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Seasonal Conductivity and Embolism in the Roots and Stems of Two Clonal Ring-Porous Trees, Sassafras albidum (Lauraceae) and Rhus typhina (Anacardiaceae)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seasonal xylem (wood) conductivity and embolism (air blockage) patterns were monitored in roots vs. stems of two clonal ring- porous tree species, Sassafras albidum and Rhus typhina, throughout 1996 and 1997. Stems of both species were 100% embolized in the early spring and became conductive by late June following leaf expansion and maturation of new earlywood vessels. Dyes indicated the

Laura L. Jaquish; Frank W. Ewers

2001-01-01

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Seasonal conductivity and embolism in the roots and stems of two clonal ring-porous trees, Sassafras albidum (Lauraceae) and Rhus typhina (Anacardiaceae).  

PubMed

Seasonal xylem (wood) conductivity and embolism (air blockage) patterns were monitored in roots vs. stems of two clonal ring-porous tree species, Sassafras albidum and Rhus typhina, throughout 1996 and 1997. Stems of both species were 100% embolized in the early spring and became conductive by late June following leaf expansion and maturation of new earlywood vessels. Dyes indicated the stem conduction was restricted almost exclusively to the current year's growth ring. Stems became totally embolized again by early October, before the first freezing temperatures. In contrast, woody roots of both species maintained low embolism values, many conductive growth rings, and high conductivity values regardless of the season. No positive root pressures were detected in either species. The mean frost depth (204 ± 11 mm) was deeper than all sampled roots of Rhus and 47% of sampled roots of Sassafras. The roots that had been in frozen soil either avoided embolism altogether or they were able to reverse embolism by a mechanism other than positive root pressures. PMID:11222243

Jaquish, L L; Ewers, F W

2001-02-01

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Antimicrobial constituents of Rhus glabra.  

PubMed

The antimicrobial activity of the methanol extract and isolated constituents of Rhus glabra (Anacardiaceae), a species used in folk medicine by North American native people, was evaluated against 11 microorganisms, including gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The extract was subsequently fractionated and monitored by bioassays leading to the isolation of three antibacterial compounds, the methyl ester of 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid (methyl gallate) (minimal inhibition concentration (MIC) 12.5 micrograms/ml), 4-methoxy-3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid (MIC 25 micrograms/ml) and gallic acid (MIC > 1000 micrograms/ml). The first two compounds are reported here for the first time from Rhus glabra. Their structures were established using spectroscopic and chemical methods. PMID:8072309

Saxena, G; McCutcheon, A R; Farmer, S; Towers, G H; Hancock, R E

1994-04-01

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[Sumac (Rhus chinensis Mill) biomass refinery engineering].  

PubMed

Sumac (Rhus chinensis Mill) is an abundant and widely distributed Chinese native plant. Sumac fruit contains low content of vegetable oil, as an atypical oil plants hardly being processed through traditional vegetable oil production technologies. Based on our own studies on the characteristics of sumac fruit and branches, we established a novel model of sumac biomass refinery, and constructed the sumac biomass refinery technology system and eco-industrial chain integration. Steam explosion was the key technology, and several components fractionation technologies were integrated in the sumac biomass refinery system. The fractionated components were converted into different products depending on their functional features. Eight products including sumac fruit oil, biodiesel, protein feed, flavonoids, unbleached facial tissue, phenolic resin, biomass briquette and biogas were produced in the refinery. The extracted sumac fruit oil by steam explosion pretreatment was applied for the new food resource of Ministry of Health, and the permit was approved. This research provides a new model for the development of atypical wild plant resources. PMID:25118393

Wang, Lan; Wang, Ning; Li, Tan; Chen, Hongzhang

2014-05-01

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Tales in Sprinkled Gold: Japanese Lacquer for European Collectors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of the John Paul Getty Museum's online exhibits features Japanese lacquered objects from the Victoria and Albert Museum that were popular among European collectors in the 17th-19th centuries. The highlight of the exhibit is the Mazarin chest, which can be viewed as a slideshow by clicking on "Launch Slideshow", near the top far right hand side of the homepage. Visitors can view the chest from several different angles, use a zoom feature, and pan the images using the arrows below the slideshow images. However, dragging the cursor on the image, instead of using the arrows, allows for more control. Visitors can watch a video entitled "The Making of Japanese Lacquer", by clicking on the link on the far right hand side of the homepage, underneath "Launch Slideshow". For visitors lucky enough to visit the Getty Museum, a multitude of related events can be found under the "Events" tab near the top of the page. Those persons interested in further information on the topic of Asian lacquer can click on the "Publications" tab near the top of the page, which suggests two authoritative books on lacquer. Still more information can be found on the Victoria and Albert Museum website, accessible by the links in the "Learn More" box on the far right hand side of the homepage.

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THE DEVELOPMENT AND COMPATIBILITY OF A HANDLING LACQUER FOR USE ON URANIUM  

Microsoft Academic Search

A handling lacquer has been developed for use on uranium metal which ; effectively minimises contamination of personnel and equipment during ; experimentation. Experimental usage over a period of two years has shown that ; this lacquer has good impact and abrasion resistance and a minimum tendency to ; flake from sharp edges. Dyes and leafing aluminum powder may be

S. Orman; P. Walker

1963-01-01

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Tailoring Thin Film-Lacquer Coatings for Space Application  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Thin film coatings have the capability of obtaining a wide range of thermal radiative properties, but the development of thin film coatings can sometimes be difficult and costly when trying to achieve highly specular surfaces. Given any space mission's thermal control requirements, there is often a need for a variation of solar absorptance (Alpha(s)), emittance (epsilon) and/or highly specular surfaces. The utilization of thin film coatings is one process of choice for meeting challenging thermal control requirements because of its ability to provide a wide variety of Alpha(s)/epsilon ratios. Thin film coatings' radiative properties can be tailored to meet specific thermal control requirements through the use of different metals and the variation of dielectric layer thickness. Surface coatings can be spectrally selective to enhance radiative coupling and decoupling. The application of lacquer to a surface can also provide suitable specularity for thin film application without the cost and difficulty associated with polishing.

Peters, Wanda C.; Harris, George; Miller, Grace; Petro, John

1998-01-01

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Rhus chinensis and Galla Chinensis--folklore to modern evidence: review.  

PubMed

The species Rhus chinensis Mill. (Anacardiaceae) is an important representative of the genus Rhus, which contains over 250 individual species found in temperate and tropical regions worldwide. Rhus chinensis has long been used by folk medicine practitioners in Asia. Leaves, roots, stem, bark, fruit and particularly the galls on Rhus chinensis leaves, Galla chinensis, are recognized to have preventative and therapeutic effects on different ailments (such as diarrhea, dysentery, rectal and intestinal cancer, diabetes mellitus, sepsis, oral diseases and inflammation). However, it is critical to separate evidence from anecdote. Fortunately, recent scientific research has revealed that Rhus chinensis compounds possess strong antiviral, antibacterial, anticancer, hepatoprotective, antidiarrheal and antioxidant activities. Moreover, compounds isolated from the stem of Rhus chinensis significantly suppressed HIV-1 activity in vitro. Compounds from this plant were also found to inhibit enamel demineralization in vitro and enhance remineralization of dental enamel with fluoride. This review highlights claims from traditional and tribal medicinal lore and makes a contemporary summary of phytochemical, biological and pharmacological findings on this plant material. It aims to show that the pharmaceutical potential of this plant deserves closer attention. PMID:20564459

Djakpo, Odilon; Yao, Weirong

2010-12-01

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Development of microwave absorbing materials prepared from a polymer binder including Japanese lacquer and epoxy resin  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Microwave absorption composites were synthesized from a poly urushiol epoxy resin (PUE) mixed with one of microwave absorbing materials; Ni-Zn ferrite, Soot, Black lead, and carbon nano tube (CNT) to investigate their microwave absorption properties. PUE binders were specially made from Japanese lacquer and epoxy resin, where Japanese lacquer has been traditionally used for bond and paint because it has excellent beauty. Japanese lacquer solidifies with oxygen contained in air's moisture, which has difficulty in making composite, but we improved Japanese lacquer's solidification properties by use of epoxy resin. We made 10 mm thickness composite samples and cut them into toroidal shape to measure permittivity, permeability, and reflection loss in frequencies ranging from 50 Hz to 20 GHz. Electric magnetic absorber's composites synthesized from a PUE binders mixed either with Soot or CNT showed significantly higher wave absorption over -27 dB than the others at frequencies around 18 GHz, although Japanese lacquer itself doesn't affect absorption. This means Japanese lacquer can be used as binder materials for microwave absorbers.

Iwamaru, T.; Katsumata, H.; Uekusa, S.; Ooyagi, H.; Ishimura, T.; Miyakoshi, T.

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Bioactive constituents from Harpephyllum caffrum Bernh. and Rhus coriaria L  

PubMed Central

Background: The leaf ethanol extract of Harpephyllum caffrum Bernh. has evidenced medicinal value due to its hepatoprotective activity. It demonstrated inhibitory effects on test standard microbes approximated to 40% the potency of ofloxacin and fluconazole. The same extract evidenced in vitro cytotoxicity on human cell lines, liver carcinoma HEPG2, larynx carcinoma HEP2, and colon carcinoma HCT116 cell lines when compared to doxorubicin. Materials and Methods: Fractionation of the leaf ethanol extract led to the isolation of the polyphenols, ethyl gallate, and quercetin-3-O-rhamnoside, a hydrocarbon, hendecane, the fatty acid ester, methyl linoleate, and four triterpenoids, betulonic acid, 3-acetyl-methyl betulinate, lupenone and lupeol for the first time, in addition to the previously reported phenol acids and flavonoids, gallic acid, methyl gallate, quercetin, kaempferol, kaempferol-3-O-rhamnoside, kaempferol-3-O-galactoside, apigenin-7-O-glucoside, and quercetin-3-O-arabinoside. Results: The ethanol extract of the fruit of the genetically related Rhus coriaria L., known as sumac, afforded protocatechuic acid, isoquercitrin, and myricetin-3-O-?-L-rhamnoside from the fruits for the first time, in addition to the previously reported phenol acids and flavonoids, gallic acid, methyl gallate, kaempferol, and quercetin. Conclusion: The leaf ethanol extract of H. caffrum Bernh. exhibited variable anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities, besides the hepatoprotective, in vitro cytotoxic and anti-microbial activities. PMID:22262932

Shabana, Marawan M.; El Sayed, Aly M.; Yousif, Miriam F.; El Sayed, Abeer M.; Sleem, Amany A.

2011-01-01

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Tailoring Thin Film-Lacquer Coatings for Space Applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Thin film coatings have the capability of obtaining a wide range of thermal radiative properties, but the development of thin film coatings can sometimes be difficult and costly when trying to achieve highly specular surfaces. Given any space mission's then-nal control requirements, there is often a need for a variation of solar absorptance (alpha(sub s)), emittance (epsilon) and/or highly specular surfaces. The utilization of thin film coatings is one process of choice for meeting challenging thermal control requirements because of its ability to provide a wide variety of alpha(sub s)/epsilon ratios. Thin film coatings' radiative properties can be tailored to meet specific thermal control requirements through the use of different metals and the variation of dielectric layer thickness. Surface coatings can be spectrally selective to enhance radiative coupling and decoupling. The application of lacquer to a surface can also provide suitable specularity for thin film application without the cost and difficulty associated with polishing.

Peters, Wanda C.; Harris, George; Miller, Grace; Petro, John

1998-01-01

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The fabrication and characterization of replicated and lacquer coated grazing incidence optics for X-ray astronomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors discuss the fabrication and testing of electroformed replica Wolter I optics made from gold-coated lacquered mandrels. They also discuss testing of gold- and palladium-coated lacquered test flats X-ray (5 keV for Wolter I mirror and 8 - 40 keV for test flats) and optical measurements were used to evaluate the mirrors.

M. P. Ulmer; R. Haidle; R. Altkorn; P. Georgopoulos; B. Rodricks; P. Z. Takacs

1992-01-01

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A Leaflet of Rhus toxicodendroides, a Fossil Plant from the Los Ahuehuetes Locality, Puebla, Mexico  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A leaflet of Rhus toxicodendroides, a fossil plant from the Los Ahuehuetes locality, Puebla, Mexico, a center of diversity for the Anacardiaceae since the Oligocene, suggesting that the area was important for the radiation and diversification for some lineages within the family.

Hector Hern& aacute; ndez Campos

2004-03-09

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Synthesis and properties of a lacquer wax-based quarternary ammonium gemini surfactant.  

PubMed

Lacquer wax is an important fatty resource obtained from the mesocarp of the berries of Toxicodendron vernicifluum. In order to expand the applications of lacquer wax, we hydrolyzed it after establishing the best conditions for the acid-catalyzed hydrolysis using a Box-Behnken design. Then we synthesized a quarternary ammonium gemini surfactant by a three-step reaction. The surface properties of an aqueous solution of the final product were investigated. The optimum conditions were 9% catalyst, 100 °C of reaction temperature and 14 h of reaction time, while the maximum free fatty acids (FFA)% was 99.67%. From the gas chromatography, the main fatty acids of the lacquer wax were palmitic, oleic and octadecanoic acid. The lacquer wax gemini surfactant was synthesized, and its structure was confirmed by IR and NMR. The experiments showed that the critical micelle concentration (CMC) is 5 × 10?? mol·L?¹, the surface tension is 33.6 mN·m?¹. When the content of surfactant was 0.1%, the separation time of 5 mL water was 10 min. PMID:24662075

Chen, Hongxia; Wang, Chengzhang; Ye, Jianzhong; Zhou, Hao; Lu, Li; Yang, Zhibing

2014-01-01

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High Speed Liquid Chromatographic Determination of Total Aromatics in Enamel and Lacquer Solvents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aromatic solvents possess the strongest solvency of the hydrogen types, but various air pollution control districts have established maximum limits on the amount that may be present in organic coatings. In the proposed procedure, high efficiency liquid chromatography is used to determine total aromatics in enamels and lacquer thinners, their…

Esposito, G. G.

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Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This tutorial covers various aspects of trees. It explains which chemicals cause leaves to change colors, how the process of photosynthesis works, the functions of bark, roots, pollen and leaves, and the effect of trees on nearby temperature.

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Integrating Traditional Medicine into Modern Inflammatory Diseases Care: Multitargeting by Rhus verniciflua Stokes  

PubMed Central

Despite the fact that numerous researches were performed on prevention and treatment of inflammation related diseases, the overall incidence has not changed remarkably. This requires new approaches to overcome inflammation mediated diseases, and thus traditional medicine could be an efficacious source for prevention and treatment of these diseases. In this review, we discuss the contribution of traditional medicine, especially Rhus verniciflua Stokes, to modern medicine against diverse inflammation mediated diseases. Traditionally, this remedy has been used in Eastern Asia for the treatment of gastric problems, hepatic disorders, infectious diseases, and blood disorders. Modern science has provided the scientific basis for the use of Rhus verniciflua Stokes against such disorders and diseases. Various chemical constituents have been identified from this plant, including phenolic acid, and flavonoids. Cell-based studies have exhibited the potential of this as antibacterial, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, growth inhibitory, and anticancer activities. Enormous animal studies have shown the potential of this against proinflammatory diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, liver diseases, and chemical insults. At the molecular level, this medicinal plant has been shown to modulate diverse cell-signaling pathways. In clinical studies, Rhus verniciflua Stokes has shown efficacy against various cancer patients such as colorectal, gastric, hepatic, renal, pancreatic, and pulmonary cancers. Thus, this remedy is now exhibiting activities in the clinic. PMID:25024508

Kim, Ji Hye; Shin, Yong Cheol; Ko, Seong-Gyu

2014-01-01

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Fabrication and characterization of replicated and lacquer-coated grazing incidence optics for x-ray astronomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, the authors discuss the fabrication and testing of electroformed replica Wolter I optics made from gold-coated lacquered mandrels. The authors also discuss testing of gold- and palladium-coated lacquered test flats. X-ray (5 keV for Wolter I mirror and 8 to 40 keV for test flats) and optical (Wyko NCP-1000 profiler) measurements were used to evaluate the mirrors.

Melville P. Ulmer; R. Haidle; R. Altkorn; P. Georgopoulos; B. Rodricks; P. Z. Takacs

1991-01-01

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Fabrication and characterization of replicated and lacquer-coated grazing incidence optics for X-ray astronomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The fabrication and testing of electroformed replica Wolter I optics made from gold-coated lacquered mandrels are discussed. Also discussed is the testing of gold- and palladium-coated lacquered test flats. X-ray (5 keV for Wolter I mirror and 8-40 keV for test flats) and optical (NCP-1000 profiler) measurements were used to evaluate the mirrors.

Melville P. Ulmer; R. Haidle; R. Altkorn; P. Georgopoulos; B. Rodricks; P. Z. Takacs

1991-01-01

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Fabrication and characterization of replicated and lacquer-coated grazing incidence optics for x-ray astronomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we discuss the fabrication and testing of electroformed replica Wolter I optics made from gold-coated lacquered mandrels. We also discuss testing of gold- and palladium- coated lacquered test flats. X ray and (5 keV for Wolter I mirror and 8 - 40 keV for test flats) and optical (Wyko NCP-1000 profiler measurements were used to evaluate the

Melville P. Ulmer; Rudy H. Haidle; Robert I. Altkorn; P. Georgopoulos; Brian G. Rodricks; Peter Z. Takacs

1992-01-01

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Natural coniferous resin lacquer in treatment of toenail onychomycosis: an observational study  

PubMed Central

In in vitro tests, natural coniferous resin from the Norway spruce (Picea abies) is strongly antifungal. In this observational study, we tested the clinical effectiveness of a lacquer composed of spruce resin for topical treatment of onychomycosis. Thirty-seven patients with clinical diagnosis of onychomycosis were enrolled into the study. All patients used topical resin lacquer treatment daily for 9 months. A mycological culture and potassium hydroxide (KOH) stain were done from nail samples in the beginning and in the end of the study. Treatment was considered effective, if a mycological culture was negative and there was an apparent clinical cure. At study entry, 20 patients (20/37; 54%; 95% CI: 38–70) had a positive mycological culture and/or positive KOH stain for dermatophytes. At study end, the result of 13 patients was negative (13/19; 68%; 95% CI: 48–89). In one case (1/14; 7%; 95% CI: 0–21) the mycological culture was initially negative, but it turned positive during the study period. By 14 compliant patients (14/32; 44%; 95% CI: 27–61), resin lacquer treatment was considered clinically effective: complete healing took place in three cases (9%) and partial healing in 11 cases (85%). The results indicate some evidence of clinical efficacy of the natural coniferous resin used for topical treatment of onychomycosis. PMID:23131104

Sipponen, Pentti; Sipponen, Arno; Lohi, Jouni; Soini, Marjo; Tapanainen, Riikka; Jokinen, Janne J

2013-01-01

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Historical biogeography of Eastern Asian-Eastern North American disjunct Melaphidina aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Eriosomatinae) on Rhus hosts (Anacardiaceae).  

PubMed

Intercontinental biotic disjunctions have been documented and analyzed in numerous Holarctic taxa. Patterns previously synthesized for animals compared to plants suggest that the timing of animal disjunctions are mostly Early Tertiary and were generated by migration and vicariance events occurring in the North Atlantic, while plant disjunctions are mostly Mid-Late Tertiary and imply migration and vicariance over Beringia. Melaphidina aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Fordini) exhibit host-alternating life cycles comprising an obligate seasonal shift between Rhus subgenus Rhus species (Anacardiaceae) and mosses (Bryophyta). Similar to their Rhus hosts, melaphidines are distributed disjunctly between Eastern Asia and Eastern North America. We examined evolutionary relationships within Melaphidina to determine the position of the North American lineage, date its divergence from Asian relatives, and compare these results to a previous historical biogeographic study of Rhus. We sampled nine species and three subspecies representing all six genera of Melaphidina. Data included sequences of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunits I and II+leucine tRNA, cytochrome b, and nuclear elongation factor 1? genes. Phylogenetic analyses (Bayesian, maximum-likelihood, parsimony) of the combined data (3282 bp) supported the monophyly of all genera except Nurudea and Schlechtendalia, due to the position of N. ibofushi. While the exact position of the North American Melaphis was not well resolved, there was high support for a derived position within Asian taxa. The divergence of Melaphis from Asian relatives centered on the Eocene-Oligocene boundary (~33-35Ma), which coincides with closure of Beringian Land Bridge I. This also corresponded to the Asian-North American disjunction previously estimated for subgenus Rhus spp. We suggest the late-Eocene Bering Land Bridge as the most likely migration route for Melaphis ancestors, as was also hypothesized for North American Rhus ancestors. Results for the Melaphidina disjunction depart from the modal pattern in animal lineages, and present a case where insect and host-plant taxa apparently responded similarly to Tertiary climate change. PMID:23973894

Ren, Zhumei; Zhong, Yang; Kurosu, Utako; Aoki, Shigeyuki; Ma, Enbo; von Dohlen, Carol D; Wen, Jun

2013-12-01

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Diamond-turned lacquer-coated soft x-ray telescope mirrors.  

