § 4300.54 Can BLM increase the... if BLM determines that the area is too small for the number of reindeer you are grazing. BLM...

  9. 43 CFR 1821.10 - Where are BLM offices located?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Where are BLM offices located? 1821.10 Section 1821.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GENERAL MANAGEMENT (1000) APPLICATION PROCEDURES General Information § 1821.10 Where are BLM offices located?...

  10. 43 CFR 1821.10 - Where are BLM offices located?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Where are BLM offices located? 1821.10 Section 1821.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GENERAL MANAGEMENT (1000) APPLICATION PROCEDURES General Information § 1821.10 Where are BLM offices located?...

  11. Enhanced Tumor Formation in Mice Heterozygous for Blm Mutation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Heppner Goss, Kathleen; Risinger, Mary A.; Kordich, Jennifer J.; Sanz, Maureen M.; Straughen, Joel E.; Slovek, Lisa E.; Capobianco, Anthony J.; German, James; Boivin, Gregory P.; Groden, Joanna

    2002-09-01

    Persons with the autosomal recessive disorder Bloom syndrome are predisposed to cancers of many types due to loss-of-function mutations in the BLM gene, which encodes a recQ-like helicase. Here we show that mice heterozygous for a targeted null mutation of Blm, the murine homolog of BLM, develop lymphoma earlier than wild-type littermates in response to challenge with murine leukemia virus and develop twice the number of intestinal tumors when crossed with mice carrying a mutation in the Apctumor suppressor. These observations indicate that Blm is a modifier of tumor formation in the mouse and that Blm haploinsufficiency is associated with tumor predisposition, a finding with important implications for cancer risk in humans.

  12. 43 CFR 2806.32 - How does BLM determine the population strata served?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How does BLM determine the population... does BLM determine the population strata served? (a) BLM determines the population strata served as follows: (1) If the site or facility is within a designated RMA, BLM will use the population strata of...

  13. 43 CFR 2806.32 - How does BLM determine the population strata served?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How does BLM determine the population... does BLM determine the population strata served? (a) BLM determines the population strata served as follows: (1) If the site or facility is within a designated RMA, BLM will use the population strata of...

  14. 43 CFR 2806.32 - How does BLM determine the population strata served?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How does BLM determine the population... does BLM determine the population strata served? (a) BLM determines the population strata served as follows: (1) If the site or facility is within a designated RMA, BLM will use the population strata of...

  15. 43 CFR 2806.32 - How does BLM determine the population strata served?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How does BLM determine the population... does BLM determine the population strata served? (a) BLM determines the population strata served as follows: (1) If the site or facility is within a designated RMA, BLM will use the population strata of...

  16. 43 CFR 6301.3 - What is a BLM wilderness area?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What is a BLM wilderness area? 6301.3... WILDERNESS AREAS Introduction § 6301.3 What is a BLM wilderness area? A BLM wilderness area is an area of public lands that Congress has designated for BLM to manage as a component of the National...

  17. 43 CFR 6301.3 - What is a BLM wilderness area?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What is a BLM wilderness area? 6301.3... WILDERNESS AREAS Introduction § 6301.3 What is a BLM wilderness area? A BLM wilderness area is an area of public lands that Congress has designated for BLM to manage as a component of the National...

  18. 43 CFR 6301.3 - What is a BLM wilderness area?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What is a BLM wilderness area? 6301.3... WILDERNESS AREAS Introduction § 6301.3 What is a BLM wilderness area? A BLM wilderness area is an area of public lands that Congress has designated for BLM to manage as a component of the National...

  19. 43 CFR 6301.3 - What is a BLM wilderness area?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What is a BLM wilderness area? 6301.3... WILDERNESS AREAS Introduction § 6301.3 What is a BLM wilderness area? A BLM wilderness area is an area of public lands that Congress has designated for BLM to manage as a component of the National...

  20. Semihard processes with BLM renormalization scale setting

    SciTech Connect

    Caporale, Francesco; Murdaca, Beatrice; Papa, Alessandro

    2015-04-10

    We apply the BLM scale setting procedure directly to amplitudes (cross sections) of several semihard processes. It is shown that, due to the presence of β{sub 0}-terms in the NLA results for the impact factors, the obtained optimal renormalization scale is not universal, but depends both on the energy and on the process in question. We illustrate this general conclusion considering the following semihard processes: (i) inclusive production of two forward high-p{sub T} jets separated by large interval in rapidity (Mueller-Navelet jets); (ii) high-energy behavior of the total cross section for highly virtual photons; (iii) forward amplitude of the production of two light vector mesons in the collision of two virtual photons.

  1. 43 CFR 2568.111 - What if BLM decides that I qualify for land that is in the category of Federal land that BLM...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What if BLM decides that I qualify for land that is in the category of Federal land that BLM cannot convey? 2568.111 Section 2568.111 Public... Certain Veterans Alternative Allotments § 2568.111 What if BLM decides that I qualify for land that is...

  2. 43 CFR 2568.111 - What if BLM decides that I qualify for land that is in the category of Federal land that BLM...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What if BLM decides that I qualify for land that is in the category of Federal land that BLM cannot convey? 2568.111 Section 2568.111 Public... Certain Veterans Alternative Allotments § 2568.111 What if BLM decides that I qualify for land that is...

  3. Outdoor Exhibits

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1996-01-01

    The National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) at the John C. Stennis Space Center has exhibits located in front of the Visitors Center. These boat-shaped buoys are moored in areas of the ocean that experience hostile environmental conditions. The instruments installed gather information and relay it to the National Weather Service by satellite. Nomad buoys are 20 feet long and weigh 13,900 pounds. They provide information on wind speed and direction, humidity levels, air and sea surface temperature and air pressure. U.S. Coast Guard ships transport buoys to their mooring sites.

  4. 43 CFR 3255.12 - How long will information I give BLM remain confidential or proprietary?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... information I give BLM remain confidential or proprietary? The FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552) does not provide a finite period of time during which information may be exempt from public disclosure. BLM will review...

  5. 43 CFR 3255.12 - How long will information I give BLM remain confidential or proprietary?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... information I give BLM remain confidential or proprietary? The FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552) does not provide a finite period of time during which information may be exempt from public disclosure. BLM will review...

  6. 43 CFR 3255.12 - How long will information I give BLM remain confidential or proprietary?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... information I give BLM remain confidential or proprietary? The FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552) does not provide a finite period of time during which information may be exempt from public disclosure. BLM will review...

  7. 43 CFR 3255.12 - How long will information I give BLM remain confidential or proprietary?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... information I give BLM remain confidential or proprietary? The FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552) does not provide a finite period of time during which information may be exempt from public disclosure. BLM will review...

  8. 43 CFR 3214.14 - May BLM increase the bond amount above the minimum?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... minimum? 3214.14 Section 3214.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... LEASING Personal and Surety Bonds § 3214.14 May BLM increase the bond amount above the minimum? (a) BLM... surface in a timely manner; (3) MMS has notified BLM that a person covered by the bond owes...

  9. 43 CFR 3216.22 - Does BLM approve all transfer requests?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Does BLM approve all transfer requests? 3216.22 Section 3216.22 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... Transfers § 3216.22 Does BLM approve all transfer requests? BLM will not approve a transfer if: (a)...

  10. 43 CFR 3216.22 - Does BLM approve all transfer requests?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Does BLM approve all transfer requests? 3216.22 Section 3216.22 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... Transfers § 3216.22 Does BLM approve all transfer requests? BLM will not approve a transfer if: (a)...

  11. 43 CFR 3216.22 - Does BLM approve all transfer requests?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Does BLM approve all transfer requests? 3216.22 Section 3216.22 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... Transfers § 3216.22 Does BLM approve all transfer requests? BLM will not approve a transfer if: (a)...

  12. 43 CFR 3216.22 - Does BLM approve all transfer requests?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Does BLM approve all transfer requests? 3216.22 Section 3216.22 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... Transfers § 3216.22 Does BLM approve all transfer requests? BLM will not approve a transfer if: (a)...

  13. 43 CFR 3137.24 - Why would BLM reject a unit agreement application?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Why would BLM reject a unit agreement application? 3137.24 Section 3137.24 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... § 3137.24 Why would BLM reject a unit agreement application? BLM will reject a unit agreement...

  14. 43 CFR 3809.311 - What action does BLM take when it receives my notice?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What action does BLM take when it receives... action does BLM take when it receives my notice? (a) Upon receipt of your notice, BLM will review it within 15 calendar days to see if it is complete under § 3809.301. (b) If your notice is incomplete,...

  15. 43 CFR 3809.311 - What action does BLM take when it receives my notice?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What action does BLM take when it receives... action does BLM take when it receives my notice? (a) Upon receipt of your notice, BLM will review it within 15 calendar days to see if it is complete under § 3809.301. (b) If your notice is incomplete,...

  16. 43 CFR 3809.311 - What action does BLM take when it receives my notice?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What action does BLM take when it receives... action does BLM take when it receives my notice? (a) Upon receipt of your notice, BLM will review it within 15 calendar days to see if it is complete under § 3809.301. (b) If your notice is incomplete,...

  17. 43 CFR 3809.311 - What action does BLM take when it receives my notice?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What action does BLM take when it receives... action does BLM take when it receives my notice? (a) Upon receipt of your notice, BLM will review it within 15 calendar days to see if it is complete under § 3809.301. (b) If your notice is incomplete,...

  18. 43 CFR 3206.14 - How does BLM compute acreage holdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How does BLM compute acreage holdings? 3206.14 Section 3206.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... Lease Issuance § 3206.14 How does BLM compute acreage holdings? BLM computes acreage holdings as...

  19. 43 CFR 3206.14 - How does BLM compute acreage holdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How does BLM compute acreage holdings? 3206.14 Section 3206.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... Lease Issuance § 3206.14 How does BLM compute acreage holdings? BLM computes acreage holdings as...

  20. 43 CFR 3206.14 - How does BLM compute acreage holdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How does BLM compute acreage holdings? 3206.14 Section 3206.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... Lease Issuance § 3206.14 How does BLM compute acreage holdings? BLM computes acreage holdings as...

  1. 43 CFR 3206.14 - How does BLM compute acreage holdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How does BLM compute acreage holdings? 3206.14 Section 3206.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... Lease Issuance § 3206.14 How does BLM compute acreage holdings? BLM computes acreage holdings as...

  2. 43 CFR 3217.14 - When will BLM approve my drilling or development contract?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false When will BLM approve my drilling or... RESOURCE LEASING Cooperative Agreements § 3217.14 When will BLM approve my drilling or development contract? BLM may approve a drilling or development contract when: (a) One or more geothermal lessees enter...

  3. 43 CFR 3217.14 - When will BLM approve my drilling or development contract?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false When will BLM approve my drilling or... RESOURCE LEASING Cooperative Agreements § 3217.14 When will BLM approve my drilling or development contract? BLM may approve a drilling or development contract when: (a) One or more geothermal lessees enter...

  4. 43 CFR 2806.11 - How will BLM charge me rent?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How will BLM charge me rent? 2806.11 Section 2806.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND... POLICY MANAGEMENT ACT Rents General Provisions § 2806.11 How will BLM charge me rent? (a) BLM will...

  5. 43 CFR 2806.11 - How will BLM charge me rent?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How will BLM charge me rent? 2806.11 Section 2806.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND... POLICY MANAGEMENT ACT Rents General Provisions § 2806.11 How will BLM charge me rent? (a) BLM will...

  6. 43 CFR 2806.11 - How will BLM charge me rent?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How will BLM charge me rent? 2806.11 Section 2806.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND... POLICY MANAGEMENT ACT Rents General Provisions § 2806.11 How will BLM charge me rent? (a) BLM will...

  7. 43 CFR 2802.11 - How does BLM designate corridors?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2000) RIGHTS-OF-WAY UNDER THE FEDERAL LAND POLICY MANAGEMENT ACT Lands Available for FLPMA Grants § 2802.11 How does BLM designate corridors? (a..., concerns, and needs. The process results in a resource management plan or plan amendment, which...

  8. 43 CFR 3192.10 - What costs will BLM pay?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What costs will BLM pay? 3192.10 Section 3192.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY, COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS FOR OIL AND GAS...

  9. Chimpanzees and Bonobos Exhibit Divergent Spatial Memory Development

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rosati, Alexandra G.; Hare, Brian

    2012-01-01

    Spatial cognition and memory are critical cognitive skills underlying foraging behaviors for all primates. While the emergence of these skills has been the focus of much research on human children, little is known about ontogenetic patterns shaping spatial cognition in other species. Comparative developmental studies of nonhuman apes can…

  10. 78 FR 29379 - BLM Director's Response to the Appeal by the Governors of Utah and Wyoming of the BLM Assistant...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-20

    ...) for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land... for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the BLM in Colorado, Utah... version of Alternative 2(b) from the proposed plan in the Final Oil Shale and Tar Sands...

  11. 78 FR 68466 - BLM Director's Response to the Idaho Governor's Appeal of the BLM Idaho State Director's Governor...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-14

    ... Sage-Grouse Plan concerns, your letter did not identify inconsistencies between your Plan and any of... regulatory requirements by specifically identifying inconsistencies between the Greater Sage-Grouse Plan and... of BLM Idaho's statement that your Greater Sage-Grouse Plan was `not sufficiently final' to...

  12. 77 FR 71822 - Notice of Availability of the BLM's Responses to Public Comments and of the BLM's Environmental...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-04

    ..., 2012, 77 FR 41442. This Notice announces the availability of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM... this area and has been mined since 1930. The Secretary issued the first Potash Order in 1939 (4 FR 1012... with development of the other (16 FR 10669, October 18, 1951). The Order was amended in 1965 (30...

  13. 78 FR 4435 - BLM Director's Response to the Alaska Governor's Appeal of the BLM Alaska State Director's...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-22

    ... Finding ] of No Significant Impact for the Delta River Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) Plan and... business hours. A copy of the Delta River SRMA Plan and EARMP are available on the BLM-Alaska Web site at... Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Delta River SRMA Plan and the EARMP...

  14. Early phase pharmacokinetics and pulmonary disposition of parenteral bleomycin A2 (BLM A2) in BLM sensitive and resistant strains of mice

    SciTech Connect

    Harrison, J.H.; Filderman, A.E.; Lazo, J.S.

    1986-03-01

    Recent studies have shown that C57BL/6N mice are more sensitive than BALB/c mice to the pulmonary fibrotic effects of BLM. To determine whether the two strains show corresponding differences in BLM pharmacokinetics and pulmonary disposition after parenteral injection, the authors treated C57BL/6N and BALB/c mice with a single dose of (/sup 3/H)-BLM (80 mg/kg,iv). Serial blood samples were collected over 30 min from each animal, followed by pulmonary lavage and collection organs. In C57 BL/6N mice, BLM A2 plasma levels were maximal (178-227 ..mu..g/ml) in the first sample (2 min) and declined in a first order manner with a half-life of 12.6 +/- 3.6 (SD) min. The Vd was 232 +/- 29 ml/kg body weight. Pulmonary lavage recovered 68.1 +/- 3.5% of total lung radioactivity. BLM A2 was the predominant radioactive species and was present in equal proportions in lavage fluid and lung tissue. BALB/c mice showed similar BLM A2 distribution and elimination, and the recovery of BLM A2 in lavage fluid was not decreased as compared with C57BL/6N mice. Therefore, the resistance of BALB/c mice to BLM pulmonary toxicity does not appear to result from enhanced elimination of the drug or relative exclusion of BLM from lung tissues at this dose. These findings indicate that after iv injection, BLM rapidly distributes through a volume similar to extracellular water and, of particular interest, the majority of lung BLM is accessible to pulmonary lavage.

  15. Quantum skew divergence

    SciTech Connect

    Audenaert, Koenraad M. R.

    2014-11-15

    In this paper, we study the quantum generalisation of the skew divergence, which is a dissimilarity measure between distributions introduced by Lee in the context of natural language processing. We provide an in-depth study of the quantum skew divergence, including its relation to other state distinguishability measures. Finally, we present a number of important applications: new continuity inequalities for the quantum Jensen-Shannon divergence and the Holevo information, and a new and short proof of Bravyi's Small Incremental Mixing conjecture.

  16. 43 CFR 3254.11 - What will BLM do if my exploration operations are not in compliance with my permit, other BLM...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What will BLM do if my exploration operations are not in compliance with my permit, other BLM approvals or orders, or the regulations in this part? 3254.11 Section 3254.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF...

  17. Development of a BLM-based intelligent biosensor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Liu, Sheng; Wei, Yunlong; Cai, Shaoxi; Tien, H. Ti; Ottova, Angelica L.

    2001-09-01

    Bilayer lipid membranes (BLMs) are promising 'smart' materials for biosensor and biomolecules. A novel pH-microbe of an acupuncture needle support with BLM modified by electron mediators was fabricated. An intelligent biosensor system BLM-based was developed. The intelligent system can automatically measure and analyze pH value of aqueous solution with probes BLMs-based and Si-chips thin-film as sensing elements. It can also give a warning message when the pH value of aqueous solution is over one threshold value. The intelligent system has communication interface of computer. A monitoring system based network can be constructed by connection the intelligence system with computers.

  18. Primate molecular divergence dates.

    PubMed

    Steiper, Michael E; Young, Nathan M

    2006-11-01

    With genomic data, alignments can be assembled that greatly increase the number of informative sites for analysis of molecular divergence dates. Here, we present an estimate of the molecular divergence dates for all of the major primate groups. These date estimates are based on a Bayesian analysis of approximately 59.8 kbp of genomic data from 13 primates and 6 mammalian outgroups, using a range of paleontologically supported calibration estimates. Results support a Cretaceous last common ancestor of extant primates (approximately 77 mya), an Eocene divergence between platyrrhine and catarrhine primates (approximately 43 mya), an Oligocene origin of apes and Old World monkeys (approximately 31 mya), and an early Miocene (approximately 18 mya) divergence of Asian and African great apes. These dates are examined in the context of other molecular clock studies. PMID:16815047

  19. Transcriptomic and Protein Expression Analysis Reveals Clinicopathological Significance of Bloom Syndrome Helicase (BLM) in Breast Cancer.

    PubMed

    Arora, Arvind; Abdel-Fatah, Tarek M A; Agarwal, Devika; Doherty, Rachel; Moseley, Paul M; Aleskandarany, Mohammed A; Green, Andrew R; Ball, Graham; Alshareeda, Alaa T; Rakha, Emad A; Chan, Stephen Y T; Ellis, Ian O; Madhusudan, Srinivasan

    2015-04-01

    Bloom syndrome helicase (BLM) has key roles in homologous recombination repair, telomere maintenance, and DNA replication. Germ-line mutations in the BLM gene causes Bloom syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by premature aging and predisposition to multiple cancers, including breast cancer. The clinicopathologic significance of BLM in sporadic breast cancers is unknown. We investigated BLM mRNA expression in the Molecular Taxonomy of Breast Cancer International Consortium cohort (n = 1,950) and validated in an external dataset of 2,413 tumors. BLM protein level was evaluated in the Nottingham Tenovus series comprising 1,650 breast tumors. BLM mRNA overexpression was significantly associated with high histologic grade, larger tumor size, estrogen receptor-negative (ER(-)), progesterone receptor-negative (PR(-)), and triple-negative phenotypes (ps < 0.0001). BLM mRNA overexpression was also linked to aggressive molecular phenotypes, including PAM50.Her2 (P < 0.0001), PAM50.Basal (P < 0.0001), and PAM50.LumB (P < 0.0001) and Genufu subtype (ER(+)/Her2(-)/high proliferation; P < 0.0001). PAM50.LumA tumors and Genufu subtype (ER(+)/Her2(-)/low proliferation) were more likely to express low levels of BLM mRNA (ps < 0.0001). Integrative molecular clusters (intClust) intClust.1 (P < 0.0001), intClust.5 (P < 0.0001), intClust.9 (P < 0.0001), and intClust.10 (P < 0.0001) were also more likely in tumors with high BLM mRNA expression. BLM mRNA overexpression was associated with poor breast cancer-specific survival (BCSS; ps < 0.000001). At the protein level, altered subcellular localization with high cytoplasmic BLM and low nuclear BLM was linked to aggressive phenotypes. In multivariate analysis, BLM mRNA and BLM protein levels independently influenced BCSS. This is the first and the largest study to provide evidence that BLM is a promising biomarker in breast cancer. PMID:25673821

  20. USGS and BLM agree to expand mapping coordination

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The U.S. Geological Survey, the largest civilian mapping agency, has just joined hands with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the largest federal land management agency, in an agreement to expand coordination of their mapping efforts and develop cartographic technology of mutual benefit.The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the agencies provides a mechanism to produce and exchange conventional maps, digital cartographic data, and remotely sensed data. The new agreement will also help enforce national standards in map making, which will make the data more available and useful to a wider audience.

  1. 43 CFR 3508.22 - What happens if BLM rejects my bid?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What happens if BLM rejects my bid? 3508... THAN COAL AND OIL SHALE Competitive Lease Applications § 3508.22 What happens if BLM rejects my bid? (a) If your bid is the high bid and we reject it because you did not sign the lease form and pay...

  2. 43 CFR 3602.49 - When will BLM issue a non-renewable contract?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false When will BLM issue a non-renewable contract? 3602.49 Section 3602.49 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.49 When will BLM issue a non-renewable...

  3. 43 CFR 3602.49 - When will BLM issue a non-renewable contract?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false When will BLM issue a non-renewable contract? 3602.49 Section 3602.49 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.49 When will BLM issue a non-renewable...

  4. 43 CFR 3602.49 - When will BLM issue a non-renewable contract?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false When will BLM issue a non-renewable contract? 3602.49 Section 3602.49 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.49 When will BLM issue a non-renewable...

  5. 43 CFR 3602.49 - When will BLM issue a non-renewable contract?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false When will BLM issue a non-renewable contract? 3602.49 Section 3602.49 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.49 When will BLM issue a non-renewable...

  6. 43 CFR 3263.14 - May BLM require me to abandon a well?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false May BLM require me to abandon a well? 3263.14 Section 3263.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Well Abandonment § 3263.14 May BLM require me...

  7. 43 CFR 3602.43 - How does BLM conduct competitive mineral materials sales?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How does BLM conduct competitive mineral... (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.43 How does BLM conduct...

  8. 43 CFR 3602.43 - How does BLM conduct competitive mineral materials sales?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How does BLM conduct competitive mineral... (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.43 How does BLM conduct...

  9. 43 CFR 3602.43 - How does BLM conduct competitive mineral materials sales?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How does BLM conduct competitive mineral... (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.43 How does BLM conduct...

  10. 43 CFR 3602.42 - How does BLM publicize competitive mineral materials sales?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How does BLM publicize competitive mineral... (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.42 How does BLM publicize...

  11. 43 CFR 3602.42 - How does BLM publicize competitive mineral materials sales?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How does BLM publicize competitive mineral... (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.42 How does BLM publicize...

  12. 43 CFR 3602.43 - How does BLM conduct competitive mineral materials sales?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How does BLM conduct competitive mineral... (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.43 How does BLM conduct...

  13. 43 CFR 3602.42 - How does BLM publicize competitive mineral materials sales?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How does BLM publicize competitive mineral... (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.42 How does BLM publicize...

  14. 43 CFR 3602.41 - When will BLM sell mineral materials on a competitive basis?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false When will BLM sell mineral materials on a... (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.41 When will BLM sell mineral...

  15. 43 CFR 3602.41 - When will BLM sell mineral materials on a competitive basis?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false When will BLM sell mineral materials on a... (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.41 When will BLM sell mineral...

  16. 43 CFR 3602.41 - When will BLM sell mineral materials on a competitive basis?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false When will BLM sell mineral materials on a... (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.41 When will BLM sell mineral...

  17. 43 CFR 3602.42 - How does BLM publicize competitive mineral materials sales?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How does BLM publicize competitive mineral... (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Competitive Sales § 3602.42 How does BLM publicize...

  18. 43 CFR 2932.21 - Why should I contact BLM before submitting an application?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Why should I contact BLM before submitting an application? 2932.21 Section 2932.21 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... Groups, and Recreation Use in Special Areas § 2932.21 Why should I contact BLM before submitting...

  19. 43 CFR 3137.51 - Under what conditions does BLM permit multiple unit operators?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Under what conditions does BLM permit multiple unit operators? 3137.51 Section 3137.51 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public...-Alaska Optional Terms § 3137.51 Under what conditions does BLM permit multiple unit operators?...

  20. 43 CFR 3601.51 - How will BLM inspect my operation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How will BLM inspect my operation? 3601.51 Section 3601.51 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND... Materials Disposal; General Provisions Contract and Permit Administration § 3601.51 How will BLM inspect...

  1. 43 CFR 6302.14 - What authorization do I need to climb in BLM wilderness?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... BLM wilderness? 6302.14 Section 6302.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands...) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.14 What authorization do I need to climb in BLM wilderness? (a) You do not need...

  2. 43 CFR 6302.14 - What authorization do I need to climb in BLM wilderness?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... BLM wilderness? 6302.14 Section 6302.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands...) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.14 What authorization do I need to climb in BLM wilderness? (a) You do not need...

  3. 43 CFR 6302.14 - What authorization do I need to climb in BLM wilderness?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... BLM wilderness? 6302.14 Section 6302.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands...) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.14 What authorization do I need to climb in BLM wilderness? (a) You do not need...

  4. 43 CFR 6302.14 - What authorization do I need to climb in BLM wilderness?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... BLM wilderness? 6302.14 Section 6302.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands...) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.14 What authorization do I need to climb in BLM wilderness? (a) You do not need...

  5. 43 CFR 3213.15 - How will BLM notify me if it terminates my lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How will BLM notify me if it terminates my lease? 3213.15 Section 3213.15 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... LEASING Relinquishment, Termination, and Cancellation § 3213.15 How will BLM notify me if it terminates...

  6. 43 CFR 3215.11 - Must I replace my bond after BLM collects against it?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Must I replace my bond after BLM collects against it? 3215.11 Section 3215.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... against it? If BLM collects against your bond, before you conduct any further operations you must...

  7. 43 CFR 3213.15 - How will BLM notify me if it terminates my lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How will BLM notify me if it terminates my lease? 3213.15 Section 3213.15 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... LEASING Relinquishment, Termination, and Cancellation § 3213.15 How will BLM notify me if it terminates...

  8. 43 CFR 3213.15 - How will BLM notify me if it terminates my lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How will BLM notify me if it terminates my lease? 3213.15 Section 3213.15 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... LEASING Relinquishment, Termination, and Cancellation § 3213.15 How will BLM notify me if it terminates...

  9. 43 CFR 3215.11 - Must I replace my bond after BLM collects against it?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Must I replace my bond after BLM collects against it? 3215.11 Section 3215.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... against it? If BLM collects against your bond, before you conduct any further operations you must...

  10. 43 CFR 3215.11 - Must I replace my bond after BLM collects against it?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Must I replace my bond after BLM collects against it? 3215.11 Section 3215.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... against it? If BLM collects against your bond, before you conduct any further operations you must...

  11. 43 CFR 3215.11 - Must I replace my bond after BLM collects against it?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Must I replace my bond after BLM collects against it? 3215.11 Section 3215.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... against it? If BLM collects against your bond, before you conduct any further operations you must...

  12. 43 CFR 3213.15 - How will BLM notify me if it terminates my lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How will BLM notify me if it terminates my lease? 3213.15 Section 3213.15 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... LEASING Relinquishment, Termination, and Cancellation § 3213.15 How will BLM notify me if it terminates...

  13. 43 CFR 3602.14 - What kind of financial security does BLM require?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS...? (a) For contracts of $2,000 or more, BLM will require a performance bond of an amount sufficient to... post a performance bond. (b) BLM may require a performance bond for contracts of less than $2,000....

  14. 43 CFR 3206.11 - What must BLM do before issuing a lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What must BLM do before issuing a lease? 3206.11 Section 3206.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Lease Issuance § 3206.11 What must BLM...

  15. 43 CFR 3503.38 - How does BLM compute my acreage holdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How does BLM compute my acreage holdings? 3503.38 Section 3503.38 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... OTHER THAN COAL AND OIL SHALE Areas Available for Leasing Acreage Amounts § 3503.38 How does BLM...

  16. 43 CFR 3503.38 - How does BLM compute my acreage holdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How does BLM compute my acreage holdings? 3503.38 Section 3503.38 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... OTHER THAN COAL AND OIL SHALE Areas Available for Leasing Acreage Amounts § 3503.38 How does BLM...

  17. 43 CFR 3503.38 - How does BLM compute my acreage holdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How does BLM compute my acreage holdings? 3503.38 Section 3503.38 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... OTHER THAN COAL AND OIL SHALE Areas Available for Leasing Acreage Amounts § 3503.38 How does BLM...

  18. 43 CFR 3503.38 - How does BLM compute my acreage holdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How does BLM compute my acreage holdings? 3503.38 Section 3503.38 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU... OTHER THAN COAL AND OIL SHALE Areas Available for Leasing Acreage Amounts § 3503.38 How does BLM...

  19. 43 CFR 3270.12 - What other orders or instructions may BLM issue?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Utilization of Geothermal Resources-General § 3270.12 What other orders or instructions may BLM issue? BLM may issue: (a) Geothermal resource operational orders, for detailed requirements that...

  20. 43 CFR 3260.12 - What other orders or instructions may BLM issue?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Geothermal Drilling Operations-General § 3260.12 What other orders or instructions may BLM issue? BLM may issue: (a) Geothermal resource operational orders for detailed requirements that...

  1. Stream and River Condition Across the BLM's National System of Public Lands.

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, conducted the first ever Western Rivers and Streams Assessment (WRSA), a survey of the condition of BLM streams and rivers throughout the contiguous western U.S. The WRSA was desi...

  2. Stream and River Condition Across the BLM's National System of Public Lands

    EPA Science Inventory

    Meeting Abstract: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, conducted the first ever Western Rivers and Streams Assessment (WRSA), a survey of the condition of BLM streams and rivers throughout the contiguous western U.S...

  3. 43 CFR 3601.14 - When can BLM dispose of mineral materials from unpatented mining claims?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Disposal; General Provisions Limitations on Disposal of...) BLM may dispose of mineral materials from unpatented mining claims if disposal does not endanger or.... If the mining claimant refuses to sign a waiver, BLM will make sure that disposal of the...