PubMed

X-ray astronomy has reached sufficient maturity to demand at least moderate angular resolution lightgathering telescopes to accompany detector development. Keeping the cost of such telescopes within the budget of low-cost flight opportunities such as sounding rockets and SPARTAN missions is a substantial challenge. We have developed a program of precision diamond mirror turning, mechanical polishing, lacquer coating, and metal deposition which produces x-ray telescopes with minute of arc angular resolution at moderate cost. We describe the process and report calibration results for a 80 cm (31.4 in.) diam Wolter I telescope flown aboard an Aries sounding rocket. PMID:20531592

Nousek, J A; Garmire, G P; Pipetti, R J; Burrows, D N; Ku, W H; Lum, K S

1988-04-15

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In vitro transungual permeation of ciclopirox from a hydroxypropyl chitosan-based, water-soluble nail lacquer.  

PubMed

Commercial antimycotic nail lacquers are commonly based on water-insoluble resins. The present study was aimed at evaluating a novel, experimental nail lacquer (P-3051, Polichem SA, Lugano, Switzerland) based on the water-soluble film-forming agent hydroxypropyl chitosan (HPCH). The in vitro permeation of ciclopirox (CPX) from P-3051 and from a commercial, water-insoluble lacquer based on a vinyl resin (Penlac, Aventis Pharma), was investigated using thin membranes obtained from bovine hooves, an accepted model for human nails. Similar CPX permeation fluxes at steady state through the membranes, but significantly different lag times were observed for P-3051 and Penlac, when these were tested as dry films. The formulations thus appeared to influence only the time required by CPX to saturate the membrane, and not the final drug concentration gradient in the membrane. Permeation experiments performed on the same membranes and on hairless mouse skin with P-3051 and with a similar, HPCH-free vehicle (ERV), both tested in liquid form, disproved the possibility that HPCH might act as a permeation enhancer for CPX in either substrate. The possible reasons for the greater efficiency of the HPCH vehicle in terms of CPX transfer from the vehicle itself to the keratin membrane are discussed. This effect might be tentatively attributed to a particular affinity of HPCH for the membrane, resulting in intimate contact and strong adhesion of the HPCH lacquer to the keratin substrate. PMID:15704853

Monti, Daniela; Saccomani, L; Chetoni, P; Burgalassi, S; Saettone, M F; Mailland, F

2005-01-01

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HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS screening of bioactive components from Rhus coriaria L. (Sumac) fruits.  

PubMed

Rhus coriaria L. (sumac) is an important crop widely used in the Mediterranean basin as a food spice, and also in folk medicine, due to its health-promoting properties. Phytochemicals present in plant foods are in part responsible for these consequent health benefits. Nevertheless, detailed information on these bioactive compounds is still scarce. Therefore, the present work was aimed at investigating the phytochemical components of sumac fruit epicarp using HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS in two different ionisation modes. The proposed method provided tentative identification of 211 phenolic and other phyto-constituents, most of which have not been described so far in R. coriaria fruits. More than 180 phytochemicals (tannins, (iso)flavonoids, terpenoids, etc.) are reported herein in sumac fruits for the first time. The obtained results highlight the importance of R. coriaria as a promising source of functional ingredients, and boost its potential use in the food and nutraceutical industries. PMID:25053044

Abu-Reidah, Ibrahim M; Ali-Shtayeh, Mohammed S; Jamous, Rana M; Arráez-Román, David; Segura-Carretero, Antonio

2015-01-01

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Correlation between antibutyrylcholinesterasic and antioxidant activities of three aqueous extracts from Tunisian Rhus pentaphyllum  

PubMed Central

For centuries, plants have been used in traditional medicines and there has been recent interest in the chemopreventive properties of compounds derived from plants. In the present study, we investigated the antibutyrylcholinestrasic (anti-BuChE) and antioxidant (against some free radicals) activities of extracts from Rhus pentaphyllum. Aqueous extracts were prepared from powdered R. pentaphyllum roots, leaves and seeds and characterized for the presence of tannins, flavonoids and coumarins. Seeds aqueous extract contained the highest quantities of both flavonoids and tannins (21.12% and 17.45% respectively). In the same way, seeds extracts displayed remarkable inhibition against BuChE over 95%, at 100 ?g/ml and with IC50 0.74 ?g/ml. In addition, compared to leaves and roots extracts, seeds aqueous extract revealed relatively strong antiradical activity towards the ABTS.+ (IC50 = 0.25 ?g/ml) and DPPH (IC50 = 2.71 ?g/ml) free radicals and decreased significantly the reactive oxygen species such O2.- (IC50 = 2.9 ?g/ml) formation evaluated by the non-enzymatic generating O2.- system (Nitroblue tetrazolium/riboflavine). These data suggest that the anti-BuChE activities mechanism of these extracts occurs through a free radical scavenging capacities. The present study indicates that extracts of Rhus pentaphyllum leaves, seeds and roots are a significant source of compounds, such as tannins, flavonoids and coumarins, with anti-BuChE and antioxidant activities, and thus may be useful for chemoprevention. PMID:21880140

2011-01-01

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The regulation of inflammatory cytokine secretion in macrophage cell line by the chemical constituents of Rhus sylvestris  

Microsoft Academic Search

In our preliminary screening study on the anti-inflammatory activity, eight triterpenes, one sterol, and one chalcone were isolated from the CH2Cl2-soluble extract of the stems and leaves of Rhus sylvestris Siebold and Zucc (Anacardiaceae). On the basis of their spectroscopic data, these compounds were identified as 10?-cucurbitadienol (1), glut-5-en-3-ol (2), ?-amyrin acetate (3), ?-amyrin (4) and lupeol (5), cycloart-24-en-3-one (6),

Yan Ding; Huu Tung Nguyen; Sung In Kim; Ha Won Kim; Young Ho Kim

2009-01-01

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Detoxified Extract of Rhus verniciflua Stokes Inhibits Rotenone-Induced Apoptosis in Human Dopaminergic Cells, SH-SY5Y  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rhus verniciflua Stokes (RVS), traditionally used as a food supplement and in traditional herbal medicine for centuries in Korea, is known\\u000a to possess various pharmacological properties. Environmental neurotoxins such as rotenone, a specific inhibitor of complex\\u000a I provide models of Parkinson’s disease (PD) both in vivo and in vitro. In this study, we investigated the neuroprotective\\u000a effect of RVS against

Kumar Sapkota; Seung Kim; Se-Eun Park; Sung-Jun Kim

2011-01-01

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The chalcone butein from Rhus verniciflua Stokes inhibits clonogenic growth of human breast cancer cells co-cultured with fibroblasts  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Butein (3,4,2',4'-tetrahydroxychalone), a plant polyphenol, is a major biologically active component of the stems of Rhus verniciflua Stokes. It has long been used as a food additive in Korea and as an herbal medicine throughout Asia. Recently, butein has been shown to suppress the functions of fibroblasts. Because fibroblasts are believed to play an important role in promoting the

Michael Samoszuk; Jenny Tan; Guillaume Chorn

2005-01-01

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Trees, Trees, Trees!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In these activities, students increase their awareness and knowledge of trees through research, literature and hands-on contact. The students will adopt and identify a tree of their choice, make a rubbing of the bark, draw a picture, and research about their tree. They will also write an original piece about their tree, document how it changes throughout the year, and learn the difference between deciduous and coniferous trees.

1998-01-01

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Ozone exposure-response curves for tree species in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: A re-evaluation of how potential impacts may have changed over the past 25 years  

EPA Science Inventory

Seedlings of tree species native to Great Smoky Mountains National Park were exposed to ozone in open-top chambers for one or two growing seasons. Species used were red maple (Acer rubrum), chestnut oak (Quercus prinus), black locust (Robinia pseudoacadia), winged sumac (Rhus co...

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Anti-HIV-1 activity, protease inhibition and safety profile of extracts prepared from Rhus parviflora  

PubMed Central

Background In the present study, extracts prepared from the leaves of Rhus parviflora Roxb. (Anacardiaceae) were evaluated for their anti-HIV activity, which have been traditionally used for the treatment of neurological disorders such as anxiety, insomnia and epilepsy. Methods Aqueous and 50% ethanolic extracts prepared from leaves of the plant were tested for their cytotoxicity and anti-HIV property using reporter gene based assays as well as human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs). Further these extracts were evaluated for their ability to inhibit HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) and protease activity. Safety profile of the extracts was determined on viability of Lactobacillus sp., secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines by vaginal keratinocytes and transepithelial resistance. Results Both aqueous (IC50?=?15 ?g/ml) and 50% ethanolic (IC50?=?26 ?g/ml) extracts prepared from leaves of R. parviflora showed anti-HIV activity in TZM-bl cells wherein the virus was treated with the extracts prior to infection. Further, both the extracts also inhibited virus load in HIV infected CEM-GFP cells and human PBLs. The anti-HIV activity is mediated through inhibition of HIV-1 protease activity. Both the extracts did not disturb the integrity of monolayer formed by intestinal epithelial Caco-2 cells. The extracts when tested up to 100 ?g/ml did not significantly reduce the viability of L. plantarum, L. fermentum, L. rhamnosus and L. casei. The extracts (100 ?g/ml) did not reveal any cytotoxic effect on vaginal keratinocytes (Vk2/E6E7). Levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines secreted by Vk2/E6E7 cells treated with both the plant extracts were within the non-inflammatory range. Conclusions The studies reported herein showed in vitro anti-HIV activity and preliminary safety profile of the extracts prepared from the leaves of R. parviflora. PMID:24059266

2013-01-01

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Clinical Effects of Rhus coriaria Fruits on Dyslipidemia in Adolescents: a Triple-blinded Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial  

PubMed Central

ABSTRACT Objective: Children and adolescents are considered as the best target groups for preventing and controlling the cardiovascular diseases risk factors and reducing mortality in adulthood. Alternative medicine and herbal drugs have been taken into account for managing dyslipidemia in this population. The beneficial effects of Sumac (Rhus coriaria L.) on lipid profile have been confirmed in some laboratory and animal studies. This study was designed to investigate the clinical effects of sumac fruits on dyslipidemia in 12-18 years-old adolescents. Methods: This randomized triple-blinded clinical trial was conducted on 72 obese adolescents with dyslipidemia from August 2011 to June 2012 in Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Isfahan, Iran. Eligible adolescents were randomly assigned to two case and control groups. The control group received placebo capsules and the case group received capsules containing 500 mg of powdered sumac fruits, each three times a day for one month. Biochemical parameters including 12-hrs fasting serum levels of total cholesterol (Total-C), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and triglycerides (TG) were measured before the initiation and after the completion of the study protocol. Statistical analysis was performed using the SPSS software, version 16.0, using Independent Samples T-test, or Paired Samples T-test, for between-group and within-group analysis, respectively. Findings: The plasma levels of Total-C, LDL-C, and TG changed significantly over-time in the case group. Furthermore, between-group analysis showed a statistically significant difference between case and control groups with this regard (P < 0.05, for all statistical comparisons). However, HDL-C levels have not been changed significantly over-time within the case or control group, neither between the two study groups. Conclusion: In this study, the considerable effects of Rhus coriaria (sumac) on reducing serum levels of Total-C, LDL-C, and TG have been noticed during one-month trial. However, probably due to the concise period of sumac consumption, its effect on HDL-C was not statistically significant. PMID:25568560

Sabzghabaee, Ali Mohammad; Kelishadi, Roya; Golshiri, Keivan; Ghannadi, Alireza; Badri, Shirinsadat

2014-01-01

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Randomized controlled trial of a water-soluble nail lacquer based on hydroxypropyl-chitosan (HPCH), in the management of nail psoriasis  

PubMed Central

Background Nail psoriasis occurs in up to 50% of patients affected by psoriasis, with a significant impact on quality of life that leads to a real clinical need for new therapeutic options. Aim To confirm whether the strengthening and hardening properties of the hydroxypropyl-chitosan (HPCH) nail lacquer could improve the structure of the nail plates on psoriatic nails. Materials and methods A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, parallel-group trial was carried out to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a hydrosoluble nail lacquer containing HPCH, Equisetum arvense, and methylsulfonylmethane on nail psoriasis. The test product or a placebo was applied once daily for 24 weeks to all fingernails. Efficacy assessments were performed on the target fingernail by means of the modified Nail Psoriasis Severity Index score. A cut-off score of 4 was considered to define the clinical cure rate (ie, Cure ?4, Failure >4). Results After 24 weeks, the clinical cure rate showed the statistically significant superiority of the HPCH nail lacquer compared to placebo in both the intention-to-treat (Fisher’s exact test, P=0.0445) and the per protocol population (Fisher’s exact test, P=0.0437). This superiority was already present after 16 weeks of treatment. Moreover, the analysis of the modified Nail Psoriasis Severity Index-50 showed a statistically significant clinical improvement after 12 weeks of treatment in comparison to the results obtained after 8 weeks (Fisher’s exact test, P<0.05). Conclusion The trial showed that HPCH nail lacquer could be a new, valid, effective, and safe option for decreasing the signs of nail dystrophy in psoriatic patients. PMID:24904219

Cantoresi, Franca; Caserini, Maurizio; Bidoli, Antonella; Maggio, Francesca; Marino, Raffaella; Carnevale, Claudia; Sorgi, Paola; Palmieri, Renata

2014-01-01

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Thermogelling hydrogels of cyclodextrin/poloxamer polypseudorotaxanes as aqueous-based nail lacquers: application to the delivery of triamcinolone acetonide and ciclopirox olamine.  

PubMed

This work investigated the use of in situ gelling hydrogels based on polypseudorotaxanes of Pluronic F-127 and partially methylated ?-cyclodextrin as aqueous nail lacquers. N-acetylcysteine and urea were incorporated as penetration enhancers. The formulations were tested for their ability to deliver ciclopirox and triamcinolone across human nail plate and bovine hoof. Simple aqueous solutions of the drugs with N-acetylcysteine provided measurable fluxes across hoof membranes but became quickly depleted of drug. Further, these solutions would have a short residence time upon nail application. Addition of Pluronic F-127 facilitated drug solubilization and provided the formulations with in situ gelling properties but drug entrapment into the micelles slowed down the delivery process. This was solved by addition of methylated ?-cyclodextrin; the formulations retained the thermogelling properties, drug solubilization was further increased, and drug delivery was accelerated. The polymer chains compete with the drugs for the cyclodextrin cavity forming polypseudorotaxanes, which facilitated drug release. The permeability of both drugs was higher across bovine hoof than human nail. The new polypseudorotaxanes formulation delivered more ciclopirox across human nail than a marketed organic lacquer which supports the growing hypothesis that aqueous-based nail lacquers represent a superior formulation strategy in nail topical delivery. PMID:23201053

Nogueiras-Nieto, Luis; Begoña Delgado-Charro, M; Otero-Espinar, Francisco J

2013-04-01

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Antiplatelet Effects of Rhus verniciflua Stokes Heartwood and Its Active Constituents-Fisetin, Butein, and Sulfuretin-in Rats.  

PubMed

Abstract Rhus verniciflua stokes (RVS) is known to promote blood circulation by preventing blood stasis, although the active ingredients and the underlying mechanism are unclear. Platelets are the primary cells that regulate circulation and contribute to the development of diverse cardiovascular diseases by aggregation and thrombosis. The study assessed the antiplatelet activity of RVS and sought to identify the active constituents. Pretreatment of washed platelets with RVS heartwood extract blunted the aggregatory response of platelets to collagen. In the subfractions, fisetin, butein, and sulfuretin were identified as effective inhibitors of platelet aggregation by collagen, thrombin, and adenosine-5'-diphosphate. Antiplatelet activities of all three compounds were concentration dependent, and fisetin had longer in vitro duration of action compared with butein or sulfuretin. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) mitogen-activated protein kinase activation by collagen was prevented by fisetin, whereas butein and sulfuretin failed to inhibit ERK and p38 activation was not affected by any of the compounds. Rats orally administered 100?mg/(kg·day(-1)) fisetin for 7 days were resistant to arterial thrombosis, although total extract of RVS heartwood exhibited little effect at a dose of 1000?mg/(kg·day(-1)). RVS heartwood may have cardiovascular protective activity by inhibiting platelet aggregation. The active constituents are fisetin, butein, and sulfuretin, and fisetin is orally effective against thrombosis. PMID:25372471

Lee, Jun-Hyeong; Kim, Mikyung; Chang, Kyung-Hwa; Hong, Cheol Yi; Na, Chun-Soo; Dong, Mi-Sook; Lee, Dongho; Lee, Moo-Yeol

2015-01-01

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Cognitive-enhancing effects of Rhus verniciflua bark extract and its active flavonoids with neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory activities.  

PubMed

The neuroprotective potential of flavonoids within the brain comprises anti-apoptosis of neuronal cells, anti-neuroinflammation and enhancement of cognitive function. We reported that Rhus vernciflua inhibits glutamate-induced neurotoxicity in primary cultured rat cortical cells. Here we narrowed it down to get neuroprotective fractions from the plant yielding flavonoid-rich ethyl acetate fraction (PREF). Among its active flavonoids, fisetin exhibited not only inhibitory effect against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuroinflammation by suppressing inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 but also memory enhancing effects via reactivation of cAMP responsive element binding protein (CREB)-brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) pathway in memory-impaired mice by scopolamine. Butein also showed a similar activity to fisetin even though to a lesser extent. The neuroprotection by PREF and selected flavonoids may involve maintenance of antioxidant defense mechanism including glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), glutathione reductase (GR) and superoxide dismutase (SOD). Conclusively, we demonstrate the R. vernciflua bark extract and its active flavonoids with potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects might be good therapeutic candidates as cognitive-enhancers. PMID:23688860

Cho, Namki; Lee, Ki Yong; Huh, Jungmoo; Choi, Ji Hoon; Yang, Heejung; Jeong, Eun Ju; Kim, Hong Pyo; Sung, Sang Hyun

2013-08-01

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Simultaneous determination of bioactive phenolic compounds in the stem extract of Rhus verniciflua stokes by high performance liquid chromatography.  

PubMed

A simple, sensitive, and precise reversed-phase liquid chromatographic method was developed for the quantitative determination of 4 bioactive phenolic compounds (gallic acid, fustin, fisetin, and sulfuretin) from the stem extract of Rhus verniciflua stokes. Chromatographic analysis was performed on a Capcell Pak C18 column (150 × 4.6 mm, 3 ?m) with a mobile phase consisting of 0.1% formic acid and 90% acetonitrile at a flow rate of 1 mL/min. Quantitation was performed using a UV-vis detector at 260 nm. The method was validated in terms of selectivity, linearity, accuracy, precision, and recovery. Excellent linear behavior was observed over the investigated concentration range (10-500 ?g/mL for gallic acid, fustin, and fisetin; 0.5-100 ?g/mL for sulfuretin) with correlation coefficient (r(2)) values >0.99. The intra- and inter-day precision over the concentration range of compounds was less than 6.65% (relative standard deviation) and the accuracy was between 92.42% and 103.62%. The mean recoveries for all the analytes were more than 92.18%. This method was successfully applied for the analysis of bioactive phenolic compounds in the R. verniciflua extracts. PMID:23993553

Kim, Sun-A; Kim, Seung Hyun; Kim, In Sook; Lee, Dongho; Dong, Mi-Sook; Na, Chun-Soo; Nhiem, Nguyen Xuan; Yoo, Hye Hyun

2013-12-15

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Inhibition of Human Cytochrome P450 Enzymes by Allergen Removed Rhus verniciflua Stoke Standardized Extract and Constituents  

PubMed Central

Objective. Potential interactions between herbal extracts and the cytochrome P450 (CYP) system lead to serious adverse events or decreased drug efficacy. Rhus verniciflua stoke (RVS) and its constituents have been reported to have various pharmacological properties. We evaluated the inhibitory potential of RVS and its constituents on the major CYP isoforms. Methods. The effects of allergen removed RVS (aRVS) standardized extract and major components, fustin and fisetin isolated from aRVS, were evaluated on CYP1A2, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4 isoenzyme activity by a luminescent CYP recombinant human enzyme assay. Results. The aRVS extract showed relative potent inhibitory effects on the CYP2C9 (IC50, <0.001??g/mL), CYP2C19 (IC50, 9.68??g/mL), and CYP1A2 (IC50, 10.0??g/mL). However, it showed weak inhibition on CYP3A4 and CYP2D6. Fustin showed moderate inhibitory effects on the CYP2C19 (IC50, 64.3??g/mL) and weak inhibition of the other CYP isoforms similar to aRVS. Fisetin showed potent inhibitory effects on CYP2C9, CYP2C19, and CYP1A2. Fisetin showed moderate inhibition of CYP2D6 and weak inhibition of CYP3A4. Conclusions. These results indicate that aRVS, a clinically available herbal medicine, could contribute to herb-drug interactions when orally coadministered with drugs metabolized by CYP2C9, CYP2C19, and CYP1A2. PMID:25061471

Jung, Hyunsik; Lee, Sanghun

2014-01-01

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Inhibition of Human Cytochrome P450 Enzymes by Allergen Removed Rhus verniciflua Stoke Standardized Extract and Constituents.  

PubMed

Objective. Potential interactions between herbal extracts and the cytochrome P450 (CYP) system lead to serious adverse events or decreased drug efficacy. Rhus verniciflua stoke (RVS) and its constituents have been reported to have various pharmacological properties. We evaluated the inhibitory potential of RVS and its constituents on the major CYP isoforms. Methods. The effects of allergen removed RVS (aRVS) standardized extract and major components, fustin and fisetin isolated from aRVS, were evaluated on CYP1A2, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4 isoenzyme activity by a luminescent CYP recombinant human enzyme assay. Results. The aRVS extract showed relative potent inhibitory effects on the CYP2C9 (IC50, <0.001??g/mL), CYP2C19 (IC50, 9.68??g/mL), and CYP1A2 (IC50, 10.0??g/mL). However, it showed weak inhibition on CYP3A4 and CYP2D6. Fustin showed moderate inhibitory effects on the CYP2C19 (IC50, 64.3??g/mL) and weak inhibition of the other CYP isoforms similar to aRVS. Fisetin showed potent inhibitory effects on CYP2C9, CYP2C19, and CYP1A2. Fisetin showed moderate inhibition of CYP2D6 and weak inhibition of CYP3A4. Conclusions. These results indicate that aRVS, a clinically available herbal medicine, could contribute to herb-drug interactions when orally coadministered with drugs metabolized by CYP2C9, CYP2C19, and CYP1A2. PMID:25061471

Jung, Hyunsik; Lee, Sanghun

2014-01-01

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Anaerobic reactions of Rhus vernicifera laccase and its type-2 copper-depleted derivatives with hexacyanoferrate(II).  

PubMed Central

Anaerobic reactions of Rhus vernicifera laccase and its type-2 copper-depleted derivatives with hexacyanoferrate(II) were investigated by absorption and e.s.r. spectroscopy. When native laccase was treated with excess hexacyanoferrate(II), the type-1 and type-2 coppers were immediately reduced and the e.s.r. signal due to type-3 copper was transiently observed. After incubation, a novel e.s.r. signal (g parallel = 2.31, g perpendicular = 2.08) developed together with the type-1 copper signal. Only the novel e.s.r. signal was left after the sample had been treated with ascorbate. In the corresponding absorption spectrum, a new band was observed at around 490 nm. A similar new e.s.r. signal did not appear for the type-2-copper-depleted (T2D) laccase, in which the type-3 copper had been reduced during the procedure to deplete the type-2 copper. On the other hand, the novel e.s.r. signal emerged when the type-3 copper in T2D laccase had been previously reoxidized with H2O2. The novel e.s.r. signal was not significantly saturated even by 200 mV microwave power at 4 K. Quantitative estimations and a small molecule study for CuII-FeII(CN)6 and CuII-FeIII(CN)6 systems suggested that the novel e.s.r. signal corresponds to some sort of adduct involving the type-3 copper and hexacyanoferrate(II). PMID:1320374

Sakurai, T

1992-01-01

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Role of structural changes induced in biological membranes by hydrolysable tannins from sumac leaves (Rhus typhina L.) in their antihemolytic and antibacterial effects.  

PubMed

In this study, we found that the sumac tannins (Rhus typhina L.) exert to a various extent antihemolytic effects and antibacterial activity against Bacillus cereus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa depending on structural specificity of bacteria and different mechanisms of their toxic action. The sumac tannins exert the most expressed activity against B. cereus. The antihemolytic effect of the sumac tannins seems to be connected to a greater extent with their modifying action on the erythrocyte membrane structure. It was found that the sumac tannins are incorporated into the erythrocyte membrane, causing transformation of discocytes into echinocytes and enhancing the rigidity of the hydrophilic region of the lipid bilayer. We suggest that the embedding of sumac tannins into the membrane of erythrocytes alters their physical properties and, as a consequence, can limit their interaction with bacterial toxins. PMID:24793101

Olchowik-Grabarek, Ewa; Swiecicka, Izabela; Andreeva-Kovaleskaya, Zhanna; Solonin, Alexander; Bonarska-Kujawa, Dorota; Kleszczy?ska, Halina; Mavlyanov, Saidmukhtar; Zamaraeva, Maria

2014-06-01

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Flower Face Face Face Face Flower Tree Tree Tree Tree  

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Flower Flower Flower Flower Flower Face Face Face Face Flower Flower Tree Tree Tree Tree Flower Sign Face Face Face Face Sign Sign Building Sign Water Sky Tree Building Building Building Sign Book Building Building Building Sign Bird Bird Road Tree Grass Road Road Bird Sky #12;Bird Bird Water Bird Grass

Chen, Tsuhan

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Flavonol-rich RVHxR from Rhus verniciflua Stokes and its major compound fisetin inhibits inflammation-related cytokines and angiogenic factor in rheumatoid arthritic fibroblast-like synovial cells and in vivo models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an aggressive inflammatory disease in which cytokines\\/chemokines are thought to recruit leukocytes and induce angiogenesis. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of flavonol-rich residual layer of hexane fraction from Rhus verniciflua Stokes (RVHxR) and its major compound fisetin on inflammatory cytokine\\/chemokine production and angiogenic factor in IL-1?-stimulated RA fibroblast-like synovial cells (FLS)

Jae-Dong Lee; Jeong-Eun Huh; GeumSeon Jeon; Ha-Ru Yang; Hyun-Su Woo; Do-Young Choi; Dong-Suk Park

2009-01-01

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Fodder Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Agrobrief 'FODDER TREES' deals with trees and shrubs mainly or partially grown to provide fodder for livestock. The information in this brochure helps extension workers in the tropics to advice farmers about feeding fodder tree leaves to cattle, goats and sheep. It describes in short how farmers can benefit from fodder trees and which type of tree, how many

André van Tol

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What is a Tree? Tree terminology  

E-print Network

1 Trees · What is a Tree? · Tree terminology · Why trees? · What is a general tree? · Implementing trees · Binary trees · Binary tree implementation · Application of Binary trees #12;2 What is a Tree? · A tree, is a finite set of nodes together with a finite set of directed edges that define parent

Razak, Saquib

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Microelement contents and fatty acid compositions of Rhus coriaria L. and Pistacia terebinthus L. fruits spread commonly in the south eastern Anatolia region of Turkey.  

PubMed

Sumac (Rhus coriaria L.) and terebinth (Pistacia terebinthus L.) are two important spice plants of south eastern Anatolia, Turkey. Nutrients, physical properties including moisture, ash, dry matter, protein, fatty oil and essential oil content, along with Al, Ca, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Na, Ni, Pb, Zn and characteristics of fruit sizes and fatty acid compositions of both plants were determined from ripe fruits. The free fatty acid content was determined in the fruit oil, and the main fatty acids of sumac and terebinth were identified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. They included oleic, linoleic, palmitic and stearic acids in a ratio of 37.7% and 34.8%, 27.4% and 17.3%, 21.1% and 21.7% and, 4.7% and 2.5%, respectively. The fruits of both plants were rich in oil, fatty acids and minerals, suggesting that they are valuable for using in food. The data may also be useful for the evaluation of nutritional information. PMID:20013479

Kizil, Suleyman; Turk, Murat

2010-01-01

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Protective effect of detoxified Rhus verniciflua stokes on human keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts against oxidative stress and identification of the bioactive phenolics.  

PubMed

Oxidative stress due to the over-production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is associated with human skin aging. This study was designed to identify the bioactive phenolics in detoxified Rhus verniciflua Stokes (DRVS) that may protect human skin against oxidative stress. Under oxidative stress caused by H?O?, the 40% (v/v) aqueous methanol extract of DRVS protected human keratinocytes in a dose-dependent manner. The expression of matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) was also inhibited by the DRVS extract in human dermal fibroblasts-neonatal cells exposed to ultraviolet A. The major bioactive phenolics of DRVS were tentatively identified by LC/Q-TOF-ESI-MS/MS, and included gallic acid, 2-(ethoxymethoxy)-3-hydroxyphenol, fustin, a fustin isomer, tetragalloyl glucose, pentagalloyl glucose, fisetin, sulfuretin, a sulfuretin isomer, and butein. The results suggest that a DRVS extract may be effective in slowing skin aging through its antioxidative properties and by down-regulating MMP-1 expression. Further studies are needed to examine whether this effect would be mediated by the phenolics identified in this study. PMID:23924730

Liu, Chun-Shan; Nam, Tae-Gyu; Han, Min-Woo; Ahn, Soo-mi; Choi, Han Seok; Kim, Tae Young; Chun, Ock K; Koo, Sung I; Kim, Dae-Ok

2013-01-01

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Tree Tally  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this outdoor activity and fun race, learners first find the most common type of tree in a forest site. Learners use a "transect," a kind of sampling technique, to estimate the number of different kinds of trees, and a histogram, or simple graph, to record how frequently different tree species occur in the forest. Learners also select one species of tree, and run a forest leap frog race between trees of that species. (Older learners can just run between trees without leapfrogging.)

Science, Lawrence H.

1982-01-01

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Decision Trees Unpredictability Bias Improvements Decision Trees  

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Decision Trees Unpredictability Bias Improvements Decision Trees #12;Decision Trees Unpredictability Bias Improvements 1 Decision Trees Using Trees Learning 2 Unpredictability Entropy Entropy for datasets Information Gain 3 Bias Bias Occam's principle Overfitting 4 Improvements #12;Decision Trees

Kjellström, Hedvig

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Effects of Hydro-Alcoholic Extract of Rhus coriaria (Sumac) Seeds on Reproductive Complications of Nicotinamide-Streptozotocin Induced Type-2 Diabetes in Male Mice  

PubMed Central

Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the hydro-alcoholic extract of Rhus coriaria seeds on the reproductive system of nicotinamide-streptozotocin-induced type-2 diabetic mice. Materials and Methods In this experimental study, 56 male Naval Medical Research Institute mice were randomly divided into seven groups (n=8): control; diabetic mice; diabetic mice administered glibenclamide (0.25 mg/kg); diabetic mice who received the hydro-alcoholic extract of R. coriaria seeds (200 and 400 mg/kg groups); and normal mice who received this extract (200 and 400 mg/kg groups). Diabetes was induced by intraperitoneal administration of streptozotocin (65 mg/kg) 15 minutes after an injection of nicotinamide (120 mg/kg). Then, glibenclamide and the above mentioned extract were administered orally for 28 consecutive days. Twenty-four hours after the last treatment, serum samples, the testes, and the cauda epididymis were removed immediately for hormonal, testis morphology, and sperm parameter assessments. Results Body and testicular weight, sperm count and viability, and serum luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone and testosterone levels were significantly lower in the diabetic mice (p<0.05). The diabetic mice treated with 400 mg/kg of the hydro-alcoholic extract of R. coriaria seeds recovered from these reductions (p<0.05). Further, glibenclamide alleviated hormonal and sperm count depletion in diabetes-induced mice (p<0.05). Conclusions The present results indicated that the hydro-alcoholic extract of R. coriaria seeds has anti-infertility effects in diabetic males. PMID:25606564

Ahangarpour, Akram; Heidari, Hamid; Ehsan, Ghaedi; Rashidi Nooshabadi, Mohammad Reza

2014-01-01

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The effect of sumac (Rhus coriaria L.) powder on insulin resistance, malondialdehyde, high sensitive C-reactive protein and paraoxonase 1 activity in type 2 diabetic patients  

PubMed Central

Background: Sumac (Rhus coriaria L.) has been used in traditional treatment of some diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of sumac (R. coriaria L.) powder on insulin resistance (IR), malondialdehyde (MDA), high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and paraoxonase 1 (PON1) activity in type 2 diabetic patients. Materials and Methods: A double-blind randomized placebo controlled trial on 41 type 2 diabetic volunteers was conducted. Participants randomly assigned into 3 g per day sumac powder (n = 22) or placebo (n = 19) groups for 3 months. IR was assessed using the homeostatic model assessment of IR (HOMA-IR), which including measurement of insulin by immunoassay method and measurement of glucose by enzymatic method. MDA and PON1 activity were measured colorimetrically, hs-CRP turbidimetrically. Results: There were a significant increase in PON1 activity (from 84.72 ± 30.59 to 92.91 ± 32.63) and significant decrease in insulin (from 7.09 ± 4.28 to 5.32 ± 3.22), HOMA-IR (from 2.56 ± 1.58 to 1.67 ± 0.94), MDA (from 2.71 ± 0.73 to 1.97 ± 0.49), and also hs-CRP (from 18.49 ± 16.96 to 15.89 ± 16.70) in the sumac group at the end of study compared with initial values (P < 0.05). Furthermore, there were significant differences in MDA and PON1 between the two groups at the end of the study (P < 0.05). Furthermore, the mean of differences of insulin, HOMA-IR, MDA, hs-CRP and PON1 activity between groups were significant (P < 0.05). Conclusion: We concluded that daily intake of 3 g sumac for 3 months may be beneficial for diabetic patients to make them less susceptible to cardiovascular disease.

Rahideh, Seyedeh Tayebeh; Shidfar, Farzad; Khandozi, Nafiseh; Rajab, Asadollah; Hosseini, Seyed Payam; Mirtaher, Seyed Mohsen

2014-01-01

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Introduction to Trees Tree Application: Character Reconstruction  

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Introduction to Trees Tree Application: Character Reconstruction Trees and Distances Organismal Trees Consensus Trees Chapter 2. Trees Weigang Qiu Department of Biological Sciences Hunter College BIOL 375 Molecular Evolution, Fall 2009 Weigang Qiu Chapter 2. Trees #12;Introduction to Trees Tree

Qiu, Weigang

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Tree Squirrels  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this chapter tree squirrels are divided into three groups: large tree squirrels, pine squirrels, and flying squirrels. Large tree squirrels include fox (Sciurus niger), eastern gray (Sciurus carolinensis), western gray (Sciurus griseus), and tassel-eared (Sciurus aberti) squirrels. Fox squirrels (Fig. 1) measure 18 to 27 inches (46 to 69 cm) from nose to tip of tail. They weigh about

Jeffrey J. Jackson

1994-01-01

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Tree Talk  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this math meets life science lesson, learners measure the circumference of local trees in order to calculate diameters. Learners use this information and a growth rate table to estimate the age of the trees. This lesson guide includes questions for learners, assessment options, extensions, and reflection questions.

Rosen, S.

2010-01-01

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Talking Trees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students love outdoor activities and will love them even more when they build confidence in their tree identification and measurement skills. Through these activities, students will learn to identify the major characteristics of trees and discover how the pace--a nonstandard measuring unit--can be used to estimate not only distances but also the…

Tolman, Marvin

2005-01-01

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Growing Tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Includes RedBlackTrees, BinarySearchTrees, and SplayTrees. It allows the user to create randomly generated input data or to insert user's own input data for a splay tree in different formats such as integer, double, and character. Users can construct a splay tree by directly inserting, deleting, and splaying tree nodes to the top. The user can also select different tree operations such as in, pre- and post-order traversals. It provides a number of flexible user controls including the speed control, stop, forward, backward steps, etc. Text-based descriptions are displayed for each algorithm step. The textual descriptions include miscellaneous information about the tree including the size, number of elements and depth. This text information can define a history of the algorithm. One of the best AVs for the splay tree. It provides interaction-oriented operations and adjustable spatial layout with intuitive animations. This AV includes almost all necessary features for the splay tree. Randomly generated input data offered many advantages for a beginner to start with some input. It also allows constructing the splay tree with user's own input dataset. The graphic representation and animation for the splay tree is intuitive and helpful for understanding each algorithm step. A small text window lists algorithm steps that are performed. The AV has a simple, intuitive interface. For new users, it can be difficult to get started, though, since there is no help facility or introduction to the AV. The user can select a node by clicking it. A context menu then appears which allows double rotation, splay to the top, and delete. Controls at the top allow nodes to be inserted. There are some weaknesses.The layout is spacious but the number representation seems sometimes misleading during the animation and transformation. There is a problem with scalability of nodes in representation of the tree. When the number of elements in the tree grows beyond 10, the nodes become too small for the user to read. There is no quiz or exercise mode to encourage self-evaluation. Some controls ambiguous . For example, although those controls present on the interface menu, backwards and forwards steps of the animation don't seem to do anything. The history window is too small. Recommended as lecture aide, standalone, self-study suppliment to tutorial or lecture.

Bob Sedgewick

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Factor Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this online activity, the learner finds the prime factorization of composite numbers by building factor trees. A second level includes finding the greatest common factor and the least common multiple by sorting factors using a Venn Diagram.

2010-01-01

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Factor Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This virtual manipulative allows students to find the prime factorization of numbers by completing factor trees. Then they may use a venn diagram to sort the prime factors to find the greatest common factor and the least common multiple.

Math Playground

2009-07-29

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Tree frog  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This tree frog can be found living in jungles and forests. Two reasons why the common frog is considered to be an amphibian are because it lays eggs in water and its spawn goes through metamorphosis to reach adulthood.

Hans Hillewaert (None;)

2008-04-20

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Community Trees Power Lines and Trees  

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Community Trees Power Lines and Trees Introduction Trees serve many purposes in urban and rural trees near power lines. Most high voltage lines are not insulated, and contact will result in electric areas. To assure safe and reliable electric service, trimming or removal of trees is sometimes necessary

Koford, Rolf R.

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Community Trees Community Tree Steward Program  

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1 Community Trees Community Tree Steward Program ...and justice for all The U.S. Department, Iowa February, 2001 Jeff Iles Department of Horticulture Iowa State University Most tree managers realize dead trees should be removed as soon as they are detected. But living trees also can be a threat

Koford, Rolf R.

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Minimizing Tree Automata for Unranked Trees  

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Minimizing Tree Automata for Unranked Trees Wim Martens Joachim Niehren Minimizing Tree Automata for Unranked Trees ­ p.1/20 #12;What and Why? To study the minimization problem for deterministic automata over unranked trees. Bottom-up deterministic: theoretical interest. E.g. do results from deterministic automata

Martens, Wim

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Trees, Soil and Water  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Trees, soil and water: Journey to Forever - health care for mountains, trees for deserts, trees for people, forest, forestry, deforestation, erosion, soil conservation, water conservation, desertification.

Keith Addison

2010-01-01

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Tea tree oil  

MedlinePLUS

Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made ... smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. Do ...

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Shade trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Shading is an important part of computer imagery, but shaders have been based on fixed models to which all surfaces must conform. As computer imagery becomes more sophisticated, surfaces have more complex shading characteristics and thus require a less rigid shading model. This paper presents a flexible tree-structured shading model that can represent a wide range of shading characteristics. The

Robert L. Cook

1984-01-01

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TREES, WOODS AND FORESTS  

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SCOTLAND'S TREES, WOODS AND FORESTS #12;2 SCOTLAND'S TREES, WOODS AND FORESTS2 #12;SCOTLAND'S TREES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT CHAPTER 4 FORESTS FOR THE ECONOMY CHAPTER 5 SCOTLAND'S REMARKABLE TREES CHAPTER 6 FINDING OUT MORE SCOTLAND'S TREES, WOODS AND FORESTS #12;4 SCOTLAND'S TREES, WOODS AND FORESTS4 This booklet is written

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Tree Torture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The San Pedro River is one of the only free-flowing waterways in Arizona. Though it's more of a small stream than a river, it nourishes a vibrant ecosystem known as a riparian area. Full of tall trees, it serves as a major flyway for migrating birds and provides a ribbon of green in an otherwise barren landscape. In this Science Update, you'll hear about the research being done to keep the San Pedro flowing.