  4. 43 CFR 3601.14 - When can BLM dispose of mineral materials from unpatented mining claims?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Disposal; General Provisions Limitations on Disposal of...) BLM may dispose of mineral materials from unpatented mining claims if disposal does not endanger or.... If the mining claimant refuses to sign a waiver, BLM will make sure that disposal of the...

  5. 43 CFR 3601.14 - When can BLM dispose of mineral materials from unpatented mining claims?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Disposal; General Provisions Limitations on Disposal of...) BLM may dispose of mineral materials from unpatented mining claims if disposal does not endanger or.... If the mining claimant refuses to sign a waiver, BLM will make sure that disposal of the...

  6. 43 CFR 3601.14 - When can BLM dispose of mineral materials from unpatented mining claims?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Disposal; General Provisions Limitations on Disposal of...) BLM may dispose of mineral materials from unpatented mining claims if disposal does not endanger or.... If the mining claimant refuses to sign a waiver, BLM will make sure that disposal of the...

  7. 78 FR 60309 - Notice of Public Meeting, BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-01

    ... Bureau of Land Management Notice of Public Meeting, BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: In... 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska...

  8. 25 CFR 212.4 - Authority and responsibility of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The functions of the Bureau of Land Management are found in 43... 25 Indians 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Authority and responsibility of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 212.4 Section 212.4 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ENERGY...

  9. 43 CFR 3275.20 - What will BLM do if I waste geothermal resources?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What will BLM do if I waste geothermal... LEASING Conducting Utilization Operations § 3275.20 What will BLM do if I waste geothermal resources? We will determine the amount of any resources you have lost through waste. If you did not take...

  10. 43 CFR 3275.20 - What will BLM do if I waste geothermal resources?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What will BLM do if I waste geothermal... LEASING Conducting Utilization Operations § 3275.20 What will BLM do if I waste geothermal resources? We will determine the amount of any resources you have lost through waste. If you did not take...

  11. 43 CFR 3275.20 - What will BLM do if I waste geothermal resources?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What will BLM do if I waste geothermal... LEASING Conducting Utilization Operations § 3275.20 What will BLM do if I waste geothermal resources? We will determine the amount of any resources you have lost through waste. If you did not take...

  12. 43 CFR 3275.20 - What will BLM do if I waste geothermal resources?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What will BLM do if I waste geothermal... LEASING Conducting Utilization Operations § 3275.20 What will BLM do if I waste geothermal resources? We will determine the amount of any resources you have lost through waste. If you did not take...

  13. Structure of a Blm10 complex reveals common mechanisms for proteasome binding and gate opening

    PubMed Central

    Sadre-Bazzaz, Kianoush; Whitby, Frank G.; Robinson, Howard; Formosa, Tim; Hill, Christopher P.

    2010-01-01

    Summary The proteasome is an abundant protease that is critically important for numerous cellular pathways. Proteasomes are activated in vitro by three known classes of proteins/complexes, including Blm10/PA200. Here we report a 3.4Å resolution crystal structure of a proteasome-Blm10 complex, which reveals that Blm10 surrounds the proteasome entry pore in the 1.2 MDa complex to form a largely closed dome that is expected to restrict access of potential substrates. This architecture, and the observation that Blm10 induces a disordered proteasome gate structure, challenges the assumption that Blm10 functions as an activator of proteolysis in vivo. The Blm10 C-terminus binds in the same manner as seen for 11S activators and inferred for 19S/PAN activators, and indicates a unified model for gate opening. We also demonstrate that Blm10 acts to maintain mitochondrial function. Consistent with the structural data, the C-terminal residues of Blm10 are needed for this activity. PMID:20227375

  14. 43 CFR 3715.3-3 - How does BLM process the information I submit about my proposed occupancy?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How does BLM process the information I... (3000) PUBLIC LAW 167; ACT OF JULY 23, 1955 Use and Occupancy Under the Mining Laws § 3715.3-3 How does BLM process the information I submit about my proposed occupancy? BLM will review all...

  15. 43 CFR 3715.3-3 - How does BLM process the information I submit about my proposed occupancy?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How does BLM process the information I... (3000) PUBLIC LAW 167; ACT OF JULY 23, 1955 Use and Occupancy Under the Mining Laws § 3715.3-3 How does BLM process the information I submit about my proposed occupancy? BLM will review all...

  16. 43 CFR 3715.3-3 - How does BLM process the information I submit about my proposed occupancy?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How does BLM process the information I... (3000) PUBLIC LAW 167; ACT OF JULY 23, 1955 Use and Occupancy Under the Mining Laws § 3715.3-3 How does BLM process the information I submit about my proposed occupancy? BLM will review all...

  17. 43 CFR 5040.2 - What will BLM do before it establishes sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What will BLM do before it establishes...) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.2 What will BLM do before it establishes sustained-yield forest units? Before BLM designates sustained-yield forest units, it will: (a) Hold a public hearing in the area...

  18. 43 CFR 3809.411 - What action will BLM take when it receives my plan of operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What action will BLM take when it receives... Operations § 3809.411 What action will BLM take when it receives my plan of operations? (a) BLM will review... is complete, that is, it meets the content requirements of § 3809.401(b); (2) Your plan does...

  19. 43 CFR 5040.2 - What will BLM do before it establishes sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What will BLM do before it establishes...) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.2 What will BLM do before it establishes sustained-yield forest units? Before BLM designates sustained-yield forest units, it will: (a) Hold a public hearing in the area...

  20. 43 CFR 3809.411 - What action will BLM take when it receives my plan of operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What action will BLM take when it receives... Operations § 3809.411 What action will BLM take when it receives my plan of operations? (a) BLM will review... is complete, that is, it meets the content requirements of § 3809.401(b); (2) Your plan does...

  1. Parallels and Divergences?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Spray, Martin

    1985-01-01

    Discusses the varying philosophical viewpoints and program orientations associated with the conservation movement, assessing the implications of these divergences on the objectives and instructional methods of environmental education. Also identifies and explains the range of differences existing in environmental education programs. (ML)

  2. Converging or Diverging Lens?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Branca, Mario

    2013-01-01

    Why does a lens magnify? Why does it shrink objects? Why does this happen? The activities that we propose here are useful in helping us to understand how lenses work, and they show that the same lens can have different magnification capabilities. A converging lens can also act as a diverging lens. (Contains 4 figures.)

  3. Measuring Divergent Abilities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sefer, Jasmina

    The validity and reliability of the Yugoslavian (Beograd) version of the Hungarian adaptation of the Torrance Divergent Capacities Test (HAT-DAT) were tested, with a view toward improving the methodology of scoring the creative abilities test and determining standards for Yugoslavia. The test, based on the work of J. P. Guilford (1977), examines…

  4. Divergent RNA transcription

    PubMed Central

    Naughton, Catherine; Corless, Samuel; Gilbert, Nick

    2013-01-01

    New approaches using biotinylated-psoralen as a probe for investigating DNA structure have revealed new insights into the relationship between DNA supercoiling, transcription and chromatin compaction. We explore a hypothesis that divergent RNA transcription generates negative supercoiling at promoters facilitating initiation complex formation and subsequent promoter clearance. PMID:23863199

  5. Ion divergence in magnetically insulated diodes

    SciTech Connect

    Slutz, S.A.; Lemke, R.W.; Pointon, T.D.; Desjarlais, M.P.; Johnson, D.J.; Mehlhorn, T.A.; Filuk, A.; Bailey, J.

    1995-12-01

    Magnetically insulated ion diodes are being developed to drive inertial confinement fusion. Ion beam microdivergence must be reduced to achieve the very high beam intensities required to achieve this goal. Three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations indicate that instability induced fluctuations can produce significant ion divergence during acceleration. These simulations exhibit a fast growing mode early in time, which has been identified as the diocotron instability. The divergence generated by this mode is modest due to the relatively high frequency (>1GHz). Later, a low-frequency low-phase-velocity instability develops. This instability couples effectively to the ions, since the frequency is approximately the reciprocal of the ion transit time, and can generate unacceptably large ion divergences (>30 mrad). Linear stability theory reveals that this mode requires perturbations parallel to the applied magnetic field and is related to the modified two stream instability. Measurements of ion density fluctuations and energy-momentum correlations have confirmed that instabilities develop in ion diodes and contribute to the ion divergence. In addition, spectroscopic measurements indicate that the ions have a significant transverse temperature very close to the emission surface. Passive lithium fluoride (LiF) anodes have larger transverse beam temperatures than laser irradiated active sources. Calculations of source divergence expected from the roughness of LiF surfaces and the possible removal of this layer is presented.

  6. PICH and BLM limit histone association with anaphase centromeric DNA threads and promote their resolution.

    PubMed

    Ke, Yuwen; Huh, Jae-Wan; Warrington, Ross; Li, Bing; Wu, Nan; Leng, Mei; Zhang, Junmei; Ball, Haydn L; Li, Bing; Yu, Hongtao

    2011-08-17

    Centromeres nucleate the formation of kinetochores and are vital for chromosome segregation during mitosis. The SNF2 family helicase PICH (Plk1-interacting checkpoint helicase) and the BLM (the Bloom's syndrome protein) helicase decorate ultrafine histone-negative DNA threads that link the segregating sister centromeres during anaphase. The functions of PICH and BLM at these threads are not understood, however. Here, we show that PICH binds to BLM and enables BLM localization to anaphase centromeric threads. PICH- or BLM-RNAi cells fail to resolve these threads in anaphase. The fragmented threads form centromeric-chromatin-containing micronuclei in daughter cells. Anaphase threads in PICH- and BLM-RNAi cells contain histones and centromere markers. Recombinant purified PICH has nucleosome remodelling activities in vitro. We propose that PICH and BLM unravel centromeric chromatin and keep anaphase DNA threads mostly free of nucleosomes, thus allowing these threads to span long distances between rapidly segregating centromeres without breakage and providing a spatiotemporal window for their resolution. PMID:21743438

  7. PICH and BLM limit histone association with anaphase centromeric DNA threads and promote their resolution

    PubMed Central

    Ke, Yuwen; Huh, Jae-Wan; Warrington, Ross; Li, Bing; Wu, Nan; Leng, Mei; Zhang, Junmei; Ball, Haydn L; Li, Bing; Yu, Hongtao

    2011-01-01

    Centromeres nucleate the formation of kinetochores and are vital for chromosome segregation during mitosis. The SNF2 family helicase PICH (Plk1-interacting checkpoint helicase) and the BLM (the Bloom's syndrome protein) helicase decorate ultrafine histone-negative DNA threads that link the segregating sister centromeres during anaphase. The functions of PICH and BLM at these threads are not understood, however. Here, we show that PICH binds to BLM and enables BLM localization to anaphase centromeric threads. PICH- or BLM-RNAi cells fail to resolve these threads in anaphase. The fragmented threads form centromeric-chromatin-containing micronuclei in daughter cells. Anaphase threads in PICH- and BLM-RNAi cells contain histones and centromere markers. Recombinant purified PICH has nucleosome remodelling activities in vitro. We propose that PICH and BLM unravel centromeric chromatin and keep anaphase DNA threads mostly free of nucleosomes, thus allowing these threads to span long distances between rapidly segregating centromeres without breakage and providing a spatiotemporal window for their resolution. PMID:21743438

  8. Sgs1 Truncations Induce Genome Rearrangements but Suppress Detrimental Effects of BLM Overexpression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    PubMed Central

    Mirzaei, Hamed; Syed, Salahuddin; Kennedy, Jessica; Schmidt, Kristina H

    2011-01-01

    RecQ-like DNA helicases are conserved from bacteria to humans. They perform functions in the maintenance of genome stability, and their mutation is associated with cancer predisposition and premature aging syndromes in humans. Here, a series of C-terminal deletions and point mutations of Sgs1, the only RecQ-like helicase in yeast, show that the HRDC and Rad51 interaction domain are dispensable for Sgs1’s role in suppressing genome instability, whereas the zinc-binding domain and the helicase domain are required. BLM expression from the native SGS1 promoter had no adverse effects on cell growth, but also was unable to complement any sgs1Δ defects. BLM overexpression, however, significantly increased the rate of accumulating GCRs in a dosage-dependent manner and greatly exacerbated sensitivity to DNA-damaging agents. Co-expressing sgs1 truncations of up to 900 residues, lacking all known functional domains of Sgs1, suppressed HU sensitivity of BLM overexpressing cells, suggesting a functional relationship between Sgs1 and BLM. Indeed, protein disorder prediction analysis of Sgs1 and BLM was used to produce a functional Sgs1-BLM chimera by replacing the N-terminus of BLM with the disordered N-terminus of Sgs1. The functionality of this chimera suggests that it is the disordered N-terminus, a site of protein binding and post-translational modification, that confers species-specificity to these two RecQ-like proteins. PMID:21111748

  9. Celastrol enhances Nrf2 mediated antioxidant enzymes and exhibits anti-fibrotic effect through regulation of collagen production against bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis.

    PubMed

    Divya, Thomas; Dineshbabu, Vadivel; Soumyakrishnan, Syamala; Sureshkumar, Anandasadagopan; Sudhandiran, Ganapasam

    2016-02-25

    Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is characterized by excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix components in the alveolar region which distorts the normal lung architecture and impairs the respiratory function. The aim of this study is to evaluate the anti-fibrotic effect of celastrol, a quinine-methide tri-terpenoid mainly found in Thunder God Vine root extracts against bleomycin (BLM)-induced PF through the enhancement of antioxidant defense system. A single intratracheal instillation of BLM (3 U/kg.bw) was administered in rats to induce PF. Celastrol (5 mg/kg) was given intraperitoneally, twice a week for a period of 28 days. BLM-induced rats exhibits declined activities of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants which were restored upon treatment with celastrol. BLM-induced rats show increased total and differential cell counts as compared to control and celastrol treated rats. Histopathological analysis shows increased inflammation and alveolar damage; while assay of hydroxyproline and Masson's trichrome staining shows an increased collagen deposition in BLM-challenged rats that were decreased upon celastrol treatment. Celastrol also reduces inflammation in BLM-induced rats as evidenced by decrease in the expressions of mast cells, Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF- α) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) 2 and 9. Further, Western blot analysis shows that celastrol is a potent inducer of NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and it restores the activities of Phase II enzymes such as hemoxygenase-1 (HO-1), glutathione-S-transferase (GSTs) and NADP(H): quinine oxidoreductase (NQO1) which were declined upon BLM administration. The results of this study show evidence on the protective effect of celastrol against BLM-induced PF through its antioxidant and anti-fibrotic effects. PMID:26768587

  10. Divergence Boundary Conditions for Vector Helmholtz Equations with Divergence Constraints

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kangro, Urve; Nicolaides, Roy

    1997-01-01

    The idea of replacing a divergence constraint by a divergence boundary condition is investigated. The connections between the formulations are considered in detail. It is shown that the most common methods of using divergence boundary conditions do not always work properly. Necessary and sufficient conditions for the equivalence of the formulations are given.

  11. 43 CFR 3809.5 - How does BLM define certain terms used in this subpart?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.). Mitigation, as defined in 40 CFR 1508... terms of temporary closures ordered by BLM. (2) Casual use does not include use of mechanized...

  12. 43 CFR 3809.5 - How does BLM define certain terms used in this subpart?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.). Mitigation, as defined in 40 CFR 1508... terms of temporary closures ordered by BLM. (2) Casual use does not include use of mechanized...

  13. 43 CFR 4300.53 - Can BLM reduce the size of the land in my permit?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...; ALASKA; REINDEER; GENERAL Changes in the Size of the Permit Area § 4300.53 Can BLM reduce the size of the... number of reindeer you are grazing; or (b) When disposal, withdrawal, natural causes, such as drought...

  14. 43 CFR 4300.53 - Can BLM reduce the size of the land in my permit?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...; ALASKA; REINDEER; GENERAL Changes in the Size of the Permit Area § 4300.53 Can BLM reduce the size of the... number of reindeer you are grazing; or (b) When disposal, withdrawal, natural causes, such as drought...

  15. 43 CFR 4300.53 - Can BLM reduce the size of the land in my permit?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...; ALASKA; REINDEER; GENERAL Changes in the Size of the Permit Area § 4300.53 Can BLM reduce the size of the... number of reindeer you are grazing; or (b) When disposal, withdrawal, natural causes, such as drought...

  16. 43 CFR 4300.53 - Can BLM reduce the size of the land in my permit?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...; ALASKA; REINDEER; GENERAL Changes in the Size of the Permit Area § 4300.53 Can BLM reduce the size of the... number of reindeer you are grazing; or (b) When disposal, withdrawal, natural causes, such as drought...

  17. Higher-order prediction terms and fixing the renormalization scale using the BLM approach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mirjalili, Abolfazl; Khellat, Mohammad Reza

    2014-12-01

    There is an ambiguity in the perturbative series of QCD observables on how to choose the renormalization and even more the factorization scale. There are many approaches to overcome this obstacle and to fix the scales. Among them, there is the Brodsky-Lepage-Mackenzie (BLM) approach which is based on an intriguing principle. Based on the BLM approach, we intend to absorb the nf-terms in the pQCD series that rightly determines the running behavior of the running coupling into the running coupling. We make an extensive use of the BLM approach to investigate the details of predicting higher order correction terms of some QCD observables. By this way we test different methods to improve the prediction process. It is also found out that an overall normalization could change BLM predictions effectively.

  18. 43 CFR 3602.13 - How does BLM measure and establish the price of mineral materials?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000... contract renewal period. (c) BLM measures mineral materials by in-place volume or weight equivalent....

  19. 43 CFR 3280.3 - What is BLM's general policy regarding the formation of unit agreements?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES UNIT AGREEMENTS Geothermal Resources Unit Agreements-General § 3280.3 What is BLM's... natural resources of any geothermal reservoir, field, or like area, or any part thereof, lessees and...

  20. 43 CFR 3507.19 - Under what circumstances will BLM reject my application?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... requirements of this subpart; or (4) In the case of sodium, potassium and sulphur, if BLM determines that the... the application. In making this determination, we will consider: (1) The land use plan;...

  1. Sources and Structures of Mitotic Crossovers That Arise When BLM Helicase Is Absent in Drosophila

    PubMed Central

    LaFave, Matthew C.; Andersen, Sabrina L.; Stoffregen, Eric P.; Holsclaw, Julie K.; Kohl, Kathryn P.; Overton, Lewis J.; Sekelsky, Jeff

    2014-01-01

    The Bloom syndrome helicase, BLM, has numerous functions that prevent mitotic crossovers. We used unique features of Drosophila melanogaster to investigate origins and properties of mitotic crossovers that occur when BLM is absent. Induction of lesions that block replication forks increased crossover frequencies, consistent with functions for BLM in responding to fork blockage. In contrast, treatment with hydroxyurea, which stalls forks, did not elevate crossovers, even though mutants lacking BLM are sensitive to killing by this agent. To learn about sources of spontaneous recombination, we mapped mitotic crossovers in mutants lacking BLM. In the male germline, irradiation-induced crossovers were distributed randomly across the euchromatin, but spontaneous crossovers were nonrandom. We suggest that regions of the genome with a high frequency of mitotic crossovers may be analogous to common fragile sites in the human genome. Interestingly, in the male germline there is a paucity of crossovers in the interval that spans the pericentric heterochromatin, but in the female germline this interval is more prone to crossing over. Finally, our system allowed us to recover pairs of reciprocal crossover chromosomes. Sequencing of these revealed the existence of gene conversion tracts and did not provide any evidence for mutations associated with crossovers. These findings provide important new insights into sources and structures of mitotic crossovers and functions of BLM helicase. PMID:24172129

  2. Loss of Blm enhances basal cell carcinoma and rhabdomyosarcoma tumorigenesis in Ptch1+/- mice.

    PubMed

    Davari, Parastoo; Hebert, Jennifer L; Albertson, Donna G; Huey, Bing; Roy, Ritu; Mancianti, Maria L; Horvai, Andrew E; McDaniel, Lisa D; Schultz, Roger A; Epstein, Ervin H

    2010-06-01

    Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) have relative genomic stability and relatively benign clinical behavior but whether these two are related causally is unknown. To investigate the effects of introducing genomic instability into murine BCCs, we have compared ionizing radiation-induced tumorigenesis in Ptch1(+/-) mice versus that in Ptch1(+/-) mice carrying mutant Blm alleles. We found that BCCs in Ptch1(+/-) Blm(tm3Brd/tm3Brd) mice had a trend toward greater genomic instability as measured by array comprehensive genomic hybridization and that these mice developed significantly more microscopic BCCs than did Ptch1(+/-) Blm(+/tm3Brd) or Ptch1(+/-) Blm(+/+) mice. The mutant Blm alleles also markedly enhanced the formation of rhabdomyosarcomas (RMSs), another cancer to which Ptch1(+/)(-) mice and PTCH1(+/)(-) (basal cell nevus syndrome) patients are susceptible. Highly recurrent but different copy number changes were associated with the two tumor types and included losses of chromosomes 4 and 10 in all BCCs and gain of chromosome 10 in 80% of RMSs. Loss of chromosome 11 and 13, including the Trp53 and Ptch1 loci, respectively, occurred frequently in BCCs, suggesting tissue-specific selection for genes or pathways that collaborate with Ptch deficiency in tumorigenesis. Despite the quantitative differences, there was no dramatic qualititative difference in the BCC or RMS tumors associated with the mutant Blm genotype. PMID:19995795

  3. Dynamic Investigation of Static Divergence: Analysis and Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Heeg, Jennifer

    2000-01-01

    The phenomenon known as aeroelastic divergence is the focus of this work. The analyses and experiment presented here show that divergence can occur without a structural dynamic mode losing its oscillatory nature. Aeroelastic divergence occurs when the structural restorative capability or stiffness of a structure is overwhelmed by the static aerodynamic moment. This static aeroelastic coupling does not require the structural dynamic system behavior to cease, however. Aeroelastic changes in the dynamic mode behavior are governed not only by the stiffness, but by damping and inertial properties. The work presented here supports these fundamental assertions by examining a simple system: a typical section airfoil with only a rotational structural degree of freedom. Analytical results identified configurations that exhibit different types of dynamic mode behavior as the system encounters divergence. A wind tunnel model was designed and tested to examine divergence experimentally. The experimental results validate the analytical calculations and explicitly examine the divergence phenomenon where the dynamic mode persists. Three configurations of the wind tunnel model were tested. The experimental results agree very well with the analytical predictions of subcritical characteristics, divergence velocity, and behavior of the noncritical dynamic mode at divergence.

  4. Ethics on Exhibit

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vick, Randy M.

    2011-01-01

    This article discusses ethical questions raised by an exhibition of work by an artist with a history of mental illness and the exhibition's relevance to art therapy and “outsider art” discourse on the subject. Considerations for how such an exhibit could be handled had the circumstances included an art therapist and art therapy client are…

  5. An Exhibit for Touching.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hunt, Susan

    1979-01-01

    An exhibit designed for visually handicapped persons presented by the Kalamazoo (Michigan) Institute of Art included bronze sculptures and oil paintings from the institute's permanent collection. (CL)

  6. San Rafael Schools Exhibit.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    San Rafael City Schools, CA.

    The San Rafael City Schools' exhibit which was displayed at the 1983 Marin County Fair (California) is described. The exhibit, entitled "Education - A Real Winner," consisted of 12 display panels illustrating the following aspects of the school system: (1) early history from 1861; (2) present board and administration; (3) present schools and…

  7. A Teaching Aids Exhibition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mahanja, Salah

    1985-01-01

    Describes an exhibition for the benefit of teachers of English in Arab Primary Schools, which was prepared by third-year students at the Teachers College for Arab Teachers. The exhibition included games, songs, audiovisual aids, crossword puzzles, vocabulary, spelling booklets, preposition aids, and worksheet and lesson planning aids. (SED)

  8. Visitors Center Exhibits

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    A child enjoys building his own LEGO model at a play table which was included in the exhibit 'Travel in Space' World Show. The exhibit consisted of 21 displays designed to teach children about flight and space travel from the Wright brothers to future generations of space vehicles.

  9. Divergence in Dialogue

    PubMed Central

    Healey, Patrick G. T.; Purver, Matthew; Howes, Christine

    2014-01-01

    One of the best known claims about human communication is that people's behaviour and language use converge during conversation. It has been proposed that these patterns can be explained by automatic, cross-person priming. A key test case is structural priming: does exposure to one syntactic structure, in production or comprehension, make reuse of that structure (by the same or another speaker) more likely? It has been claimed that syntactic repetition caused by structural priming is ubiquitous in conversation. However, previous work has not tested for general syntactic repetition effects in ordinary conversation independently of lexical repetition. Here we analyse patterns of syntactic repetition in two large corpora of unscripted everyday conversations. Our results show that when lexical repetition is taken into account there is no general tendency for people to repeat their own syntactic constructions. More importantly, people repeat each other's syntactic constructions less than would be expected by chance; i.e., people systematically diverge from one another in their use of syntactic constructions. We conclude that in ordinary conversation the structural priming effects described in the literature are overwhelmed by the need to actively engage with our conversational partners and respond productively to what they say. PMID:24919186

  10. 43 CFR 3195.37 - Under what circumstances can BLM terminate me as an authorized Federal helium supplier?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... me as an authorized Federal helium supplier? 3195.37 Section 3195.37 Public Lands: Interior... MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal Helium Supplier Requirements § 3195.37 Under what circumstances can BLM terminate me as an authorized Federal helium supplier? BLM has the authority to...

  11. 43 CFR 3195.37 - Under what circumstances can BLM terminate me as an authorized Federal helium supplier?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... me as an authorized Federal helium supplier? 3195.37 Section 3195.37 Public Lands: Interior... MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal Helium Supplier Requirements § 3195.37 Under what circumstances can BLM terminate me as an authorized Federal helium supplier? BLM has the authority to...

  12. 43 CFR 3195.37 - Under what circumstances can BLM terminate me as an authorized Federal helium supplier?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... me as an authorized Federal helium supplier? 3195.37 Section 3195.37 Public Lands: Interior... MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal Helium Supplier Requirements § 3195.37 Under what circumstances can BLM terminate me as an authorized Federal helium supplier? BLM has the authority to...

  13. 43 CFR 3195.37 - Under what circumstances can BLM terminate me as an authorized Federal helium supplier?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... me as an authorized Federal helium supplier? 3195.37 Section 3195.37 Public Lands: Interior... MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal Helium Supplier Requirements § 3195.37 Under what circumstances can BLM terminate me as an authorized Federal helium supplier? BLM has the authority to...

  14. 43 CFR 3715.3-4 - How will BLM notify me of the outcome of its review process?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... its review process? 3715.3-4 Section 3715.3-4 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public...) PUBLIC LAW 167; ACT OF JULY 23, 1955 Use and Occupancy Under the Mining Laws § 3715.3-4 How will BLM notify me of the outcome of its review process? At the conclusion of the review, BLM will make a...

  15. 43 CFR 3809.432 - What process will BLM follow in reviewing a modification of my plan of operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What process will BLM follow in reviewing... MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINING CLAIMS UNDER THE GENERAL MINING LAWS Surface Management Modifications of Plans of Operations § 3809.432 What process will BLM follow in reviewing a modification of my plan...

  16. 43 CFR 3601.43 - What is the process for BLM to approve my mining and reclamation plans?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... § 3601.43 What is the process for BLM to approve my mining and reclamation plans? (a) After reviewing... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What is the process for BLM to approve my mining and reclamation plans? 3601.43 Section 3601.43 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating...

  17. 43 CFR 3715.3-4 - How will BLM notify me of the outcome of its review process?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... its review process? 3715.3-4 Section 3715.3-4 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public...) PUBLIC LAW 167; ACT OF JULY 23, 1955 Use and Occupancy Under the Mining Laws § 3715.3-4 How will BLM notify me of the outcome of its review process? At the conclusion of the review, BLM will make a...

  18. 43 CFR 3715.3-4 - How will BLM notify me of the outcome of its review process?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... its review process? 3715.3-4 Section 3715.3-4 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public...) PUBLIC LAW 167; ACT OF JULY 23, 1955 Use and Occupancy Under the Mining Laws § 3715.3-4 How will BLM notify me of the outcome of its review process? At the conclusion of the review, BLM will make a...

  19. 43 CFR 3601.43 - What is the process for BLM to approve my mining and reclamation plans?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... § 3601.43 What is the process for BLM to approve my mining and reclamation plans? (a) After reviewing... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What is the process for BLM to approve my mining and reclamation plans? 3601.43 Section 3601.43 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating...

  20. 43 CFR 3809.432 - What process will BLM follow in reviewing a modification of my plan of operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What process will BLM follow in reviewing... MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINING CLAIMS UNDER THE GENERAL MINING LAWS Surface Management Modifications of Plans of Operations § 3809.432 What process will BLM follow in reviewing a modification of my plan...

  1. 43 CFR 3809.432 - What process will BLM follow in reviewing a modification of my plan of operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What process will BLM follow in reviewing... MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINING CLAIMS UNDER THE GENERAL MINING LAWS Surface Management Modifications of Plans of Operations § 3809.432 What process will BLM follow in reviewing a modification of my plan...

  2. 43 CFR 3601.43 - What is the process for BLM to approve my mining and reclamation plans?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... § 3601.43 What is the process for BLM to approve my mining and reclamation plans? (a) After reviewing... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What is the process for BLM to approve my mining and reclamation plans? 3601.43 Section 3601.43 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating...

  3. 43 CFR 3809.411 - What action will BLM take when it receives my plan of operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... undue degradation. (c) Following receipt of your complete plan of operations and before BLM acts on it... undue degradation. BLM may require you to incorporate into your plan of operations other agency permits... would result in unnecessary or undue degradation of public lands....

  4. 43 CFR 3809.411 - What action will BLM take when it receives my plan of operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... undue degradation. (c) Following receipt of your complete plan of operations and before BLM acts on it... undue degradation. BLM may require you to incorporate into your plan of operations other agency permits... would result in unnecessary or undue degradation of public lands....

  5. 43 CFR 3280.5 - May BLM require the modification of lease requirements in connection with the creation and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... requirements in connection with the creation and operation of a unit agreement? 3280.5 Section 3280.5 Public... with the creation and operation of a unit agreement? (a) BLM may, with the consent of the lessees... connection with the creation and operation of any such unit agreement as BLM may consider necessary...

  6. 43 CFR 3280.5 - May BLM require the modification of lease requirements in connection with the creation and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... requirements in connection with the creation and operation of a unit agreement? 3280.5 Section 3280.5 Public... with the creation and operation of a unit agreement? (a) BLM may, with the consent of the lessees... connection with the creation and operation of any such unit agreement as BLM may consider necessary...

  7. 43 CFR 3280.5 - May BLM require the modification of lease requirements in connection with the creation and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... requirements in connection with the creation and operation of a unit agreement? 3280.5 Section 3280.5 Public... with the creation and operation of a unit agreement? (a) BLM may, with the consent of the lessees... connection with the creation and operation of any such unit agreement as BLM may consider necessary...

  8. 43 CFR 3809.591 - What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial guarantee?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Financial Guarantee § 3809.591 What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial guarantee? 3809.591 Section 3809.591 Public Lands:...

  9. 43 CFR 3809.591 - What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial guarantee?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Financial Guarantee § 3809.591 What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial guarantee? 3809.591 Section 3809.591 Public Lands:...

  10. 43 CFR 3809.591 - What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial guarantee?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Financial Guarantee § 3809.591 What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial guarantee? 3809.591 Section 3809.591 Public Lands:...

  11. 43 CFR 3809.591 - What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial guarantee?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Financial Guarantee § 3809.591 What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What are the limitations on the amount by which BLM may reduce my financial guarantee? 3809.591 Section 3809.591 Public Lands:...

  12. 43 CFR 3509.48 - What will BLM do after it receives my application for a fractional interest lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What will BLM do after it receives my application for a fractional interest lease? 3509.48 Section 3509.48 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... Lease Applications § 3509.48 What will BLM do after it receives my application for a fractional...

  13. 43 CFR 3509.18 - What will BLM do after it receives my application for a future interest lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What will BLM do after it receives my application for a future interest lease? 3509.18 Section 3509.18 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating... Applications § 3509.18 What will BLM do after it receives my application for a future interest lease? (a)...

  14. 43 CFR 3512.11 - Once BLM issues me a permit or lease, may I assign or sublease it?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Once BLM issues me a permit or lease, may I assign or sublease it? 3512.11 Section 3512.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to... § 3512.11 Once BLM issues me a permit or lease, may I assign or sublease it? You may assign or...

  15. 43 CFR 3509.18 - What will BLM do after it receives my application for a future interest lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What will BLM do after it receives my application for a future interest lease? 3509.18 Section 3509.18 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating... Applications § 3509.18 What will BLM do after it receives my application for a future interest lease? (a)...

  16. 43 CFR 3509.48 - What will BLM do after it receives my application for a fractional interest lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What will BLM do after it receives my application for a fractional interest lease? 3509.48 Section 3509.48 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... Lease Applications § 3509.48 What will BLM do after it receives my application for a fractional...

  17. 43 CFR 3512.11 - Once BLM issues me a permit or lease, may I assign or sublease it?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Once BLM issues me a permit or lease, may I assign or sublease it? 3512.11 Section 3512.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to... § 3512.11 Once BLM issues me a permit or lease, may I assign or sublease it? You may assign or...

  18. 43 CFR 3280.5 - May BLM require the modification of lease requirements in connection with the creation and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... requirements in connection with the creation and operation of a unit agreement? 3280.5 Section 3280.5 Public... with the creation and operation of a unit agreement? (a) BLM may, with the consent of the lessees... connection with the creation and operation of any such unit agreement as BLM may consider necessary...

  19. Communicating Science through Exhibitions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dusenbery, P.; Harold, J.; Morrow, C.

    It is critically important for the public to better understand the scientific process. Museum exhibitions are an important part of informal science education that can effectively reach public audiences as well as school groups. They provide an important gateway for the public to learn about compelling scientific endeavors. There are many ways for scientists to help develop science exhibitions. The Space Science Institute (SSI) is a national leader in producing traveling science exhibitions and their associated educational programming (i.e. interactive websites, educator workshops, public talks, instructional materials). Two of its exhibitions, Space Weather Center and MarsQuest, are currently on tour. Another exhibition, Alien Earths, is in development. The Space Weather Center was developed in partnership with various research missions at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. MarsQuest is a 5000 square-foot traveling exhibition. The exhibit's second 3-year tour began this January at the Detroit Science Center. It is enabling millions of Americans to share in the excitement of the scientific exploration of Mars and to learn more about their own planet in the process. The 3,000 square-foot traveling exhibition, called Alien Earths, will bring origins-related research and discoveries to students and the American public. Alien Earths has four interrelated exhibit areas: Our Place in Space, Star Birth, PlanetQuest, and Search for Life. Exhibit visitors will explore the awesome events surrounding the birth of stars and planets; they will join scientists in the hunt for planets outside our solar system including those that may be in ``habitable zones'' around other stars; and finally they will be able to learn about how scientists are looking for signs of life beyond Earth. Besides the exhibits, SSI is also developing interactive web sites based on exhibit themes. New technologies are transforming the Web from a static medium to an interactive environment with tremendous

  20. New Hurricane Exhibit

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2007-01-01

    A new exhibit in StenniSphere depicting NASA's role in hurricane prediction and research and SSC's role in helping the region recover from Hurricane Katrina. The cyclone-shaped exhibit focuses on the effects of the Aug. 29, 2005 storm and outlines how NASA is working to improve weather forecasting. Through photos, 3-D models and digital animations, the exhibit tells the story of what happened inside the storm and how NASA's scientific research can increase the accuracy of hurricane tracking and modeling.

  1. Genetic and phenotypic divergence between low- and high-altitude populations of two recently diverged cinnamon teal subspecies.

    PubMed

    Wilson, Robert E; Peters, Jeffrey L; McCracken, Kevin G

    2013-01-01

    Spatial variation in the environment can lead to divergent selection between populations occupying different parts of a species' range, and ultimately lead to population divergence. The colonization of new areas can thus facilitate divergence in beneficial traits, yet with little differentiation at neutral genetic markers. We investigated genetic and phenotypic patterns of divergence between low- and high-altitude populations of cinnamon teal inhabiting normoxic and hypoxic regions in the Andes and adjacent lowlands of South America. Cinnamon teal showed strong divergence in body size (PC1; P(ST) = 0.56) and exhibited significant frequency differences in a single nonsynonymous α-hemoglobin amino acid polymorphism (Asn/Ser-α9; F(ST) = 0.60) between environmental extremes, despite considerable admixture of mtDNA and intron loci (F(ST) = 0.004-0.168). Inferences of strong population segregation were further supported by the observation of few mismatched individuals in either environmental extreme. Coalescent analyses indicated that the highlands were most likely colonized from lowland regions but following divergence, gene flow has been asymmetric from the highlands into the lowlands. Multiple selection pressures associated with high-altitude habitats, including cold and hypoxia, have likely shaped morphological and genetic divergence within South American cinnamon teal populations. PMID:23289570

  2. 43 CFR 2884.24 - What fees do I owe if BLM denies my application or if I withdraw my application?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What fees do I owe if BLM denies my application or if I withdraw my application? 2884.24 Section 2884.24 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... fees do I owe if BLM denies my application or if I withdraw my application? If BLM denies...

  3. 43 CFR 2804.27 - What fees do I owe if BLM denies my application or if I withdraw my application?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What fees do I owe if BLM denies my application or if I withdraw my application? 2804.27 Section 2804.27 Public Lands: Interior Regulations....27 What fees do I owe if BLM denies my application or if I withdraw my application? If BLM...

  4. 43 CFR 3830.8 - How will BLM use the information it collects and what does it estimate the burden is on the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How will BLM use the information it collects and what does it estimate the burden is on the public? 3830.8 Section 3830.8 Public Lands... PROVISIONS Providing Information to BLM § 3830.8 How will BLM use the information it collects and what...

  5. 43 CFR 3830.8 - How will BLM use the information it collects and what does it estimate the burden is on the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How will BLM use the information it collects and what does it estimate the burden is on the public? 3830.8 Section 3830.8 Public Lands... PROVISIONS Providing Information to BLM § 3830.8 How will BLM use the information it collects and what...

  6. 43 CFR 3830.8 - How will BLM use the information it collects and what does it estimate the burden is on the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How will BLM use the information it collects and what does it estimate the burden is on the public? 3830.8 Section 3830.8 Public Lands... PROVISIONS Providing Information to BLM § 3830.8 How will BLM use the information it collects and what...

  7. 43 CFR 3830.8 - How will BLM use the information it collects and what does it estimate the burden is on the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How will BLM use the information it collects and what does it estimate the burden is on the public? 3830.8 Section 3830.8 Public Lands... PROVISIONS Providing Information to BLM § 3830.8 How will BLM use the information it collects and what...

  8. 78 FR 65356 - Notice of Mailing/Street Address Change for the BLM-Utah West Desert District and Salt Lake Field...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-31

    ... Bureau of Land Management Notice of Mailing/Street Address Change for the BLM-Utah West Desert District... mailing/street address for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), West Desert District and Salt Lake Field... FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jared Posey, Administrative Officer, BLM West Desert District Office, at...

  9. Communicating Science through Exhibitions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dusenbery, Paul

    2005-04-01

    It is critically important for the public to better understand the scientific process. Museum exhibitions are an important part of informal science education that can effectively reach public audiences as well as school groups. They provide an important gateway for the public to learn about compelling scientific endeavors. Science exhibitions also provide a marvelous opportunity for scientists to become engaged in the exhibit development process. The Space Science Institute (SSI) is a national leader in producing traveling science exhibitions and their associated educational programming (i.e. interactive websites, educator workshops, public talks, instructional materials). The focus of this presentation will be on two of its exhibit projects: MarsQuest (on tour for four years) and Alien Earths (its tour began early in 2005). MarsQuest is enabling millions of Americans to share in the excitement of the scientific exploration of Mars and to learn more about their own planet in the process. Alien Earths will bring origins-related research and discoveries to students and the American public. It has four interrelated exhibit areas: Our Place in Space, Star Birth, Planet Quest, and Search for Life. Exhibit visitors will explore the awesome events surrounding the birth of stars and planets; they will join scientists in the hunt for planets outside our solar system including those that may be in ``habitable zones'' around other stars; and finally they will be able to learn about how scientists are looking for signs of life beyond Earth. SSI is also developing interactive web sites based on exhibit themes. New technologies are transforming the Web from a static medium to an interactive environment with tremendous potential for informal education and inquiry-based investigations. This talk will focus on the role informal science projects play in effectively communicating science to a broad, public audience.

  10. Test Control Center exhibit

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Have you ever wondered how the engineers at John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., test fire a Space Shuttle Main Engine? The Test Control Center exhibit at StenniSphere can answer your questions by simulating the test firing of a Space Shuttle Main Engine. A recreation of one of NASA's test control centers, the exhibit explains and portrays the 'shake, rattle and roar' that happens during a real test firing.

  11. Nucleosomes Shape DNA Polymorphism and Divergence

    PubMed Central

    Langley, Sasha A.; Karpen, Gary H.; Langley, Charles H.

    2014-01-01

    An estimated 80% of genomic DNA in eukaryotes is packaged as nucleosomes, which, together with the remaining interstitial linker regions, generate higher order chromatin structures [1]. Nucleosome sequences isolated from diverse organisms exhibit ∼10 bp periodic variations in AA, TT and GC dinucleotide frequencies. These sequence elements generate intrinsically curved DNA and help establish the histone-DNA interface. We investigated an important unanswered question concerning the interplay between chromatin organization and genome evolution: do the DNA sequence preferences inherent to the highly conserved histone core exert detectable natural selection on genomic divergence and polymorphism? To address this hypothesis, we isolated nucleosomal DNA sequences from Drosophila melanogaster embryos and examined the underlying genomic variation within and between species. We found that divergence along the D. melanogaster lineage is periodic across nucleosome regions with base changes following preferred nucleotides, providing new evidence for systematic evolutionary forces in the generation and maintenance of nucleosome-associated dinucleotide periodicities. Further, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) frequency spectra show striking periodicities across nucleosomal regions, paralleling divergence patterns. Preferred alleles occur at higher frequencies in natural populations, consistent with a central role for natural selection. These patterns are stronger for nucleosomes in introns than in intergenic regions, suggesting selection is stronger in transcribed regions where nucleosomes undergo more displacement, remodeling and functional modification. In addition, we observe a large-scale (∼180 bp) periodic enrichment of AA/TT dinucleotides associated with nucleosome occupancy, while GC dinucleotide frequency peaks in linker regions. Divergence and polymorphism data also support a role for natural selection in the generation and maintenance of these super

  12. Infrared divergences in de Sitter space

    SciTech Connect

    Polarski, D. Service d'Astrophysique, CEN Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette CEDEX, France)

    1991-03-15

    Infrared divergences in de Sitter space are considered. It is shown that symmetry breaking is unavoidable only when the infrared divergence is strong enough. The static vacuum has no symmetry breaking despite the presence of an infrared divergence.

  13. Divergent/passive margin basins

    SciTech Connect

    Edwards, J.D. ); Santogrossi, P.A. )

    1989-01-01

    This book discusses the detailed geology of the four divergent margin basins and establishes a set of analog scenarios which can be used for future petroleum exploration. The divergent margin basins are the Campos basin of Brazil, the Gabon basin, the Niger delta, and the basins of the northwest shelf of Australia. These four petroleum basins present a wide range of stratigraphic sequences and structural styles that represent the diverse evolution of this large and important class of world petroleum basins.

  14. Swamp to Space exhibit

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    The menacing-looking alligator is really harmless. It is one of the realistic props to help convince visitors that the feel of the swamp is real in StenniSphere's Swamp to Space exhibit at John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss. The historical section of the Swamp to Space exhibit tells the story of why and how Stennis Space Center came to be. It also pays tribute to the families who moved their homes to make way for the space age in Mississippi.

  15. 43 CFR 3192.17 - Can BLM reinstate cooperative agreements that have been terminated?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... that have been terminated? 3192.17 Section 3192.17 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to... Agreements § 3192.17 Can BLM reinstate cooperative agreements that have been terminated? (a) If your... prove that you have corrected the problem(s) and are able to carry out the terms of the agreement....

  16. 43 CFR 3192.17 - Can BLM reinstate cooperative agreements that have been terminated?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... that have been terminated? 3192.17 Section 3192.17 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to... Agreements § 3192.17 Can BLM reinstate cooperative agreements that have been terminated? (a) If your... prove that you have corrected the problem(s) and are able to carry out the terms of the agreement....

  17. 43 CFR 3195.26 - What information must I report to BLM?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal... Helium Sales Contract, within 45 days of the end of each quarter, you must report to BLM (see § 3195.13) the following: (a) The name of the company from which you purchased a major helium requirement;...

  18. 43 CFR 3195.26 - What information must I report to BLM?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal... Helium Sales Contract, within 45 days of the end of each quarter, you must report to BLM (see § 3195.13) the following: (a) The name of the company from which you purchased a major helium requirement;...

  19. 43 CFR 3195.33 - What information must I report to BLM?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal Helium Supplier Requirements § 3195.33 What information must I report to BLM? (a) In accordance with the In-Kind Crude Helium Sales Contract, within 45 days of the end of each quarter, you must report...

  20. 43 CFR 3195.26 - What information must I report to BLM?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal... Helium Sales Contract, within 45 days of the end of each quarter, you must report to BLM (see § 3195.13) the following: (a) The name of the company from which you purchased a major helium requirement;...

  1. 43 CFR 3195.33 - What information must I report to BLM?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal Helium Supplier Requirements § 3195.33 What information must I report to BLM? (a) In accordance with the In-Kind Crude Helium Sales Contract, within 45 days of the end of each quarter, you must report...

  2. 43 CFR 3195.33 - What information must I report to BLM?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal Helium Supplier Requirements § 3195.33 What information must I report to BLM? (a) In accordance with the In-Kind Crude Helium Sales Contract, within 45 days of the end of each quarter, you must report...

  3. 43 CFR 3195.26 - What information must I report to BLM?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal... Helium Sales Contract, within 45 days of the end of each quarter, you must report to BLM (see § 3195.13) the following: (a) The name of the company from which you purchased a major helium requirement;...

  4. 43 CFR 3195.33 - What information must I report to BLM?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) HELIUM CONTRACTS Federal Helium Supplier Requirements § 3195.33 What information must I report to BLM? (a) In accordance with the In-Kind Crude Helium Sales Contract, within 45 days of the end of each quarter, you must report...

  5. 43 CFR 3200.6 - What types of geothermal leases will BLM issue?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What types of geothermal leases will BLM issue? 3200.6 Section 3200.6 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Geothermal Resource Leasing § 3200.6...

  6. 43 CFR 3263.14 - May BLM require me to abandon a well?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... for geothermal resource production, injection, or monitoring, or if we determine that the well is not... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false May BLM require me to abandon a well? 3263... LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING...

  7. 43 CFR 3263.14 - May BLM require me to abandon a well?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... for geothermal resource production, injection, or monitoring, or if we determine that the well is not... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false May BLM require me to abandon a well? 3263... LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING...

  8. 43 CFR 3263.14 - May BLM require me to abandon a well?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... for geothermal resource production, injection, or monitoring, or if we determine that the well is not... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false May BLM require me to abandon a well? 3263... LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING...

  9. 43 CFR 3250.13 - What additional BLM orders or instructions govern exploration?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What additional BLM orders or instructions govern exploration? 3250.13 Section 3250.13 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING...

  10. 43 CFR 3809.604 - What happens if I do not comply with a BLM order?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What happens if I do not comply with a BLM order? 3809.604 Section 3809.604 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINING CLAIMS UNDER THE GENERAL MINING LAWS Surface...

  11. 43 CFR 3513.23 - May BLM order a suspension of operations and production (conservation concerns)?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false May BLM order a suspension of operations and production (conservation concerns)? 3513.23 Section 3513.23 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) LEASING OF SOLID MINERALS...

  12. 43 CFR 3270.12 - What other orders or instructions may BLM issue?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What other orders or instructions may BLM issue? 3270.12 Section 3270.12 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Utilization of...

  13. 43 CFR 3260.12 - What other orders or instructions may BLM issue?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What other orders or instructions may BLM issue? 3260.12 Section 3260.12 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Geothermal Drilling...

  14. 43 CFR 2804.25 - How will BLM process my application?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... application under 43 CFR subpart 2804 for the generation of electricity from wind or solar sources. In... required by 40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; (2) Determine whether or not your proposed use complies with... electricity generation from wind or solar sources under the BLM's right-of-way regulations. Upon...

  15. 43 CFR 3261.14 - When must I give BLM my operations plan?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false When must I give BLM my operations plan? 3261.14 Section 3261.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Drilling Operations: Getting a Permit...

  16. 43 CFR 3715.6 - What things does BLM prohibit under this subpart?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... required under 43 CFR part 3800, subparts 3802 or 3809; (c) Beginning occupancy before consultation with BLM as required by § 3715.3 for activities that do not require a plan of operations under 43 CFR part 3800, subpart 3802 or that are defined as casual use or notice activities under 43 CFR part...

  17. 43 CFR 3715.6 - What things does BLM prohibit under this subpart?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... required under 43 CFR part 3800, subparts 3802 or 3809; (c) Beginning occupancy before consultation with BLM as required by § 3715.3 for activities that do not require a plan of operations under 43 CFR part 3800, subpart 3802 or that are defined as casual use or notice activities under 43 CFR part...

  18. 43 CFR 3715.6 - What things does BLM prohibit under this subpart?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... required under 43 CFR part 3800, subparts 3802 or 3809; (c) Beginning occupancy before consultation with BLM as required by § 3715.3 for activities that do not require a plan of operations under 43 CFR part 3800, subpart 3802 or that are defined as casual use or notice activities under 43 CFR part...

  19. 43 CFR 5040.1 - Under what authority does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... sustained-yield forest units? 5040.1 Section 5040.1 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT (5000) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.1 Under what authority does BLM establish sustained-yield forest...

  20. 43 CFR 5040.1 - Under what authority does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... sustained-yield forest units? 5040.1 Section 5040.1 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT (5000) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.1 Under what authority does BLM establish sustained-yield forest...

  1. 43 CFR 5040.1 - Under what authority does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... sustained-yield forest units? 5040.1 Section 5040.1 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT (5000) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.1 Under what authority does BLM establish sustained-yield forest...

  2. 43 CFR 5040.3 - How does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... forest units? 5040.3 Section 5040.3 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT (5000) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.3 How does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units? After a public hearing,...

  3. 43 CFR 5040.3 - How does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... forest units? 5040.3 Section 5040.3 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT (5000) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.3 How does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units? After a public hearing,...

  4. 43 CFR 5040.1 - Under what authority does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... sustained-yield forest units? 5040.1 Section 5040.1 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT (5000) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.1 Under what authority does BLM establish sustained-yield forest...

  5. 43 CFR 5040.3 - How does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... forest units? 5040.3 Section 5040.3 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT (5000) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.3 How does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units? After a public hearing,...

  6. 43 CFR 5040.3 - How does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... forest units? 5040.3 Section 5040.3 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT (5000) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.3 How does BLM establish sustained-yield forest units? After a public hearing,...

  7. 43 CFR 3507.20 - May I appeal BLM's rejection of my preference right lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false May I appeal BLM's rejection of my preference right lease? 3507.20 Section 3507.20 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... rejection of my preference right lease? Yes. You have a right to appeal under the procedures in parts 4...

  8. 43 CFR 3507.20 - May I appeal BLM's rejection of my preference right lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false May I appeal BLM's rejection of my preference right lease? 3507.20 Section 3507.20 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... rejection of my preference right lease? Yes. You have a right to appeal under the procedures in parts 4...

  9. 43 CFR 3507.20 - May I appeal BLM's rejection of my preference right lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false May I appeal BLM's rejection of my preference right lease? 3507.20 Section 3507.20 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... rejection of my preference right lease? Yes. You have a right to appeal under the procedures in parts 4...

  10. 43 CFR 3507.20 - May I appeal BLM's rejection of my preference right lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false May I appeal BLM's rejection of my preference right lease? 3507.20 Section 3507.20 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... rejection of my preference right lease? Yes. You have a right to appeal under the procedures in parts 4...

  11. LOWER COEUR D'ALENE RIVER, IDAHO. A MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS OF BLM LANDS, 1990

    EPA Science Inventory

    This study was intended to provide guidance to BLM for future management of the Lower Coeur dAlene River area, Idaho (17010301, 17010303), giving full consideration to the potential environmental and human health issues in the river and its lateral lakes caused by the presence of...

  12. 43 CFR 3809.900 - Will BLM allow the public to visit mines on public lands?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Will BLM allow the public to visit mines on public lands? 3809.900 Section 3809.900 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT...

  13. 43 CFR 3809.900 - Will BLM allow the public to visit mines on public lands?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Will BLM allow the public to visit mines on public lands? 3809.900 Section 3809.900 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT...

  14. 43 CFR 3809.900 - Will BLM allow the public to visit mines on public lands?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Will BLM allow the public to visit mines on public lands? 3809.900 Section 3809.900 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT...

  15. 43 CFR 3809.900 - Will BLM allow the public to visit mines on public lands?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Will BLM allow the public to visit mines on public lands? 3809.900 Section 3809.900 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT...

  16. 43 CFR 2804.25 - How will BLM process my application?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... application under 43 CFR subpart 2804 for the generation of electricity from wind or solar sources. In... required by 40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; (2) Determine whether or not your proposed use complies with... electricity generation from wind or solar sources under the BLM's right-of-way regulations. Upon...

  17. 43 CFR 3715.6 - What things does BLM prohibit under this subpart?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... required under 43 CFR part 3800, subparts 3802 or 3809; (c) Beginning occupancy before consultation with BLM as required by § 3715.3 for activities that do not require a plan of operations under 43 CFR part 3800, subpart 3802 or that are defined as casual use or notice activities under 43 CFR part...

  18. 43 CFR 6302.19 - When may BLM close or restrict use of wilderness areas?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... wilderness areas? 6302.19 Section 6302.19 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands...) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.19 When may BLM close or restrict use of wilderness areas? When necessary to...

  19. 43 CFR 6302.17 - When may I use a wheelchair in BLM wilderness?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... wilderness? 6302.17 Section 6302.17 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.17 When may I use a wheelchair in BLM wilderness? If you have a disability that requires the...

  20. 43 CFR 6302.19 - When may BLM close or restrict use of wilderness areas?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... wilderness areas? 6302.19 Section 6302.19 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands...) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.19 When may BLM close or restrict use of wilderness areas? When necessary to...

  1. 43 CFR 6302.17 - When may I use a wheelchair in BLM wilderness?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... wilderness? 6302.17 Section 6302.17 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.17 When may I use a wheelchair in BLM wilderness? If you have a disability that requires the...

  2. 43 CFR 6302.17 - When may I use a wheelchair in BLM wilderness?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... wilderness? 6302.17 Section 6302.17 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.17 When may I use a wheelchair in BLM wilderness? If you have a disability that requires the...

  3. 43 CFR 6302.17 - When may I use a wheelchair in BLM wilderness?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... wilderness? 6302.17 Section 6302.17 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued... DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.17 When may I use a wheelchair in BLM wilderness? If you have a disability that requires the...

  4. 43 CFR 6302.19 - When may BLM close or restrict use of wilderness areas?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... wilderness areas? 6302.19 Section 6302.19 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands...) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.19 When may BLM close or restrict use of wilderness areas? When necessary to...

  5. 43 CFR 6302.19 - When may BLM close or restrict use of wilderness areas?

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    2014-10-01

    ... wilderness areas? 6302.19 Section 6302.19 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands...) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Use of Wilderness Areas, Prohibited Acts, and Penalties Use of Wilderness Areas § 6302.19 When may BLM close or restrict use of wilderness areas? When necessary to...

  6. 43 CFR 3206.18 - When will BLM issue my lease?

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    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false When will BLM issue my lease? 3206.18 Section 3206.18 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Lease...

  7. AIM-Monitoring: a component of the BLM assessment, inventory, and monitoring strategy

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The “BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy for Integrated Renewable Resources Management” (AIM Strategy) was completed in 2011 in response to a request from the Office of Management and Budget. The strategy describes an approach for integrated, cross-program assessment, inventory, and m...

  8. Monitoring a BLM level 5 watershed with very-large aerial imagery

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A fifth order BLM watershed in central Wyoming was flown using a Sport-airplane to acquire high-resolution aerial images from 2 cameras at 2 altitudes. Project phases 1 and 2 obtained images for measuring ground cover, species composition and canopy cover of Wyoming big sagebrush by ecological site....

  9. 43 CFR 3287.2 - When may BLM grant a suspension of unit obligations?

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    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false When may BLM grant a suspension of unit obligations? 3287.2 Section 3287.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES UNIT AGREEMENTS Relief and Appeals §...

  10. 43 CFR 1823.10 - How may I make my payments to BLM?

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    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How may I make my payments to BLM? 1823.10 Section 1823.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GENERAL MANAGEMENT (1000) APPLICATION PROCEDURES Payments and Refunds § 1823.10 How may I make my...

  11. 43 CFR 5040.5 - How does BLM determine and declare the annual productive capacity?

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    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How does BLM determine and declare the annual productive capacity? 5040.5 Section 5040.5 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT...

  12. 43 CFR 5040.5 - How does BLM determine and declare the annual productive capacity?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How does BLM determine and declare the annual productive capacity? 5040.5 Section 5040.5 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT...

  13. 43 CFR 3162.2-14 - May I appeal BLM's decision to require drainage protective measures?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... drainage protective measures? 3162.2-14 Section 3162.2-14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to...) ONSHORE OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS Requirements for Operating Rights Owners and Operators § 3162.2-14 May I... you take drainage protective measures. You may request BLM State Director review under 43 CFR...

  14. 43 CFR 2806.11 - How will BLM charge me rent?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How will BLM charge me rent? 2806.11 Section 2806.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2000) RIGHTS-OF-WAY UNDER THE FEDERAL LAND POLICY MANAGEMENT ACT Rents...

  15. 1989 Architectural Exhibition Winners.

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    School Business Affairs, 1990

    1990-01-01

    Winners of the 1989 Architectural Exhibition sponsored annually by the ASBO International's School Facilities Research Committee include the Brevard Performing Arts Center (Melbourne, Florida), the Capital High School (Santa Fe, New Mexico), Gage Elementary School (Rochester, Minnesota), the Lakewood (Ohio) High School Natatorium, and three other…

  16. Exhibitions in Sight

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    Wasserman, Burton

    1978-01-01

    During this past year a vast number of art shows have been exhibited across the United States. Their most striking features were their range and diversity. Here are some comments on Ben Shahn's paintings and photography focusing on social realism, some works by the Polish Constructivists, interested in redefining form in relation to space, the…

  17. Expression of EhRAD54, EhRAD51, and EhBLM proteins during DNA repair by homologous recombination in Entamoeba histolytica.

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    Charcas-Lopez, Ma del Socorro; Garcia-Morales, Lorena; Pezet-Valdez, Marisol; Lopez-Camarillo, Cesar; Zamorano-Carrillo, Absalom; Marchat, Laurence A

    2014-01-01

    Entamoeba histolytica, the protozoan responsible for human amoebiasis, exhibits a great genome plasticity that is probably related to homologous recombination events. It contains the RAD52 epistasis group genes, including Ehrad51 and Ehrad54, and the Ehblm gene, which are key homologous recombination factors in other organisms. Ehrad51 and Ehrad54 genes are differentially transcribed in trophozoites when DNA double-strand breaks are induced by ultraviolet-C irradiation. Moreover, the EhRAD51 recombinase is overexpressed at 30 min in the nucleus. Here, we extend our analysis of the homologous recombination mechanism in E. histolytica by studying EhRAD51, EhRAD54, and EhBLM expression in response to DNA damage. Bioinformatic analyses show that EhRAD54 has the molecular features of homologous proteins, indicating that it may have similar functions. Western blot assays evidence the differential expression of EhRAD51, EhRAD54, and EhBLM at different times after DNA damage, suggesting their potential roles in the different steps of homologous recombination in this protozoan. PMID:24534563

  18. Expression of EhRAD54, EhRAD51, and EhBLM proteins during DNA repair by homologous recombination in Entamoeba histolytica

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    del Socorro Charcas-Lopez, Ma.; Garcia-Morales, Lorena; Pezet-Valdez, Marisol; Lopez-Camarillo, Cesar; Zamorano-Carrillo, Absalom; Marchat, Laurence A.