Science Update;

2002-06-10

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Parallelization: Binary Tree Traversal  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module teaches the use of binary trees to sort through large data sets, different traversal methods for binary trees, including parallel methods, and how to scale a binary tree traversal on multiple compute cores. Upon completion of this module, students should be able to recognize the structure of a binary tree, employ different methods for traversing a binary tree, understand how to parallelize a binary tree traversal, and how to scale a binary tree traversal over multiple compute cores.

Aaron Weeden

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Tree Troubles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Topic in Depth explores some of the diseases and other threats that certain trees must contend with to remain healthy and vital. The first website (1), from the USDA Forest Service-St. Paul Field Office, contains a collection of archived publications designed to help people diagnose, control, and identify various threats to different types of trees. Examples of these publications include: How to Control Sapstreak Disease of Sugar Maple; How to Differentiate Dutch Elm Disease From Elm Phloem Necrosis; How to Identify and Manage Needlecast Diseases on Balsam Fir; and How to Manage Eastern White Pine to Minimize Damage from Blister Rust and White Pine Weevil, to name few. The second (2) site, Forest & Shade Tree Pathology, is an online textbook that was developed by Dr. James J. Worrall, a plant pathologist for the USDA Forest Service, and former professor at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York. Dr. Worrall's site contains information about rusts, foliage and root diseases, parasitic plants, cankers, abiotic diseases, and wilts as well as disease profiles for Swiss Needle Cast; Oak Wilt, Chestnut Blight, Armillaria Root Disease, and more. The third (3) site, Oak Wilt: A Threat to Red Oaks & White Oaks Species, was created by Dr. David L. Roberts at Michigan State University Extension. Dr. Robert's concise site contains brief sections addressing oak wilt distribution, field diagnosis, management, disease cycle, and more. The fourth (4) site, from the California Oak Mortality Task Force, contains images, publications, maps, and information about Sudden Oak Death-related research, management recommendations, nursery issues, and regulations. The final three websites come from the USDA Forest Service and contain information about different insect threats. The fifth (5) site offers information about the emerald ash borer. The sixth (6) site provides information about the gypsy moth, and the final (7) site contains information about the Asian longhorned beetle.

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Learning relational probability trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Classification trees are widely used in the machine learning and data mining communities for modeling propositional data. Recent work has extended this basic paradigm to probability estimation trees. Traditional tree learning algorithms assume that instances in the training data are homogenous and independently distributed. Relational probability trees (RPTs) extend standard probability estimation trees to a relational setting in which data

Jennifer Neville; David Jensen; Lisa Friedland; Michael Hay

2003-01-01

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Minnesota Tree Blitz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this biology field experience, students will explore trees of Minnesota. Working in cooperative groups, students will discover biodiversity of trees and determine populations of tree species through observation and use of dichotomous keys.

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American Chestnut Tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This annotated slideshow adapted from KET's Electronic Field Trip to the Forest illustrates how blight decimated the American chestnut tree and the methods scientists use to identify and pollinate the remaining trees to create blight-resistant trees.

Ket

2008-09-02

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Tree Growth Investigation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into tree growth rates. Groups of learners will count tree rings to determine each tree’s age. A thorough sample of other measurements will then be taken to calculate the trees’ fastest, slowest, and overall average growth rate. Presenting the results in a table allows learners to compare data for different types of trees. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Temperate Rainforest.

Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.

2007-01-01

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Trees and Air Quality  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students describe the positive effects that trees have on air quality and determine how to landscape a home with trees to decrease energy use. Students will draw a map of their yard or school site showing the location of trees and check a leaf of each tree for particulates. They will then make observations on several different days to determine which trees save energy and draw on their map where more trees should be planted to save energy.

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Spectroscopic Studies of Perturbed T1 Cu Sites in the Multicopper Oxidases Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fet3p And Rhus Vernicifera Laccase: Allosteric Coupling Between the T1 And Trinuclear Cu Sites  

SciTech Connect

The multicopper oxidases catalyze the 4e{sup -} reduction of O{sub 2} to H{sub 2}O coupled to the 1e{sup -} oxidation of 4 equiv of substrate. This activity requires four Cu atoms, including T1, T2, and coupled binuclear T3 sites. The T2 and T3 sites form a trinuclear cluster (TNC) where O{sub 2} is reduced. The T1 is coupled to the TNC through a T1-Cys-His-T3 electron transfer (ET) pathway. In this study the two T3 Cu coordinating His residues which lie in this pathway in Fet3 have been mutated, H483Q, H483C, H485Q, and H485C, to study how perturbation at the TNC impacts the T1 Cu site. Spectroscopic methods, in particular resonance Raman (rR), show that the change from His to Gln to Cys increases the covalency of the T1 Cu?S Cys bond and decreases its redox potential. This study of T1?TNC interactions is then extended to Rhus vernicifera laccase where a number of well-defined species including the catalytically relevant native intermediate (NI) can be trapped for spectroscopic study. The T1 Cu?S covalency and potential do not change in these species relative to resting oxidized enzyme, but interestingly the differences in the structure of the TNC in these species do lead to changes in the T1 Cu rR spectrum. This helps to confirm that vibrations in the cysteine side chain of the T1 Cu site and the protein backbone couple to the Cu?S vibration. These changes in the side chain and backbone provide a possible mechanism for regulating intramolecular T1 to TNC ET in NI and partially reduced enzyme forms for efficient turnover.

Augustine, A.J.; Kragh, M.E.; Sarangi, R.; Fujii, S.; Liboiron, B.D.; Stoj, C.S.; Kosman, D.J.; Hodgson, K.O.; Hedman, B.; Solomon, E.I.; /Stanford U., Chem. Dept. /Copenhagen U. /SLAC, SSRL /SUNY, Buffalo

2009-04-30

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The Effect of Sumac (Rhus coriaria L.)Powder on Serum Glycemic Status, ApoB, ApoA-I and Total Antioxidant Capacity in Type 2 Diabetic Patients  

PubMed Central

Sumac (Rhus coriaria L.) is used as an herbal remedy in traditional medicine. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of sumac (R. coriaria) on serum glycemic status, apolipoprotein (apo) B, apoA-I and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in type 2 diabetic patients. This double blind randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 41type 2 diabetic volunteers randomly assigned into 3g/day sumac powder (n=22) or placebo (n=19) groups over 3 months. Blood samples were collected before and after the intervention. Serum glucose and HbA1c were measured using enzymatic and turbidimetric inhibition immunoassay methods, respectively. ApoB, apoA-I and TAC were determined using turbidimetric immunoassay and spectrophotometric methods, respectively. There were signi?cant decreases in serum glucose and HbA1c and also apoB levels at the end of study compared with initial values (P< 0.0001, P= 0.002 and P< 0.0001,respectively). Also, there was a significant difference in HbA1c and TAC levels between placebo and sumac groups at the end of study (P< 0.05).In sumac group, there were significant increase in apoA-I and TAC(P< 0.0001) compared with initial values. The mean of differences of serum glucose, HbA1c, apoB, apoA-I, apoB/apoA-I ratio and TAC between groups were significant (P< 0.05). In conclusion, these results showed the favorite effect of sumac consumption on serum glycemic status, apoB, apoA-I and TAC levels in in type 2 diabetic patients.

Shidfar, Farzad; Rahideh, Seyedeh Tayebeh; Rajab, Asadollah; Khandozi, Nafise; Hosseini, Sharieh; Shidfar, Shahrzad; Mojab, Faraz

2014-01-01

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Essential Kurepa Trees Versus Essential Jech Kunen Trees1  

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Essential Kurepa Trees Versus Essential Jech Kunen Trees1 Renling Jin2 & Saharon Shelah3 Abstract By an !1 tree we mean a tree of cardinality !1 and height !1. An !1 tree is called a Kurepa tree if all its levels are countable and it has more than !1 branches. An !1 tree is called a Jech Kunen tree if it has

Jin, Renling

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Protected trees A guide to tree preservation procedures  

E-print Network

Protected trees A guide to tree preservation procedures #12;Protected trees A guide to tree trees: A guide to tree preservation procedures Introduction This leaflet is written for tree owners, their neighbours and local community groups, and answers some of the most common questions about tree preservation

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Ephedra alte (joint pine): an invasive, problematic weedy species in forestry and fruit tree orchards in Jordan.  

PubMed

A field survey was carried out to record plant species climbed by Ephedra alte in certain parts of Jordan during 2008-2010. Forty species of shrubs, ornamental, fruit, and forest trees belonging to 24 plant families suffered from the climbing habit of E. alte. Growth of host plants was adversely affected by E. alte growth that extended over their vegetation. In addition to its possible competition for water and nutrients, the extensive growth it forms over host species prevents photosynthesis, smothers growth and makes plants die underneath the extensive cover. However, E. alte did not climb all plant species, indicating a host preference range. Damaged fruit trees included Amygdalus communis, Citrus aurantifolia, Ficus carica, Olea europaea, Opuntia ficus-indica, and Punica granatum. Forestry species that were adversely affected included Acacia cyanophylla, Ceratonia siliqua, Crataegus azarolus, Cupressus sempervirens, Pinus halepensis, Pistacia atlantica, Pistacia palaestina, Quercus coccifera, Quercus infectoria, Retama raetam, Rhamnus palaestina, Rhus tripartita, and Zizyphus spina-christi. Woody ornamentals attacked were Ailanthus altissima, Hedera helix, Jasminum fruticans, Jasminum grandiflorum, Nerium oleander, and Pyracantha coccinea. Results indicated that E. alte is a strong competitive for light and can completely smother plants supporting its growth. A. communis, F. carica, R. palaestina, and C. azarolus were most frequently attacked. PMID:22645486

Qasem, Jamal R

2012-01-01

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Ephedra alte (Joint Pine): An Invasive, Problematic Weedy Species in Forestry and Fruit Tree Orchards in Jordan  

PubMed Central

A field survey was carried out to record plant species climbed by Ephedra alte in certain parts of Jordan during 2008–2010. Forty species of shrubs, ornamental, fruit, and forest trees belonging to 24 plant families suffered from the climbing habit of E. alte. Growth of host plants was adversely affected by E. alte growth that extended over their vegetation. In addition to its possible competition for water and nutrients, the extensive growth it forms over host species prevents photosynthesis, smothers growth and makes plants die underneath the extensive cover. However, E. alte did not climb all plant species, indicating a host preference range. Damaged fruit trees included Amygdalus communis, Citrus aurantifolia, Ficus carica, Olea europaea, Opuntia ficus-indica, and Punica granatum. Forestry species that were adversely affected included Acacia cyanophylla, Ceratonia siliqua, Crataegus azarolus, Cupressus sempervirens, Pinus halepensis, Pistacia atlantica, Pistacia palaestina, Quercus coccifera, Quercus infectoria, Retama raetam, Rhamnus palaestina, Rhus tripartita, and Zizyphus spina-christi. Woody ornamentals attacked were Ailanthus altissima, Hedera helix, Jasminum fruticans, Jasminum grandiflorum, Nerium oleander, and Pyracantha coccinea. Results indicated that E. alte is a strong competitive for light and can completely smother plants supporting its growth. A. communis, F. carica, R. palaestina, and C. azarolus were most frequently attacked. PMID:22645486

Qasem, Jamal R.

2012-01-01

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PieTree drawing phylogenetic trees and ancestral state reconstructions  

E-print Network

PieTree drawing phylogenetic trees and ancestral state reconstructions PieTree Release 0.4 Emma E Dependencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 PieTree.2 Input tree file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2

Goldberg, Emma

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A tree-to-tree model for statistical machine translation  

E-print Network

In this thesis, we take a statistical tree-to-tree approach to solving the problem of machine translation (MT). In a statistical tree-to-tree approach, first the source-language input is parsed into a syntactic tree ...

Cowan, Brooke A. (Brooke Alissa), 1972-

2008-01-01

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Week 10: Consensus trees, tree distances, tests of tree March, 2010  

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Week 10: Consensus trees, tree distances, tests of tree shape Genome 570 March, 2010 Week 10: Consensus trees, tree distances, tests of tree shape ­ p.1/40 #12;Trees we will use for consensus trees A C B E D FG A CG F B E D A CG F B E D Week 10: Consensus trees, tree distances, tests of tree shape ­ p

Borenstein, Elhanan

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Estimating species trees from unrooted gene trees.  

PubMed

In this study, we develop a distance method for inferring unrooted species trees from a collection of unrooted gene trees. The species tree is estimated by the neighbor joining (NJ) tree built from a distance matrix in which the distance between two species is defined as the average number of internodes between two species across gene trees, that is, average gene-tree internode distance. The distance method is named NJ(st) to distinguish it from the original NJ method. Under the coalescent model, we show that if gene trees are known or estimated correctly, the NJ(st) method is statistically consistent in estimating unrooted species trees. The simulation results suggest that NJ(st) and STAR (another coalescence-based method for inferring species trees) perform almost equally well in estimating topologies of species trees, whereas the Bayesian coalescence-based method, BEST, outperforms both NJ(st) and STAR. Unlike BEST and STAR, the NJ(st) method can take unrooted gene trees to infer species trees without using an outgroup. In addition, the NJ(st) method can handle missing data and is thus useful in phylogenomic studies in which data sets often contain missing loci for some individuals. PMID:21447481

Liu, Liang; Yu, Lili

2011-10-01

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Limit Laws for Functions of Fringe trees for Binary Search Trees and Recursive Trees  

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Limit Laws for Functions of Fringe trees for Binary Search Trees and Recursive Trees Cecilia of binary search trees and random recursive trees. In particular, we give simple new proofs of the fact that the number of fringe trees of size k = kn in the binary search tree and the random recursive tree (of total

Janson, Svante

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The Needs of Trees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tree rings can be used not only to look at plant growth, but also to make connections between plant growth and resource availability. In this lesson, students in 2nd-4th grades use role-play to become familiar with basic requirements of trees and how availability of those resources is related to tree ring sizes and tree growth. These concepts can…

Boyd, Amy E.; Cooper, Jim

2004-01-01

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Random Trees and Applications  

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Random Trees and Applications Jean-Fran¸cois Le Gall1 Notes prepared for the Cornell Summer School;2 #12;Chapter 1 From Discrete to Continuous Trees In this chapter, we first explain how discrete random trees can be coded by discrete paths called the height function and the contour function of the tree. We

Durrett, Richard

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Categorizing Ideas about Trees: A Tree of Trees  

PubMed Central

The aim of this study is to explore whether matrices and MP trees used to produce systematic categories of organisms could be useful to produce categories of ideas in history of science. We study the history of the use of trees in systematics to represent the diversity of life from 1766 to 1991. We apply to those ideas a method inspired from coding homologous parts of organisms. We discretize conceptual parts of ideas, writings and drawings about trees contained in 41 main writings; we detect shared parts among authors and code them into a 91-characters matrix and use a tree representation to show who shares what with whom. In other words, we propose a hierarchical representation of the shared ideas about trees among authors: this produces a “tree of trees.” Then, we categorize schools of tree-representations. Classical schools like “cladists” and “pheneticists” are recovered but others are not: “gradists” are separated into two blocks, one of them being called here “grade theoreticians.” We propose new interesting categories like the “buffonian school,” the “metaphoricians,” and those using “strictly genealogical classifications.” We consider that networks are not useful to represent shared ideas at the present step of the study. A cladogram is made for showing who is sharing what with whom, but also heterobathmy and homoplasy of characters. The present cladogram is not modelling processes of transmission of ideas about trees, and here it is mostly used to test for proximity of ideas of the same age and for categorization. PMID:23950877

Fisler, Marie; Lecointre, Guillaume

2013-01-01

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Tree Tectonics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nature often replicates her processes at different scales of space and time in differing media. Here a tree-trunk cross section I am preparing for a dendrochronological display at the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Sanctuary (Calvert County, Maryland) dried and cracked in a way that replicates practically all the planform features found along the Mid-Oceanic Ridge (see Figure 1). The left-lateral offset of saw marks, contrasting with the right-lateral ``rift'' offset, even illustrates the distinction between transcurrent (strike-slip) and transform faults, the latter only recognized as a geologic feature, by J. Tuzo Wilson, in 1965. However, wood cracking is but one of many examples of natural processes that replicate one or several elements of lithospheric plate tectonics. Many of these examples occur in everyday venues and thus make great teaching aids, ``teachable'' from primary school to university levels. Plate tectonics, the dominant process of Earth geology, also occurs in miniature on the surface of some lava lakes, and as ``ice plate tectonics'' on our frozen seas and lakes. Ice tectonics also happens at larger spatial and temporal scales on the Jovian moons Europa and perhaps Ganymede. Tabletop plate tectonics, in which a molten-paraffin ``asthenosphere'' is surfaced by a skin of congealing wax ``plates,'' first replicated Mid-Oceanic Ridge type seafloor spreading more than three decades ago. A seismologist (J. Brune, personal communication, 2004) discovered wax plate tectonics by casually and serendipitously pulling a stick across a container of molten wax his wife and daughters had used in making candles. Brune and his student D. Oldenburg followed up and mirabile dictu published the results in Science (178, 301-304).

Vogt, Peter R.

2004-09-01

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COMPONENT User's Guide Random trees  

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COMPONENT User's Guide Chapter 6 Random trees COMPONENT can generate a variety of trees at "random," and for small numbers of leaves it can generate all possible trees. These trees have several uses: n as user trees for phylogeny programs that lack the facility to examine all trees or sets of random trees (e

Page, Roderic

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From Gene Trees to Species Trees II: Species Tree Inference by Minimizing Deep  

E-print Network

From Gene Trees to Species Trees II: Species Tree Inference by Minimizing Deep Coalescence Events Louxin Zhang Abstract--When gene copies are sampled from various species, the resulting gene tree might disagree with the containing species tree. The primary causes of gene tree and species tree discord include

Zhang, Louxin

93

Ash Tree Identification Key Ash Tree Characteristics  

E-print Network

and furrows form diamond shapes in older bark (green & white ash) opposite arrangements ­ buds, leavesAsh Tree Identification Key Ash Tree Characteristics Bark Branches diamond patterned ­ ridges berries Walnut, Hickory, Mountain-Ash: alternate branching #12;Identifying Emerald Ash Borer what to do

Walter, M.Todd

94

Minimal locked trees  

E-print Network

Locked tree linkages have been known to exist in the plane since 1998, but it is still open whether they have a polynomial-time characterization. This paper examines the properties needed for planar trees to lock, with a ...

Ballinger, Brad

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Graph homomorphisms between trees  

E-print Network

In this paper we study several problems concerning the number of homomorphisms of trees. We begin with an algorithm for the number of homomorphisms from a tree to any graph. By using this algorithm and some transformations ...

Csikvari, Peter

96

Chem-Is-Tree.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides details on the chemical composition of trees including a definition of wood. Also includes an activity on anthocyanins as well as a discussion of the resistance of wood to solvents and chemicals. Lists interesting products from trees. (DDR)

Barry, Dana M.

1997-01-01

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Tree Classification Software  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper introduces the IND Tree Package to prospective users. IND does supervised learning using classification trees. This learning task is a basic tool used in the development of diagnosis, monitoring and expert systems. The IND Tree Package was developed as part of a NASA project to semi-automate the development of data analysis and modelling algorithms using artificial intelligence techniques. The IND Tree Package integrates features from CART and C4 with newer Bayesian and minimum encoding methods for growing classification trees and graphs. The IND Tree Package also provides an experimental control suite on top. The newer features give improved probability estimates often required in diagnostic and screening tasks. The package comes with a manual, Unix 'man' entries, and a guide to tree methods and research. The IND Tree Package is implemented in C under Unix and was beta-tested at university and commercial research laboratories in the United States.

Buntine, Wray

1993-01-01

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Discordance of species trees with their most likely gene trees  

E-print Network

Discordance of species trees with their most likely gene trees James H. Degnan & Noah A. Rosenberg sort during speciation, gene trees may differ in topology from each other and from species trees gene tree discordance is so common that the most likely gene tree topology to evolve along the branches

Degnan, James

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8-ary tree. Overview of B-Trees  

E-print Network

Page Page Figure A.1 8-ary tree. APPENDIX A Overview of B-Trees Tree-based searching methods large, we find that often the tree is too large to fit in memory at once. Therefore, the tree is stored. In such an environment, the branches in the tree contain disk addresses, and it is not uncommon for a comparison

Yorke, James

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Binary Search Trees Page 1 Binary Search Trees  

E-print Network

Binary Search Trees Page 1 Chapter 4 Trees Binary Search Trees · Definition o All keys are distinct subtree is greater than the root. o Left and right subtrees are binary search trees. · Figure 1 is an example: Figure 1 Binary Search Tree · Where would you add X, B, and E? · At seats, build tree from

Allan, Vicki H.

101

State Complexity of Regular Tree Languages for Tree Pattern Matching  

E-print Network

State Complexity of Regular Tree Languages for Tree Pattern Matching Sang-Ki Ko, Ha-Rim Lee, and Yo-749, Korea {narame7,hrlee,emmous}@cs.yonsei.ac.kr Abstract. We study the state complexity of regular tree languages for tree matching problem. Given a tree t and a set of pattern trees L, we can decide whether

Han, Yo-Sub

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Kids for Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides references for students about the importance of trees to people and the environment. It discusses the interactions between trees and other organisms, how trees provide for their food and water needs, and how people use and work with trees. A teacher's guide provides background information, project and activity ideas, evaluation questions, and extensions that correspond with each student reference page. Links to related resources are included.

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Build a Tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity (on pages 13-18) has learners build a model tree and then figure out how to make their tree stand up by itself. This illustrates how the tall rain forest trees adapt to support a huge trunk and heavy branches, while also sending their roots out instead of down. Trees built in this activity can be used for the Rain Forest in Your Room activity that is also part of the Wonderwise Rain Forest Ecologist Activity Book.

Museum, University O.; Nebraska Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development

2001-01-01

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Avery Andrews' Trees Preprocessor  

E-print Network

Avery Andrews' Trees Preprocessor Consider the tree shown in (1): (1) S NP that book S/NP NP I VP/NP V want VP/NP to VP/NP V ask NP Mary VP/NP to VP/NP V send NP Tom NP/NP e Making trees like this in T E X or L A T E X can be a cause for dread. But it can become quite simple and fun with the trees

Pratt, Vaughan

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Decision-Tree Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

IND computer program introduces Bayesian and Markov/maximum-likelihood (MML) methods and more-sophisticated methods of searching in growing trees. Produces more-accurate class-probability estimates important in applications like diagnosis. Provides range of features and styles with convenience for casual user, fine-tuning for advanced user or for those interested in research. Consists of four basic kinds of routines: data-manipulation, tree-generation, tree-testing, and tree-display. Written in C language.

Buntine, Wray

1994-01-01

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RC trees revisited  

Microsoft Academic Search

RC tree approximation is a computationally simple method for calculating the signal delay of MOS circuits with several states of fanout. The author derives a formal solution of RC tree equations. Based on this solution, it is shown that even though waveforms found using RC tree approximation are inaccurate, delays are exact. The author derives the dependence of the delays

Mehinet A. Cirit

1988-01-01

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Minnesota's Forest Trees. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin describes 46 of the more common trees found in Minnesota's forests and windbreaks. The bulletin contains two tree keys, a summer key and a winter key, to help the reader identify these trees. Besides the two keys, the bulletin includes an introduction, instructions for key use, illustrations of leaf characteristics and twig…

Miles, William R.; Fuller, Bruce L.

108

Boosting Decision Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new boosting algorithm of Freund and Schapire is used to improve the performance of decision trees which are constructed usin: the information ratio criterion of Quinlan's C4.5 algorithm. This boosting algorithm iteratively constructs a series of decision tress, each decision tree being trained and pruned on examples that have been filtered by previously trained trees. Examples that have been

Harris Drucker; Corinna Cortes

1995-01-01

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Acacia Tree Ants  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The phenomenon is the symbiotic relationship between the acacia ant and the swollen thorn acacia tree, shown in a 2:18 minute video. The ant provides protection for the tree against preying insects and other plants competing for sunlight, and the tree provides nourishment and shelter for the ant and the ants' larvae.

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Winter Birch Trees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Trees are great inspiration for artists. Many art teachers find themselves inspired and maybe somewhat obsessed with the natural beauty and elegance of the lofty tree, and how it changes through the seasons. One such tree that grows in several regions and always looks magnificent, regardless of the time of year, is the birch. In this article, the…

Sweeney, Debra; Rounds, Judy

2011-01-01

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The Wish Tree Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the author's experience in implementing a Wish Tree project in her school in an effort to bring the school community together with a positive art-making experience during a potentially stressful time. The concept of a wish tree is simple: plant a tree; provide tags and pencils for writing wishes; and encourage everyone to…

Brooks, Sarah DeWitt

2010-01-01

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Structural Equation Model Trees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the behavioral and social sciences, structural equation models (SEMs) have become widely accepted as a modeling tool for the relation between latent and observed variables. SEMs can be seen as a unification of several multivariate analysis techniques. SEM Trees combine the strengths of SEMs and the decision tree paradigm by building tree

Brandmaier, Andreas M.; von Oertzen, Timo; McArdle, John J.; Lindenberger, Ulman

2013-01-01

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Growth of a Pine Tree  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The growth of a pine tree is examined by preparing "tree cookies" (cross-sectional disks) between whorls of branches. The use of Christmas trees allows the tree cookies to be obtained with inexpensive, commonly available tools. Students use the tree cookies to investigate the annual growth of the tree and how it corresponds to the number of whorls…

Rollinson, Susan Wells

2012-01-01

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Distributed Contour Trees  

SciTech Connect

Topological techniques provide robust tools for data analysis. They are used, for example, for feature extraction, for data de-noising, and for comparison of data sets. This chapter concerns contour trees, a topological descriptor that records the connectivity of the isosurfaces of scalar functions. These trees are fundamental to analysis and visualization of physical phenomena modeled by real-valued measurements. We study the parallel analysis of contour trees. After describing a particular representation of a contour tree, called local{global representation, we illustrate how di#11;erent problems that rely on contour trees can be solved in parallel with minimal communication.

Morozov, Dmitriy; Weber, Gunther H.

2014-03-31

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Refining discordant gene trees  

PubMed Central

Background Evolutionary studies are complicated by discordance between gene trees and the species tree in which they evolved. Dealing with discordant trees often relies on comparison costs between gene and species trees, including the well-established Robinson-Foulds, gene duplication, and deep coalescence costs. While these costs have provided credible results for binary rooted gene trees, corresponding cost definitions for non-binary unrooted gene trees, which are frequently occurring in practice, are challenged by biological realism. Result We propose a natural extension of the well-established costs for comparing unrooted and non-binary gene trees with rooted binary species trees using a binary refinement model. For the duplication cost we describe an efficient algorithm that is based on a linear time reduction and also computes an optimal rooted binary refinement of the given gene tree. Finally, we show that similar reductions lead to solutions for computing the deep coalescence and the Robinson-Foulds costs. Conclusion Our binary refinement of Robinson-Foulds, gene duplication, and deep coalescence costs for unrooted and non-binary gene trees together with the linear time reductions provided here for computing these costs significantly extends the range of trees that can be incorporated into approaches dealing with discordance. PMID:25434729

2014-01-01

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rhus Universitet Application procedure and application form  

E-print Network

that exchange students must use the online application form when applying for exchange studies at Aarhus it to the online application form. If the Transcript of Records is not attached, we cannot process the application. The student can save what he/she has entered and exit the application form as required. 4. Fill

Herrmann, Samuel

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The Height of Increasing Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing trees have been introduced by Bergeron, Flajolet, and Salvy [1]. This kind of notion covers several well-know classes\\u000a of random trees like binary search trees, recursive trees, and plane oriented (or heap ordered) trees. We consider the height\\u000a of increasing trees and prove for several classes of trees (including the above mentioned ones) that the height satisfies\\u000a EH\\u000a \\u000a n

Michael Drmota

2009-01-01

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Discordance of Species Trees with Their Most Likely Gene Trees  

E-print Network

Discordance of Species Trees with Their Most Likely Gene Trees James H. Degnan1 , Noah A. Rosenberg way in which lineages sort during speciation, gene trees may differ in topology from each other for which gene tree discordance is so common that the most likely gene tree topology to evolve along

Rosenberg, Noah

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From gene trees to species trees through a supertree approach  

E-print Network

From gene trees to species trees through a supertree approach Celine Scornavacca1,2, , Vincent Abstract. Gene trees are leaf-labeled trees inferred from molecular se- quences. Due to duplication events arising in genome evolution, gene trees usually have multiple copies of some labels, i.e. species

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes  

E-print Network

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes Color-shifted complexes Weighted spanning tree enumerators of color-shifted complexes Ghodratollah Aalipour1,2 Art Duval1 1University Ghodratollah Aalipour, Art Duval Spanning tree enumerators of color-shifted complexes #12;Spanning trees

Duval, Art

121

From Gene Trees to Species Trees through a Supertree Approach  

E-print Network

From Gene Trees to Species Trees through a Supertree Approach Celine Scornavacca1,2, , Vincent Abstract. Gene trees are leaf-labeled trees inferred from molecular se- quences. Due to duplication events arising in genome evolution, gene trees usually have multiple copies of some labels, i.e. species

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes  

E-print Network

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes Complete colorful complexes Weighted spanning tree enumerators of complete colorful complexes Ghodratollah Aalipour1,2 Art Duval1 1 Aalipour, Art Duval Spanning tree enumerators of complete colorful complexes #12;Spanning trees of graphs

Duval, Art

123

Friends of Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based in Portland, Oregon, the Friends of Trees organization is dedicated to restoring urban forests around the country, with a particular emphasis on the Portland metropolitan area. As their Web site notes, "Trees are an essential part of the urban ecosystem. They help keep our water and air clean, prevent erosion, provide wildlife habitat, and make neighborhoods greener, more beautiful places to live." On the site, visitors can read about their ongoing planting activities and browse the newsletter they publish three times a year. For most visitors, the most helpful area of the site will be the Tree Resources section. Here, users can look through a fact sheet on the benefits of trees in urban environments, the care and maintenance of trees, and a large tree database.

124

Condensation in nongeneric trees  

E-print Network

We study nongeneric planar trees and prove the existence of a Gibbs measure on infinite trees obtained as a weak limit of the finite volume measures. It is shown that in the infinite volume limit there arises exactly one vertex of infinite degree and the rest of the tree is distributed like a subcritical Galton-Watson tree with mean offspring probability $mtrees in the thermodynamic limit and show it goes like $(1-m)N$ where $N$ is the size of the tree. These trees have infinite spectral dimension with probability one but the spectral dimension calculated from the ensemble average of the generating function for return probabilities is given by $2\\beta -2$ if the weight $w_n$ of a vertex of degree $n$ is asymptotic to $n^{-\\beta}$.

Thordur Jonsson; Sigurdur Orn Stefansson

2011-01-04

125

In Focus: The Tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In Focus: The Tree, is a Getty Museum exhibition of 41 images inspired by trees. On the exhibition's website visitors can see five images of trees, from Myoung Ho Lee, William Henry Fox Talbot, Darius Kinsey, Rhea Garen, and Simryn Gill, most accompanied by audio of curators or the artists discussing their work. Curator FranÃÂçoise Reynaud explains how early photographer Talbot may have created his 1842 salt print showing a bare oak tree in winter; living artist Rheas Garen discusses her picture "Treehouse", which shows a backyard where a tree dwarfs the house, taken with a large format camera in 1993. The associated book, The Tree in Photographs, compiled by Reynaud, includes eighty-one images selected from the Museum's permanent collection.

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Tree genetics and improvement  

SciTech Connect

Tree improvement is a complex science and a multifaceted art. Tree improvement is most valuable when integrated within land-management programs. Major efforts are currently geared to developing improved seed for reforestation programs. Progeny testing is now a routine part of tree-improvement programs. Topics such as advanced-generation breeding, shortened generations, resistance breeding, and control of cone and seed insects are being given priority. Activity continues in basic research, involving genetic engineering, tissue culture, and population theory.

Bey, C.F.; Houston, D.B.; Dinus, R.J.

1986-01-01

127

COMPONENT User's Guide Working with trees  

E-print Network

COMPONENT User's Guide Chapter 2 Working with trees This chapter gives you information on basic tree operations. The topics covered include: n reading and writing files of trees n editing trees n displaying and printing trees n selecting subsets of trees n pruning trees n rooting trees n computing tree

Page, Roderic

128

Bronchi, Bronchial Tree, & Lungs  

MedlinePLUS

... Larynx & Trachea Bronchi, Bronchial Tree, & Lungs Review Quiz Digestive System General Structure Regions of the Digestive System Mouth Pharynx & Esophagus Stomach Small & Large Intestine Accessory ...

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COMPONENT User's Guide Comparing trees  

E-print Network

COMPONENT User's Guide Chapter 5 Comparing trees This chapter describes the tree comparison measures available in COMPONENT, and the various ways you can compare trees using the program. Among the possible uses of tree comparison measures are: n comparing trees for the same taxa computed from different

Page, Roderic

130

National Register of Big Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Most trees can outlive us. Even so, it's not unusual for trees to succumb to disease, insects, over development and drought. So it's especially meaningful when a tree reaches a good old age. Here you'll find out all about the oldest trees on earth, as well as have the opportunity to nominate a old tree you might know.

Forests, American

131

TreeCmp: Comparison of Trees in Polynomial Time  

PubMed Central

When a phylogenetic reconstruction does not result in one tree but in several, tree metrics permit finding out how far the reconstructed trees are from one another. They also permit to assess the accuracy of a reconstruction if a true tree is known. TreeCmp implements eight metrics that can be calculated in polynomial time for arbitrary (not only bifurcating) trees: four for unrooted (Matching Split metric, which we have recently proposed, Robinson-Foulds, Path Difference, Quartet) and four for rooted trees (Matching Cluster, Robinson-Foulds cluster, Nodal Splitted and Triple). TreeCmp is the first implementation of Matching Split/Cluster metrics and the first efficient and convenient implementation of Nodal Splitted. It allows to compare relatively large trees. We provide an example of the application of TreeCmp to compare the accuracy of ten approaches to phylogenetic reconstruction with trees up to 5000 external nodes, using a measure of accuracy based on normalized similarity between trees.

Bogdanowicz, Damian; Giaro, Krzysztof; Wróbel, Borys

2012-01-01

132

Rooting for Trees: Volunteers to Plant 20 Trees, Mark Tree Campus USA Honor  

E-print Network

Rooting for Trees: Volunteers to Plant 20 Trees, Mark Tree Campus USA Honor March 22, 2013 Event at The University of Texas at Austin will join the university urban forestry team in planting 20 large trees on the grounds of the Dell Pediatric Research Institute. Volunteers will also mulch more than 100 existing trees

Hofmann, Hans A.

133

Biodiversity and Evolutionary Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this interactive activity, learners analyze seashells to explore phylogeny and evolution. Learners identify similar and dissimilar seashells to create a phylogenetic tree. The Teacher Guide includes pre-activity video clip suggestions and a pre-activity sorting exercise. The Teacher Guide also includes instructions on how learners can draw a phylogenetic tree instead of using the online interactive.

2013-09-14

134

Fragmentation of random trees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study fragmentation of a random recursive tree into a forest by repeated removal of nodes. The initial tree consists of N nodes and it is generated by sequential addition of nodes with each new node attaching to a randomly-selected existing node. As nodes are removed from the tree, one at a time, the tree dissolves into an ensemble of separate trees, namely, a forest. We study statistical properties of trees and nodes in this heterogeneous forest, and find that the fraction of remaining nodes m characterizes the system in the limit N\\to ? . We obtain analytically the size density {{? }s} of trees of size s. The size density has power-law tail {{? }s}? {{s}-? } with exponent ? =1+\\frac{1}{m}. Therefore, the tail becomes steeper as further nodes are removed, and the fragmentation process is unusual in that exponent ? increases continuously with time. We also extend our analysis to the case where nodes are added as well as removed, and obtain the asymptotic size density for growing trees.

Kalay, Z.; Ben-Naim, E.

2015-01-01

135

Leonardo's Tree Theory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity focuses on Leonardo da Vinci's tree theory, which states that the cross-sectional area of a major limb is approximately equal to the cross-sectional areas of its two offshoot limbs. Students test this theory by collecting data from 10 trees and perform the mathematical calculations. In addition to data collection skills, this exercise strengthens problem solving skills.

Werner, Suzanne K.

2003-03-01

136

Optimal junction Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper deals with optimality issues in connectionwith updating beliefs in networks. Weaddress two processes: triangulation and constructionof junction trees. In the first part,we give a simple algorithm for constructingan optimal junction tree from a triangulatednetwork. In the second part, we argue thatany exact method based on local calculationsmust either be less efficient than the junctiontree method, or it has

Finn Verner Jensen; Frank Jensen

1994-01-01

137

Survival of Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this video a scientist explains how DNA extracted from ancient tree remains provides insights about how trees/plants have adapted, over time, to changes in CO2 in the atmosphere. Her lab research investigates changes in plant genotypes under experimental conditions that simulate potential changes in CO2 levels in the future.

National Science Foundation

138

Tree Diagrams and Probability  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson is designed to develop students' ability to create tree diagrams and figure probabilities of events based on those diagrams. This lesson provides links to discussions and activities related to tree diagrams as well as suggested ways to work them into the lesson. Finally, the lesson provides links to follow-up lessons designed for use in succession with the current one.

2011-01-20

139

Trees From Helicopters, Continued  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maples are very interesting trees with lots of variation in form. They provide us with a view of diversity in plants as well as a chance to look at natural phenomena that is very common to anyone who has had a maple tree near them. The main purpose is to

Richard Konicek-Moran

2009-04-01

140

Trees Are Terrific!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ranger Rick's NatureScope is a creative education series dedicated to inspiring in children an understanding and appreciation of the natural world while developing the skills they will need to make responsible decisions about the environment. Contents are organized into the following sections: (1) "What Makes a Tree a Tree?," including information…

Braus, Judy, Ed.

1992-01-01

141

CSI for Trees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The circles and patterns in a tree's stem tell a story, but that story can be a mystery. Interpreting the story of tree rings provides a way to heighten the natural curiosity of students and help them gain insight into the interaction of elements in the environment. It also represents a wonderful opportunity to incorporate the nature of science.…

Rubino, Darrin L.; Hanson, Deborah

2009-01-01

142

The Flame Tree  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lewis's own experiences living in Indonesia are fertile ground for telling "a ripping good story," one found in "The Flame Tree." He hopes people will enjoy the tale and appreciate the differences of an unfamiliar culture. The excerpt from "The Flame Tree" will reel readers in quickly.

Lewis, Richard

2004-01-01

143

TRANSPLANTING SHADE TREES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS RESOURCE MATERIAL FOR USE IN HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND ADULT FARMER CLASSES WAS DESIGNED BY SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALISTS, TEACHER EDUCATORS, SUPERVISORS, AND TEACHERS. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO HELP SOLVE PROBLEMS IN TRANSPLANTING SHADE TREES. THE MAJOR SECTION TITLES ARE STATED AS PROBLEMS -- (1) HOW SHOULD I PREPARE A TREE FOR MOVING,…

Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Agriculture.

144

LVIS Tree Height Cross Section (tree texture)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This animation starts with a false-color map of tree heights north of San Jose, Costa Rica, and changes to a close-up 3D cut-away of a section of the forest with simulated green canopy. Data from LVIS observations taken in March, 1998.

Jones, Randall; Blair, Bryan

1999-09-17

145

binary-tree B-tree Hashing Space-Filling based location  

E-print Network

#12;#12;#12;binary-tree B-tree Hashing Space-Filling Quad-tree based location keys R -tree+ PLOP Hashing EXCELL R-tree Grid-files kd-tree kd-B-treeBD-tree 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 LSD-tree GBD-tree skd-tree Packed R-tree multi-level GF Cell-tree hB-tree R-files GGF mkd-tree 4d-tree 4d-tree

Ooi, Beng Chin

146

Lazy decision trees  

SciTech Connect

Lazy learning algorithms, exemplified by nearest-neighbor algorithms, do not induce a concise hypothesis from a given training set; the inductive process is delayed until a test instance is given. Algorithms for constructing decision trees, such as C4.5, ID3, and CART create a single {open_quotes}best{close_quotes} decision tree during the training phase, and this tree is then used to classify test instances. The tests at the nodes of the constructed tree are good on average, but there may be better tests for classifying a specific instance. We propose a lazy decision tree algorithm-LazyDT-that conceptually constructs the {open_quotes}best{close_quote} decision tree for each test instance. In practice, only a path needs to be constructed, and a caching scheme makes the algorithm fast. The algorithm is robust with respect to missing values without resorting to the complicated methods usually seen in induction of decision trees. Experiments on real and artificial problems are presented.