    2014-01-01

    Entamoeba histolytica, the protozoan responsible for human amoebiasis, exhibits a great genome plasticity that is probably related to homologous recombination events. It contains the RAD52 epistasis group genes, including Ehrad51 and Ehrad54, and the Ehblm gene, which are key homologous recombination factors in other organisms. Ehrad51 and Ehrad54 genes are differentially transcribed in trophozoites when DNA double-strand breaks are induced by ultraviolet-C irradiation. Moreover, the EhRAD51 recombinase is overexpressed at 30 min in the nucleus. Here, we extend our analysis of the homologous recombination mechanism in E. histolytica by studying EhRAD51, EhRAD54, and EhBLM expression in response to DNA damage. Bioinformatic analyses show that EhRAD54 has the molecular features of homologous proteins, indicating that it may have similar functions. Western blot assays evidence the differential expression of EhRAD51, EhRAD54, and EhBLM at different times after DNA damage, suggesting their potential roles in the different steps of homologous recombination in this protozoan. PMID:24534563

  19. Skylab Exhibit Ribbon Cutting

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    1976-01-01

    A metal strap became tangled over one of the folded solar array panels when Skylab lost its micro meteoroid shield during its launch. Cutters like the ones used to free the solar array were used to cut the ribbon opening to the public a new full-scale Skylab cluster exhibit at the Alabama Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Wielding the cutters are (left to right): Alabama Senator James B. Allen; Marshall Space Flight Center director, Dr. William R. Lucas, Huntsville Mayor, Joe Davis; Madison County Commission Chairman, James Record (standing behind Mayor Davis); and chairman of the Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission, Jack Giles. Astronauts Conrad and Kerwin used the same type of tool in Earth orbit to cut the aluminum strap which jammed the Skylab solar array.

  20. Starship 2040 Exhibit

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    This photograph shows Justin Varnadore, son of a Marshall TV employee, at the controls of one of the many displays within the Starship 2040 exhibit on display at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville, Alabama. Developed by the Space Transportation Directorate at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), the Starship 2040 exhibit is housed in a 48-ft (14.6-m) tractor and trailer rig, permitting it to travel around the Nation, demonstrating NASA's vision of what commercial spaceflight might be like 40 years from now. All the irnovations suggested aboard the exhibit (automated vehicle health monitoring systems, high-energy propulsion drive, navigational aids, and emergency and safety systems) are based on concepts and technologies now being studied at NASA Centers and partner institutions around the Nation. NASA is the Nation's premier agency for development of the space transportation system, including future-generation reusable launch vehicles. Such systems, the keys to a 'real' Starship 2040, require revolutionary advances in critical aerospace technologies, from thermal, magnetic, chemical, and propellantless propulsion systems to new energy sources such as space solar power or antimatter propulsion. These and other advances are now being studied, developed, and tested at NASA field centers and partner institutions all over the Nation.

  1. Online Exhibits & Concept Maps

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    Douma, M.

    2009-12-01

    Presenting the complexity of geosciences to the public via the Internet poses a number of challenges. For example, utilizing various - and sometimes redundant - Web 2.0 tools can quickly devour limited time. Do you tweet? Do you write press releases? Do you create an exhibit or concept map? The presentation will provide participants with a context for utilizing Web 2.0 tools by briefly highlighting methods of online scientific communication across several dimensions. It will address issues of: * breadth and depth (e.g. from narrow topics to well-rounded views), * presentation methods (e.g. from text to multimedia, from momentary to enduring), * sources and audiences (e.g. for experts or for the public, content developed by producers to that developed by users), * content display (e.g. from linear to non-linear, from instructive to entertaining), * barriers to entry (e.g. from an incumbent advantage to neophyte accessible, from amateur to professional), * cost and reach (e.g. from cheap to expensive), and * impact (e.g. the amount learned, from anonymity to brand awareness). Against this backdrop, the presentation will provide an overview of two methods of online information dissemination, exhibits and concept maps, using the WebExhibits online museum (www.webexhibits.org) and SpicyNodes information visualization tool (www.spicynodes.org) as examples, with tips on how geoscientists can use either to communicate their science. Richly interactive online exhibits can serve to engage a large audience, appeal to visitors with multiple learning styles, prompt exploration and discovery, and present a topic’s breadth and depth. WebExhibits, which was among the first online museums, delivers interactive information, virtual experiments, and hands-on activities to the public. While large, multidisciplinary exhibits on topics like “Color Vision and Art” or “Calendars Through the Ages” require teams of scholars, user interface experts, professional writers and editors

  2. High divergent 2D grating

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    Wang, Jin; Ma, Jianyong; Zhou, Changhe

    2014-11-01

    A 3×3 high divergent 2D-grating with period of 3.842μm at wavelength of 850nm under normal incidence is designed and fabricated in this paper. This high divergent 2D-grating is designed by the vector theory. The Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis (RCWA) in association with the simulated annealing (SA) is adopted to calculate and optimize this 2D-grating.The properties of this grating are also investigated by the RCWA. The diffraction angles are more than 10 degrees in the whole wavelength band, which are bigger than the traditional 2D-grating. In addition, the small period of grating increases the difficulties of fabrication. So we fabricate the 2D-gratings by direct laser writing (DLW) instead of traditional manufacturing method. Then the method of ICP etching is used to obtain the high divergent 2D-grating.

  3. Divergence-based vector quantization.

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    Villmann, Thomas; Haase, Sven

    2011-05-01

    Supervised and unsupervised vector quantization methods for classification and clustering traditionally use dissimilarities, frequently taken as Euclidean distances. In this article, we investigate the applicability of divergences instead, focusing on online learning. We deduce the mathematical fundamentals for its utilization in gradient-based online vector quantization algorithms. It bears on the generalized derivatives of the divergences known as Fréchet derivatives in functional analysis, which reduces in finite-dimensional problems to partial derivatives in a natural way. We demonstrate the application of this methodology for widely applied supervised and unsupervised online vector quantization schemes, including self-organizing maps, neural gas, and learning vector quantization. Additionally, principles for hyperparameter optimization and relevance learning for parameterized divergences in the case of supervised vector quantization are given to achieve improved classification accuracy. PMID:21299418

  4. Bounds on Nonsymmetric Divergence Measure in terms of Other Symmetric and Nonsymmetric Divergence Measures

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    Jain, K. C.; Chhabra, Praphull

    2014-01-01

    Vajda (1972) studied a generalized divergence measure of Csiszar's class, so called “Chi-m divergence measure.” Variational distance and Chi-square divergence are the special cases of this generalized divergence measure at m = 1 and m = 2, respectively. In this work, nonparametric nonsymmetric measure of divergence, a particular part of Vajda generalized divergence at m = 4, is taken and characterized. Its bounds are studied in terms of some well-known symmetric and nonsymmetric divergence measures of Csiszar's class by using well-known information inequalities. Comparison of this divergence with others is done. Numerical illustrations (verification) regarding bounds of this divergence are presented as well.

  5. Aeroacoustic Resonance with Convergent-Divergent Nozzles

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    Zaman, K. B. M. Q.; Dahl, M. D.

    1999-01-01

    Convergent-divergent nozzles, when run at off-design conditions, often undergo flow resonance accompanied by the emission of a tone. Apart from screech occurring at higher operating pressures, resonance is also common at lower Mach numbers near transonic as well as subsonic conditions. With data from six nozzles of different size and design Mach number, the present paper documents the characteristics of the latter phenomenon that is morphologically quite different from conventional screech. The resonance is due to a feedback loop internal to the nozzle and is apparently driven by unsteady laminar boundary layer separation near the throat of the nozzle. Appropriate boundary layer tripping prior to the throat is found to eliminate or alter most of the tones. The Helmholtz number of the resonance, based on the throat-to-exit length, is found to attain a value of approximately 0.15 at M(sub j)=1 for all nozzles. However, its variation with M(sub j) may be different and depend on the nozzle geometry. With nozzles having larger throat-to-exit angle of divergence, the frequency is found to increase, in some cases having stage jumps to lower frequencies, with increasing operating pressure. With nozzles having smaller angle of divergence, the frequency variation exhibits an increase followed by a decrease involving one prominent stage occurring around transonic (M(sub j)= 1) condition. While the mechanisms remain far from completely clear, a model involving downstream propagating aerodynamic disturbance together with acoustic feedback explains the overall frequency characteristics for most cases.

  6. Space Shuttle Cockpit exhibit

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    Want to sit in the cockpit of the Space Shuttle and watch astronauts work in outer space? At StenniSphere, you can do that and much more. StenniSphere, the visitor center at John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., presents 14,000-square-feet of interactive exhibits that depict America's race for space as well as a glimpse of the future. StenniSphere is open free of charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

  7. Possible divergences in Tsallis' thermostatistics

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    Plastino, A.; Rocca, M. C.

    2013-12-01

    Lutsko and Boon have shown via elegant theoretical reasoning (EPL, 95 (2011) 20006), that Tsallis' thermostatistics is affected by divergence problems. We explicitly verify such fact in trying to compute the nonextensive q-partition function for the harmonic oscillator in more than two dimensions. One can see that it indeed diverges. The appeal to the so-called q-Laplace transform, where the q-exponential function plays the role of the ordinary exponential, is seen to overcome the serious problem envisaged by Lutsko and Boon.

  8. Systematic variations in divergence angle.

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    Okabe, Takuya

    2012-11-21

    Practical methods for quantitative analysis of radial and angular coordinates of leafy organs of vascular plants are presented and applied to published phyllotactic patterns of various real systems from young leaves on a shoot tip to florets on a flower head. The constancy of divergence angle is borne out with accuracy of less than a degree. It is shown that apparent fluctuations in divergence angle are in large part systematic variations caused by the invalid assumption of a fixed center and/or by secondary deformations, while random fluctuations are of minor importance. PMID:22906592

  9. Magnetohydrodynamic electrical power generation using convexly divergent channel: II. Numerical simulation

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    Murakami, Tomoyuki; Okuno, Yoshihiro

    2011-05-01

    We describe quasi-three-dimensional numerical calculations based on large eddy simulation model for magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) electrical power generators equipped with modified wall configurations. The wall profile of the MHD channel is finely tuned in four types of geometry, that is, a concavely divergent channel, a linearly divergent channel, a convexly divergent channel and a highly convexed channel. The plasma-fluid properties and energy conversion efficiency are examined in detail. Although the deterioration in the plasma-fluid behaviour is not completely overcome, the advantages of the convexly divergent channel are notable. The convexly divergent channel exhibits the highest energy conversion performance, which is followed by the highly convexed, linearly and concavely divergent channels in order. The effect of the channel geometry modification on the generator performance is clearly quantified using a convexity parameter. This paper is the second part of a duology.

  10. 43 CFR 3838.14 - What will BLM do when I submit a NOITL for SRHA lands?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... PROCEDURES FOR LOCATING AND RECORDING MINING CLAIMS AND TUNNEL SITES ON STOCKRAISING HOMESTEAD ACT (SRHA) LANDS Locating and Recording Mining Claims and Tunnel Sites on SRHA Lands § 3838.14 What will BLM...

  11. Oil and Gas Drilling and Operations in Cave and Karst area: Background and development of a BLM approach

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    Goodbar, J.R. )

    1994-03-01

    Karst lands pose a unique set of problems for the oil and gas industry, as well as for the cave and karst environments. Since 1987, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been working with the oil and gas industry to develop acceptable practices for drilling and operation in karst lands. The mutual goals of industry and of the BLM is to minimize the potential of encountering those problems and reduce the extent of the problems, if they are encountered. BLM's approach is described in their [open quotes]Draft Guide for Oil and Gas Drilling and Operations in Cave and Karst Areas.[close quotes] This paper discusses the background and development of this guide with an emphasis on the conflict resolution approach of the BLM.

  12. 43 CFR 2881.11 - When do I need a grant from BLM for an oil and gas pipeline?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false When do I need a grant from BLM for an oil and gas pipeline? 2881.11 Section 2881.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... oil and gas pipeline? You must have a BLM grant under 30 U.S.C. 185 for an oil or gas pipeline...

  13. 43 CFR 2881.11 - When do I need a grant from BLM for an oil and gas pipeline?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false When do I need a grant from BLM for an oil and gas pipeline? 2881.11 Section 2881.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... oil and gas pipeline? You must have a BLM grant under 30 U.S.C. 185 for an oil or gas pipeline...

  14. 43 CFR 2881.11 - When do I need a grant from BLM for an oil and gas pipeline?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false When do I need a grant from BLM for an oil and gas pipeline? 2881.11 Section 2881.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... oil and gas pipeline? You must have a BLM grant under 30 U.S.C. 185 for an oil or gas pipeline...

  15. 43 CFR 2881.11 - When do I need a grant from BLM for an oil and gas pipeline?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false When do I need a grant from BLM for an oil and gas pipeline? 2881.11 Section 2881.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... oil and gas pipeline? You must have a BLM grant under 30 U.S.C. 185 for an oil or gas pipeline...

  16. Divergent Thinking and Interview Ratings

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    Batey, Mark; Rawles, Richard; Furnham, Adrian

    2009-01-01

    This study examined divergent thinking (DT) test scores of applicants taking part in a selection procedure for an undergraduate psychology degree (N = 370). Interviewers made six specific (creative intelligence, motivation, work habits, emotional stability, sociability, and social responsibility) and one overall recommendation rating on each…

  17. Equivalence theorem and infrared divergences

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    Torma, T.

    1996-08-01

    We look at the equivalence theorem as a statement about the absence of polynomial infrared divergences when {ital m}{sub {ital W}}{r_arrow}0. We prove their absence in a truncated toy model and conjecture that, if they exist at all, they are due to couplings between light particles. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  18. Distinct functions of human RECQ helicases WRN and BLM in replication fork recovery and progression after hydroxyurea-induced stalling

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    Sidorova, Julia M; Kehrli, Keffy; Mao, Frances; Monnat, Raymond

    2012-01-01

    Human WRN and BLM genes are members of the conserved RECQ helicase family. Mutations in these genes are associated with Werner and Bloom syndromes. WRN and BLM proteins are implicated in DNA replication, recombination, repair, telomere maintenance, and transcription. Using microfluidics-assisted display of DNA for replication track analysis (ma-RTA), we show that WRN and BLM contribute additively to normal replication fork progression, and non-additively, in a RAD51-dependent pathway, to resumption of replication after arrest by hydroxyurea (HU), a replication-stalling drug. WRN but not BLM is required to support fork progression after HU. Resumption of replication by forks may be necessary but is not sufficient for timely completion of the cell cycle after HU arrest, as depletion of WRN or BLM compromises fork recovery to a similar degree, but only BLM depletion leads to extensive delay of cell division after HU, as well as more pronounced chromatin bridging. Finally, we show that recovery from HU includes apparent removal of some of the DNA that was synthesized immediately after release from HU, a novel phenomenon that we refer to as nascent strand processing, NSP. PMID:23253856

  19. Landscape Measures of Rangeland Condition in the BLM Owyhee Pilot Project: Shrub Canopy Mapping, Vegetation Classification, and Detection of Anomalous Land Areas

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    Tagestad, Jerry D.; Downs, Janelle L.

    2007-12-28

    In 2006, the BLM tasked PNNL to collaborate in research being conducted under the Owyhee Uplands Pilot Project to assess rangeland condition. The objective of this effort was to provide Owyhee Uplands Pilot Project with a sophisticated suite of data and tools to assist in evaluating the health and condition of the Owyhee Uplands study area. We focused on three technical areas. The first involved enhancing existing algorithms to estimate shrub canopy cover in the Lower Reynolds Creek Watershed. The second task involved developing and applying a strategy to assess and compare three vegetation map products for the Idaho portion of the Owyhee study area. The third task developed techniques and data that can be used to identify areas exhibiting anomalous rangeland conditions (for example exotic plants or excessive bare soil exposure). This report documents the methods used, results obtained, and conclusions drawn.

  20. Concrete ensemble Kalman filters with rigorous catastrophic filter divergence

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    Kelly, David; Majda, Andrew J.; Tong, Xin T.

    2015-01-01

    The ensemble Kalman filter and ensemble square root filters are data assimilation methods used to combine high-dimensional, nonlinear dynamical models with observed data. Ensemble methods are indispensable tools in science and engineering and have enjoyed great success in geophysical sciences, because they allow for computationally cheap low-ensemble-state approximation for extremely high-dimensional turbulent forecast models. From a theoretical perspective, the dynamical properties of these methods are poorly understood. One of the central mysteries is the numerical phenomenon known as catastrophic filter divergence, whereby ensemble-state estimates explode to machine infinity, despite the true state remaining in a bounded region. In this article we provide a breakthrough insight into the phenomenon, by introducing a simple and natural forecast model that transparently exhibits catastrophic filter divergence under all ensemble methods and a large set of initializations. For this model, catastrophic filter divergence is not an artifact of numerical instability, but rather a true dynamical property of the filter. The divergence is not only validated numerically but also proven rigorously. The model cleanly illustrates mechanisms that give rise to catastrophic divergence and confirms intuitive accounts of the phenomena given in past literature. PMID:26261335

  1. Bubble Divergences from Twisted Cohomology

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    Bonzom, Valentin; Smerlak, Matteo

    2012-06-01

    We consider a class of lattice topological field theories, among which are the weak-coupling limit of 2d Yang-Mills theory and 3d Riemannian quantum gravity, whose dynamical variables are flat discrete connections with compact structure group on a cell 2-complex. In these models, it is known that the path integral measure is ill-defined because of a phenomenon known as `bubble divergences'. In this paper, we extend recent results of the authors to the cases where these divergences cannot be understood in terms of cellular cohomology. We introduce in its place the relevant twisted cohomology, and use it to compute the divergence degree of the partition function. We also relate its dominant part to the Reidemeister torsion of the complex, thereby generalizing previous results of Barrett and Naish-Guzman. The main limitation to our approach is the presence of singularities in the representation variety of the fundamental group of the complex; we illustrate this issue in the well-known case of two-dimensional manifolds.

  2. Repeated adaptive divergence of microhabitat specialization in avian feather lice

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    2012-01-01

    Background Repeated adaptive radiations are evident when phenotypic divergence occurs within lineages, but this divergence into different forms is convergent when compared across lineages. Classic examples of such repeated adaptive divergence occur in island (for example, Caribbean Anolis lizards) and lake systems (for example, African cichlids). Host-parasite systems in many respects are analogous to island systems, where host species represent isolated islands for parasites whose life cycle is highly tied to that of their hosts. Thus, host-parasite systems might exhibit interesting cases of repeated adaptive divergence as seen in island and lake systems. The feather lice of birds spend their entire life cycle on the body of the host and occupy distinct microhabitats on the host: head, wing, body and generalist. These microhabitat specialists show pronounced morphological differences corresponding to how they escape from host preening. We tested whether these different microhabitat specialists were a case of repeated adaptive divergence by constructing both morphological and molecular phylogenies for a diversity of avian feather lice, including many examples of head, wing, body and generalist forms. Results Morphological and molecular based phylogenies were highly incongruent, which could be explained by rampant convergence in morphology related to microhabitat specialization on the host. In many cases lice from different microhabitat specializations, but from the same group of birds, were sister taxa. Conclusions This pattern indicates a process of repeated adaptive divergence of these parasites within host group, but convergence when comparing parasites across host groups. These results suggest that host-parasite systems might be another case in which repeated adaptive radiations could be relatively common, but potentially overlooked, because morphological convergence can obscure evolutionary relationships. PMID:22717002

  3. Structure of Clostridium difficile PilJ Exhibits Unprecedented Divergence from Known Type IV Pilins*

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    Piepenbrink, Kurt H.; Maldarelli, Grace A.; de la Peña, Claudia F. Martinez; Mulvey, George L.; Snyder, Greg A.; De Masi, Leon; von Rosenvinge, Erik C.; Günther, Sebastian; Armstrong, Glen D.; Donnenberg, Michael S.; Sundberg, Eric J.

    2014-01-01

    Type IV pili are produced by many pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria and are important for processes as diverse as twitching motility, cellular adhesion, and colonization. Recently, there has been an increased appreciation of the ability of Gram-positive species, including Clostridium difficile, to produce Type IV pili. Here we report the first three-dimensional structure of a Gram-positive Type IV pilin, PilJ, demonstrate its incorporation into Type IV pili, and offer insights into how the Type IV pili of C. difficile may assemble and function. PilJ has several unique structural features, including a dual-pilin fold and the incorporation of a structural zinc ion. We show that PilJ is incorporated into Type IV pili in C. difficile and present a model in which the incorporation of PilJ into pili exposes the C-terminal domain of PilJ to create a novel interaction surface. PMID:24362261

  4. Litters of photosynthetically divergent grasses exhibit differential metabolic responses to warming and elevated CO2

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    Climatic stress induced by warming can alter plant metabolism, leading to changes in litter chemistry that can affect soil carbon cycling. Elevated CO2 could partly mitigate warming induced moisture stress, and the degree of this mitigation may vary with plant functional types. We hypothesized that,...

  5. Creativity and Memory: Effects of an Episodic-Specificity Induction on Divergent Thinking.

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    Madore, Kevin P; Addis, Donna Rose; Schacter, Daniel L

    2015-09-01

    People produce more episodic details when imagining future events and solving means-end problems after receiving an episodic-specificity induction-brief training in recollecting details of a recent event-than after receiving a control induction not focused on episodic retrieval. Here we show for the first time that an episodic-specificity induction also enhances divergent creative thinking. In Experiment 1, participants exhibited a selective boost on a divergent-thinking task (generating unusual uses of common objects) after a specificity induction compared with a control induction; by contrast, performance following the two inductions was similar on an object association task thought to involve little divergent thinking. In Experiment 2, we replicated the specificity-induction effect on divergent thinking using a different control induction, and also found that participants performed similarly on a convergent-thinking task following the two inductions. These experiments provide novel evidence that episodic memory is involved in divergent creative thinking. PMID:26205963

  6. Creativity and Memory: Effects of an Episodic Specificity Induction on Divergent Thinking

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    Madore, Kevin P.; Addis, Donna Rose; Schacter, Daniel L.

    2015-01-01

    After receiving an episodic specificity induction - brief training in recollecting details of a recent event - people produce more episodic details when imagining future events and solving means-end problems than after receiving a control induction not focused on episodic retrieval. Here we show for the first time that an episodic specificity induction also enhances divergent creative thinking. In Experiment 1, participants exhibited a selective boost on a divergent thinking task that involves generating unusual uses of common objects after a specificity induction compared with a control induction; by contrast, performance was similar on an object association task thought to involve little divergent thinking. In Experiment 2, we replicated the specificity induction effect on divergent thinking using a different control induction, and also found that participants performed similarly on a convergent thinking task following both inductions. These experiments provide novel evidence that episodic memory is involved in divergent creative thinking. PMID:26205963

  7. Ultraviolet divergences and supersymmetric theories

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    Sagnotti, A.

    1984-09-01

    This article is closely related to the one by Ferrara in these same Proceedings. It deals with what is perhaps the most fascinating property of supersymmetric theories, their improved ultraviolet behavior. My aim here is to present a survey of the state of the art as of August, 1984, and a somewhat more detailed discussion of the breakdown of the superspace power-counting beyond N = 2 superfields. A method is also described for simplifying divergence calculations that uses the locality of subtracted Feynman integrals. 74 references.

  8. Divergence with gene flow within the recent chipmunk radiation (Tamias)

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    Sullivan, J; Demboski, J R; Bell, K C; Hird, S; Sarver, B; Reid, N; Good, J M

    2014-01-01

    Increasing data have supported the importance of divergence with gene flow (DGF) in the generation of biological diversity. In such cases, lineage divergence occurs on a shorter timescale than does the completion of reproductive isolation. Although it is critical to explore the mechanisms driving divergence and preventing homogenization by hybridization, it is equally important to document cases of DGF in nature. Here we synthesize data that have accumulated over the last dozen or so years on DGF in the chipmunk (Tamias) radiation with new data that quantify very high rates of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) introgression among para- and sympatric species in the T. quadrivittatus group in the central and southern Rocky Mountains. These new data (188 cytochrome b sequences) bring the total number of sequences up to 1871; roughly 16% (298) of the chipmunks we have sequenced exhibit introgressed mtDNA. This includes ongoing introgression between subspecies and between both closely related and distantly related taxa. In addition, we have identified several taxa that are apparently fixed for ancient introgressions and in which there is no evidence of ongoing introgression. A recurrent observation is that these introgressions occur between ecologically and morphologically diverged, sometimes non-sister taxa that engage in well-documented niche partitioning. Thus, the chipmunk radiation in western North America represents an excellent mammalian example of speciation in the face of recurrent gene flow among lineages and where biogeography, habitat differentiation and mating systems suggest important roles for both ecological and sexual selection. PMID:24781803

  9. Divergence with gene flow within the recent chipmunk radiation (Tamias).

    PubMed

    Sullivan, J; Demboski, J R; Bell, K C; Hird, S; Sarver, B; Reid, N; Good, J M

    2014-09-01

    Increasing data have supported the importance of divergence with gene flow (DGF) in the generation of biological diversity. In such cases, lineage divergence occurs on a shorter timescale than does the completion of reproductive isolation. Although it is critical to explore the mechanisms driving divergence and preventing homogenization by hybridization, it is equally important to document cases of DGF in nature. Here we synthesize data that have accumulated over the last dozen or so years on DGF in the chipmunk (Tamias) radiation with new data that quantify very high rates of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) introgression among para- and sympatric species in the T. quadrivittatus group in the central and southern Rocky Mountains. These new data (188 cytochrome b sequences) bring the total number of sequences up to 1871; roughly 16% (298) of the chipmunks we have sequenced exhibit introgressed mtDNA. This includes ongoing introgression between subspecies and between both closely related and distantly related taxa. In addition, we have identified several taxa that are apparently fixed for ancient introgressions and in which there is no evidence of ongoing introgression. A recurrent observation is that these introgressions occur between ecologically and morphologically diverged, sometimes non-sister taxa that engage in well-documented niche partitioning. Thus, the chipmunk radiation in western North America represents an excellent mammalian example of speciation in the face of recurrent gene flow among lineages and where biogeography, habitat differentiation and mating systems suggest important roles for both ecological and sexual selection. PMID:24781803

  10. CNL Disease Resistance Genes in Soybean and Their Evolutionary Divergence

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    Nepal, Madhav P; Benson, Benjamin V

    2015-01-01

    Disease resistance genes (R-genes) encode proteins involved in detecting pathogen attack and activating downstream defense molecules. Recent availability of soybean genome sequences makes it possible to examine the diversity of gene families including disease-resistant genes. The objectives of this study were to identify coiled-coil NBS-LRR (= CNL) R-genes in soybean, infer their evolutionary relationships, and assess structural as well as functional divergence of the R-genes. Profile hidden Markov models were used for sequence identification and model-based maximum likelihood was used for phylogenetic analysis, and variation in chromosomal positioning, gene clustering, and functional divergence were assessed. We identified 188 soybean CNL genes nested into four clades consistent to their orthologs in Arabidopsis. Gene clustering analysis revealed the presence of 41 gene clusters located on 13 different chromosomes. Analyses of the Ks-values and chromosomal positioning suggest duplication events occurring at varying timescales, and an extrapericentromeric positioning may have facilitated their rapid evolution. Each of the four CNL clades exhibited distinct patterns of gene expression. Phylogenetic analysis further supported the extrapericentromeric positioning effect on the divergence and retention of the CNL genes. The results are important for understanding the diversity and divergence of CNL genes in soybean, which would have implication in soybean crop improvement in future. PMID:25922568

  11. The generalized BLM approach to fix scale- dependence in QCD: the current status of investigations

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    Kataev, A. L.

    2015-05-01

    I present a brief review of the generalized Brodsky-Lepage-McKenzie (BLM) approaches to fix the scale-dependence of the renormalization group (RG) invariant quantities in QCD. At first, these approaches are based on the expansions of the coefficients of the perturbative series for the RG-invariant quantities in the products of the coefficients βi of the QCD β-function, which are evaluated in the MS-like schemes. As a next step all βi-dependent terms are absorbed into the BLM-type scale(s) of the powers of the QCD couplings. The difference between two existing formulations of the above mentioned generalizations based on the seBLM approach and the Principle of Maximal Conformality (PMC) are clarified in the case of the Bjorken polarized deep-inelastic scattering sum rule. Using the conformal symmetry-based relations for the non-singlet coefficient functions of the Adler D-function and of Bjorken polarized deep-inelastic scattering sum rules CBjpNS (as) the βi-dependent structure of the NNLO approximation for CBjpNS (as) is predicted in QCD with ngl-multiplet of gluino degrees of freedom, which appear in SUSY extension of QCD. The importance of performing the analytical calculation of the N3LO additional contributions of ngl gluino multiplet to CBjpNS (as) for checking the presented in the report NNLO prediction and for the studies of the possibility to determine the discussed β-expansion pattern of this sum rule at the O(a4s)-level is emphasised.

  12. The role of data in the EIS process: Evidence from the BLM wilderness review

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    Ginger, C.; Mohai, P. )

    1993-03-01

    Various propositions have been offered about the role of the environmental impact statement (EIS) in agency decision making. These include statements that agencies are (1) using the information collected in the EIS to make rational decisions; (2) justifying decisions made a priori; (3) using the EIS to gain support or consensus for projects; or (4) simply fulfilling a legal mandate, with the EIS having no substantive impact on decisions. Previous studies regarding the role of EIS data have focused on the quality of the data in the EIS and whether or not the data are related to decisions. The role of site-specific information in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wilderness EIS process is analyzed and the results are used to reflect on the impact of the EIS in agency decision making. These results are compared with an earlier analysis of the Forest Service's Second Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II). The results of the statistical analyses of three sets of BLM wilderness EISs indicate that although some of the site-specific information about resource potential is statistically related to agency wilderness recommendations, the vast majority of the information is not. In addition, in some cases, the information was related to wilderness recommendations in a counterintuitive direction. Overall, of the 190 measures of resource potential found in these documents, only 17 (9%) were statistically related to BLM recommendations in an intuitive direction. The fact that most of the information in these EISs is not statistically related to decisions lends support to the proposition that the agency was primarily fulfilling the legally mandated procedure of the National Environmental Policy Act in producing these EISs, rather than achieving the spirit of the law. Results from the analysis of the Forest Service's RARE II wilderness review are similar.

  13. 43 CFR 2807.14 - How will BLM notify me if someone else wants a grant for land subject to my grant or near or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... wants a grant for land subject to my grant or near or adjacent to it? 2807.14 Section 2807.14 Public... grant for land subject to my grant or near or adjacent to it? BLM will notify you in writing when it receives a grant application for land subject to your grant or near or adjacent to it. BLM will...

  14. 43 CFR 2807.14 - How will BLM notify me if someone else wants a grant for land subject to my grant or near or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... wants a grant for land subject to my grant or near or adjacent to it? 2807.14 Section 2807.14 Public... grant for land subject to my grant or near or adjacent to it? BLM will notify you in writing when it receives a grant application for land subject to your grant or near or adjacent to it. BLM will...

  15. 43 CFR 2807.14 - How will BLM notify me if someone else wants a grant for land subject to my grant or near or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... wants a grant for land subject to my grant or near or adjacent to it? 2807.14 Section 2807.14 Public... grant for land subject to my grant or near or adjacent to it? BLM will notify you in writing when it receives a grant application for land subject to your grant or near or adjacent to it. BLM will...

  16. 43 CFR 2807.14 - How will BLM notify me if someone else wants a grant for land subject to my grant or near or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... wants a grant for land subject to my grant or near or adjacent to it? 2807.14 Section 2807.14 Public... grant for land subject to my grant or near or adjacent to it? BLM will notify you in writing when it receives a grant application for land subject to your grant or near or adjacent to it. BLM will...

  17. 43 CFR 3276.13 - What additional information must I give BLM in the monthly report for flash and dry steam...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... flow into the turbine in klbs; for dual flash facilities, you must separate the steam flow into high... BLM in the monthly report for flash and dry steam facilities? 3276.13 Section 3276.13 Public Lands... What additional information must I give BLM in the monthly report for flash and dry steam...

  18. 43 CFR 3276.13 - What additional information must I give BLM in the monthly report for flash and dry steam...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... flow into the turbine in klbs; for dual flash facilities, you must separate the steam flow into high... BLM in the monthly report for flash and dry steam facilities? 3276.13 Section 3276.13 Public Lands... What additional information must I give BLM in the monthly report for flash and dry steam...

  19. 43 CFR 3276.13 - What additional information must I give BLM in the monthly report for flash and dry steam...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... flow into the turbine in klbs; for dual flash facilities, you must separate the steam flow into high... BLM in the monthly report for flash and dry steam facilities? 3276.13 Section 3276.13 Public Lands... What additional information must I give BLM in the monthly report for flash and dry steam...

  20. 43 CFR 3162.2-9 - What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of my findings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of my findings? 3162.2-9 Section 3162.2-9 Public Lands: Interior... Operators § 3162.2-9 What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of...

  1. 43 CFR 3162.2-9 - What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of my findings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of my findings? 3162.2-9 Section 3162.2-9 Public Lands: Interior... Operators § 3162.2-9 What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of...

  2. 43 CFR 3162.2-9 - What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of my findings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of my findings? 3162.2-9 Section 3162.2-9 Public Lands: Interior... Operators § 3162.2-9 What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of...

  3. 43 CFR 3162.2-9 - What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of my findings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of my findings? 3162.2-9 Section 3162.2-9 Public Lands: Interior... Operators § 3162.2-9 What is my duty to inquire about the potential for drainage and inform BLM of...

  4. Ribosome profiling reveals post-transcriptional buffering of divergent gene expression in yeast

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    McManus, C. Joel; May, Gemma E.; Spealman, Pieter; Shteyman, Alan

    2014-01-01

    Understanding the patterns and causes of phenotypic divergence is a central goal in evolutionary biology. Much work has shown that mRNA abundance is highly variable between closely related species. However, the extent and mechanisms of post-transcriptional gene regulatory evolution are largely unknown. Here we used ribosome profiling to compare transcript abundance and translation efficiency in two closely related yeast species (S. cerevisiae and S. paradoxus). By comparing translation regulatory divergence to interspecies differences in mRNA sequence features, we show that differences in transcript leaders and codon bias substantially contribute to divergent translation. Globally, we find that translation regulatory divergence often buffers species differences in mRNA abundance, such that ribosome occupancy is more conserved than transcript abundance. We used allele-specific ribosome profiling in interspecies hybrids to compare the relative contributions of cis- and trans-regulatory divergence to species differences in mRNA abundance and translation efficiency. The mode of gene regulatory divergence differs for these processes, as trans-regulatory changes play a greater role in divergent mRNA abundance than in divergent translation efficiency. Strikingly, most genes with aberrant transcript abundance in F1 hybrids (either over- or underexpressed compared to both parent species) did not exhibit aberrant ribosome occupancy. Our results show that interspecies differences in translation contribute substantially to the evolution of gene expression. Compensatory differences in transcript abundance and translation efficiency may increase the robustness of gene regulation. PMID:24318730

  5. Drill baby drill: An analysis of how energy development displaced ranching's dominance over the BLM's subgovernment policymaking environment

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    Forbis, Robert Earl, Jr.

    Academic literature analyzing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land-use subgovernment stops at the Taylor Grazing Act and concludes that the historical development of administering grazing on public lands led to the capture of the BLM by ranching interests. Using a two-pronged methodological approach of process tracing and elite interviews this dissertation seeks to advance our collective knowledge of subgovernment theory by (a) clarifying the impact executive decision-making has on subgovernments and (b) identifying the conditions under which strategically competitive behavior between two competing subgovernment actors occurs. The dissertation seeks to update the literature by explaining what has caused the BLM to shift from a rancher-dominated agency to an energy dominated agency by identifying conditions under which subgovernment actors strategically respond to a political conflict. The research poses two questions: (1) how have executive actions disrupted an existing balance of power in a so-called "strong corner" of an entrenched subgovernment system and (2) what happens when conflict and competition break out between allied members of the system? Analysis indicates that as the BLM responded to Executive actions emphasizing domestic energy production, a conflict emerged between traditional allies: ranching and energy. Triggered by the unintended consequence of awakening long-dormant legislation, split-estate energy development---where property rights are severed between private surface and federal mineral estates---expanded across the West. In turn, this expansion helped establish the conditions for conflict and in doing so disrupted the balance of power between large public resource use interests in the relatively stable land-use subgovernment of the BLM. Indicative of energy's emerging dominance of the BLM's subgovernment, split-estate energy development led ranching interests to seek the protection of their Western state legislatures. This shift in

  6. DISSIPATIVE DIVERGENCE OF RESONANT ORBITS

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    Batygin, Konstantin; Morbidelli, Alessandro

    2013-01-01

    A considerable fraction of multi-planet systems discovered by the observational surveys of extrasolar planets reside in mild proximity to first-order mean-motion resonances. However, the relative remoteness of such systems from nominal resonant period ratios (e.g., 2:1, 3:2, and 4:3) has been interpreted as evidence for lack of resonant interactions. Here, we show that a slow divergence away from exact commensurability is a natural outcome of dissipative evolution and demonstrate that libration of critical angles can be maintained tens of percent away from nominal resonance. We construct an analytical theory for the long-term dynamical evolution of dissipated resonant planetary pairs and confirm our calculations numerically. Collectively, our results suggest that a significant fraction of the near-commensurate extrasolar planets are in fact resonant and have undergone significant dissipative evolution.

  7. Divergence of optical vortex beams.

    PubMed

    Reddy, Salla Gangi; Permangatt, Chithrabhanu; Prabhakar, Shashi; Anwar, Ali; Banerji, J; Singh, R P

    2015-08-01

    We show, both theoretically and experimentally, that the propagation of optical vortices in free space can be analyzed by using the width [w(z)] of the host Gaussian beam and the inner and outer radii of the vortex beam at the source plane (z=0) as defined in [Opt. Lett.39, 4364 (2014)10.1364/OL.39.004364OPLEDP0146-9592]. We also studied the divergence of vortex beams, considered as the rate of change of inner or outer radius with the propagation distance (z), and found that it varies with the order in the same way as that of the inner and outer radii at z=0. These results may be useful in designing optical fibers for orbital angular momentum modes that play a crucial role in quantum communication. PMID:26368081

  8. Guises and disguises of quadratic divergences

    SciTech Connect

    Cherchiglia, A.L.; Vieira, A.R.; Hiller, Brigitte; Baêta Scarpelli, A.P.; Sampaio, Marcos

    2014-12-15

    In this contribution, we present a new perspective on the control of quadratic divergences in quantum field theory, in general, and in the Higgs naturalness problem, in particular. Our discussion is essentially based on an approach where UV divergences are parameterized, after being reduced to basic divergent integrals (BDI) in one internal momentum, as functions of a cutoff and a renormalization group scale λ. We illustrate our proposal with well-known examples, such as the gluon vacuum self energy of QCD and the Higgs decay in two photons within this approach. We also discuss frameworks in effective low-energy QCD models, where quadratic divergences are indeed fundamental.

  9. Content-based network model with duplication and divergence

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    Şengün, Yasemin; Erzan, Ayşe

    2006-06-01

    We construct a minimal content-based realization of the duplication and divergence model of genomic networks introduced by Wagner [Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 91 (1994) 4387] and investigate the scaling properties of the directed degree distribution and clustering coefficient. We find that the content-based network exhibits crossover between two scaling regimes, with log-periodic oscillations for large degrees. These features are not present in the original gene duplication model, but inherent in the content-based model of Balcan and Erzan. The scaling form of the degree distribution of the content-based model turns out to be robust under duplication and divergence, with some re-adjustment of the scaling exponents, while the out-clustering coefficient goes over from a weak power-law dependence on the degree, to an exponential decay under mutations which include splitting and merging of strings.

  10. Evolutionary Divergence of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans.

    PubMed

    Kittichotirat, W; Bumgarner, R E; Chen, C

    2016-01-01

    Gram-negative facultative Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is an oral pathogen associated with periodontitis. The genetic heterogeneity among A. actinomycetemcomitans strains has been long recognized. This study provides a comprehensive genomic analysis of A. actinomycetemcomitans and the closely related nonpathogenic Aggregatibacter aphrophilus. Whole genome sequencing by Illumina MiSeq platform was performed for 31 A. actinomycetemcomitans and 2 A. aphrophilus strains. Sequence similarity analysis shows a total of 3,220 unique genes across the 2 species, where 1,550 are core genes present in all genomes and 1,670 are variable genes (accessory genes) missing in at least 1 genome. Phylogenetic analysis based on 397 concatenated core genes distinguished A. aphrophilus and A. actinomycetemcomitans. The latter was in turn divided into 5 clades: clade b (serotype b), clade c (serotype c), clade e/f (serotypes e and f), clade a/d (serotypes a and d), and clade e' (serotype e strains). Accessory genes accounted for 14.1% to 23.2% of the A. actinomycetemcomitans genomes, with a majority belonging to the category of poorly characterized by Cluster of Orthologous Groups classification. These accessory genes were often organized into genomic islands (n = 387) with base composition biases, suggesting their acquisitions via horizontal gene transfer. There was a greater degree of similarity in gene content and genomic islands among strains within clades than between clades. Strains of clade e' isolated from human were found to be missing the genomic island that carries genes encoding cytolethal distending toxins. Taken together, the results suggest a pattern of sequential divergence, starting from the separation of A. aphrophilus and A. actinomycetemcomitans through gain and loss of genes and ending with the divergence of the latter species into distinct clades and serotypes. With differing constellations of genes, the A. actinomycetemcomitans clades may have evolved

  11. A Low-Noise Transimpedance Amplifier for BLM-Based Ion Channel Recording.

    PubMed

    Crescentini, Marco; Bennati, Marco; Saha, Shimul Chandra; Ivica, Josip; de Planque, Maurits; Morgan, Hywel; Tartagni, Marco

    2016-01-01

    High-throughput screening (HTS) using ion channel recording is a powerful drug discovery technique in pharmacology. Ion channel recording with planar bilayer lipid membranes (BLM) is scalable and has very high sensitivity. A HTS system based on BLM ion channel recording faces three main challenges: (i) design of scalable microfluidic devices; (ii) design of compact ultra-low-noise transimpedance amplifiers able to detect currents in the pA range with bandwidth >10 kHz; (iii) design of compact, robust and scalable systems that integrate these two elements. This paper presents a low-noise transimpedance amplifier with integrated A/D conversion realized in CMOS 0.35 μm technology. The CMOS amplifier acquires currents in the range ±200 pA and ±20 nA, with 100 kHz bandwidth while dissipating 41 mW. An integrated digital offset compensation loop balances any voltage offsets from Ag/AgCl electrodes. The measured open-input input-referred noise current is as low as 4 fA/√Hz at ±200 pA range. The current amplifier is embedded in an integrated platform, together with a microfluidic device, for current recording from ion channels. Gramicidin-A, α-haemolysin and KcsA potassium channels have been used to prove both the platform and the current-to-digital converter. PMID:27213382

  12. A Low-Noise Transimpedance Amplifier for BLM-Based Ion Channel Recording

    PubMed Central

    Crescentini, Marco; Bennati, Marco; Saha, Shimul Chandra; Ivica, Josip; de Planque, Maurits; Morgan, Hywel; Tartagni, Marco

    2016-01-01

    High-throughput screening (HTS) using ion channel recording is a powerful drug discovery technique in pharmacology. Ion channel recording with planar bilayer lipid membranes (BLM) is scalable and has very high sensitivity. A HTS system based on BLM ion channel recording faces three main challenges: (i) design of scalable microfluidic devices; (ii) design of compact ultra-low-noise transimpedance amplifiers able to detect currents in the pA range with bandwidth >10 kHz; (iii) design of compact, robust and scalable systems that integrate these two elements. This paper presents a low-noise transimpedance amplifier with integrated A/D conversion realized in CMOS 0.35 μm technology. The CMOS amplifier acquires currents in the range ±200 pA and ±20 nA, with 100 kHz bandwidth while dissipating 41 mW. An integrated digital offset compensation loop balances any voltage offsets from Ag/AgCl electrodes. The measured open-input input-referred noise current is as low as 4 fA/√Hz at ±200 pA range. The current amplifier is embedded in an integrated platform, together with a microfluidic device, for current recording from ion channels. Gramicidin-A, α-haemolysin and KcsA potassium channels have been used to prove both the platform and the current-to-digital converter. PMID:27213382

  13. Divergent clonal selection dominates medulloblastoma at recurrence

    PubMed Central

    Morrissy, A. Sorana; Garzia, Livia; Shih, David J. H.; Zuyderduyn, Scott; Huang, Xi; Skowron, Patryk; Remke, Marc; Cavalli, Florence M. G.; Ramaswamy, Vijay; Lindsay, Patricia E.; Jelveh, Salomeh; Donovan, Laura K.; Wang, Xin; Luu, Betty; Zayne, Kory; Li, Yisu; Mayoh, Chelsea; Thiessen, Nina; Mercier, Eloi; Mungall, Karen L.; Ma, Yusanne; Tse, Kane; Zeng, Thomas; Shumansky, Karey; Roth, Andrew J. L.; Shah, Sohrab; Farooq, Hamza; Kijima, Noriyuki; Holgado, Borja L.; Lee, John J. Y.; Matan-Lithwick, Stuart; Liu, Jessica; Mack, Stephen C.; Manno, Alex; Michealraj, K. A.; Nor, Carolina; Peacock, John; Qin, Lei; Reimand, Juri; Rolider, Adi; Thompson, Yuan Y.; Wu, Xiaochong; Pugh, Trevor; Ally, Adrian; Bilenky, Mikhail; Butterfield, Yaron S. N.; Carlsen, Rebecca; Cheng, Young; Chuah, Eric; Corbett, Richard D.; Dhalla, Noreen; He, An; Lee, Darlene; Li, Haiyan I.; Long, William; Mayo, Michael; Plettner, Patrick; Qian, Jenny Q.; Schein, Jacqueline E.; Tam, Angela; Wong, Tina; Birol, Inanc; Zhao, Yongjun; Faria, Claudia C.; Pimentel, José; Nunes, Sofia; Shalaby, Tarek; Grotzer, Michael; Pollack, Ian F.; Hamilton, Ronald L.; Li, Xiao-Nan; Bendel, Anne E.; Fults, Daniel W.; Walter, Andrew W.; Kumabe, Toshihiro; Tominaga, Teiji; Collins, V. Peter; Cho, Yoon-Jae; Hoffman, Caitlin; Lyden, David; Wisoff, Jeffrey H.; Garvin, James H.; Stearns, Duncan S.; Massimi, Luca; Schüller, Ulrich; Sterba, Jaroslav; Zitterbart, Karel; Puget, Stephanie; Ayrault, Olivier; Dunn, Sandra E.; Tirapelli, Daniela P. C.; Carlotti, Carlos G.; Wheeler, Helen; Hallahan, Andrew R.; Ingram, Wendy; MacDonald, Tobey J.; Olson, Jeffrey J.; Van Meir, Erwin G.; Lee, Ji-Yeoun; Wang, Kyu-Chang; Kim, Seung-Ki; Cho, Byung-Kyu; Pietsch, Torsten; Fleischhack, Gudrun; Tippelt, Stephan; Ra, Young Shin; Bailey, Simon; Lindsey, Janet C.; Clifford, Steven C.; Eberhart, Charles G.; Cooper, Michael K.; Packer, Roger J.; Massimino, Maura; Garre, Maria Luisa; Bartels, Ute; Tabori, Uri; Hawkins, Cynthia E.; Dirks, Peter; Bouffet, Eric; Rutka, James T.; Wechsler-Reya, Robert J.; Weiss, William A.; Collier, Lara S.; Dupuy, Adam J.; Korshunov, Andrey; Jones, David T. W.; Kool, Marcel; Northcott, Paul A.; Pfister, Stefan M.; Largaespada, David A.; Mungall, Andrew J.; Moore, Richard A.; Jabado, Nada; Bader, Gary D.; Jones, Steven J. M.; Malkin, David; Marra, Marco A.; Taylor, Michael D.

    2016-01-01

    The development of targeted anti-cancer therapies through the study of cancer genomes is intended to increase survival rates and decrease treatment-related toxicity. We treated a transposon–driven, functional genomic mouse model of medulloblastoma with ‘humanized’ in vivo therapy (microneurosurgical tumour resection followed by multi-fractionated, image-guided radiotherapy). Genetic events in recurrent murine medulloblastoma exhibit a very poor overlap with those in matched murine diagnostic samples (<5%). Whole-genome sequencing of 33 pairs of human diagnostic and post-therapy medulloblastomas demonstrated substantial genetic divergence of the dominant clone after therapy (<12% diagnostic events were retained at recurrence). In both mice and humans, the dominant clone at recurrence arose through clonal selection of a pre-existing minor clone present at diagnosis. Targeted therapy is unlikely to be effective in the absence of the target, therefore our results offer a simple, proximal, and remediable explanation for the failure of prior clinical trials of targeted therapy. PMID:26760213

  14. Divergent clonal selection dominates medulloblastoma at recurrence.

    PubMed

    Morrissy, A Sorana; Garzia, Livia; Shih, David J H; Zuyderduyn, Scott; Huang, Xi; Skowron, Patryk; Remke, Marc; Cavalli, Florence M G; Ramaswamy, Vijay; Lindsay, Patricia E; Jelveh, Salomeh; Donovan, Laura K; Wang, Xin; Luu, Betty; Zayne, Kory; Li, Yisu; Mayoh, Chelsea; Thiessen, Nina; Mercier, Eloi; Mungall, Karen L; Ma, Yusanne; Tse, Kane; Zeng, Thomas; Shumansky, Karey; Roth, Andrew J L; Shah, Sohrab; Farooq, Hamza; Kijima, Noriyuki; Holgado, Borja L; Lee, John J Y; Matan-Lithwick, Stuart; Liu, Jessica; Mack, Stephen C; Manno, Alex; Michealraj, K A; Nor, Carolina; Peacock, John; Qin, Lei; Reimand, Juri; Rolider, Adi; Thompson, Yuan Y; Wu, Xiaochong; Pugh, Trevor; Ally, Adrian; Bilenky, Mikhail; Butterfield, Yaron S N; Carlsen, Rebecca; Cheng, Young; Chuah, Eric; Corbett, Richard D; Dhalla, Noreen; He, An; Lee, Darlene; Li, Haiyan I; Long, William; Mayo, Michael; Plettner, Patrick; Qian, Jenny Q; Schein, Jacqueline E; Tam, Angela; Wong, Tina; Birol, Inanc; Zhao, Yongjun; Faria, Claudia C; Pimentel, José; Nunes, Sofia; Shalaby, Tarek; Grotzer, Michael; Pollack, Ian F; Hamilton, Ronald L; Li, Xiao-Nan; Bendel, Anne E; Fults, Daniel W; Walter, Andrew W; Kumabe, Toshihiro; Tominaga, Teiji; Collins, V Peter; Cho, Yoon-Jae; Hoffman, Caitlin; Lyden, David; Wisoff, Jeffrey H; Garvin, James H; Stearns, Duncan S; Massimi, Luca; Schüller, Ulrich; Sterba, Jaroslav; Zitterbart, Karel; Puget, Stephanie; Ayrault, Olivier; Dunn, Sandra E; Tirapelli, Daniela P C; Carlotti, Carlos G; Wheeler, Helen; Hallahan, Andrew R; Ingram, Wendy; MacDonald, Tobey J; Olson, Jeffrey J; Van Meir, Erwin G; Lee, Ji-Yeoun; Wang, Kyu-Chang; Kim, Seung-Ki; Cho, Byung-Kyu; Pietsch, Torsten; Fleischhack, Gudrun; Tippelt, Stephan; Ra, Young Shin; Bailey, Simon; Lindsey, Janet C; Clifford, Steven C; Eberhart, Charles G; Cooper, Michael K; Packer, Roger J; Massimino, Maura; Garre, Maria Luisa; Bartels, Ute; Tabori, Uri; Hawkins, Cynthia E; Dirks, Peter; Bouffet, Eric; Rutka, James T; Wechsler-Reya, Robert J; Weiss, William A; Collier, Lara S; Dupuy, Adam J; Korshunov, Andrey; Jones, David T W; Kool, Marcel; Northcott, Paul A; Pfister, Stefan M; Largaespada, David A; Mungall, Andrew J; Moore, Richard A; Jabado, Nada; Bader, Gary D; Jones, Steven J M; Malkin, David; Marra, Marco A; Taylor, Michael D

    2016-01-21

    The development of targeted anti-cancer therapies through the study of cancer genomes is intended to increase survival rates and decrease treatment-related toxicity. We treated a transposon-driven, functional genomic mouse model of medulloblastoma with 'humanized' in vivo therapy (microneurosurgical tumour resection followed by multi-fractionated, image-guided radiotherapy). Genetic events in recurrent murine medulloblastoma exhibit a very poor overlap with those in matched murine diagnostic samples (<5%). Whole-genome sequencing of 33 pairs of human diagnostic and post-therapy medulloblastomas demonstrated substantial genetic divergence of the dominant clone after therapy (<12% diagnostic events were retained at recurrence). In both mice and humans, the dominant clone at recurrence arose through clonal selection of a pre-existing minor clone present at diagnosis. Targeted therapy is unlikely to be effective in the absence of the target, therefore our results offer a simple, proximal, and remediable explanation for the failure of prior clinical trials of targeted therapy. PMID:26760213

  15. Divergent selection for muscle color in broilers.

    PubMed

    Harford, I D; Pavlidis, H O; Anthony, N B

    2014-05-01

    One consumer-related physiological abnormality that is a recent concern for the poultry industry is atypical meat quality. Currently in the processing plant, meat is characterized on appearance such as tears, bruises, discoloration, or missing parts. Unfortunately, this method ignores physical properties such as palatability, texture, tenderness, taste, color, pH, and water-holding capacity (WHC). The growing demand for a convenient, economical, and palatable product has shifted the market toward value-added poultry products. The effect of a meat's physical properties on its marketability and versatility has become apparent to processors attempting to utilize poor quality meat. After 8 generations of divergent selection for muscle color or lightness (L*) in broilers, muscle quality parameters were investigated. The 2 broiler lines divergently selected for high (HMC) and low (LMC) muscle color along with their randombred control line (RBC) were included in the study. Heritability estimates for L* were 0.47 ± 0.05 and 0.51 ± 0.05 in the HMC and LMC lines, respectively. For generation 8, the mean L* for the HMC, RBC, and LMC lines were 53.91, 49.70, and 46.86, respectively. Selection for increased L* was found to result in increased breast fillet yellowness (b*), whereas selection for decreased L* resulted in an increase in breast fillet redness (a*). Selection for increased L* has resulted in increased rate of pH decline over time, whereas selection for decreased L* has resulted in a decreased rate of pH decline. The HMC line exhibited a higher percentage fillet drip loss than both the LMC and RBC lines, which did not differ from each other. Overall selection for L* was effective in modifying breast muscle color as well as correlated responses associated with atypical poultry meat such as drip loss and postmortem muscle pH. These selected lines can serve as resource populations for the study of PSE and DFD-like meat in poultry and demonstrate that L* selection

  16. Traveling Exhibitions: translating current science into effective science exhibitions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dusenbery, P.; Morrow, C.; Harold, J.

    The Space Science Institute (SSI) of Boulder, Colorado has recently developed two museum exhibits called the Space Weather Center and MarsQuest. It is currently planning to develop two other exhibitions called Cosmic Origins and InterActive Earth. Museum exhibitions provide research scientists the opportunity to engage in a number of activities that are vital to the success of earth and space outreach programs. The Space Weather Center was developed in partnership with various research missions at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The focus of the presentation will be on the Institute's MarsQuest exhibition. This project is a 5000 square-foot, 2.5M, traveling exhibition that is now touring the country. The exhibit's 3-year tour is enabling millions of Americans to share in the excitement of the scientific exploration of Mars and learn more about their own planet in the process. The associated planetarium show and education program will also be described, with particular emphasis on workshops to orient host museum staff (e.g. museum educators and docents). The workshops make innovative connections between the exhibitions interactive experiences and lesson plans aligned with the National Science Education Standards. SSI is also developing an interactive web site called MarsQuest On-line. The linkage between the web site, education program and exhibit will be discussed. MarsQuest and SSI's other exhibitions are good models for actively involving scientists and their discoveries to help improve informal science education in the museum community and for forging a stronger connection between formal and informal education.

  17. Power divergences in overlapping Wilson lines

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Berwein, Matthias

    2016-01-01

    We discuss the divergence structure of Wilson line operators with partially overlapping segments on the basis of the cyclic Wilson loop as an explicit example. The generalized exponentiation theorem is used to show the exponentiation and factorization of power divergences for certain linear combinations of associated loop functions.

  18. An Evaluation of the Divergent Physics Laboratory

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lerch, Robert D.

    1973-01-01

    The study was conducted to evaluate divergent physics laboratories in accomplishing objectives of Commission on College Physics. A questionnaire was used to collect data from students. Analysis revealed students in divergent laboratories had more opportunity to choose or design their own experiments and develop a model for data interpretation. (PS)

  19. Divergent Thinking and Age-Related Changes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Palmiero, Massimiliano; Di Giacomo, Dina; Passafiume, Domenico

    2014-01-01

    Aging can affect cognition in different ways. The extent to which aging affects divergent thinking is unclear. In this study, younger and older adults were compared at the performance on the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking in visual and verbal form. Results showed that older adults can think divergently as younger participants, although they…

  20. Means for counteracting charged particle beam divergence

    DOEpatents

    Hooper, Jr., Edwin B.

    1978-01-01

    To counteract charge particle beam divergence, magnetic field-generating means are positioned along the edges of a charged particle beam to be controlled, such as to deflect and redirect particles tending to diverge from a desired beam direction. By selective arrangement of the magnetic field-generating means, the entire beam may be deflected and guided into different directions.

  1. Measurements of Divergent and Complex Thinking.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kagan, Dona M.

    1988-01-01

    The degree to which tests of divergent production may be confounded by verbal ability and loquacity; and relationships among divergent thinking, social competency, and the syntactic complexity of prose written by 61 fifth and sixth graders were assessed. Complex thinkers may appreciate the value of simplicity in facilitating communication. (TJH)

  2. Exhibitions: Facing Outward, Pointing Inward

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McDonald, Joseph P.

    2007-01-01

    The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) Exhibitions Project of the early 1990s produced a range of work that continues to inform the practice of using exhibitions as a "360 degree" method of transforming teaching and learning, community connections, school design, and assessment. Among that work was this paper coupling the origins of exhibitions…

  3. A new model for predicting time course toxicity of heavy metals based on Biotic Ligand Model (BLM).

    PubMed

    Hatano, Ayumi; Shoji, Ryo

    2010-01-01

    A new model for predicting time course toxicity of heavy metals was developed by extending the effective ratio of biotic ligand binding with toxic heavy metals to the total biotic ligand for 50% of test organisms (f(50)) derived by the Biotic Ligand Model (BLM). BLM has been well-known as a useful model for prediction of heavy metal toxicity. BLM can consider the effect of exposure conditions such as pH and Ca(2+) on heavy metal toxicity. In addition to the exposure conditions, heavy metal toxicity is strongly dependent on exposure time. In this study, BLM is extended to predict time dependency of heavy metal toxicity by connecting with the concept of primary reaction. The model developed in this study also generates the estimation of the 50% effect concentration (EC(50)) for toxicologically unknown organisms and heavy metals. Two toxicological and kinetic constants, f(50,0) and k, were derived from the initial value of f(50) (f(50,0)) and a time constant (k) independent of time. The model developed in this study enables us to acquire information on the toxicity of heavy metals such as Cu, Cd and Co easily. PMID:19689929

  4. 43 CFR 6304.12 - How will BLM determine the validity of unpatented mining claims or sites?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... discovery of a valuable mineral deposit or your claim or site is invalid for any other reason, we will... unpatented mining claims or sites? (a) BLM will conduct a mineral examination to determine whether your claim... samples and gather other evidence to confirm or corroborate mineral exposures that were...

  5. 43 CFR 6304.12 - How will BLM determine the validity of unpatented mining claims or sites?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... discovery of a valuable mineral deposit or your claim or site is invalid for any other reason, we will... unpatented mining claims or sites? (a) BLM will conduct a mineral examination to determine whether your claim... samples and gather other evidence to confirm or corroborate mineral exposures that were...