Friedman, J.H.; Yun, Yeogirl [Stanford Univ., CA (United States); Kohavi, R. [Silicon Graphics, Inc., Mountain View, CA (United States)

1996-12-31

147

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes  

E-print Network

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes Complete colorful complexes Weighted spanning tree enumerators of complete colorful complexes Ghodratollah Aalipour1,2 Art Duval1 1 April 21, 2013 Ghodratollah Aalipour, Art Duval Spanning tree enumerators of complete colorful complexes

Duval, Art

148

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes  

E-print Network

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes Complete colorful complexes Weighted spanning tree enumerators of complete colorful complexes Ghodratollah Aalipour1,2 Art Duval1 1 of Mississippi March 2, 2013 Ghodratollah Aalipour, Art Duval Spanning tree enumerators of complete colorful

Duval, Art

149

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes  

E-print Network

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes Critical group of graphs Critical group of simplicial complexes Spanning trees and the critical group of simplicial complexes Art Duval1 Mathematics Colloquium New Mexico State University October 20, 2011 Duval, Klivans, Martin Spanning trees

Duval, Art

150

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes  

E-print Network

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes Critical group of graphs Critical group of simplicial complexes Spanning trees and the critical group of simplicial complexes Art Duval1 of Kansas Mathematics Seminar Reed College April 28, 2011 Duval, Klivans, Martin Spanning trees

Duval, Art

151

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes  

E-print Network

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes Color-shifted complexes Weighted spanning tree enumerators of color-shifted complexes Ghodratollah Aalipour1,2 Art Duval1 1University in St. Louis October 20, 2013 Ghodratollah Aalipour, Art Duval Spanning tree enumerators of color

Duval, Art

152

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes  

E-print Network

Spanning trees of graphs Spanning trees of simplicial complexes Critical group of graphs Critical group of simplicial complexes Spanning trees and the critical group of simplicial complexes Art Duval1 of Kansas Discrete CATS seminar University of Kentucky March 30, 2011 Duval, Klivans, Martin Spanning trees

Duval, Art

153

What Tree Is It?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online tree-identification tool was created by the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) and the Ohio Historical Society (OHS). Users work their way through qualities of leaves and fruits, selecting images that more closely resemble their sample. Fact pages provide instruction on fruit and leaf structures and terminology, close-up photographs of seeds, fruits, bark, leaves, or other plant parts useful in identifying the tree, as well as a picture of the full tree and information about its habitat, history, and structure.

154

Learning classification trees  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Algorithms for learning classification trees have had successes in artificial intelligence and statistics over many years. How a tree learning algorithm can be derived from Bayesian decision theory is outlined. This introduces Bayesian techniques for splitting, smoothing, and tree averaging. The splitting rule turns out to be similar to Quinlan's information gain splitting rule, while smoothing and averaging replace pruning. Comparative experiments with reimplementations of a minimum encoding approach, Quinlan's C4 and Breiman et al. Cart show the full Bayesian algorithm is consistently as good, or more accurate than these other approaches though at a computational price.

Buntine, Wray

1991-01-01

155

The Average Height of Binary Trees and Other Simple Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

The average height of a binary tree with n internal nodes is shown to be asymptotic to 2 6. This represents the average stack height of the simplest recursive tree traversal algorithm. The method used in this estimation is also applicable to the analysis of traversal algorithms of unary-binary trees, unbalanced 2-3 trees, t-ary trees for any t, and other

Philippe Flajolet; Andrew M. Odlyzko

1982-01-01

156

ENERGY SAVINGS WITH TREES1  

Microsoft Academic Search

In conventional buildings, trees increase, decrease, or have little effect on energy use depending on general climate, building type, tree species, and tree location. Tree arrangements that save energy provide shade primarily for east and west walls and roofs and wind protection from the direction of prevailing winter winds. Particularly for buildings specially designed to use solar energy and those

Gordon M. Heisler

1986-01-01

157

COMPONENT User's Guide Consensus trees  

E-print Network

COMPONENT User's Guide Chapter 4 Consensus trees Consensus trees are a convenient way to summarise the agreement between two or more trees. This chapter describes the consensus methods available in COMPONENT subtree (Kubicka et al, 1992; also called the common pruned tree [Finden and Gordon, 1985]). This method

Page, Roderic

158

A future with broadleaved trees  

E-print Network

A future with broadleaved trees A strategy for the Improvement of broadleaved trees in Britain and Ireland 2013-2025 Supported by #12;2 A future with broAdleAved trees Many people and organisations from and highlights areas where we believe further consideration is required. Future Trees Trust, Earth Trust

159

Compositions of Tree Series Transformations  

E-print Network

Compositions of Tree Series Transformations A. Maletti Institute of Theoretical Computer Science Germany URL: http://www.inf.tu-dresden.de/ #12;#12;Compositions of Tree Series Transformations Andreas@tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de Abstract Tree series transformations computed by bottom-up and top-down tree series transducers are called

Reyle, Uwe

160

Tea Tree Oil  

MedlinePLUS

... to-treat bacterial infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, large, well-designed clinical trials on ... 40(3):175–178. Halcón L, Milkus K. Staphylococcus aureus and wounds: a review of tea tree oil ...

161

Tree of Hexagons  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity students use measuring skills and follow directions to make a three-dimensional ornament. Learners construct hexagons of graduated sizes from circles and assemble them into a tree. Complete instructions are provided.

2011-01-01

162

Leonardo's Tree Theory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a series of activities exploring Leonardo da Vinci's tree theory that are designed to strengthen 8th grade students' data collection and problem solving skills in physical science classes. (KHR)

Werner, Suzanne K.

2003-01-01

163

Construct a phylogenetic tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page will construct a phylogenetic tree of the creatures you select below. It will use the protein sequences of the protein cytochrome c from each of these organisms to construct the tree. Select the desired creatures from the lists below. To select more than one in the same list, hold down the apple key (on Macs); the control key (on PCs); on the Suns, you just click. If you want to clear your selections and start over, click the "Clear all selections" button. You must also choose one and only one outgroup organism so that your tree will have a root. This is especially important for the parsimony analysis. The outgroup organism should not be closely related to the other organisms. When you have made the selections you want, click the "calculate tree" button. Your request will then be processed. This may take a while, so please be patient.

Brian White

2012-06-28

164

Combining Binary Search Trees  

E-print Network

We present a general transformation for combining a constant number of binary search tree data structures (BSTs) into a single BST whose running time is within a constant factor of the minimum of any “well-behaved” bound ...

Demaine, Erik D.

165

Generalized constructive tree weights  

SciTech Connect

The Loop Vertex Expansion (LVE) is a quantum field theory (QFT) method which explicitly computes the Borel sum of Feynman perturbation series. This LVE relies in a crucial way on symmetric tree weights which define a measure on the set of spanning trees of any connected graph. In this paper we generalize this method by defining new tree weights. They depend on the choice of a partition of a set of vertices of the graph, and when the partition is non-trivial, they are no longer symmetric under permutation of vertices. Nevertheless we prove they have the required positivity property to lead to a convergent LVE; in fact we formulate this positivity property precisely for the first time. Our generalized tree weights are inspired by the Brydges-Battle-Federbush work on cluster expansions and could be particularly suited to the computation of connected functions in QFT. Several concrete examples are explicitly given.

Rivasseau, Vincent, E-mail: vincent.rivasseau@th.u-psud.fr, E-mail: adrian.tanasa@ens-lyon.org [LPT, CNRS UMR 8627, Univ. Paris 11, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 31 Caroline St. N, Ontario N2L 2Y5, Waterloo (Canada)] [LPT, CNRS UMR 8627, Univ. Paris 11, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 31 Caroline St. N, Ontario N2L 2Y5, Waterloo (Canada); Tanasa, Adrian, E-mail: vincent.rivasseau@th.u-psud.fr, E-mail: adrian.tanasa@ens-lyon.org [Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 99, Avenue Jean-Baptiste Clément LIPN, Institut Galilée, CNRS UMR 7030, F-93430 Villetaneuse, France and Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, P.O.B. MG-6, 077125 Magurele (Romania)] [Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 99, Avenue Jean-Baptiste Clément LIPN, Institut Galilée, CNRS UMR 7030, F-93430 Villetaneuse, France and Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, P.O.B. MG-6, 077125 Magurele (Romania)

2014-04-15

166

TREES of SCa Public Service of Clemson University S.C. Champion Tree Nomination Form  

E-print Network

CHAMPION TREES of SCa Public Service of Clemson University S.C. Champion Tree Nomination Form Today's date: ___________________________ Scientific tree name: ________________________________________________ Common tree name: _________________________________________________ Group

Duchowski, Andrew T.

167

Core Based Trees (CBT)  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the central problems in one-to-many wide-area communications is forming the delivery tree - the collection of nodes and links that a multicast packet traverses. Significant problems remain to be solved in the area of multicast tree formation, the problem of scaling being paramount among these.In this paper we show how the current IP multicast architecture scales poorly (by

Tony Ballardie; Paul Francis; Jon Crowcroft

1993-01-01

168

Oscillation damping in trees.  

PubMed

Oscillation damping is of vital importance for trees to withstand strong gusty winds. Tree adaptation to wind loading takes place over a long time and during a storm only passive damping mechanisms can reduce the impact of the wind on trunk and roots. Structural damping, a phenomenon, which is associated with the conspicuous movements of the branches relative to the trunk is of particular importance. Primary and higher order branches can be seen as multiple tuned mass dampers. Moreover, as the frequency bands overlap within branches and between primary branches and the entire tree, resonance energy transfer can distribute mechanical energy over the entire tree, such that it is dissipated more effectively than in a tree with stiff branches and not so much focused on the tree trunk and the roots. Theoretical studies using modal analysis and finite element methods have supported these assertions. Next to "multiple mass damping" and "multiple resonance damping", both characterized by linear coupling between the elements, a third non linear mode, operative at large amplitudes has been identified: "damping by branching". In all these not mutually exclusive concepts frequency tuning between the elements appears to be a fundamental requisite. PMID:23602100

Spatz, Hanns-Christof; Theckes, Benoit

2013-06-01

169

The Ubiquitous B-Tree  

Microsoft Academic Search

B-trees have become, de facto, a standard for file organization. File indexes of users, dedicated database systems, and general-purpose access methods have all been proposed and implemented using B-trees. This paper reviews B-trees and shows why they have been so successful. It discusses the major variations of the B-tree, especially the W-tree, contrasting the relative merits and costs of each

Douglas E. Comer

1979-01-01

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The Inference of Gene Trees with Species Trees  

PubMed Central

This article reviews the various models that have been used to describe the relationships between gene trees and species trees. Molecular phylogeny has focused mainly on improving models for the reconstruction of gene trees based on sequence alignments. Yet, most phylogeneticists seek to reveal the history of species. Although the histories of genes and species are tightly linked, they are seldom identical, because genes duplicate, are lost or horizontally transferred, and because alleles can coexist in populations for periods that may span several speciation events. Building models describing the relationship between gene and species trees can thus improve the reconstruction of gene trees when a species tree is known, and vice versa. Several approaches have been proposed to solve the problem in one direction or the other, but in general neither gene trees nor species trees are known. Only a few studies have attempted to jointly infer gene trees and species trees. These models account for gene duplication and loss, transfer or incomplete lineage sorting. Some of them consider several types of events together, but none exists currently that considers the full repertoire of processes that generate gene trees along the species tree. Simulations as well as empirical studies on genomic data show that combining gene tree–species tree models with models of sequence evolution improves gene tree reconstruction. In turn, these better gene trees provide a more reliable basis for studying genome evolution or reconstructing ancestral chromosomes and ancestral gene sequences. We predict that gene tree–species tree methods that can deal with genomic data sets will be instrumental to advancing our understanding of genomic evolution. PMID:25070970

Szöll?si, Gergely J.; Tannier, Eric; Daubin, Vincent; Boussau, Bastien

2015-01-01

171

In this chapter we study infinite trees. The main things we look at are Konig's tree theorem, Aronszajn trees, and Suslin trees.  

E-print Network

8. Trees In this chapter we study infinite trees. The main things we look at are K¨onig's tree theorem, Aronszajn trees, and Suslin trees. A tree is a partially ordered set (T, t T, the set {s T : s tree

Monk, Don

172

Nearest tree Always go to the closest  

E-print Network

Nearest tree Always go to the closest tree Largest tree Always go to the tree with the most apples Optimal 1-step forager Maximize rate (= ratio of apples to travel time), but only consider one tree at a time # apples travel time Optimal 2-, 3-step forager Maximize rate over 2-tree (or 3-tree) paths

173

In this chapter we study infinite trees. The main things we look at are Konig's tree theorem, Aronszajn trees, and Suslin trees.  

E-print Network

14. Trees In this chapter we study infinite trees. The main things we look at are K¨onig's tree theorem, Aronszajn trees, and Suslin trees. A tree is a partially ordered set (T, t T, the set {s T : s tree

Monk, Don

174

Recommended Trees for Colorado Front Range  

E-print Network

and unsightly. Do Not Top Your Trees! #12;Eastern redcedar* (Juniperus virginiana) Very hardy tree, excellent windbreak tree, green summer foliage, rusty brown in the winter Rocky Mountain juniper* (Juniperus scopulorum) Very hardy tree, excellent windbreak tree Trees to avoid! Selecting the right tree for the right

175

Trees: Recorders of Climate Change  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners are introduced to tree rings by examining a cross section of a tree, also known as a “tree cookie.” They discover how tree age can be determined by studying the rings and how ring thickness can be used to deduce times of optimal growing conditions. Next they investigate simulated tree rings by applying the scientific method to explore how climatic conditions varied during the Little Ice Age. Use this activity to begin discussions on global warming and climate change. This lesson guide includes background information and handouts. Note: cost of materials does not include cost of purchasing "tree cookies."

2012-03-30

176

Tree Impact Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this field activity, students document examine the role of a tree in its ecosystem and as part of the environment in a human community. Students measure the tree's dimensions, examine co-residing organisms, leaf litter, and soil, and research the tree's history, using interviews or archival resources. A measuring stick, sturdy string, and an outdoor thermometer are required. An art project concludes the exploration. This activity is supported by a textbook chapter, "A History of Forest use in the Pacific Northwest,â part of the unit, A New World View, in Global Systems Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.

177

Forest & Shade Tree Pathology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Forest & Shade Tree Pathology is a site created by Jim Worrall, a former professor at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The major focus of this resource is the study of tree diseases, "their causes (etiology), factors that affect their spread (epidemiology), ecological and economic impacts, and management." The site is divided into four sections: "Main Topics" such as fungi, root diseases and wilts; "General Topics," which includes quizzes, references, and links to other forest health sites; "Disease Profiles," which includes information on specific diseases like chestnut blight and armillaria root disease; and "Disease Notes," which contains news and updates on specific diseases.

2008-02-01

178

Trees and Carbon  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The transport and transformation of substances in the environment are known collectively as biogeochemical cycles. These global cycles involve the circulation of elements and nutrients that sustain both the biological and physical aspects of the environment. As an example, this discussion centers around the carbon cycle and how carbon is sequestered in trees. Students will perform an activity that replicates a case study in which the biomass of trees in a 15-acre plot of forest was calculated to determine the amount of carbon sequestered per acre.

Pratte, John

179

Influence of tree characteristics and forest management on tree microhabitats  

Microsoft Academic Search

Higher densities of tree microhabitats in unmanaged forests may explain biodiversity differences with managed forests. To better understand the determinants of this potential biodiversity indicator, we studied the influence of tree characteristics on a set of tree microhabitats (e.g. cavities, cracks, bark features) on 75 plots in managed and unmanaged French forests. We hypothesized that the number of different microhabitat

Aurélie Vuidot; Yoan Paillet; Frédéric Archaux; Frédéric Gosselin

2011-01-01

180

Flat Tree Oyster (Isognomon alatus)  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

At high tide, the red bark of the Red Mangrove Trees is submerged, creating a brilliant reflection at the water's surface. Flat Tree Oysters (Isognomon alatus) grow on the upper portions of the roots....

181

Can These Trees Be Saved?  

E-print Network

This publication explains how to determine whether a storm-damaged tree can be saved. If the damage is not severe, most trees will recover in time. Helpful illustrations depict different levels of damage....

Taylor, Eric; Foster, C. Darwin

2005-10-19

182

Classify the trees/Leaves  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity is a field investigation where students gather leaves from various trees on school property, interpret findings, name tree and leaves, journal activity and develop a new "aha" for nature!

Mary Walsh

183

An Introduction to Tree Diagrams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This brief article describes the use of tree diagrams in calculating probabilities. The author provides examples of how tree diagrams are used to calculate specific probabilities and why the language chosen relates to the operations used to find the probability.

Cork, Stu

2014-01-01

184

Street Trees and Intersection Safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This study and report is about street trees and intersection safety in urban contexts. The study derives from a rather simple, straightforward observation: that on the best tree-lined streets the trees come close to the corners. They do not stop at some distance back from the intersecting street right-of-way. Indeed, in Paris, a city noted for its street trees,

Elizabeth Macdonald; Alethea Harper; Jason A. Hayter

2006-01-01

185

Induction of decision trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

The technology for building knowledge-based systems by inductive inference from examples has been demonstrated successfully in several practical applications. This paper summarizes an approach to synthesizing decision trees that has been used in a variety of systems, and it describes one such system, ID3, in detail. Results from recent studies show ways in which the methodology can be modified to

J. Ross Quinlan

1986-01-01

186

Hug a Tree!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Methods for teaching pupils to use their senses to explore colors, shapes, textures, and sounds of the great outdoors are described. Ideas include: (1) having children hug their own special tree; (2) looking for geometric shapes in nature; (3) taking nocturnal nature walks; (4) building a track for racing insects; and (5) collecting objects with…

Rockwell, Robert E.; And Others

1983-01-01

187

Digging Deeper with Trees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes hands-on science areas that focus on trees. A project on leaf pigmentation involves putting crushed leaves in a test tube with solvent acetone to dissolve pigment. In another project, students learn taxonomy by sorting and classifying leaves based on observable characteristics. Includes a language arts connection. (PVD)

Growing Ideas, 2001

2001-01-01

188

Tree & Stand Measurement  

E-print Network

are measured for a variety of reasons including forest management planning, forest health monitoring and timber the height but in this case in 16' foot (or partial) logs. To use the hypsometer, pace 66 feet (1 chain) from the tree. Hold the stick at 25" from eye and line botton of stick with stump - read number of logs

New Hampshire, University of

189

Tree theorem for inflation  

SciTech Connect

It is shown that the generating function for tree graphs in the ''in-in'' formalism may be calculated by solving the classical equations of motion subject to certain constraints. This theorem is illustrated by application to the evolution of a single inflaton field in a Robertson-Walker background.

Weinberg, Steven [Theory Group, Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 78712 (United States)

2008-09-15

190

Tree-Ties.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Created to help students understand how plants were used for food, for medicine, and for arts and crafts among the Ojibwe (Chippewa) Indians, the game Tree-Ties combines earth and social sciences within a specific culture. The game requires mutual respect, understanding, and agreement to succeed. Sounding like the word "treaties", the title is a…

Gresczyk, Rick

191

Phylogenics & Tree-Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Phylogenetic trees, which are depictions of the inferred evolutionary relationships among a set of species, now permeate almost all branches of biology and are appearing in increasing numbers in biology textbooks. While few state standards explicitly require knowledge of phylogenetics, most require some knowledge of evolutionary biology, and many…

Baum, David A.; Offner, Susan

2008-01-01

192

Arbutus unedo, Strawberry Tree  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The Encylopedia of Fruit and Nuts is designed as a research reference source on temperate and tropical fruit and nut crops. Strawberry tree or madrone is native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe (Arbutus unedo L., Ericaceae) with a relict population in Ireland, as well as in North Ameri...

193

Why trees live longer?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Through simulations of the bit string model for biological aging, we reproduced the observed feature of trees and some species of fish of high maximum lifespans if fertility increases with age. Our results provide an additional evidence for the importance of the mutation accumulation theory from biological aging.

de Menezes, M. Argollo; Racco, A.; Penna, T. J. P.