  6. 43 CFR 6304.12 - How will BLM determine the validity of unpatented mining claims or sites?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... discovery of a valuable mineral deposit or your claim or site is invalid for any other reason, we will... unpatented mining claims or sites? (a) BLM will conduct a mineral examination to determine whether your claim... samples and gather other evidence to confirm or corroborate mineral exposures that were...

  7. 43 CFR 6304.12 - How will BLM determine the validity of unpatented mining claims or sites?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... discovery of a valuable mineral deposit or your claim or site is invalid for any other reason, we will... unpatented mining claims or sites? (a) BLM will conduct a mineral examination to determine whether your claim... samples and gather other evidence to confirm or corroborate mineral exposures that were...

  8. 43 CFR 3601.43 - What is the process for BLM to approve my mining and reclamation plans?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What is the process for BLM to approve my mining and reclamation plans? 3601.43 Section 3601.43 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL...

  9. 43 CFR 3809.432 - What process will BLM follow in reviewing a modification of my plan of operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What process will BLM follow in reviewing a modification of my plan of operations? 3809.432 Section 3809.432 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINING CLAIMS UNDER...

  10. 43 CFR 3715.3-3 - How does BLM process the information I submit about my proposed occupancy?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How does BLM process the information I submit about my proposed occupancy? 3715.3-3 Section 3715.3-3 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) PUBLIC LAW 167; ACT OF JULY 23,...

  11. 43 CFR 3715.3-4 - How will BLM notify me of the outcome of its review process?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How will BLM notify me of the outcome of its review process? 3715.3-4 Section 3715.3-4 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) PUBLIC LAW 167; ACT OF JULY 23, 1955 Use...

  12. 43 CFR 3275.18 - May BLM require me to test for byproducts associated with geothermal resource production?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false May BLM require me to test for byproducts associated with geothermal resource production? 3275.18 Section 3275.18 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL...

  13. 43 CFR 3251.12 - What action will BLM take on my Notice of Intent to Conduct Geothermal Resource Exploration...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What action will BLM take on my Notice of Intent to Conduct Geothermal Resource Exploration Operations? 3251.12 Section 3251.12 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000)...

  14. 43 CFR 3275.21 - May BLM order me to drill and produce wells on my lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false May BLM order me to drill and produce wells on my lease? 3275.21 Section 3275.21 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Conducting...

  15. 43 CFR 3264.11 - What must I submit to BLM after I finish subsequent well operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What must I submit to BLM after I finish subsequent well operations? 3264.11 Section 3264.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING...

  16. 43 CFR 3264.11 - What must I submit to BLM after I finish subsequent well operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... well was acidized to increase production, state whether the production rate increased when you put the... subsequent well operations? 3264.11 Section 3264.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public... subsequent well operations? (a) Submit to BLM a subsequent well operations report within 30 days...

  17. 43 CFR 3264.11 - What must I submit to BLM after I finish subsequent well operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... well was acidized to increase production, state whether the production rate increased when you put the... subsequent well operations? 3264.11 Section 3264.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public... subsequent well operations? (a) Submit to BLM a subsequent well operations report within 30 days...

  18. 43 CFR 3264.11 - What must I submit to BLM after I finish subsequent well operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... well was acidized to increase production, state whether the production rate increased when you put the... subsequent well operations? 3264.11 Section 3264.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public... subsequent well operations? (a) Submit to BLM a subsequent well operations report within 30 days...

  19. 43 CFR 3503.25 - When may BLM issue permits and leases for Federal minerals underlying private surface?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false When may BLM issue permits and leases for Federal minerals underlying private surface? 3503.25 Section 3503.25 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... underlying private surface? (a) The regulations in this part apply where the United States disposed...

  20. 43 CFR 2886.16 - Under what conditions may BLM order an immediate temporary suspension of my activities?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Under what conditions may BLM order an immediate temporary suspension of my activities? 2886.16 Section 2886.16 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2000) RIGHTS-OF-WAY...

  1. 43 CFR 2807.16 - Under what conditions may BLM order an immediate temporary suspension of my activities?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Under what conditions may BLM order an immediate temporary suspension of my activities? 2807.16 Section 2807.16 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2000) RIGHTS-OF-WAY...

  2. 43 CFR 1822.18 - How does BLM decide in which order to accept documents that are simultaneously filed?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How does BLM decide in which order to accept documents that are simultaneously filed? 1822.18 Section 1822.18 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GENERAL MANAGEMENT (1000) APPLICATION PROCEDURES...

  3. 43 CFR 3276.12 - What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for facility operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... monthly report for facility operations? 3276.12 Section 3276.12 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Reports: Utilization Operations § 3276.12 What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for facility operations? (a) For all electrical...

  4. 43 CFR 3276.14 - What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for direct use facilities?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... monthly report for direct use facilities? 3276.14 Section 3276.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Reports: Utilization Operations § 3276.14 What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for direct use facilities? (a) Total monthly flow through...

  5. 43 CFR 3276.14 - What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for direct use facilities?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... monthly report for direct use facilities? 3276.14 Section 3276.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Reports: Utilization Operations § 3276.14 What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for direct use facilities? (a) Total monthly flow through...

  6. 43 CFR 3276.14 - What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for direct use facilities?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... monthly report for direct use facilities? 3276.14 Section 3276.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Reports: Utilization Operations § 3276.14 What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for direct use facilities? (a) Total monthly flow through...

  7. 43 CFR 3276.15 - How must I notify BLM of accidents occurring at my utilization facility?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... occurring at my utilization facility? 3276.15 Section 3276.15 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to...) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Reports: Utilization Operations § 3276.15 How must I notify BLM of accidents occurring at my utilization facility? You must orally inform us of all accidents that affect operations...

  8. 43 CFR 3276.15 - How must I notify BLM of accidents occurring at my utilization facility?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... occurring at my utilization facility? 3276.15 Section 3276.15 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to...) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Reports: Utilization Operations § 3276.15 How must I notify BLM of accidents occurring at my utilization facility? You must orally inform us of all accidents that affect operations...

  9. 43 CFR 3276.12 - What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for facility operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... monthly report for facility operations? 3276.12 Section 3276.12 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Reports: Utilization Operations § 3276.12 What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for facility operations? (a) For all electrical...

  10. 43 CFR 3276.15 - How must I notify BLM of accidents occurring at my utilization facility?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... occurring at my utilization facility? 3276.15 Section 3276.15 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to...) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Reports: Utilization Operations § 3276.15 How must I notify BLM of accidents occurring at my utilization facility? You must orally inform us of all accidents that affect operations...

  11. 43 CFR 3276.14 - What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for direct use facilities?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... monthly report for direct use facilities? 3276.14 Section 3276.14 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Reports: Utilization Operations § 3276.14 What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for direct use facilities? (a) Total monthly flow through...

  12. 43 CFR 3276.12 - What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for facility operations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... monthly report for facility operations? 3276.12 Section 3276.12 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Reports: Utilization Operations § 3276.12 What information must I give BLM in the monthly report for facility operations? (a) For all electrical...

  13. 43 CFR 3276.15 - How must I notify BLM of accidents occurring at my utilization facility?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... occurring at my utilization facility? 3276.15 Section 3276.15 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to...) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Reports: Utilization Operations § 3276.15 How must I notify BLM of accidents occurring at my utilization facility? You must orally inform us of all accidents that affect operations...

  14. 43 CFR 3511.26 - What if I object to the terms and conditions BLM proposes for a readjusted lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What if I object to the terms and....26 What if I object to the terms and conditions BLM proposes for a readjusted lease? (a) You have 60 days after receiving the proposed readjusted terms to object. If we do not receive your...

  15. 43 CFR 3135.2 - Under what circumstances will BLM require a suspension of operations and production or approve my...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Under what circumstances will BLM require... production for my lease? 3135.2 Section 3135.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... LEASING: NATIONAL PETROLEUM RESERVE, ALASKA Transfers, Extensions, Consolidations, and Suspensions §...

  16. 43 CFR 3512.19 - Must I notify BLM if I intend to transfer an overriding royalty to another party?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Must I notify BLM if I intend to transfer an overriding royalty to another party? 3512.19 Section 3512.19 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR...

  17. 43 CFR 3135.2 - Under what circumstances will BLM require a suspension of operations and production or approve my...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Under what circumstances will BLM require... production for my lease? 3135.2 Section 3135.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... LEASING: NATIONAL PETROLEUM RESERVE, ALASKA Transfers, Extensions, Consolidations, and Suspensions §...

  18. 43 CFR 3512.19 - Must I notify BLM if I intend to transfer an overriding royalty to another party?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Must I notify BLM if I intend to transfer an overriding royalty to another party? 3512.19 Section 3512.19 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR...

  19. 43 CFR 3135.2 - Under what circumstances will BLM require a suspension of operations and production or approve my...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Under what circumstances will BLM require... production for my lease? 3135.2 Section 3135.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... LEASING: NATIONAL PETROLEUM RESERVE, ALASKA Transfers, Extensions, Consolidations, and Suspensions §...

  20. 43 CFR 3135.2 - Under what circumstances will BLM require a suspension of operations and production or approve my...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Under what circumstances will BLM require... production for my lease? 3135.2 Section 3135.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... LEASING: NATIONAL PETROLEUM RESERVE, ALASKA Transfers, Extensions, Consolidations, and Suspensions §...

  1. 43 CFR 3512.19 - Must I notify BLM if I intend to transfer an overriding royalty to another party?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Must I notify BLM if I intend to transfer an overriding royalty to another party? 3512.19 Section 3512.19 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR...

  2. 43 CFR 3512.19 - Must I notify BLM if I intend to transfer an overriding royalty to another party?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Must I notify BLM if I intend to transfer an overriding royalty to another party? 3512.19 Section 3512.19 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR...

  3. 43 CFR 2806.43 - How does BLM calculate rent for passive reflectors and local exchange networks?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... subpart to determine rent. See Forest Service regulations at 36 CFR chapter II. (b) For the purposes of... reflectors and local exchange networks? 2806.43 Section 2806.43 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating...-Of-Way § 2806.43 How does BLM calculate rent for passive reflectors and local exchange networks?...

  4. 43 CFR 3602.33 - How will BLM dispose of mineral materials for use in developing Federal mineral leases?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How will BLM dispose of mineral materials for use in developing Federal mineral leases? 3602.33 Section 3602.33 Public Lands: Interior... MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Noncompetitive Sales §...

  5. 43 CFR 3602.33 - How will BLM dispose of mineral materials for use in developing Federal mineral leases?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How will BLM dispose of mineral materials for use in developing Federal mineral leases? 3602.33 Section 3602.33 Public Lands: Interior... MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Noncompetitive Sales §...

  6. 43 CFR 3602.33 - How will BLM dispose of mineral materials for use in developing Federal mineral leases?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How will BLM dispose of mineral materials for use in developing Federal mineral leases? 3602.33 Section 3602.33 Public Lands: Interior... MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Noncompetitive Sales §...

  7. 43 CFR 3602.33 - How will BLM dispose of mineral materials for use in developing Federal mineral leases?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How will BLM dispose of mineral materials for use in developing Federal mineral leases? 3602.33 Section 3602.33 Public Lands: Interior... MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINERAL MATERIALS DISPOSAL Mineral Materials Sales Noncompetitive Sales §...

  8. 43 CFR 3275.21 - May BLM order me to drill and produce wells on my lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false May BLM order me to drill and produce wells on my lease? 3275.21 Section 3275.21 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Conducting...

  9. 43 CFR 6305.30 - What are the steps BLM must take in issuing an access authorization to valid occupancies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private...) The location, construction, maintenance, and use of the access route that BLM approves will be...

  10. 43 CFR 5040.2 - What will BLM do before it establishes sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... sustained-yield forest units? 5040.2 Section 5040.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT (5000) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.2 What will BLM do before it establishes sustained-yield forest...

  11. 43 CFR 5040.2 - What will BLM do before it establishes sustained-yield forest units?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... sustained-yield forest units? 5040.2 Section 5040.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOREST MANAGEMENT (5000) SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST UNITS § 5040.2 What will BLM do before it establishes sustained-yield forest...

  12. 43 CFR 3263.11 - What information must I give BLM to approve my Sundry Notice for abandoning a well?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Well Abandonment § 3263.11 What information must I give BLM to...) Methods you will use to verify the plugs (tagging, pressure testing, etc.); (3) Weight and viscosity...

  13. 43 CFR 3262.14 - May BLM require me to take samples or perform tests and surveys?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ..., or gases; (3) Presence of geothermal resources, water, or reservoir energy; (4) Quality and quantity of geothermal resources; (5) Well bore angle and direction of deviation; (6) Formation, casing, or...) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Conducting Drilling Operations § 3262.14 May BLM require me to take samples...

  14. 43 CFR 3212.27 - How will BLM or MMS review my request to modify the lease royalty rate terms?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Lease Suspensions, Cessation of Production, Royalty Rate Reductions, and Energy Policy Act Royalty Rate Conversions § 3212.27 How will BLM or MMS review my request to... to establish a royalty rate if the geothermal resources are used for commercial electrical...

  15. 43 CFR 3212.27 - How will BLM or MMS review my request to modify the lease royalty rate terms?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Lease Suspensions, Cessation of Production, Royalty Rate Reductions, and Energy Policy Act Royalty Rate Conversions § 3212.27 How will BLM or MMS review my request to... to establish a royalty rate if the geothermal resources are used for commercial electrical...

  16. 43 CFR 3262.14 - May BLM require me to take samples or perform tests and surveys?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ..., or gases; (3) Presence of geothermal resources, water, or reservoir energy; (4) Quality and quantity of geothermal resources; (5) Well bore angle and direction of deviation; (6) Formation, casing, or...) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Conducting Drilling Operations § 3262.14 May BLM require me to take samples...

  17. 43 CFR 3262.14 - May BLM require me to take samples or perform tests and surveys?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ..., or gases; (3) Presence of geothermal resources, water, or reservoir energy; (4) Quality and quantity of geothermal resources; (5) Well bore angle and direction of deviation; (6) Formation, casing, or...) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Conducting Drilling Operations § 3262.14 May BLM require me to take samples...

  18. 43 CFR 3212.27 - How will BLM or MMS review my request to modify the lease royalty rate terms?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Lease Suspensions, Cessation of Production, Royalty Rate Reductions, and Energy Policy Act Royalty Rate Conversions § 3212.27 How will BLM or MMS review my request to... to establish a royalty rate if the geothermal resources are used for commercial electrical...

  19. 43 CFR 3212.27 - How will BLM or MMS review my request to modify the lease royalty rate terms?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Lease Suspensions, Cessation of Production, Royalty Rate Reductions, and Energy Policy Act Royalty Rate Conversions § 3212.27 How will BLM or MMS review my request to... to establish a royalty rate if the geothermal resources are used for commercial electrical...

  20. 43 CFR 3262.14 - May BLM require me to take samples or perform tests and surveys?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ..., or gases; (3) Presence of geothermal resources, water, or reservoir energy; (4) Quality and quantity of geothermal resources; (5) Well bore angle and direction of deviation; (6) Formation, casing, or...) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Conducting Drilling Operations § 3262.14 May BLM require me to take samples...

  1. 43 CFR 2806.43 - How does BLM calculate rent for passive reflectors and local exchange networks?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... subpart to determine rent. See Forest Service regulations at 36 CFR chapter II. (b) For the purposes of... any BLM state or field office in the region in question. For passive reflectors and local exchange... electric power; and (2) Local exchange network means radio service which provides basic telephone...

  2. 43 CFR 3515.16 - What standards does BLM use to assess the public interest of an exchange?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What standards does BLM use to assess the public interest of an exchange? 3515.16 Section 3515.16 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) LEASING OF SOLID MINERALS OTHER THAN...

  3. 43 CFR 3275.21 - May BLM order me to drill and produce wells on my lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false May BLM order me to drill and produce wells on my lease? 3275.21 Section 3275.21 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Conducting...

  4. 43 CFR 2931.2 - What kinds of permits does BLM issue for recreation-related uses of public lands?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What kinds of permits does BLM issue for recreation-related uses of public lands? 2931.2 Section 2931.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE...

  5. 43 CFR 2931.2 - What kinds of permits does BLM issue for recreation-related uses of public lands?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What kinds of permits does BLM issue for recreation-related uses of public lands? 2931.2 Section 2931.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE...

  6. 43 CFR 2931.2 - What kinds of permits does BLM issue for recreation-related uses of public lands?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What kinds of permits does BLM issue for recreation-related uses of public lands? 2931.2 Section 2931.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE...

  7. 43 CFR 2931.2 - What kinds of permits does BLM issue for recreation-related uses of public lands?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What kinds of permits does BLM issue for recreation-related uses of public lands? 2931.2 Section 2931.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND RESOURCE...

  8. 43 CFR 3809.111 - Will BLM disclose to the public the information I submit under this subpart?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Will BLM disclose to the public the information I submit under this subpart? 3809.111 Section 3809.111 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating... (3000) MINING CLAIMS UNDER THE GENERAL MINING LAWS Surface Management General Information §...

  9. 43 CFR 3809.111 - Will BLM disclose to the public the information I submit under this subpart?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Will BLM disclose to the public the information I submit under this subpart? 3809.111 Section 3809.111 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating... (3000) MINING CLAIMS UNDER THE GENERAL MINING LAWS Surface Management General Information §...

  10. 43 CFR 3512.18 - Will BLM approve my assignment or sublease if I have outstanding liabilities?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... if I have outstanding liabilities? 3512.18 Section 3512.18 Public Lands: Interior Regulations... acceptance of your outstanding liabilities under the permit or lease. In addition, the assignee must either... Circumstances and Obligations § 3512.18 Will BLM approve my assignment or sublease if I have...

  11. 43 CFR 6305.30 - What are the steps BLM must take in issuing an access authorization to valid occupancies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private Lands Or Valid Occupancies Within Wilderness Areas Access Procedures for Valid Occupancies § 6305.30... wilderness, BLM will make certain that: (1) You have demonstrated a lack of any existing access rights...

  12. 43 CFR 6305.10 - How will BLM allow access to State and private land within wilderness areas?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... private land within wilderness areas? 6305.10 Section 6305.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating... CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private Lands Or Valid Occupancies Within Wilderness Areas Access to Non-Federal Inholdings § 6305.10 How will BLM allow access...

  13. 43 CFR 6305.11 - What alternatives to granting access will BLM consider in cases of State and private inholdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private Lands Or Valid Occupancies Within Wilderness Areas Access to Non-Federal Inholdings § 6305.11 What... eliminate the need to use wilderness areas for access to State and private land, BLM may— (a)...

  14. 43 CFR 6305.10 - How will BLM allow access to State and private land within wilderness areas?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... private land within wilderness areas? 6305.10 Section 6305.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating... CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private Lands Or Valid Occupancies Within Wilderness Areas Access to Non-Federal Inholdings § 6305.10 How will BLM allow access...

  15. 43 CFR 6305.10 - How will BLM allow access to State and private land within wilderness areas?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... private land within wilderness areas? 6305.10 Section 6305.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating... CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private Lands Or Valid Occupancies Within Wilderness Areas Access to Non-Federal Inholdings § 6305.10 How will BLM allow access...

  16. 43 CFR 6305.30 - What are the steps BLM must take in issuing an access authorization to valid occupancies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private Lands Or Valid Occupancies Within Wilderness Areas Access Procedures for Valid Occupancies § 6305.30... wilderness, BLM will make certain that: (1) You have demonstrated a lack of any existing access rights...

  17. 43 CFR 6305.11 - What alternatives to granting access will BLM consider in cases of State and private inholdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private Lands Or Valid Occupancies Within Wilderness Areas Access to Non-Federal Inholdings § 6305.11 What... eliminate the need to use wilderness areas for access to State and private land, BLM may— (a)...

  18. 43 CFR 6305.30 - What are the steps BLM must take in issuing an access authorization to valid occupancies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private Lands Or Valid Occupancies Within Wilderness Areas Access Procedures for Valid Occupancies § 6305.30... wilderness, BLM will make certain that: (1) You have demonstrated a lack of any existing access rights...

  19. 43 CFR 6305.11 - What alternatives to granting access will BLM consider in cases of State and private inholdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private Lands Or Valid Occupancies Within Wilderness Areas Access to Non-Federal Inholdings § 6305.11 What... eliminate the need to use wilderness areas for access to State and private land, BLM may— (a)...

  20. 43 CFR 6305.10 - How will BLM allow access to State and private land within wilderness areas?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... private land within wilderness areas? 6305.10 Section 6305.10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating... CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private Lands Or Valid Occupancies Within Wilderness Areas Access to Non-Federal Inholdings § 6305.10 How will BLM allow access...

  1. 43 CFR 6305.11 - What alternatives to granting access will BLM consider in cases of State and private inholdings?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION (6000) MANAGEMENT OF DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS Access to State and Private Lands Or Valid Occupancies Within Wilderness Areas Access to Non-Federal Inholdings § 6305.11 What... eliminate the need to use wilderness areas for access to State and private land, BLM may— (a)...

  2. 43 CFR 3255.15 - When will BLM consult with Indian mineral owners when information concerning their minerals is...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ....15 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Confidential, Proprietary... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false When will BLM consult with Indian...

  3. 43 CFR 3162.2-10 - Will BLM notify me when it determines that drainage is occurring?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Will BLM notify me when it determines that drainage is occurring? 3162.2-10 Section 3162.2-10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public... notify me when it determines that drainage is occurring? We will send you a demand letter by...

  4. 43 CFR 3162.2-10 - Will BLM notify me when it determines that drainage is occurring?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Will BLM notify me when it determines that drainage is occurring? 3162.2-10 Section 3162.2-10 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public... notify me when it determines that drainage is occurring? We will send you a demand letter by...

  5. 43 CFR 3809.801 - When may I file an appeal of the BLM decision with OHA?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false When may I file an appeal of the BLM decision with OHA? 3809.801 Section 3809.801 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) MINING CLAIMS UNDER THE GENERAL MINING LAWS...

  6. 43 CFR 3809.801 - When may I file an appeal of the BLM decision with OHA?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... decision with OHA? (a) If you intend to appeal a BLM decision under this subpart, use the following table... decision with OHA? 3809.801 Section 3809.801 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... days after the date you receive the original decision. (2) You request State Director review The...

  7. 43 CFR 3809.801 - When may I file an appeal of the BLM decision with OHA?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... decision with OHA? (a) If you intend to appeal a BLM decision under this subpart, use the following table... decision with OHA? 3809.801 Section 3809.801 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... days after the date you receive the original decision. (2) You request State Director review The...

  8. 43 CFR 3809.801 - When may I file an appeal of the BLM decision with OHA?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... decision with OHA? (a) If you intend to appeal a BLM decision under this subpart, use the following table... decision with OHA? 3809.801 Section 3809.801 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands... days after the date you receive the original decision. (2) You request State Director review The...

  9. 43 CFR 1823.11 - What is the authority for BLM issuing a refund of a payment?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false What is the authority for BLM issuing a refund of a payment? 1823.11 Section 1823.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GENERAL MANAGEMENT (1000)...

  10. 43 CFR 1823.11 - What is the authority for BLM issuing a refund of a payment?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What is the authority for BLM issuing a refund of a payment? 1823.11 Section 1823.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GENERAL MANAGEMENT (1000) APPLICATION PROCEDURES Payments and Refunds §...

  11. 43 CFR 3275.21 - May BLM order me to drill and produce wells on my lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false May BLM order me to drill and produce wells on my lease? 3275.21 Section 3275.21 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Conducting...

  12. 43 CFR 3509.11 - Under what conditions will BLM issue a future interest lease to me?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... future interest lease to me? 3509.11 Section 3509.11 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to...) LEASING OF SOLID MINERALS OTHER THAN COAL AND OIL SHALE Fractional and Future Interest Lease Applications § 3509.11 Under what conditions will BLM issue a future interest lease to me? When it is in the...

  13. 43 CFR 3192.2 - Who may apply for a cooperative agreement with BLM to conduct oil and gas inspections?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Who may apply for a cooperative agreement with BLM to conduct oil and gas inspections? 3192.2 Section 3192.2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) DELEGATION OF...

  14. 43 CFR 3213.14 - Will BLM terminate my lease if I do not pay my rent on time?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... overdue. You have 45 days after the anniversary date to pay the rent plus a 10 percent late fee. If MMS does not receive your rental plus the late fee by the end of the 45-day period, BLM will terminate your... this section if MMS receives the rent plus a 10 percent late fee within 30 days after you receive...

  15. MHD simple waves and the divergence wave

    SciTech Connect

    Webb, G. M.; Pogorelov, N. V.; Zank, G. P.

    2010-03-25

    In this paper we investigate magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simple divergence waves in MHD, for models in which nablacentre dotBnot =0. These models are related to the eight wave Riemann solvers in numerical MHD, in which the eighth wave is the divergence wave associated with nablacentre dotBnot =0. For simple wave solutions, all physical variables (the gas density, pressure, fluid velocity, entropy, and magnetic field induction in the MHD case) depend on a single phase function phi. We consider the form of the MHD equations used by both Powell et al. and Janhunen. It is shown that the Janhunen version of the equations possesses fully nonlinear, exact simple wave solutions for the divergence wave, but no physically meaningful simple divergence wave solution exists for the Powell et al. system. We suggest that the 1D simple, divergence wave solution for the Janhunen system, may be useful for the testing and validation of numerical MHD codes.

  16. Hyperbolic Divergence Cleaning for the MHD Equations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dedner, A.; Kemm, F.; Kröner, D.; Munz, C.-D.; Schnitzer, T.; Wesenberg, M.

    2002-01-01

    In simulations of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) processes the violation of the divergence constraint causes severe stability problems. In this paper we develop and test a new approach to the stabilization of numerical schemes. Our technique can be easily implemented in any existing code since there is no need to modify the solver for the MHD equations. It is based on a modified system in which the divergence constraint is coupled with the conservation laws by introducing a generalized Lagrange multiplier. We suggest a formulation in which the divergence errors are transported to the domain boundaries with the maximal admissible speed and are damped at the same time. This corrected system is hyperbolic and the density, momentum, magnetic induction, and total energy density are still conserved. In comparison to results obtained without correction or with the standard “divergence source terms,” our approach seems to yield more robust schemes with significantly smaller divergence errors.

  17. Vorticity and divergence in the solar photosphere

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wang, YI; Noyes, Robert W.; Tarbell, Theodore D.; Title, Alan M.

    1995-01-01

    We have studied an outstanding sequence of continuum images of the solar granulation from Pic du Midi Observatory. We have calculated the horizontal vector flow field using a correlation tracking algorithm, and from this determined three scalar field: the vertical component of the curl; the horizontal divergence; and the horizontal flow speed. The divergence field has substantially longer coherence time and more power than does the curl field. Statistically, curl is better correlated with regions of negative divergence - that is, the vertical vorticity is higher in downflow regions, suggesting excess vorticity in intergranular lanes. The average value of the divergence is largest (i.e., outflow is largest) where the horizontal speed is large; we associate these regions with exploding granules. A numerical simulation of general convection also shows similar statistical differences between curl and divergence. Some individual small bright points in the granulation pattern show large local vorticities.

  18. Divergent Diffusion Coefficients in Simulations of Fluids and Lipid Membranes.

    PubMed

    Vögele, Martin; Hummer, Gerhard

    2016-08-25

    We investigate the dependence of single-particle diffusion coefficients on the size and shape of the simulation box in molecular dynamics simulations of fluids and lipid membranes. We find that the diffusion coefficients of lipids and a carbon nanotube embedded in a lipid membrane diverge with the logarithm of the box width. For a neat Lennard-Jones fluid in flat rectangular boxes, diffusion becomes anisotropic, diverging logarithmically in all three directions with increasing box width. In elongated boxes, the diffusion coefficients normal to the long axis diverge linearly with the height-to-width ratio. For both lipid membranes and neat fluids, this behavior is predicted quantitatively by hydrodynamic theory. Mean-square displacements in the neat fluid exhibit intermediate regimes of anomalous diffusion, with t ln t and t(3/2) components in flat and elongated boxes, respectively. For membranes, the large finite-size effects, and the apparent inability to determine a well-defined lipid diffusion coefficient from simulation, rationalize difficulties in comparing simulation results to each other and to those from experiments. PMID:27385207

  19. Against the Odds Exhibition Opens

    MedlinePlus

    ... the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Photo courtesy of Bill Branson NIH Director Dr. Elias ... addresses visitors to the opening of the exhibition. Photo courtesy of Bill Branson Brothers Niko and Theo ...

  20. Against the Odds Exhibition Opens

    MedlinePlus

    ... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Special Section Against the Odds Exhibition Opens Past Issues / Spring 2008 ... Research in Bethesda. Photo courtesy of Bill Branson "Against the Odds" is a remarkable story of achievement ...

  1. A Distributed Amplifier System for Bilayer Lipid Membrane (BLM) Arrays With Noise and Individual Offset Cancellation.

    PubMed

    Crescentini, Marco; Thei, Frederico; Bennati, Marco; Saha, Shimul; de Planque, Maurits R R; Morgan, Hywel; Tartagni, Marco

    2015-06-01

    Lipid bilayer membrane (BLM) arrays are required for high throughput analysis, for example drug screening or advanced DNA sequencing. Complex microfluidic devices are being developed but these are restricted in terms of array size and structure or have integrated electronic sensing with limited noise performance. We present a compact and scalable multichannel electrophysiology platform based on a hybrid approach that combines integrated state-of-the-art microelectronics with low-cost disposable fluidics providing a platform for high-quality parallel single ion channel recording. Specifically, we have developed a new integrated circuit amplifier based on a novel noise cancellation scheme that eliminates flicker noise derived from devices under test and amplifiers. The system is demonstrated through the simultaneous recording of ion channel activity from eight bilayer membranes. The platform is scalable and could be extended to much larger array sizes, limited only by electronic data decimation and communication capabilities. PMID:25252284

  2. Tables of co-located geothermal-resource sites and BLM Wilderness Study Areas

    SciTech Connect

    Foley, D.; Dorscher, M.

    1982-11-01

    Matched pairs of known geothermal wells and springs with BLM proposed Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) were identified by inspection of WSA and Geothermal resource maps for the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. A total of 3952 matches, for geothermal sites within 25 miles of a WSA, were identified. Of these, only 71 (1.8%) of the geothermal sites are within one mile of a WSA, and only an additional 100 (2.5%) are within one to three miles. Approximately three-fourths of the matches are at distances greater than ten miles. Only 12 of the geothermal sites within one mile of a WSA have surface temperatures reported above 50/sup 0/C. It thus appears that the geothermal potential of WSAs overall is minimal, but that evaluation of geothermal resources should be considered in more detail for some areas prior to their designation as Wilderness.

  3. Conceptual issues in Bayesian divergence time estimation.

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    Rannala, Bruce

    2016-07-19

    Bayesian inference of species divergence times is an unusual statistical problem, because the divergence time parameters are not identifiable unless both fossil calibrations and sequence data are available. Commonly used marginal priors on divergence times derived from fossil calibrations may conflict with node order on the phylogenetic tree causing a change in the prior on divergence times for a particular topology. Care should be taken to avoid confusing this effect with changes due to informative sequence data. This effect is illustrated with examples. A topology-consistent prior that preserves the marginal priors is defined and examples are constructed. Conflicts between fossil calibrations and relative branch lengths (based on sequence data) can cause estimates of divergence times that are grossly incorrect, yet have a narrow posterior distribution. An example of this effect is given; it is recommended that overly narrow posterior distributions of divergence times should be carefully scrutinized.This article is part of the themed issue 'Dating species divergences using rocks and clocks'. PMID:27325831

  4. Genetic divergence of common bean cultivars.

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    Veloso, J S; Silva, W; Pinheiro, L R; Dos Santos, J B; Fonseca, N S; Euzebio, M P

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate genetic divergence in the 'Carioca' (beige with brown stripes) common bean cultivar used by different institutions and in 16 other common bean cultivars used in the Rede Cooperativa de Pesquisa de Feijão (Cooperative Network of Common Bean Research), by using simple sequence repeats associated with agronomic traits that are highly distributed in the common bean genome. We evaluated 22 polymorphic loci using bulks containing DNA from 30 plants. There was genetic divergence among the Carioca cultivar provided by the institutions. Nevertheless, there was lower divergence among them than among the other cultivars. The cultivar used by Instituto Agronômico do Paraná was the most divergent in relation to the Carioca samples. The least divergence was observed among the samples used by Universidade Federal de Lavras and by Embrapa Arroz e Feijão. Of all the cultivars, 'CNFP 10104' and 'BRSMG Realce' showed the greatest dissimilarity. The cultivars were separated in two groups of greatest similarity using the Structure software. Genetic variation among cultivars was greater than the variation within or between the groups formed. This fact, together with the high estimate of heterozygosity observed and the genetic divergence of the samples of the Carioca cultivar in relation to the original provided by Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, indicates a mixture of cultivars. The high divergence among cultivars provides potential for the utilization of this genetic variability in plant breeding. PMID:26400359

  5. Greenhouse Earth: A Traveling Exhibition

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    Booth, W.H.; Caesar, S.

    1992-09-01

    The Franklin Institute Science Museum provided an exhibit entitled the Greenhouse Earth: A Traveling Exhibition. This 3500 square-foot exhibit on global climate change was developed in collaboration with the Association of Science-Technology Centers. The exhibit opened at The Franklin Institute on February 14, 1992, welcoming 291,000 visitors over its three-month stay. During its three-year tour, Greenhouse Earth will travel to ten US cities, reaching two million visitors. Greenhouse Earth aims to deepen public understanding of the scientific issues of global warming and the conservation measures that can be taken to slow its effects. The exhibit features hands-on exhibitry, interactive computer programs and videos, a theater production, a demonstration cart,'' guided tours, and lectures. supplemental educational programs at the Institute included a teachers preview, a symposium on climate change, and a satellite field trip.'' The development of Greenhouse Earth included front-end and formative evaluation procedures. Evaluation includes interviews with visitors, prototypes, and summative surveys for participating museums. During its stay in Philadelphia, Greenhouse Earth was covered by the local and national press, with reviews in print and broadcast media. Greenhouse Earth is the first large-scale museum exhibit to address global climate change.

  6. The estimation of genetic divergence

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    Holmquist, R.; Conroy, T.

    1981-01-01

    Consideration is given to the criticism of Nei and Tateno (1978) of the REH (random evolutionary hits) theory of genetic divergence in nucleic acids and proteins, and to their proposed alternative estimator of total fixed mutations designated X2. It is argued that the assumption of nonuniform amino acid or nucleotide substitution will necessarily increase REH estimates relative to those made for a model where each locus has an equal likelihood of fixing mutations, thus the resulting value will not be an overestimation. The relative values of X2 and measures calculated on the basis of the PAM and REH theories for the number of nucleotide substitutions necessary to explain a given number of observed amino acid differences between two homologous proteins are compared, and the smaller values of X2 are attributed to (1) a mathematical model based on the incorrect assumption that an entire structural gene is free to fix mutations and (2) the assumptions of different numbers of variable codons for the X2 and REH calculations. Results of a repeat of the computer simulations of Nei and Tateno are presented which, in contrast to the original results, confirm the REH theory. It is pointed out that while a negative correlation is observed between estimations of the fixation intensity per varion and the number of varions for a given pair of sequences, the correlation between the two fixation intensities and varion numbers of two different pairs of sequences need not be negative. Finally, REH theory is used to resolve a paradox concerning the high rate of covarion turnover and the nature of general function sites as permanent covarions.

  7. Calibration age and quartet divergence date estimation.

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    Brochu, Christopher A

    2004-06-01

    The date of a single divergence point--between living alligators and crocodiles--was estimated with quartet dating using calibrations of widely divergent ages. For five mitochondrial sequence datasets, there is a clear relationship between calibration age and quartet estimate--quartets based on two relatively recent calibrations support younger divergence estimates than do quartets based on two older calibrations. Some of the estimates supported by young quartets are impossibly young and exclude the first appearance of the group in the fossil record as too old. The older estimates--those based on two relatively old calibrations--may be overestimates, and those based on one old and one recent calibration support divergence estimates very close to fossil data. This suggests that quartet dating methods may be most effective when calibrations are applied from different parts of a clade's history. PMID:15266985

  8. 43 CFR 3137.91 - When will BLM allow a well previously determined to be a non-unit well to be used in establishing...

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    2011-10-01

    ...-unit well now meets the productivity criteria, you must demonstrate this to BLM within 60 calendar days after you determine that the well meets the productivity criteria. You must then modify an...

  9. 43 CFR 3137.91 - When will BLM allow a well previously determined to be a non-unit well to be used in establishing...

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    2014-10-01

    ...-unit well now meets the productivity criteria, you must demonstrate this to BLM within 60 calendar days after you determine that the well meets the productivity criteria. You must then modify an...

  10. 43 CFR 3137.91 - When will BLM allow a well previously determined to be a non-unit well to be used in establishing...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...-unit well now meets the productivity criteria, you must demonstrate this to BLM within 60 calendar days after you determine that the well meets the productivity criteria. You must then modify an...

  11. 43 CFR 3137.91 - When will BLM allow a well previously determined to be a non-unit well to be used in establishing...

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    2013-10-01

    ...-unit well now meets the productivity criteria, you must demonstrate this to BLM within 60 calendar days after you determine that the well meets the productivity criteria. You must then modify an...

  12. Divergences and involution-dependent constants

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    Nagao, G.

    1989-01-01

    The authors show the cancellation of the dilation divergence in the 1-loop open bosonic string vacuum and N-tachyon scattering amplitude depends upon a set of involution-dependent constants. Such a set of constants exists at each loop level and thus provides a means with which to study the connection between the cancellation of divergences and anomalies for the gauge group SO(2/sup D/2/).

  13. Genetic Divergence in Mandible Form in Relation to Molecular Divergence in Inbred Mouse Strains

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    Atchley, W. R.; Newman, S.; Cowley, D. E.

    1988-01-01

    Genetic divergence in the form of the mandible is examined in ten inbred strains of mice. Several univariate and multivariate genetic distance estimates are given for the morphological data and these estimates are compared to measures of genealogical and molecular divergence. Highly significant divergence occurs among the ten strains in all 11 mandible traits considered individually and simultaneously. Genealogical relationship among strains is highly correlated with genetic divergence in single locus molecular traits. However, the concordance between genealogical relationship and multivariate genetic divergence in morphology is much more complex. Whether there is a significant correlation between morphological divergence and genealogy depends upon the method of analysis and the particular genetic distance statistic being employed. PMID:3220250

  14. Internal Performance of Several Divergent-Shroud Ejector Nozzles with High Divergence Angles

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    Trout, Arthur M.; Papell, S. Stephen; Povolny, John H.

    1957-01-01

    Nine divergent-shroud ejector configurations were investigated to determine the effect of shroud divergence angle on ejector internal performance. Unheated dry air was used for both the primary and secondary flows. The decrease in the design-point thrust coefficient with increasing flow divergence angle (angle measured from primary exit to shroud exit) followed very closely a simple relation involving the cosine of the angle. This indicates that design-point thrust performance for divergent-shroud ejectors can be predicted with reasonable accuracy within the range investigated. The decrease in design-point thrust coefficient due to increasing the flow divergence engle from 120deg to 30deg (half-singles) was approximately 6 percent. Ejector air-handling characteristics and the primary-nozzle flow coefficient were not significantly affected by change in shroud divergence angle.

  15. Considering High-Tech Exhibits?

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    Routman, Emily

    1994-01-01

    Discusses a variety of high-tech exhibit media used in The Living World, an educational facility operated by The Saint Louis Zoo. Considers the strengths and weaknesses of holograms, video, animatronics, video-equipped microscopes, and computer interactives. Computer interactives are treated with special attention. (LZ)

  16. Characterization of duplicated Dunaliella viridis SPT1 genes provides insights into early gene divergence after duplication.

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    Guan, Zhenwei; Meng, Xiangzong; Sun, Zhenhua; Xu, Zhengkai; Song, Rentao

    2008-10-15

    The sodium-dependent phosphate transporter gene from unicellular green algae Dunaliella viridis, DvSPT1, shares similarity with members of Pi transporter family. Sequencing analysis of D. viridis BAC clone containing the DvSPT1 gene revealed two inverted duplicated copies of this gene (DvSPT1 and DvSPT1-2 respectively). The duplication covered most of both genes except for their 3' downstream region. The duplicated genomic sequences exhibited 97.9% identity with a synonymous divergence of Ks=0.0126 in the coding region. This data indicated very recent gene duplication in D. viridis genome, providing an excellent opportunity to investigate sequence and expression divergence of duplicated genes at an early stage. Scattered point mutations and length polymorphism of simple sequence repeats (SSRs) were predominant among the sequence divergence soon after gene duplication. Due to sequence divergence in the 5' regulatory regions and a swap of the entire 3' downstream regions (3'-UTR), DvSPT1 and DvSPT1-2 showed expression divergence in response to extra-cellular NaCl concentration changes. According to their expression patterns, the two diverged gene copies would provide better adaptation to a broader range of extra-cellular NaCl concentration. Furthermore, Southern blot analysis indicated that there might be a large phosphate transporter gene family in D. viridis. PMID:18662752

  17. Marine bacteria exhibit a bipolar distribution.

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    Sul, Woo Jun; Oliver, Thomas A; Ducklow, Hugh W; Amaral-Zettler, Linda A; Sogin, Mitchell L

    2013-02-01

    The microbial cosmopolitan dispersion hypothesis often invoked to explain distribution patterns driven by high connectivity of oceanographic water masses and widespread dispersal ability has never been rigorously tested. By using a global marine bacterial dataset and iterative matrix randomization simulation, we show that marine bacteria exhibit a significantly greater dispersal limitation than predicted by our null model using the "everything is everywhere" tenet with no dispersal limitation scenario. Specifically, marine bacteria displayed bipolar distributions (i.e., species occurring exclusively at both poles and nowhere else) significantly less often than in the null model. Furthermore, we observed fewer taxa present in both hemispheres but more taxa present only in a single hemisphere than expected under the null model. Each of these trends diverged further from the null expectation as the compared habitats became more geographically distant but more environmentally similar. Our meta-analysis supported a latitudinal gradient in bacterial diversity with higher richness at lower latitudes, but decreased richness toward the poles. Bacteria in the tropics also demonstrated narrower latitudinal ranges at lower latitudes and relatively larger ranges in higher latitudes, conforming to the controversial macroecological pattern of the "Rapoport rule." Collectively, our findings suggest that bacteria follow biogeographic patterns more typical of macroscopic organisms, and that dispersal limitation, not just environmental selection, likely plays an important role. Distributions of microbes that deliver critical ecosystem services, particularly those in polar regions, may be vulnerable to the same impacts that environmental stressors, climate warming, and degradation in habitat quality are having on biodiversity in animal and plant species. PMID:23324742

  18. 43 CFR 3715.7-2 - What happens if I do not comply with a BLM order?

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    2014-10-01

    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What happens if I do not comply with a BLM order? 3715.7-2 Section 3715.7-2 Public Lands: Interior Regulations Relating to Public Lands (Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) PUBLIC LAW 167; ACT OF JULY 23, 1955 Use and Occupancy...

  19. 43 CFR 2808.11 - What will BLM do if it determines that I am in trespass?

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    2013-10-01

    ... trespass you must meet one of the conditions identified in 43 CFR 9239.7-1. For roads, the penalty is an... knowing and willful trespass, as provided at 43 CFR 9262.1 and 43 U.S.C. 1733(a). (e) Until you comply with the requirements of 43 CFR 9239.7-1, BLM will not process any of your applications for...

  20. 43 CFR 2808.11 - What will BLM do if it determines that I am in trespass?

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    2012-10-01

    ... trespass you must meet one of the conditions identified in 43 CFR 9239.7-1. For roads, the penalty is an... knowing and willful trespass, as provided at 43 CFR 9262.1 and 43 U.S.C. 1733(a). (e) Until you comply with the requirements of 43 CFR 9239.7-1, BLM will not process any of your applications for...

  1. Toxic hydrogen sulfide and dark caves: phenotypic and genetic divergence across two abiotic environmental gradients in Poecilia mexicana.

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    Tobler, Michael; Dewitt, Thomas J; Schlupp, Ingo; García de León, Francisco J; Herrmann, Roger; Feulner, Philine G D; Tiedemann, Ralph; Plath, Martin

    2008-10-01

    Divergent natural selection drives evolutionary diversification. It creates phenotypic diversity by favoring developmental plasticity within populations or genetic differentiation and local adaptation among populations. We investigated phenotypic and genetic divergence in the livebearing fish Poecilia mexicana along two abiotic environmental gradients. These fish typically inhabit nonsulfidic surface rivers, but also colonized sulfidic and cave habitats. We assessed phenotypic variation among a factorial combination of habitat types using geometric and traditional morphometrics, and genetic divergence using quantitative and molecular genetic analyses. Fish in caves (sulfidic or not) exhibited reduced eyes and slender bodies. Fish from sulfidic habitats (surface or cave) exhibited larger heads and longer gill filaments. Common-garden rearing suggested that these morphological differences are partly heritable. Population genetic analyses using microsatellites as well as cytochrome b gene sequences indicate high population differentiation over small spatial scale and very low rates of gene flow, especially among different habitat types. This suggests that divergent environmental conditions constitute barriers to gene flow. Strong molecular divergence over short distances as well as phenotypic and quantitative genetic divergence across habitats in directions classic to fish ecomorphology suggest that divergent selection is structuring phenotypic variation in this system. PMID:18637957

  2. What drivers phenotypic divergence in Leymus chinensis (Poaceae) on large-scale gradient, climate or genetic differentiation?

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    Yuan, Shan; Ma, Linna; Guo, Chengyuan; Wang, Renzhong

    2016-05-01

    Elucidating the driving factors among-population divergence is an important task in evolutionary biology, however the relative contribution from natural selection and neutral genetic differentiation has been less debated. A manipulation experiment was conducted to examine whether the phenotypic divergence of Leymus chinensis depended on climate variations or genetic differentiations at 18 wild sites along a longitudinal gradient from 114 to 124°E in northeast China and at common garden condition of transplantation. Demographical, morphological and physiological phenotypes of 18 L. chinensis populations exhibited significant divergence along the gradient, but these divergent variations narrowed significantly at the transplantation. Moreover, most of the phenotypes were significantly correlated with mean annual precipitation and temperature in wild sites, suggesting that climatic variables played vital roles in phenotypic divergence of the species. Relative greater heterozygosity (HE), genotype evenness (E) and Shannon-Wiener diversity (I) in western group of populations suggested that genetic differentiation also drove phenotypic divergence of the species. However, neutral genetic differentiation (FST = 0.041) was greatly lower than quantitative differentiation (QST = 0.199), indicating that divergent selection/climate variable was the main factor in determining the phenotypic divergence of the species along the large-scale gradient.

  3. What drivers phenotypic divergence in Leymus chinensis (Poaceae) on large-scale gradient, climate or genetic differentiation?

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    Yuan, Shan; Ma, Linna; Guo, Chengyuan; Wang, Renzhong

    2016-01-01

    Elucidating the driving factors among-population divergence is an important task in evolutionary biology, however the relative contribution from natural selection and neutral genetic differentiation has been less debated. A manipulation experiment was conducted to examine whether the phenotypic divergence of Leymus chinensis depended on climate variations or genetic differentiations at 18 wild sites along a longitudinal gradient from 114 to 124°E in northeast China and at common garden condition of transplantation. Demographical, morphological and physiological phenotypes of 18 L. chinensis populations exhibited significant divergence along the gradient, but these divergent variations narrowed significantly at the transplantation. Moreover, most of the phenotypes were significantly correlated with mean annual precipitation and temperature in wild sites, suggesting that climatic variables played vital roles in phenotypic divergence of the species. Relative greater heterozygosity (HE), genotype evenness (E) and Shannon-Wiener diversity (I) in western group of populations suggested that genetic differentiation also drove phenotypic divergence of the species. However, neutral genetic differentiation (FST = 0.041) was greatly lower than quantitative differentiation (QST = 0.199), indicating that divergent selection/climate variable was the main factor in determining the phenotypic divergence of the species along the large-scale gradient. PMID:27195668

  4. Longwall - USA: International exhibition & conference

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    1996-12-31

    The Longwall-USA International Exhibition and Conference was held June 4-6, 1996 in Pittsburgh, PA. Seventeen papers are included in the proceedings that covered such topics as health and safety, development of gate roads, telemetry monitoring systems, fires, longwall miners, roof support technologies, dust control, moving car bunker systems, reducing longwall noise, vibration of longwall equipment, and the USBM`s strategic structures testing laboratory. A separate abstract with indexing was prepared for each paper for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  5. Vibhakti Divergence between Sanskrit and Hindi

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    Shukla, Preeti; Shukl, Devanand; Kulkarni, Amba

    Translation divergence at various levels between languages arises due to the different conventions followed by different languages for coding the information of grammatical relations. Though Sanskrit and Hindi belong to the same Indo-Aryan family and structurally as well as lexically Hindi inherits a lot from Sanskrit, yet divergences are observed at the level of function words such as vibhaktis. Pāṇini in his Aṣṭādhyāyī has assigned a default vibhakti to kārakas alongwith many scopes for exceptions. He handles these exceptions either by imposing a new kāraka role or by assigning a special vibhakti. However, these methods are not acceptable in Hindi in toto. Based on the nature of deviation, we propose seven cases of divergences in this paper.

  6. Divergence detectors for multitarget tracking algorithms

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    Mahler, Ronald

    2013-05-01

    Single-target tracking filters will typically diverge when their internal measurement or motion models deviate too much from the actual models. Niu, Varshney, Alford, Bubalo, Jones, and Scalzo have proposed a metric-- the normalized innovation squared (NIS)--that recursively estimates the degree of nonlinearity in a single-target tracking problem by detecting filter divergence. This paper establishes the following: (1) NIS can be extended to generalized NIS (GNIS), which addresses more general nonlinearities; (2) NIS and GNIS are actually anomaly detectors, rather than filter-divergence detectors; (3) NIS can be heuristically generalized to a multitarget NIS (MNIS) metric; (4) GNIS also can be rigorously extended to multitarget problems via the multitarget GNIS (MGNIS); (5) explicit, computationally tractable formulas for MGNIS can be derived for use with CPHD and PHD filters; and thus (6) these formulas can be employed as anomaly detectors for use with these filters.

  7. Procedure for simulating divergent-light halos

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    Gislén, Lars

    2003-11-01

    Divergent-light halos are halos produced by light from nearby light sources, like street lamps being scattered by small crystals of ice floating in the air. The use of ``brute-force'' Monte Carlo methods to simulate such halos is extremely inefficient, as most scattered rays will not hit the eye of the observer. I present a new procedure for Monte Carlo simulations of divergent-light halos. This procedure uses rotational symmetries to make a selected sampling of events that greatly improves the computational efficiency of the algorithm. We can typically generate a simulated halo display in minutes using a personal computer, several orders of magnitude more rapid than a simple brute-force method. The algorithm can also optionally generate three-dimensional pictures of divergent-light halo displays.

  8. Collaborative virtual environments art exhibition

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    Dolinsky, Margaret; Anstey, Josephine; Pape, Dave E.; Aguilera, Julieta C.; Kostis, Helen-Nicole; Tsoupikova, Daria

    2005-03-01

    This panel presentation will exhibit artwork developed in CAVEs and discuss how art methodologies enhance the science of VR through collaboration, interaction and aesthetics. Artists and scientists work alongside one another to expand scientific research and artistic expression and are motivated by exhibiting collaborative virtual environments. Looking towards the arts, such as painting and sculpture, computer graphics captures a visual tradition. Virtual reality expands this tradition to not only what we face, but to what surrounds us and even what responds to our body and its gestures. Art making that once was isolated to the static frame and an optimal point of view is now out and about, in fully immersive mode within CAVEs. Art knowledge is a guide to how the aesthetics of 2D and 3D worlds affect, transform, and influence the social, intellectual and physical condition of the human body through attention to psychology, spiritual thinking, education, and cognition. The psychological interacts with the physical in the virtual in such a way that each facilitates, enhances and extends the other, culminating in a "go together" world. Attention to sharing art experience across high-speed networks introduces a dimension of liveliness and aliveness when we "become virtual" in real time with others.

  9. Crows spontaneously exhibit analogical reasoning.

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    Smirnova, Anna; Zorina, Zoya; Obozova, Tanya; Wasserman, Edward

    2015-01-19

    Analogical reasoning is vital to advanced cognition and behavioral adaptation. Many theorists deem analogical thinking to be uniquely human and to be foundational to categorization, creative problem solving, and scientific discovery. Comparative psychologists have long been interested in the species generality of analogical reasoning, but they initially found it difficult to obtain empirical support for such thinking in nonhuman animals (for pioneering efforts, see [2, 3]). Researchers have since mustered considerable evidence and argument that relational matching-to-sample (RMTS) effectively captures the essence of analogy, in which the relevant logical arguments are presented visually. In RMTS, choice of test pair BB would be correct if the sample pair were AA, whereas choice of test pair EF would be correct if the sample pair were CD. Critically, no items in the correct test pair physically match items in the sample pair, thus demanding that only relational sameness or differentness is available to support accurate choice responding. Initial evidence suggested that only humans and apes can successfully learn RMTS with pairs of sample and test items; however, monkeys have subsequently done so. Here, we report that crows too exhibit relational matching behavior. Even more importantly, crows spontaneously display relational responding without ever having been trained on RMTS; they had only been trained on identity matching-to-sample (IMTS). Such robust and uninstructed relational matching behavior represents the most convincing evidence yet of analogical reasoning in a nonprimate species, as apes alone have spontaneously exhibited RMTS behavior after only IMTS training. PMID:25532894

  10. Diverging Fluctuations of the Lyapunov Exponents

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    Pazó, Diego; López, Juan M.; Politi, Antonio

    2016-07-01

    We show that in generic one-dimensional Hamiltonian lattices the diffusion coefficient of the maximum Lyapunov exponent diverges in the thermodynamic limit. We trace this back to the long-range correlations associated with the evolution of the hydrodynamic modes. In the case of normal heat transport, the divergence is even stronger, leading to the breakdown of the usual single-function Family-Vicsek scaling ansatz. A similar scenario is expected to arise in the evolution of rough interfaces in the presence of suitably correlated background noise.

  11. Kinetoplast DNA minicircles: regions of extensive sequence divergence.

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    Rogers, W O; Wirth, D F

    1987-01-01

    Previous work has shown that the kinetoplast minicircle DNA of Leishmania species exhibits species-specific sequence divergence and this observation has led to the development of a DNA probe-based diagnostic test for leishmaniasis. In the work reported here, we demonstrate that the minicircle is composed of three types of DNA sequences with differing specificities reflecting different rates of DNA sequence change. A library of cloned fragments of kinetoplast DNA (kDNA) from Leishmania mexicana amazonensis was prepared and the cloned subfragments were found to contain DNA sequences with different taxonomic specificities based on hybridization analysis with various species of Leishmania. Four groups of subfragments were found, those that hybridized with a large number of Leishmania sp. as well as sequences unique to the species, subspecies, or isolate. Analysis of nested deletions of a single, full-length minicircle demonstrates that these different taxonomic specificities are contained within a single minicircle. This implies that different regions of a single minicircle have DNA sequences that diverge at different rates. These sequences represent potentially valuable tools in diagnostic, epidemiologic, and ecological studies of leishmaniasis and provide the basis for a model of kDNA sequence evolution. Images PMID:3025880

  12. Adaptive divergence in resistance to herbivores in Datura stramonium

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    Castillo, Guillermo; Valverde, Pedro L.; Cruz, Laura L.; Hernández-Cumplido, Johnattan; Andraca-Gómez, Guadalupe; Fornoni, Juan; Sandoval-Castellanos, Edson; Olmedo-Vicente, Erika; Flores-Ortiz, César M.

    2015-01-01

    Defensive traits exhibited by plants vary widely across populations. Heritable phenotypic differentiation is likely to be produced by genetic drift and spatially restricted gene flow between populations. However, spatially variable selection exerted by herbivores may also give rise to differences among populations. To explore to what extent these factors promote the among-population differentiation of plant resistance of 13 populations of Datura stramonium, we compared the degree of phenotypic differentiation (PST) of leaf resistance traits (trichome density, atropine and scopolamine concentration) against neutral genetic differentiation (FST) at microsatellite loci. Results showed that phenotypic differentiation in defensive traits among-population is not consistent with divergence promoted by genetic drift and restricted gene flow alone. Phenotypic differentiation in scopolamine concentration was significantly higher than FST across the range of trait heritability values. In contrast, genetic differentiation in trichome density was different from FST only when heritability was very low. On the other hand, differentiation in atropine concentration differed from the neutral expectation when heritability was less than or equal to 0.3. In addition, we did not find a significant correlation between pair-wise neutral genetic distances and distances of phenotypic resistance traits. Our findings reinforce previous evidence that divergent natural selection exerted by herbivores has promoted the among-population phenotypic differentiation of defensive traits in D. stramonium. PMID:26644970

  13. Semiclassical black holes expose forbidden charges and censor divergent densities

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    Brustein, Ram; Medved, A. J. M.

    2013-09-01

    Classically, the horizon of a Schwarzschild black hole (BH) is a rigid surface of infinite redshift; whereas the uncertainty principle dictates that the semiclassical (would-be) horizon cannot be fixed in space nor can it exhibit any divergences. We propose that this distinction underlies the BH information-loss paradox, the apparent absence of BH hair, the so-called trans-Planckian problem and the recent "firewall" controversy. We argue that the correct prescription is to first integrate out the fluctuations of the background geometry and only then evaluate matter observables. The basic idea is illustrated using a system of two strongly coupled harmonic oscillators, with the heavier oscillator representing the background. We then apply our proposal to matter fields near a BH horizon, initially treating the matter fields as classical and the background as semiclassical. In this case, the average value of the associated current does not vanish; so that it is possible, in pr inciple, to measure the global charge of the BH. Then the matter is, in addition to the background, treated quantum mechanically. We show that the average energy density of matter as seen by an asymptotic observer is finite and proportional to the BH entropy, rather than divergent. We discuss the implications of our results for the various controversial issues concerning BH physics.

  14. The impact of selection, gene flow and demographic history on heterogeneous genomic divergence: three-spine sticklebacks in divergent environments.

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    Ferchaud, Anne-Laure; Hansen, Michael M

    2016-01-01

    Heterogeneous genomic divergence between populations may reflect selection, but should also be seen in conjunction with gene flow and drift, particularly population bottlenecks. Marine and freshwater three-spine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) populations often exhibit different lateral armour plate morphs. Moreover, strikingly parallel genomic footprints across different marine-freshwater population pairs are interpreted as parallel evolution and gene reuse. Nevertheless, in some geographic regions like the North Sea and Baltic Sea, different patterns are observed. Freshwater populations in coastal regions are often dominated by marine morphs, suggesting that gene flow overwhelms selection, and genomic parallelism may also be less pronounced. We used RAD sequencing for analysing 28 888 SNPs in two marine and seven freshwater populations in Denmark, Europe. Freshwater populations represented a variety of environments: river populations accessible to gene flow from marine sticklebacks and large and small isolated lakes with and without fish predators. Sticklebacks in an accessible river environment showed minimal morphological and genomewide divergence from marine populations, supporting the hypothesis of gene flow overriding selection. Allele frequency spectra suggested bottlenecks in all freshwater populations, and particularly two small lake populations. However, genomic footprints ascribed to selection could nevertheless be identified. No genomic regions were consistent freshwater-marine outliers, and parallelism was much lower than in other comparable studies. Two genomic regions previously described to be under divergent selection in freshwater and marine populations were outliers between different freshwater populations. We ascribe these patterns to stronger environmental heterogeneity among freshwater populations in our study as compared to most other studies, although the demographic history involving bottlenecks should also be considered in the

  15. Modifying Curriculum through Divergent Learning Across Disciplines.

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    Bradley, K. Sue; Bradley, Jack

    This paper demonstrates a variety of activities designed to enrich the learning environment for all children through the use of divergent thinking activities. The first activity involves structural indexing, whereby students brainstorm words found in a reading selection and construct sentences using a bingo formation, with the concentration on…

  16. Genomic divergence during speciation: causes and consequences

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    Nosil, Patrik; Feder, Jeffrey L.