1996-02-01

194

Tree Fertilization Soil Analysis  

E-print Network

Tree Fertilization #12;Soil Analysis vs. Foliar Analysis #12;Macronutrients N P K Mg S Ca Micronutrients Fe Mn Zn Mo Cu Cl B #12;Complete fertilizer N P K #12;Fertilizer Analysis Percentages of N P K #12;ANSI A-300 Fertilizer Standard Standards are used to develop contract specifications. Fertilize

195

The Growth of Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

JUST fifty years ago I was at school ia Salisbury. I have only visited it once since until last week, when I had the unique pleasure of rambling over the old but familiar haunts, of course including Old Sarum. On mounting the outer ring of the well-known mound from the Stratford side, a beech tree in the bottom of the

W. Symons

1882-01-01

196

Christmas Tree Category Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual provides information needed to meet the standards for pesticide applicator certification. Pests and diseases of christmas tree plantations are identified and discussed. Section one deals with weeds and woody plants and the application, formulation and effects of herbicides in controlling them. Section two discusses specific diseases…

Bowman, James S.; Turmel, Jon P.

197

Measure a Tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity introduces measurement and scale using hands-on activities. In this activity, students use the concept of similar triangles to determine the height of a tree. This activity is one of several available on an educational poster related to NASA's Space Interferometry Mission.

198

Rate of tree carbon accumulation increases continuously with tree size  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Forests are major components of the global carbon cycle, providing substantial feedback to atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. Our ability to understand and predict changes in the forest carbon cycle—particularly net primary productivity and carbon storage—increasingly relies on models that represent biological processes across several scales of biological organization, from tree leaves to forest stands. Yet, despite advances in our understanding of productivity at the scales of leaves and stands, no consensus exists about the nature of productivity at the scale of the individual tree, in part because we lack a broad empirical assessment of whether rates of absolute tree mass growth (and thus carbon accumulation) decrease, remain constant, or increase as trees increase in size and age. Here we present a global analysis of 403 tropical and temperate tree species, showing that for most species mass growth rate increases continuously with tree size. Thus, large, old trees do not act simply as senescent carbon reservoirs but actively fix large amounts of carbon compared to smaller trees; at the extreme, a single big tree can add the same amount of carbon to the forest within a year as is contained in an entire mid-sized tree. The apparent paradoxes of individual tree growth increasing with tree size despite declining leaf-level and stand-level productivity can be explained, respectively, by increases in a tree’s total leaf area that outpace declines in productivity per unit of leaf area and, among other factors, age-related reductions in population density. Our results resolve conflicting assumptions about the nature of tree growth, inform efforts to understand and model forest carbon dynamics, and have additional implications for theories of resource allocation and plant senescence.

Stephenson, N.L.; Das, A.J.; Condit, R.; Russo, S.E.; Baker, P.J.; Beckman, N.G.; Coomes, D.A.; Lines, E.R.; Morris, W.K.; Rüger, N.; Álvarez, E.; Blundo, C.; Bunyavejchewin, S.; Chuyong, G.; Davies, S.J.; Duque, Á.; Ewango, C.N.; Flores, O.; Franklin, J.F.; Grau, H.R.; Hao, Z.; Harmon, M.E.; Hubbell, S.P.; Kenfack, D.; Lin, Y.; Makana, J.-R.; Malizia, A.; Malizia, L.R.; Pabst, R.J.; Pongpattananurak, N.; Su, S.-H.; Sun, I-F.; Tan, S.; Thomas, D.; van Mantgem, P.J.; Wang, X.; Wiser, S.K.; Zavala, M.A.

2014-01-01

199

Building Your Own Abseil Tree.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The foot and mouth crisis forced many British outdoor education providers to develop new options. The construction of an abseiling tree is described, which requires a living, healthy, straight tree with a trunk thick enough to remain stable under load and with few branches in the lower 15-20 meters. An abseil tree code of practice is presented.…

Barnett, Des

2002-01-01

200

New Life From Dead Trees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are numerous bird species that will nest only in dead or dying trees. Current forestry practices include clearing forests of these snags, or dead trees. This practice is driving many species out of the forests. An illustrated example of bird succession in and on a tree is given. (MA)

DeGraaf, Richard M.

1978-01-01

201

Our Air: Unfit for Trees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help urban, suburban, and rural tree owners know about air pollution's effects on trees and their tolerance and intolerance to pollutants, the USDA Forest Service has prepared this booklet. It answers the following questions about atmospheric pollution: Where does it come from? What can it do to trees? and What can we do about it? In addition,…

Dochinger, Leon S.

202

Trees and Dags An Introduction  

E-print Network

Chapter 5 Trees and Dags An Introduction to Separation Logic c #2007 John C. Reynolds February 28, 2007 In this chapter, we consider various representations of abstract tree­like data. In general­expressions are the initial lawless algebra with an infinite number of constants and one binary operation.) 5.1 Trees We use

Andrews, Peter B.

203

Singular spectrum for radial trees  

E-print Network

We prove several results showing that absolutely continuous spectrum for the Laplacian on radial trees is a rare event. In particular, we show that metric trees with unbounded edges have purely singular spectrum and that generically (in the sense of Baire) radial trees have purely singular continuous spectrum.

Jonathan Breuer; Rupert L. Frank

2008-06-03

204

Building up rhetorical structure trees  

SciTech Connect

I use the distinction between the nuclei and the satellites that pertain to discourse relations to introduce a compositionality criterion for discourse trees. I provide a first-order formalization of rhetorical structure trees and, on its basis, I derive an algorithm that constructs all the valid rhetorical trees that can be associated with a given discourse.

Marcu, D. [Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

1996-12-31

205

The height of increasing trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract We extend results about heights of random trees (Devroye, 1986, 1987, 1998b). In this paper, a general split tree model is considered in which the normalized subtree sizes of nodes converge in distribution. The height of these trees is shown,to be in probability asymptotic to c logn for some constant c. We apply our results to obtain a law

Nicolas Broutin; Luc Devroye; E. Mcleish; M. De La Salle

2008-01-01

206

Bkd-Tree: A Dynamic Scalable kd-Tree  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this paper we propose a new index structure, called the Bkd-tree, for indexing large multi-dimensional point data sets.\\u000a The Bkd-tree is an I\\/O-efficient dynamic data structure based on the kd-tree. We present the results of an extensive experimental\\u000a study showing that unlike previous attempts on making external versions of the kd-tree dynamic, the Bkd-tree maintains its\\u000a high space utilization

Octavian Procopiuc; Pankaj K. Agarwal; Lars Arge; Jeffrey Scott Vitter

207

Riparian Forest Grows Trees fall in  

E-print Network

Riparian Forest Grows Trees Die Trees fall in the lake Trees leave the littoral zone "Life" Cycle of Coarse Woody Habitat #12;Riparian Forest Grows What factors drive the species composition and stand structure? Trees Die Trees fall in the lake Trees leave the littoral zone #12;Riparian Forest Grows What

208

Binary search trees of bounded balance  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new class of binary search trees, called trees of bounded balance, is introduced. These trees are easy to maintain in their form despite insertions and deletions of nodes, and the search time is only moderately longer than in completely balanced trees. Trees of bounded balance differ from other classes of binary search trees in that they contain a parameter

Jürg Nievergelt; Edward M. Reingold

1972-01-01

209

Rate of tree carbon accumulation increases continuously with tree size.  

PubMed

Forests are major components of the global carbon cycle, providing substantial feedback to atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. Our ability to understand and predict changes in the forest carbon cycle--particularly net primary productivity and carbon storage--increasingly relies on models that represent biological processes across several scales of biological organization, from tree leaves to forest stands. Yet, despite advances in our understanding of productivity at the scales of leaves and stands, no consensus exists about the nature of productivity at the scale of the individual tree, in part because we lack a broad empirical assessment of whether rates of absolute tree mass growth (and thus carbon accumulation) decrease, remain constant, or increase as trees increase in size and age. Here we present a global analysis of 403 tropical and temperate tree species, showing that for most species mass growth rate increases continuously with tree size. Thus, large, old trees do not act simply as senescent carbon reservoirs but actively fix large amounts of carbon compared to smaller trees; at the extreme, a single big tree can add the same amount of carbon to the forest within a year as is contained in an entire mid-sized tree. The apparent paradoxes of individual tree growth increasing with tree size despite declining leaf-level and stand-level productivity can be explained, respectively, by increases in a tree's total leaf area that outpace declines in productivity per unit of leaf area and, among other factors, age-related reductions in population density. Our results resolve conflicting assumptions about the nature of tree growth, inform efforts to undertand and model forest carbon dynamics, and have additional implications for theories of resource allocation and plant senescence. PMID:24429523

Stephenson, N L; Das, A J; Condit, R; Russo, S E; Baker, P J; Beckman, N G; Coomes, D A; Lines, E R; Morris, W K; Rüger, N; Alvarez, E; Blundo, C; Bunyavejchewin, S; Chuyong, G; Davies, S J; Duque, A; Ewango, C N; Flores, O; Franklin, J F; Grau, H R; Hao, Z; Harmon, M E; Hubbell, S P; Kenfack, D; Lin, Y; Makana, J-R; Malizia, A; Malizia, L R; Pabst, R J; Pongpattananurak, N; Su, S-H; Sun, I-F; Tan, S; Thomas, D; van Mantgem, P J; Wang, X; Wiser, S K; Zavala, M A

2014-03-01

210

Rate of tree carbon accumulation increases continuously with tree size  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Forests are major components of the global carbon cycle, providing substantial feedback to atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. Our ability to understand and predict changes in the forest carbon cycle--particularly net primary productivity and carbon storage--increasingly relies on models that represent biological processes across several scales of biological organization, from tree leaves to forest stands. Yet, despite advances in our understanding of productivity at the scales of leaves and stands, no consensus exists about the nature of productivity at the scale of the individual tree, in part because we lack a broad empirical assessment of whether rates of absolute tree mass growth (and thus carbon accumulation) decrease, remain constant, or increase as trees increase in size and age. Here we present a global analysis of 403 tropical and temperate tree species, showing that for most species mass growth rate increases continuously with tree size. Thus, large, old trees do not act simply as senescent carbon reservoirs but actively fix large amounts of carbon compared to smaller trees; at the extreme, a single big tree can add the same amount of carbon to the forest within a year as is contained in an entire mid-sized tree. The apparent paradoxes of individual tree growth increasing with tree size despite declining leaf-level and stand-level productivity can be explained, respectively, by increases in a tree's total leaf area that outpace declines in productivity per unit of leaf area and, among other factors, age-related reductions in population density. Our results resolve conflicting assumptions about the nature of tree growth, inform efforts to undertand and model forest carbon dynamics, and have additional implications for theories of resource allocation and plant senescence.

Stephenson, N. L.; Das, A. J.; Condit, R.; Russo, S. E.; Baker, P. J.; Beckman, N. G.; Coomes, D. A.; Lines, E. R.; Morris, W. K.; Rüger, N.; Álvarez, E.; Blundo, C.; Bunyavejchewin, S.; Chuyong, G.; Davies, S. J.; Duque, Á.; Ewango, C. N.; Flores, O.; Franklin, J. F.; Grau, H. R.; Hao, Z.; Harmon, M. E.; Hubbell, S. P.; Kenfack, D.; Lin, Y.; Makana, J.-R.; Malizia, A.; Malizia, L. R.; Pabst, R. J.; Pongpattananurak, N.; Su, S.-H.; Sun, I.-F.; Tan, S.; Thomas, D.; van Mantgem, P. J.; Wang, X.; Wiser, S. K.; Zavala, M. A.

2014-03-01

211

From Gene to Organismal Phylogeny: Reconciled Trees and the Gene Tree/Species Tree Problem  

E-print Network

From Gene to Organismal Phylogeny: Reconciled Trees and the Gene Tree/Species Tree Problem Roderic The processes of gene duplication, loss, and lineage sorting can result in incongruence between the phylog- enies of genes and those of species. This incongruence complicates the task of inferring the latter from

Page, Roderic

212

Hasse Diagrams for Classes of Deterministic Bottom-Up Tree-to-Tree-Series  

E-print Network

Hasse Diagrams for Classes of Deterministic Bottom-Up Tree-to-Tree-Series Transformations Andreas The relationship between classes of tree-to-tree-series and o-tree-to-tree-series trans- formations, which are computed by restricted deterministic bottom-up weighted tree transducers, is investigated. Essentially

Reyle, Uwe

213

Insert tree completion system  

SciTech Connect

This paper outlines the overall project for development and installation of a low-profile, caisson-installed subsea Christmas tree. After various design studies and laboratory and field tests of key components, a system for installation inside a 30-in. conductor was ordered in July 1978 from Cameron Iron Works Inc. The system is designed to have all critical-pressure-containing components below the mudline and, with the reduced profile (height) above seabed, provides for improved safety of satellite underwater wells from damage by anchors, trawl boards, and even icebergs. In addition to the innovative nature of the tree design, the completion includes improved 3 1/2-in. through flowline (TFL) pumpdown completion equipment with deep set safety valves and a dual detachable packer head for simplified workover capability. The all-hydraulic control system incorporates a new design of sequencing valve for both Christmas tree control and remote flowline connection. A semisubmersible drilling rig was used to initiate the first end flowline connection at the wellhead for subsequent tie-in to the prelaid, surface-towed, all-welded subsea pipeline bundle.

Brands, K.W.; Ball, I.G.; Cegielski, E.J.; Gresham, J.S.; Saunders, D.N.

1982-09-01

214

A Tree of Genetic Traits  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Learners mark their traits for tongue rolling, PTC tasting (a harmless, bitter chemical), and earlobe attachment on tree leaf cut-outs. They then place their leaves on a large tree with branches, in which each each branch represents a different combination of traits. When completed, the tree forms a visual representation of the frequency of trait combinations within the group. Included are handouts in English and Spanish. This resource also contains information about PTC safety.

Molly Malone

2006-01-01

215

Barking up the Right Tree  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a childhood saying about a confused dog who thinks he sees a possum in a tree. The problem is that the possum is actually in a different tree so the dog barks up the wrong tree. American education is constantly playing both dog and possum. Sometimes they are the prey, and sometimes they are just confused about what and where the prey is.…

Houston, Paul D.

2006-01-01

216

A Novel Approach for Compressing Phylogenetic Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Phylogenetic trees are tree structures that depict relationships between organisms. Popular analysis techniques often produce\\u000a large collections of candidate trees, which are expensive to store. We introduce TreeZip, a novel algorithm to compress phylogenetic\\u000a trees based on their shared evolutionary relationships. We evaluate TreeZip’s performance on fourteen tree collections ranging\\u000a from 2,505 trees on 328 taxa to 150,000 trees on

Suzanne J. Matthews; Seung-Jin Sul; Tiffani L. Williams

2010-01-01

217

Binary Join Trees  

E-print Network

only one neighbor, and therefore it can send a message to its neighbor right away without waiting for any messages. 3.2.2 Rule 2 (Marginals) When a node r has received a message from each of its neighbors, it combines all messages together with its own... ?(? 2 ?? 2 ) ?D )?? 3 ?D )??), then we obtain the binary join tree structure shown in Figure 5. {W, X} ? ?{W, Y}{W, X, Y} {W, Z} ? {W, X, Y, Z} {W, Y}{X, Y, Z}? ? ? ??? ? (?????) ?{X, Y, Z} ? (?????) ?{W, Z} (???) ?{W, X, Y} (??(???) ?{W, X, Y} ) ?{W...

Shenoy, Prakash P.

1996-01-01

218

Redrawing Humanity's Family Tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This New York Times article details two skulls, one from central Africa and the other from the Black Sea republic of Georgia, that "have shaken the human family tree to its roots, sending scientists scrambling to see if their favorite theories are among the fallen fruit." The article discusses how the two skulls have caused scientists to rethink not only how we conceive of human evolution and its chain of events, but even the geography of evolution and migration patterns of very early humans.

Wilford, John N.

1969-12-31

219

Exploring Trees and Ponds  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Trees and Ponds is a collection of activities to be implemented with middle school youth in out-of-school environments. The website provides a rationale and goal of the activities, curriculum activities and resources such as relevant digital photos. Available for free as downloadable PDFs, these activities provide a structure for youth in out-of-school programs to carry out long-term observations of natural objects. This project uses a qualitative approach, where changes over time are studied, recorded (by youth through writing, drawing, and digital photography), and discussed.

220

COMPONENT User's Guide Maps between trees  

E-print Network

COMPONENT User's Guide Chapter 7 Maps between trees This chapter describes tree mapping routines in COMPONENT. These routines allow you to map gene trees onto species trees, parasite phylogenies onto host phylogenies, and taxon cladograms onto area cladograms. Overview This section introduces some basics of tree

Page, Roderic

221

THE HEIGHT OF INCREASING TREES MICHAEL DRMOTA  

E-print Network

THE HEIGHT OF INCREASING TREES MICHAEL DRMOTA Abstract. Increasing trees have been introduced the height of increasing trees and prove for several classes of trees (including the above mentioned ones will focus on the height Hn of increasing trees of size n.) Bergeron, Flajolet and Salvy [1] have already

Drmota, Michael

222

DIF Trees: Using Classification Trees to Detect Differential Item Functioning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A nonparametric tree classification procedure is used to detect differential item functioning for items that are dichotomously scored. Classification trees are shown to be an alternative procedure to detect differential item functioning other than the use of traditional Mantel-Haenszel and logistic regression analysis. A nonparametric…

Vaughn, Brandon K.; Wang, Qiu

2010-01-01

223

Two Trees: Migrating Fault Trees to Decision Trees for Real Time Fault Detection on International Space Station  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We started from ISS fault trees example to migrate to decision trees, presented a method to convert fault trees to decision trees. The method shows that the visualizations of root cause of fault are easier and the tree manipulating becomes more programmatic via available decision tree programs. The visualization of decision trees for the diagnostic shows a format of straight forward and easy understands. For ISS real time fault diagnostic, the status of the systems could be shown by mining the signals through the trees and see where it stops at. The other advantage to use decision trees is that the trees can learn the fault patterns and predict the future fault from the historic data. The learning is not only on the static data sets but also can be online, through accumulating the real time data sets, the decision trees can gain and store faults patterns in the trees and recognize them when they come.

Lee, Charles; Alena, Richard L.; Robinson, Peter

2004-01-01

224

Reconciling a Gene Tree to a Species Tree Under the Duplication Paola Bonizzoni  

E-print Network

Reconciling a Gene Tree to a Species Tree Under the Duplication Cost Model Paola Bonizzoni Gianluca from evolutionary trees representing the relationships between distinct gene families is of great of minimum tree that reconciles a gene tree and a species tree is correct. We answer affirmatively

Della Vedova, Gianluca

225

iGLASS: An Improvement to the GLASS Method for Estimating Species Trees from Gene Trees  

E-print Network

iGLASS: An Improvement to the GLASS Method for Estimating Species Trees from Gene Trees ETHAN M. JEWETT and NOAH A. ROSENBERG ABSTRACT Several methods have been designed to infer species trees from gene trees while taking into account gene tree/species tree discordance. Although some of these methods

Rosenberg, Noah

226

12 Binary Search Trees The search tree data structure supports many dynamic-set operations, including  

E-print Network

12 Binary Search Trees The search tree data structure supports many dynamic-set operations tree both as a dictionary and as a priority queue. Basic operations on a binary search tree take time proportional to the height of the tree. For a complete binary tree with n nodes, such operations run in ,.lg n

227

Non-crossing Trees are Almost Conditioned Galton-Watson trees1  

E-print Network

Non-crossing Trees are Almost Conditioned Galton-Watson trees1 Jean-Fran¸cois Marckert Alois-10, A - 1040 Wien, Austria alois.panholzer@tuwien.ac.at ABSTRACT: A non-crossing tree (NC-tree) is a tree drawn seg- ments that do not cross. In this paper, we show that NC-trees with size n are conditioned Galton

Marckert, Jean-François

228

Laccase versus Laccase-Like Multi-Copper Oxidase: A Comparative Study of Similar Enzymes with Diverse Substrate Spectra  

PubMed Central

Laccases (EC 1.10.3.2) are multi-copper oxidases that catalyse the one-electron oxidation of a broad range of compounds including substituted phenols, arylamines and aromatic thiols to the corresponding radicals. Owing to their broad substrate range, copper-containing laccases are versatile biocatalysts, capable of oxidizing numerous natural and non-natural industry-relevant compounds, with water as the sole by-product. In the present study, 10 of the 11 multi-copper oxidases, hitherto considered to be laccases, from fungi, plant and bacterial origin were compared. A substrate screen of 91 natural and non-natural compounds was recorded and revealed a fairly broad but distinctive substrate spectrum amongst the enzymes. Even though the enzymes share conserved active site residues we found that the substrate ranges of the individual enzymes varied considerably. The EC classification is based on the type of chemical reaction performed and the actual name of the enzyme often refers to the physiological substrate. However, for the enzymes studied in this work such classification is not feasible, even more so as their prime substrates or natural functions are mainly unknown. The classification of multi-copper oxidases assigned as laccases remains a challenge. For the sake of simplicity we propose to introduce the term “laccase-like multi-copper oxidase” (LMCO) in addition to the term laccase that we use exclusively for the enzyme originally identified from the sap of the lacquer tree Rhus vernicifera. PMID:23755261

Reiss, Renate; Ihssen, Julian; Richter, Michael; Eichhorn, Eric; Schilling, Boris; Thöny-Meyer, Linda

2013-01-01

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7 CFR 1214.3 - Christmas tree.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Christmas tree. 1214.3 Section 1214.3 Agriculture...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHRISTMAS TREE PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND INFORMATION ORDER Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information...