    2012-01-01

    Speciation is a fundamental process responsible for the diversity of life. Progress has been made in detecting individual ‘speciation genes’ that cause reproductive isolation. In contrast, until recently, less attention has been given to genome-wide patterns of divergence during speciation. Thus, major questions remain concerning how individual speciation genes are arrayed within the genome, and how this affects speciation. This theme issue is dedicated to exploring this genomic perspective of speciation. Given recent sequencing and computational advances that now allow genomic analyses in most organisms, the goal is to help move the field towards a more integrative approach. This issue draws upon empirical studies in plants and animals, and theoretical work, to review and further document patterns of genomic divergence. In turn, these studies begin to disentangle the role that different processes, such as natural selection, gene flow and recombination rate, play in generating observed patterns. These factors are considered in the context of how genomes diverge as speciation unfolds, from beginning to end. The collective results point to how experimental work is now required, in conjunction with theory and sequencing studies, to move the field from descriptive studies of patterns of divergence towards a predictive framework that tackles the causes and consequences of genome-wide patterns. PMID:22201163

  17. Geographically multifarious phenotypic divergence during speciation

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    Gompert, Zachariah; Lucas, Lauren K; Nice, Chris C; Fordyce, James A; Alex Buerkle, C; Forister, Matthew L

    2013-01-01

    Speciation is an important evolutionary process that occurs when barriers to gene flow evolve between previously panmictic populations. Although individual barriers to gene flow have been studied extensively, we know relatively little regarding the number of barriers that isolate species or whether these barriers are polymorphic within species. Herein, we use a series of field and lab experiments to quantify phenotypic divergence and identify possible barriers to gene flow between the butterfly species Lycaeides idas and Lycaeides melissa. We found evidence that L. idas and L. melissa have diverged along multiple phenotypic axes. Specifically, we identified major phenotypic differences in female oviposition preference and diapause initiation, and more moderate divergence in mate preference. Multiple phenotypic differences might operate as barriers to gene flow, as shown by correlations between genetic distance and phenotypic divergence and patterns of phenotypic variation in admixed Lycaeides populations. Although some of these traits differed primarily between species (e.g., diapause initiation), several traits also varied among conspecific populations (e.g., male mate preference and oviposition preference). PMID:23532669

  18. Controversial Issues Confronting Special Education: Divergent Perspectives.

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    Stainback, William; Stainback, Susan

    This book of 24 papers presents divergent views on 12 issues in special education: organizational strategies, classroom service delivery approaches, maximizing the talents and gifts of students, classification and labeling, assessment, instructional strategies, classroom management, collaboration/consultation, research practices, higher education,…

  19. Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques: Divergence in Global Policy.

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    Schandera, Johanna; Mackey, Tim K

    2016-07-01

    In 2015, the UK became the first country permitting the clinical application of mitochondrial replacement techniques (MRT). Here, we explore how MRT have led to diverging international policy. In response, we recommend focused regulatory efforts coupled with United Nations (UN) leadership to build international consensus on the future of MRT. PMID:27206380

  20. Scholarly Groups' Choices Yield Diverging Fortunes

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    Berrett, Dan

    2012-01-01

    Scholarly groups have long served as hubs of academic life and the embodiments of their disciplines, but they face uncertain and divergent futures. Some disciplinary associations are struggling to remain relevant and financially viable as demographic and technological changes threaten their traditional sources of revenue. The core of their…

  1. Pollinator Competition as a Driver of Floral Divergence: An Experimental Test.

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    Temeles, Ethan J; Newman, Julia T; Newman, Jennifer H; Cho, Se Yeon; Mazzotta, Alexandra R; Kress, W John

    2016-01-01

    Optimal foraging models of floral divergence predict that competition between two different types of pollinators will result in partitioning, increased assortative mating, and divergence of two floral phenotypes. We tested these predictions in a tropical plant-pollinator system using sexes of purple-throated carib hummingbirds (Anthracothorax jugularis) as the pollinators, red and yellow inflorescence morphs of Heliconia caribaea as the plants, and fluorescent dyes as pollen analogs in an enclosed outdoor garden. When foraging alone, males exhibited a significant preference for the yellow morph of H. caribaea, whereas females exhibited no preference. In competition, males maintained their preference for the yellow morph and through aggression caused females to over-visit the red morph, resulting in resource partitioning. Competition significantly increased within-morph dye transfer (assortative mating) relative to non-competitive environments. Competition and partitioning of color morphs by sexes of purple-throated caribs also resulted in selection for floral divergence as measured by dye deposition on stigmas. Red and yellow morphs did not differ significantly in dye deposition in the competition trials, but differences in dye deposition and preferences for morphs when sexes of purple-throated caribs foraged alone implied fixation of one or the other color morph in the absence of competition. Competition also resulted in selection for divergence in corolla length, with the red morph experiencing directional selection for longer corollas and the yellow morph experiencing stabilizing selection on corolla length. Our results thus support predictions of foraging models of floral divergence and indicate that pollinator competition is a viable mechanism for divergence in floral traits of plants. PMID:26814810

  2. Pollinator Competition as a Driver of Floral Divergence: An Experimental Test

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    Temeles, Ethan J.; Newman, Julia T.; Newman, Jennifer H.; Cho, Se Yeon; Mazzotta, Alexandra R.; Kress, W. John

    2016-01-01

    Optimal foraging models of floral divergence predict that competition between two different types of pollinators will result in partitioning, increased assortative mating, and divergence of two floral phenotypes. We tested these predictions in a tropical plant-pollinator system using sexes of purple-throated carib hummingbirds (Anthracothorax jugularis) as the pollinators, red and yellow inflorescence morphs of Heliconia caribaea as the plants, and fluorescent dyes as pollen analogs in an enclosed outdoor garden. When foraging alone, males exhibited a significant preference for the yellow morph of H. caribaea, whereas females exhibited no preference. In competition, males maintained their preference for the yellow morph and through aggression caused females to over-visit the red morph, resulting in resource partitioning. Competition significantly increased within-morph dye transfer (assortative mating) relative to non-competitive environments. Competition and partitioning of color morphs by sexes of purple-throated caribs also resulted in selection for floral divergence as measured by dye deposition on stigmas. Red and yellow morphs did not differ significantly in dye deposition in the competition trials, but differences in dye deposition and preferences for morphs when sexes of purple-throated caribs foraged alone implied fixation of one or the other color morph in the absence of competition. Competition also resulted in selection for divergence in corolla length, with the red morph experiencing directional selection for longer corollas and the yellow morph experiencing stabilizing selection on corolla length. Our results thus support predictions of foraging models of floral divergence and indicate that pollinator competition is a viable mechanism for divergence in floral traits of plants. PMID:26814810

  3. Analysis of the Educational Potential of a Science Museum Learning Environment: Visitors' experience with and understanding of an immersion exhibit

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    Foss Mortensen, Marianne

    2011-03-01

    Research pertaining to science museum exhibit design tends to be articulated at a level of generality that makes it difficult to apply in practice. To address this issue, the present study used a design-based research approach to understand the educational potential of a biology exhibit. The exhibit was considered an educational environment which embodied a certain body of biological knowledge (Biological Organisation) in a certain exhibit type (Museographic Organisation) with the intention of creating certain learning outcomes among visitors. The notion of praxeology was used to model intended and observed visitor outcomes, and the pattern of relationship between the two praxeologies was examined to pinpoint where and how divergences emerged. The implications of these divergences are discussed at the three levels of exhibit enactment, design, and conjecture, and theoretically based suggestions for a design iteration are given. The potential of the design-based research approach for educational exhibit design is argued.

  4. Genomic divergence in a ring species complex.

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    Alcaide, Miguel; Scordato, Elizabeth S C; Price, Trevor D; Irwin, Darren E

    2014-07-01

    Ring species provide particularly clear demonstrations of how one species can gradually evolve into two, but are rare in nature. In the greenish warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides) species complex, a ring of populations wraps around Tibet. Two reproductively isolated forms co-exist in central Siberia, with a gradient of genetic and phenotypic characteristics through the southern chain of populations connecting them. Previous genetic evidence has proven inconclusive, however, regarding whether species divergence took place in the face of continuous gene flow and whether hybridization between the terminal forms of the ring ever occurred. Here we use genome-wide analyses to show that, although spatial patterns of genetic variation are currently mostly as expected of a ring species, historical breaks in gene flow have existed at more than one location around the ring, and the two Siberian forms have occasionally interbred. Substantial periods of geographical isolation occurred not only in the north but also in the western Himalayas, where there is now an extensive hybrid zone between genetically divergent forms. Limited asymmetric introgression has occurred directly between the Siberian forms, although it has not caused a blending of those forms, suggesting selection against introgressed genes in the novel genetic background. Levels of reproductive isolation and genetic introgression are consistent with levels of phenotypic divergence around the ring, with phenotypic similarity and extensive interbreeding across the southwestern contact zone and strong phenotypic divergence and nearly complete reproductive isolation across the northern contact zone. These results cast doubt on the hypothesis that the greenish warbler should be viewed as a rare example of speciation by distance, but demonstrate that the greenish warbler displays a continuum from slightly divergent neighbouring populations to almost fully reproductively isolated species. PMID:24870239

  5. Divergence in genital morphology may contribute to mechanical reproductive isolation in a millipede

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    Wojcieszek, Janine M; Simmons, Leigh W

    2013-01-01

    Genitalia appear to evolve rapidly and divergently in taxa with internal fertilization. The current consensus is that intense directional sexual selection drives the rapid evolution of genitalia. Recent research on the millipede Antichiropus variabilis suggests that the male genitalia are currently experiencing stabilizing selection – a pattern of selection expected for lock-and-key structures that enforce mate recognition and reproductive isolation. Here, we investigate how divergence in genital morphology affects reproductive compatibility among isolated populations of A. variabilis. Females from a focal population were mated first to a male from their own population and, second, to a male from one of two populations with divergent genital morphology. We observed variation in mating behavior that might indicate the emergence of precopulatory reproductive barriers: males from one divergent population took significantly longer to recognize females and exhibited mechanical difficulty in genital insertion. Moreover, we observed very low paternity success for extra-population males who were successful in copulating. Our data suggest that divergence in genital shape may be contributing to reproductive isolation, and incipient speciation among isolated populations of A. variabilis. PMID:23467632

  6. Is Gene Flow Promoting the Reversal of Pleistocene Divergence in the Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)?

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    Manthey, Joseph D.; Klicka, John; Spellman, Garth M.

    2012-01-01

    The Pleistocene glacial cycles left a genetic legacy on taxa throughout the world; however, the persistence of genetic lineages that diverged during these cycles is dependent upon levels of gene flow and introgression. The consequences of secondary contact among taxa may reveal new insights into the history of the Pleistocene’s genetic legacy. Here, we use phylogeographic methods, using 20 nuclear loci from regional populations, to infer the consequences of secondary contact following divergence in the Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli). Analysis of nuclear data identified two geographically-structured genetic groups, largely concordant with results from a previous mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) study. Additionally, the estimated multilocus divergence times indicate a Pleistocene divergence, and are highly concordant with mtDNA. The previous mtDNA study showed a paucity of sympatry between clades, while nuclear patterns of gene flow show highly varied patterns between populations. The observed pattern of gene flow, from coalescent-based analyses, indicates southern populations in both clades exhibit little gene flow within or between clades, while northern populations are experiencing higher gene flow within and between clades. If this pattern were to persist, it is possible the historical legacy of Pleistocene divergence may be preserved in the southern populations only, and the northern populations would become a genetically diverse hybrid species. PMID:23152877

  7. Adaptive divergence with gene flow in incipient speciation of Miscanthus floridulus/sinensis complex (Poaceae).

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    Huang, Chao-Li; Ho, Chuan-Wen; Chiang, Yu-Chung; Shigemoto, Yasumasa; Hsu, Tsai-Wen; Hwang, Chi-Chuan; Ge, Xue-Jun; Chen, Charles; Wu, Tai-Han; Chou, Chang-Hung; Huang, Hao-Jen; Gojobori, Takashi; Osada, Naoki; Chiang, Tzen-Yuh

    2014-12-01

    Young incipient species provide ideal materials for untangling the process of ecological speciation in the presence of gene flow. The Miscanthus floridulus/sinensis complex exhibits diverse phenotypic and ecological differences despite recent divergence (approximately 1.59 million years ago). To elucidate the process of genetic differentiation during early stages of ecological speciation, we analyzed genomic divergence in the Miscanthus complex using 72 randomly selected genes from a newly assembled transcriptome. In this study, rampant gene flow was detected between species, estimated as M = 3.36 × 10(-9) to 1.20 × 10(-6) , resulting in contradicting phylogenies across loci. Nevertheless, beast analyses revealed the species identity and the effects of extrinsic cohesive forces that counteracted the non-stop introgression. As expected, early in speciation with gene flow, only 3-13 loci were highly diverged; two to five outliers (approximately 2.78-6.94% of the genome) were characterized by strong linkage disequilibrium, and asymmetrically distributed among ecotypes, indicating footprints of diversifying selection. In conclusion, ecological speciation of incipient species of Miscanthus probably followed the parapatric model, whereas allopatric speciation cannot be completely ruled out, especially between the geographically isolated northern and southern M. sinensis, for which no significant gene flow across oceanic barriers was detected. Divergence between local ecotypes in early-stage speciation began at a few genomic regions under the influence of natural selection and divergence hitchhiking that overcame gene flow. PMID:25237766

  8. Evidence for Divergent Evolution of Growth Temperature Preference in Sympatric Saccharomyces Species

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    Gonçalves, Paula; Valério, Elisabete; Correia, Cláudia; de Almeida, João M. G. C. F.; Sampaio, José Paulo

    2011-01-01

    The genus Saccharomyces currently includes eight species in addition to the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, most of which can be consistently isolated from tree bark and soil. We recently found sympatric pairs of Saccharomyces species, composed of one cryotolerant and one thermotolerant species in oak bark samples of various geographic origins. In order to contribute to explain the occurrence in sympatry of Saccharomyces species, we screened Saccharomyces genomic data for protein divergence that might be correlated to distinct growth temperature preferences of the species, using the dN/dS ratio as a measure of protein evolution rates and pair-wise species comparisons. In addition to proteins previously implicated in growth at suboptimal temperatures, we found that glycolytic enzymes were among the proteins exhibiting higher than expected divergence when one cryotolerant and one thermotolerant species are compared. By measuring glycolytic fluxes and glycolytic enzymatic activities in different species and at different temperatures, we subsequently show that the unusual divergence of glycolytic genes may be related to divergent evolution of the glycolytic pathway aligning its performance to the growth temperature profiles of the different species. In general, our results support the view that growth temperature preference is a trait that may have undergone divergent selection in the course of ecological speciation in Saccharomyces. PMID:21674061

  9. Cystamine preparations exhibit anticoagulant activity.

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    Aleman, Maria M; Holle, Lori A; Stember, Katherine G; Devette, Christa I; Monroe, Dougald M; Wolberg, Alisa S

    2015-01-01

    Transglutaminases are a superfamily of isoenzymes found in cells and plasma. These enzymes catalyze the formation of ε-N-(γ-glutamyl)-lysyl crosslinks between proteins. Cystamine blocks transglutaminase activity and is used in vitro in human samples and in vivo in mice and rats in studies of coagulation, immune dysfunction, and inflammatory disease. These studies have suggested cystamine blocks fibrin crosslinking and has anti-inflammatory effects, implicating transglutaminase activity in the pathogenesis of several diseases. We measured the effects of cystamine on fibrin crosslinking, tissue factor-triggered plasma clot formation and thrombin generation, and coagulation factor enzymatic activity. At concentrations that blocked fibrin crosslinking, cystamine also inhibited plasma clot formation and reduced thrombin generation. Cystamine inhibited the amidolytic activity of coagulation factor XI and thrombin towards chromogenic substrates. These findings demonstrate that cystamine exhibits anticoagulant activity during coagulation. Given the close relationship between coagulation and inflammation, these findings suggest prior studies that used cystamine to implicate transglutaminase activity in disease pathogenesis warrant re-examination. PMID:25915545

  10. Cystamine Preparations Exhibit Anticoagulant Activity

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    Aleman, Maria M.; Holle, Lori A.; Stember, Katherine G.; Devette, Christa I.; Monroe, Dougald M.; Wolberg, Alisa S.

    2015-01-01

    Transglutaminases are a superfamily of isoenzymes found in cells and plasma. These enzymes catalyze the formation of ε-N-(γ-glutamyl)-lysyl crosslinks between proteins. Cystamine blocks transglutaminase activity and is used in vitro in human samples and in vivo in mice and rats in studies of coagulation, immune dysfunction, and inflammatory disease. These studies have suggested cystamine blocks fibrin crosslinking and has anti-inflammatory effects, implicating transglutaminase activity in the pathogenesis of several diseases. We measured the effects of cystamine on fibrin crosslinking, tissue factor-triggered plasma clot formation and thrombin generation, and coagulation factor enzymatic activity. At concentrations that blocked fibrin crosslinking, cystamine also inhibited plasma clot formation and reduced thrombin generation. Cystamine inhibited the amidolytic activity of coagulation factor XI and thrombin towards chromogenic substrates. These findings demonstrate that cystamine exhibits anticoagulant activity during coagulation. Given the close relationship between coagulation and inflammation, these findings suggest prior studies that used cystamine to implicate transglutaminase activity in disease pathogenesis warrant re-examination. PMID:25915545

  11. Divergent allosteric patterns verify the regulatory paradigm for aspartate transcarbamylase.

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    Wales, M E; Madison, L L; Glaser, S S; Wild, J R

    1999-12-17

    The native Escherichia coli aspartate transcarbamoylase (ATCase, E.C. 2.1.3.2) provides a classic allosteric model for the feedback inhibition of a biosynthetic pathway by its end products. Both E. coli and Erwinia herbicola possess ATCase holoenzymes which are dodecameric (2(c3):3(r2)) with 311 amino acid residues per catalytic monomer and 153 and 154 amino acid residues per regulatory (r) monomer, respectively. While the quaternary structures of the two enzymes are identical, the primary amino acid sequences have diverged by 14 % in the catalytic polypeptide and 20 % in the regulatory polypeptide. The amino acids proposed to be directly involved in the active site and nucleotide binding site are strictly conserved between the two enzymes; nonetheless, the two enzymes differ in their catalytic and regulatory characteristics. The E. coli enzyme has sigmoidal substrate binding with activation by ATP, and inhibition by CTP, while the E. herbicola enzyme has apparent first order kinetics at low substrate concentrations in the absence of allosteric ligands, no ATP activation and only slight CTP inhibition. In an apparently important and highly conserved characteristic, CTP and UTP impose strong synergistic inhibition on both enzymes. The co-operative binding of aspartate in the E. coli enzyme is correlated with a T-to-R conformational transition which appears to be greatly reduced in the E. herbicola enzyme, although the addition of inhibitory heterotropic ligands (CTP or CTP+UTP) re-establishes co-operative saturation kinetics. Hybrid holoenzymes assembled in vivo with catalytic subunits from E. herbicola and regulatory subunits from E. coli mimick the allosteric response of the native E. coli holoenzyme and exhibit ATP activation. The reverse hybrid, regulatory subunits from E. herbicola and catalytic subunits from E. coli, exhibited no response to ATP. The conserved structure and diverged functional characteristics of the E. herbicola enzyme provides an opportunity

  12. BLM Density Management and Riparian Buffer Study: Establishment Report and Study Plan

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    Cissel, J.H.; Anderson, P.D.; Olson, Deanna H.; Puettmann, Klaus; Berryman, Shanti; Chan, Samuel; Thompson, Charley

    2006-01-01

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and Oregon State University (OSU) established the BLM Density Management and Riparian Buffer Study (DMS) in 1994 to demonstrate and test options for young stand management to meet Northwest Forest Plan objectives in western Oregon. The primary objectives of the DMS are to evaluate the effects of alternative forest density management treatments in young stands on the development of important late-successional forest habitat attributes and to assess the combined effects of density management and alternative riparian buffer widths on aquatic and riparian ecosystems. The DMS consists of three integrated studies: initial thinning, rethinning, and riparian buffer widths. The initial thinning study was installed in 50- to 80-year-old stands that had never been commercially thinned. Four stand treatments of 30-60 acres each were established at each of seven study sites: (1) unthinned control, (2) high density retention [120 trees per acre (TPA)], (3) moderate density retention (80 TPA), and (4) variable density retention (40-120 TPA). Small (1/4 to 1 acre in size) leave islands were included in all treatments except the control, and small patch cuts (1/4 to 1 acre in size) were included in the moderate and variable density treatments. An eighth site, Callahan Creek, contains a partial implementation of the study design. The rethinning study was installed in four 70- to 90-year-old stands that previously had been commercially thinned. Each study stand was split into two parts: one part as an untreated control and the other part as a rethinning (30-60 TPA). The riparian buffer study was nested within the moderate density retention treatment at each of the eight initial thinning study sites and two rethinning sites. Alternative riparian buffer widths included: (1) streamside retention (one tree canopy width, or 20-25 feet), (2) variable width (follows topographic and

  13. Nested Levels of Adaptive Divergence: The Genetic Basis of Craniofacial Divergence and Ecological Sexual Dimorphism

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    Parsons, Kevin J.; Wang, Jason; Anderson, Graeme; Albertson, R. Craig

    2015-01-01

    Exemplary systems for adaptive divergence are often characterized by their large degrees of phenotypic variation. This variation represents the outcome of generations of diversifying selection. However, adaptive radiations can also contain a hierarchy of differentiation nested within them where species display only subtle phenotypic differences that still have substantial effects on ecology, function, and ultimately fitness. Sexual dimorphisms are also common in species displaying adaptive divergence and can be the result of differential selection between sexes that produce ecological differences between sexes. Understanding the genetic basis of subtle variation (between certain species or sexes) is therefore important for understanding the process of adaptive divergence. Using cichlids from the dramatic adaptive radiation of Lake Malawi, we focus on understanding the genetic basis of two aspects of relatively subtle phenotypic variation. This included a morphometric comparison of the patterns of craniofacial divergence between two ecologically similar species in relation to the larger adaptive radiation of Malawi, and male–female morphological divergence between their F2 hybrids. We then genetically map craniofacial traits within the context of sex and locate several regions of the genome that contribute to variation in craniofacial shape that is relevant to sexual dimorphism within species and subtle divergence between closely related species, and possibly to craniofacial divergence in the Malawi radiation as a whole. To enhance our search for candidate genes we take advantage of population genomic data and a genetic map that is anchored to the cichlid genome to determine which genes within our QTL regions are associated with SNPs that are alternatively fixed between species. This study provides a holistic understanding of the genetic underpinnings of adaptive divergence in craniofacial shape. PMID:26038365

  14. An economic analysis of alternative fertility control and associated management techniques for three BLM wild horse herds

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    Bartholow, John M.

    2004-01-01

    Managing wild horses (Equus caballus) as dictated by the Wild Free-roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971 (as amended) has proven to be costly. Legislation has restricted options used to manage populations; sanctuary and adoption alternatives have been expensive and less than fully effective (U.S. General Accounting Office, 1990; Conover, 2002). Herds continue to grow, often at high rates (6% to 25% or more; Eberhardt and others, 1982; Wolfe, 1986). Budgetary limitations demand tough decisions on how to best minimize expenditures yet still meet legislated goals to maintain a "thriving natural ecological balance" and preserve existing multiple-use relationships, including rangeland health (U.S. General Accounting Office, 1990). Fertility control appears to be one option worth evaluating for cost effectiveness. It is viewed as humane (Reiter and others, 1999), safe and reversible (Kirkpatrick and Turner, 2002), and has been shown to successfully complement other methods of population control for wild horses (Garrott, 1991; Garrott and others, 1992; Gross, 2000; Hobbs and others, 2000). BLM has maintained a database for state-by-state herd monitoring, census, selective removal, preparation and holding, adoption, compliance check, and other program costs. These new data have been used to compute estimates similar to those from Garrott and others (1992) for the early 1990s. In this paper, I update cost estimates using 2004 management expenses and currently available contraceptive technology for three specific BLM-managed wild horse populations. The three herds were chosen by BLM based on availability of data suitable for population modeling, and because they represented three different western states, different habitats, and herd sizes that characterize a majority of the managed populations.

  15. The crystal structure of BlmI as a model for nonribosomal peptide synthetase peptidyl carrier proteins

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    Lohman, Jeremy R.; Ma, Ming; Cuff, Marianne E.; Bigelow, Lance; Bearden, Jessica; Babnigg, Gyorgy; Joachimiak, Andrzej; Phillips, George N.; Shen, Ben

    2014-01-01

    Carrier proteins (CPs) play a critical role in the biosynthesis of various natural products, especially in nonribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) and polyketide synthase (PKS) enzymology, where the CPs are referred to as peptidyl-carrier proteins (PCPs) or acyl-carrier proteins (ACPs), respectively. CPs can either be a domain in large multifunctional polypeptides or standalone proteins, termed Type I and Type II, respectively. There have been many biochemical studies of the Type I PKS and NRPS CPs, and of Type II ACPs. However, recently a number of Type II PCPs have been found and biochemically characterized. In order to understand the possible interaction surfaces for combinatorial biosynthetic efforts we crystallized the first characterized and representative Type II PCP member, BlmI, from the bleomycin biosynthetic pathway from Streptomyces verticillus ATCC 15003. The structure is similar to CPs in general but most closely resembles PCPs. Comparisons with previously determined PCP structures in complex with catalytic domains reveals a common interaction surface. This surface is highly variable in charge and shape, which likely confers specificity for interactions. Previous nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis of a prototypical Type I PCP excised from the multimodular context revealed three conformational states. Comparison of the states with the structure of BlmI and other PCPs reveals that only one of the NMR states is found in other studies, suggesting the other two states may not be relevant. The state represented by the BlmI crystal structure can therefore serve as a model for both Type I and Type II PCPs. PMID:25050442

  16. Diverging boundary layers with zero streamwise pressure gradient

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    Pauley, Wayne R.; Eaton, John K.; Cutler, Andrew D.

    1989-01-01

    The effects of spanwise divergence on the boundary layer forming between a pair of embedded streamwise vortices with the common flow between them directed toward the wall was studied. Measurements indicate that divergence controls the rate of development of the boundary layer and that large divergence significantly retards boundary layer growth and enhances skin friction. For strongly diverging boundary layers, divergence accounts for nearly all of the local skin friction. Even with divergence, however, the local similarity relationships for two-dimensional boundary layers are satisfactory. Although divergence modifies the mean development of the boundary layer, it does not significantly modify the turbulence structure. In the present experiments with a zero streamwise pressure gradient, it was found that spanwise divergence dit not significantly affect the Reynolds stress and the turbulent triple product distributions.

  17. Information Filtering Using Kullback-Leibler Divergence

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    Yanagimoto, Hidekazu; Omatu, Sigeru

    In this paper we describe an information filtering system using the Kullback-Leibler divergence. To cope with information flood, many information filtering systems have been proposed up to now. Since almost all information filtering systems are developed with techniques of information retrieval, machine learning, and pattern recognition, they often use a linear function as the discriminant function. To classify information in the field of document classification more precisely, the systems have been reported which use a non-linear function as the discriminant function. The proposed method is to use the Kullback-Leibler divergence as the discriminat function which denotes to user's interest in the information filtering system. To identify the optimal discriminat function with documents which a user evaluates, we decide the optimal function using the genetic algorithm. We compare the present method with the other one using a linear discriminant function and confirm the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  18. Morphological and niche divergence of pinyon pines.

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    Ortiz-Medrano, Alejandra; Scantlebury, Daniel Patrick; Vázquez-Lobo, Alejandra; Mastretta-Yanes, Alicia; Piñero, Daniel

    2016-05-01

    The environmental variables that define a species ecological niche should be associated with the evolutionary patterns present in the adaptations that resulted from living in these conditions. Thus, when comparing across species, we can expect to find an association between phylogenetically independent phenotypic characters and ecological niche evolution. Few studies have evaluated how organismal phenotypes might mirror patterns of niche evolution if these phenotypes reflect adaptations. Doing so could contribute on the understanding of the origin and maintenance of phenotypic diversity observed in nature. Here, we show the pattern of niche evolution of the pinyon pine lineage (Pinus subsection Cembroides); then, we suggest morphological adaptations possibly related to niche divergence, and finally, we test for correlation between ecological niche and morphology. We demonstrate that niche divergence is the general pattern within the clade and that it is positively correlated with adaptation. PMID:27092235

  19. Genetics of ecological divergence during speciation

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    Arnegard, Matthew E.; McGee, Matthew D.; Matthews, Blake; Marchinko, Kerry B.; Conte, Gina L.; Kabir, Sahriar; Bedford, Nicole; Bergek, Sara; Chan, Yingguang Frank; Jones, Felicity C.; Kingsley, David M.; Peichel, Catherine L.; Schluter, Dolph

    2014-01-01

    Ecological differences often evolve early in speciation as divergent natural selection drives adaptation to distinct ecological niches, leading ultimately to reproductive isolation. Though this process is a major generator of biodiversity, its genetic basis remains poorly understood. Here we investigate the genetic architecture of niche differentiation in a sympatric species pair of threespine stickleback fish by mapping the environment-dependent effects of phenotypic traits on hybrid feeding and performance under semi-natural conditions. We show that multiple, unlinked loci act largely additively to determine position along the major niche axis separating these recently diverged species. We also find that functional mismatch between phenotypic traits reduces growth of some stickleback hybrids beyond that expected from an intermediate phenotype, suggesting a role for epistasis between the underlying genes. This functional mismatch might lead to hybrid incompatibilities that are analogous to those underlying intrinsic reproductive isolation but that depend on the ecological context. PMID:24909991

  20. Increasing interpersonal trust through divergent thinking

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    Sellaro, Roberta; Hommel, Bernhard; de Kwaadsteniet, Erik W.; van de Groep, Suzanne; Colzato, Lorenza S.

    2014-01-01

    Interpersonal trust is an essential ingredient of many social relationships but how stable is it actually, and how is it controlled? There is evidence that the degree of trust into others might be rather volatile and can be affected by manipulations like drawing attention to personal interdependence or independence. Here we investigated whether the degree of interpersonal trust can be biased by inducing either a more integrative or a more focused/exclusive cognitive control mode by means of a creativity task requiring divergent or convergent thinking, respectively. Participants then performed the trust game, which provides an index of interpersonal trust by assessing the money units one participant (the trustor) transfers to another (the trustee). As expected, trustors transferred significantly more money to trustees after engaging in divergent thinking as compared to convergent thinking. This observation provides support for the idea that interpersonal trust is controlled by domain-general (i.e., not socially dedicated) cognitive states. PMID:24936194