2014-01-01

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7 CFR 1214.3 - Christmas tree.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Christmas tree. 1214.3 Section 1214.3 Agriculture...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHRISTMAS TREE PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND INFORMATION ORDER Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information...

2012-01-01

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7 CFR 1214.3 - Christmas tree.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Christmas tree. 1214.3 Section 1214.3 Agriculture...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHRISTMAS TREE PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND INFORMATION ORDER Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information...

2013-01-01

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Genome Trees from Conservation Profiles  

PubMed Central

The concept of the genome tree depends on the potential evolutionary significance in the clustering of species according to similarities in the gene content of their genomes. In this respect, genome trees have often been identified with species trees. With the rapid expansion of genome sequence data it becomes of increasing importance to develop accurate methods for grasping global trends for the phylogenetic signals that mutually link the various genomes. We therefore derive here the methodological concept of genome trees based on protein conservation profiles in multiple species. The basic idea in this derivation is that the multi-component “presence-absence” protein conservation profiles permit tracking of common evolutionary histories of genes across multiple genomes. We show that a significant reduction in informational redundancy is achieved by considering only the subset of distinct conservation profiles. Beyond these basic ideas, we point out various pitfalls and limitations associated with the data handling, paving the way for further improvements. As an illustration for the methods, we analyze a genome tree based on the above principles, along with a series of other trees derived from the same data and based on pair-wise comparisons (ancestral duplication-conservation and shared orthologs). In all trees we observe a sharp discrimination between the three primary domains of life: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya. The new genome tree, based on conservation profiles, displays a significant correspondence with classically recognized taxonomical groupings, along with a series of departures from such conventional clusterings. PMID:16362074

Tekaia, Fredj; Yeramian, Edouard

2005-01-01

233

Elemental composition of tree nuts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Growing nut trees is becoming ever more popular among home gardeners and publications dealing with their culture have recently appeared (JAYNES 1969, MACDANIELS 1976). Data on the elemental composition of nuts is very limited with values reported for only a few elements (LISK 1972). Several other publications have dealt with the detection of elements in various tree parts but not

A. Keith Furr; Laurence H. MacDaniels; Leigh E. St. John; Walter H. Gutenmann; Irene S. Pakkala; Donald J. Lisk

1979-01-01

234

The tree of one percent  

PubMed Central

Two significant evolutionary processes are fundamentally not tree-like in nature - lateral gene transfer among prokaryotes and endosymbiotic gene transfer (from organelles) among eukaryotes. To incorporate such processes into the bigger picture of early evolution, biologists need to depart from the preconceived notion that all genomes are related by a single bifurcating tree. PMID:17081279

Dagan, Tal; Martin, William

2006-01-01

235

Dynamic Capacitated Minimum Spanning Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given a set of terminals, each associated with a positive number denoting the traffic to be routed to a central terminal (root), the Capacitated Minimum Spanning Tree (CMST) problem asks for a minimum spanning tree, spanning all terminals, such that the amount of traffic route d from a subtree, linked to the root by an edge, does not exceed the

Raja Jothi; Balaji Raghavachari

2004-01-01

236

Millersville University's Trees of Distinction  

E-print Network

-04-17 #12;#3: Sycamore, American plane (Platanus occidentalis) 2014-06-03 #12;#4: Male Ginkgo, Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba) 2014-05-08 #12;#5: Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana) 2014-04-24 #12;#6: Southern walnut (Juglans regia) 2014-05-22 #12;#18: Female Ginkgo, Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba) 2014-06-14 #12

Hardy, Christopher R.

237

Looking/Learning Drawing: Trees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Secondary students are asked to study and compare three reproductions--Van Gogh's "Grove of Cypresses," Da Vinci's "Study of a Tree," and Mondrian's "Tree II." The activity will help students develop their powers of observation and analysis, powers that can be applied to their own drawings. (RM)

Hurwitz, Al; Blume, Sharon

1985-01-01

238

Climate change & street trees project  

E-print Network

Climate change & street trees project Social Research Report The social and cultural values Group as part of the Climate change and street trees project, funded by the Forestry Commission with changing socio-economics and/or demographics, but little evidence exists relating

239

Genetic conservation of native trees  

E-print Network

and implications of genetic variation within the gene-pools of British native tree species. It was acknowledged at the beginning of 2003, now cover a much wider range of British native tree species than was previously the case: 31 species relevant to forestry in Britain and 15 of these are native. The FC is a member of EUFORGEN

240

TREE FAILURES AND ACCIDENTS IN  

E-print Network

TREE FAILURES AND ACCIDENTS IN RECREATION AREAS : A Guide to Data Management for Hazard Control.DEPARTMENT O F AGRICULTURE GENERAL TECHNICAL REPORT PSW- 24 #12;TREE FAILURES AND ACCIDENTS IN RECREATION and accidents in recreation areas: A guide to data management for hazard control. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-24, 30 p

Standiford, Richard B.

241

Communism in trees goes underground  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This news article reports that some trees give their neighbors carbon that they have captured from the atmosphere. Scientists discovered that shade enhances a tree's ability to receive and that carbon appears to travel via a subterranean web formed by a common group of fungi. The article concludes with references and sources (with contact information).

Strauss, E.; Online, Science N.

242

Communism in Trees Goes Underground  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This news article reports that some trees give their neighbors carbon that they have captured from the atmosphere. Scientists discovered that shade enhances a tree's ability to receive and that carbon appears to travel via a subterranean web formed by a common group of fungi. The article concludes with references and sources (with contact information).

Strauss, Evelyn

2010-05-10

243

In Search of Moon Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1971, hundreds of tree seedlings germinated aboard NASA's Apollo 14 mission to the moon. A few years later, they were planted around the nation, often with much fanfare. However, no one kept a systematic record of these plantings, and as a result, the whereabouts of most of the trees remains a mystery. Visitors can read or listen to an account of the history and current status of them at this Web site, and follow links to access additional information relating to the story or to learn the location of known Moon trees. NASA scientist Dave Williams continues to search for the remaining trees and encourages readers to contact him if they believe they know of trees not currently mentioned on his list. What this site lacks in colorful, interactive features is more than made up for by its engaging feature story.

Phillips, Tony.

2002-01-01

244

A Cost Benefit Analysis of Urban Trees  

SciTech Connect

Urban shade trees offer significant benefits in reducing building air- conditioning and improving urban air quality by reducing smog. The savings associated with these benefits varies by climate regions and can be up to $200 per tree. The cost of planting trees and maintaining them can vary from $10 to $500 per tree. Tree planting programs can be designed offer savings to communities that plant trees.

Akbari, Hashem

1997-09-01

245

Packing and Hausdorff Measures of Stable Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this paper we discuss Hausdorff and packing measures of random continuous trees called stable trees. Stable trees form\\u000a a specific class of Lévy trees (introduced by Le Gall and Le Jan in [33]) that contains Aldous’s continuum random tree which\\u000a corresponds to the Brownian case. We provide results for the whole stable trees and for their level sets that

Thomas Duquesne

2010-01-01

246

Tree reconstruction from partial orders  

SciTech Connect

The problem of constructing trees given a matrix of interleaf distances is motivated by applications in computational evolutionary biology and linguistics. The general problem is to find an edge-weighted tree which most closely approximates the distance matrix. Although the construction problem is easy when the tree exactly fits the distance matrix, optimization problems under all popular criteria are either known or conjectured to be NP-complete. In this paper we consider the related problem where we are given a partial order on the pairwise distances, and wish to construct (if possible) an edge-weighted tree realizing the partial order. In particular we are interested in partial orders which arise from experiments on triples of species, which determine either a linear ordering of the three pairwise distances (called Total Order Model or TOM experiments) or only the pair(s) of minimum distance apart (called Partial Order Model or POM experiments). The POM and TOM experimental model is inspired by the model proposed by Kannan, Lawler, and Warnow for constructing trees from experiments which determine the rooted topology for any triple of species. We examine issues of construction of trees and consistency of TOM and POM experiments, where the trees may either be weighted or unweighted. Using these experiments to construct unweighted trees without nodes of degree two is motivated by a similar problem studied by Winkler, called the Discrete Metric Realization problem, which he showed to be strongly NP-hard. We have the following results: Determining consistency of a set of TOM or POM experiments is NP-Complete whether the tree is weighted or constrained to be unweighted and without degree two nodes. We can construct unweighted trees without degree two nodes from TOM experiments in optimal O(n[sup 3]) time and from POM experiments in O(n[sup 4]) time.

Kannan, S.K. (Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (United States)); Warnow, T.J. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States))

1993-01-01

247

Tree reconstruction from partial orders  

SciTech Connect

The problem of constructing trees given a matrix of interleaf distances is motivated by applications in computational evolutionary biology and linguistics. The general problem is to find an edge-weighted tree which most closely approximates the distance matrix. Although the construction problem is easy when the tree exactly fits the distance matrix, optimization problems under all popular criteria are either known or conjectured to be NP-complete. In this paper we consider the related problem where we are given a partial order on the pairwise distances, and wish to construct (if possible) an edge-weighted tree realizing the partial order. In particular we are interested in partial orders which arise from experiments on triples of species, which determine either a linear ordering of the three pairwise distances (called Total Order Model or TOM experiments) or only the pair(s) of minimum distance apart (called Partial Order Model or POM experiments). The POM and TOM experimental model is inspired by the model proposed by Kannan, Lawler, and Warnow for constructing trees from experiments which determine the rooted topology for any triple of species. We examine issues of construction of trees and consistency of TOM and POM experiments, where the trees may either be weighted or unweighted. Using these experiments to construct unweighted trees without nodes of degree two is motivated by a similar problem studied by Winkler, called the Discrete Metric Realization problem, which he showed to be strongly NP-hard. We have the following results: Determining consistency of a set of TOM or POM experiments is NP-Complete whether the tree is weighted or constrained to be unweighted and without degree two nodes. We can construct unweighted trees without degree two nodes from TOM experiments in optimal O(n{sup 3}) time and from POM experiments in O(n{sup 4}) time.

Kannan, S.K. [Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (United States); Warnow, T.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1993-03-01

248

Tree preserving embedding  

PubMed Central

The goal of dimensionality reduction is to embed high-dimensional data in a low-dimensional space while preserving structure in the data relevant to exploratory data analysis such as clusters. However, existing dimensionality reduction methods often either fail to separate clusters due to the crowding problem or can only separate clusters at a single resolution. We develop a new approach to dimensionality reduction: tree preserving embedding. Our approach uses the topological notion of connectedness to separate clusters at all resolutions. We provide a formal guarantee of cluster separation for our approach that holds for finite samples. Our approach requires no parameters and can handle general types of data, making it easy to use in practice and suggesting new strategies for robust data visualization. PMID:21949369

Shieh, Albert D.; Hashimoto, Tatsunori B.; Airoldi, Edoardo M.

2011-01-01

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Rubbery Polya Tree  

PubMed Central

Polya trees (PT) are random probability measures which can assign probability 1 to the set of continuous distributions for certain specifications of the hyperparameters. This feature distinguishes the PT from the popular Dirichlet process (DP) model which assigns probability 1 to the set of discrete distributions. However, the PT is not nearly as widely used as the DP prior. Probably the main reason is an awkward dependence of posterior inference on the choice of the partitioning subsets in the definition of the PT. We propose a generalization of the PT prior that mitigates this undesirable dependence on the partition structure, by allowing the branching probabilities to be dependent within the same level. The proposed new process is not a PT anymore. However, it is still a tail-free process and many of the prior properties remain the same as those for the PT. PMID:24368872

NIETO-BARAJAS, LUIS E.; MÜLLER, PETER

2013-01-01

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Genetically optimized fuzzy decision trees.  

PubMed

In this study, we are concerned with genetically optimized fuzzy decision trees (G-DTs). Decision trees are fundamental architectures of machine learning, pattern recognition, and system modeling. Starting with the generic decision tree with discrete or interval-valued attributes, we develop its fuzzy set-based generalization. In this generalized structure we admit the values of the attributes that are represented by some membership functions. Such fuzzy decision trees are constructed in the setting of genetic optimization. The underlying genetic algorithm optimizes the parameters of the fuzzy sets associated with the individual nodes where they play a role of fuzzy "switches" by distributing a flow of processing completed within the tree. We discuss various forms of the fitness function that help capture the essence of the problem at hand (that could be either of classification nature when dealing with discrete outputs or regression-like when handling a continuous output variable). We quantify a nature of the generalization of the tree by studying an optimally adjusted spreads of the membership functions located at the nodes of the decision tree. A series of experiments exploiting synthetic and machine learning data is used to illustrate the performance of the G-DTs. PMID:15971931

Pedrycz, Witold; Sosnowski, Zenon A

2005-06-01

251

Tree SelectionTree Selection Why is selection important?  

E-print Network

or Dry Soil Requires Acid Soil Tolerates Neutral or Alkaline soil Tolerates Roadside or Seaside Salt of trees. #12;Make a List and Check it Twice! Some things to consider when making your plan. #12;Soil

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Urban Tree Planting: Soil 101  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Ever wondered how trees live amidst city sidewalks? This two-minute radio program from the show Pulse of the Planet focuses on the below-ground challenge that urban trees face--city soil. In the program, which is provided here in audio and text formats, a horticulturalist describes the importance of soil and the soil quality and quantity problems often found in cities. She then talks about a mixture that she and fellow researchers at Cornell University have developed called structural soil, which is intended to prolong urban trees' lives. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Planet, Pulse O.

2007-11-28

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ICE RESISTANT TREE POPULATIONS Adapted from: TREES AND ICE STORMS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ICE STORM RESISTANT URBAN TREE  

E-print Network

branching or a broad crown that enhances ice accumulation. Many broad-leafed tree species, when grownICE RESISTANT TREE POPULATIONS Adapted from: TREES AND ICE STORMS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ICE STORM RESISTANT URBAN TREE POPULATIONS by Richard J. Hauer, Mary C. Hruska, and Jeffrey O. Dawson. 1994

New Hampshire, University of

254

On Steiner trees and minimum spanning trees in hypergraphs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The bottleneck of the state-of-the-art algorithms for geometric Steiner problems is usually the concatenation phase, where the prevailing approach treats the generated full Steiner trees as edges of a hypergraph and uses an LP-relaxation of the minimum spanning tree in hypergraph (MSTH) problem. We study this original and some new equivalent relaxations of this problem and clarify their relations to

Tobias Polzin; Siavash Vahdati Daneshmand

2003-01-01

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2-4 Trees and B-Trees To know what a 2-4 tree is (9.1).  

E-print Network

809 CHAPTER 9 2-4 Trees and B-Trees Objectives · To know what a 2-4 tree is (§9.1). · To design the Tree24 class that implements the Tree interface (§9.2). · To search an element in a 2-4 tree (§9.3). · To insert an element in a 2-4 tree and know how to split a node (§9.4). · To delete an element from a 2

Liang, Y. Daniel

256

Falls from trees and tree associated injuries in rural Melanesians.  

PubMed Central

Falls from trees and other tree related injuries are the most common cause of trauma in some parts of rural Melanesia. A four year review of all admissions for trauma to the Provincial Hospital at Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, showed that 27% were due to falls from trees, and a further 10% were due to related injuries, such as being struck by a falling branch or a coconut. A questionnaire distributed to rural health centres showed that during the study period at least 28 villagers died from falls from trees before reaching hospital. Head and chest trauma were common causes of death. Many injured patients were boys. Forearm fractures were the most common injuries, but more serious injuries were also frequently encountered. Trees responsible for most deaths and injuries included the coconut palm, betel palm, mango, and breadfruit. There are many strategies for preventing such injuries; perhaps the most important is to stop small boys climbing tall trees. Such falls are a serious occupational hazard for many subsistence farmers. Images FIG 1 FIG 2 FIG 3 FIG 4 PMID:6440619

Barss, P; Dakulala, P; Doolan, M

1984-01-01

257

Urban tree cover: an ecological perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analysis of urban tree cover is generally limited to inventories of tree structure and composition on public lands. This approach provided valuable information for resource management. However, it does not account for all tree cover within an urban landscape, thus providing insufficient information on ecological patterns and processes. We propose evaluating tree cover for an entire urban area that is

Wayne C. Zipperer; Susan M. Sisinni; Richard V. Pouyat; Timothy W. Foresman

1997-01-01

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How To Select and Plant a Tree.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin furnishes information about selecting and planting trees. The tree selection process includes being aware of the physical characteristics of bare root seedlings, containerized seedlings, balled and burlapped, or potted trees and determining the proper size and root ball proportions. The section on tree planting discusses how to: (1)…

Fazio, James R., Ed.

1991-01-01

259

Action trees and moral judgment Joshua Knobe  

E-print Network

1 Action trees and moral judgment Joshua Knobe Yale University [Forthcoming in Topics in Cognitive of an action tree. A question now arises about the relationship between this action tree representation of the action tree and then go on to use this representation in making moral judgments. The present paper argues

Knobe, Joshua

260

Dynamic Multicast Trees Jorge A. Cobb  

E-print Network

Dynamic Multicast Trees Jorge A. Cobb Department of Computer Science (EC 31) The University to build a multicast tree in a network of processes. No processing or storage overhead is required for processes not included in the tree. The overhead of processes in the tree consists solely of the periodic

Cobb, Jorge Arturo

261

Introduction Finite-State Tree Automata  

E-print Network

Introduction Finite-State Tree Automata The Complementation Problem for Automata on Innite Trees Non Deterministic Tree Automata Chapter 8 in the book, by Frank Nieÿner Presentation by Rotem Arnon Games, logic and Automata Seminar 2011 Presentation by Rotem Arnon Non Deterministic Tree Automata #12

Rabinovich, Alexander

262

Enumeration of Weighted Trees Alexander K. Zvonkin  

E-print Network

Enumeration of Weighted Trees Alexander K. Zvonkin July 16, 2013 Abstract In weighted trees, all edges are endowed with positive integral weight. We enumerate weighted bicolored plane trees according of the results are already known. However, they have their place in the context of the study of weighted trees

Zvonkin, Alexander

263

Constraint Search Trees Peter J. Stuckey  

E-print Network

Constraint Search Trees Peter J. Stuckey Department of Computer Science University of Melbourne Parkville 3052, Australia pjs@cs.mu.oz.au Abstract This paper defines constraint search trees, a general tree data structure for storing and accessing items with constraints as keys. Constraint search trees

Stuckey, Peter J.

264

A Novel Approach for Compressing Phylogenetic Trees  

E-print Network

A Novel Approach for Compressing Phylogenetic Trees Suzanne J. Matthews, Seung-Jin Sul, and Tiffani,sulsj,tlw}@cse.tamu.edu Abstract. Phylogenetic trees are tree structures that depict relation- ships between organisms. Popular analysis techniques often produce large collections of candidate trees, which are expensive to store. We

Williams, Tiffani

265

The Minimum Guarding Tree Problem Adrian Dumitrescu  

E-print Network

The Minimum Guarding Tree Problem Adrian Dumitrescu Joseph S. B. Mitchell Pawel Zyli´nski September, a guarding tree for L is a tree contained in the union of the lines in L such that if a mobile guard (agent) runs on the edges of the tree, all lines in L are visited by the guard. Similarly, given a connected

Dumitrescu, Adrian

266

Learning Latent Tree Graphical Models  

E-print Network

We study the problem of learning a latent tree graphical model where samples are available only from a subset of variables. We propose two consistent and computationally efficient algorithms for learning minimal latent ...

Choi, Myung Jin

267

Simplicial matrix-tree theorems  

E-print Network

We generalize the definition and enumeration of spanning trees from the setting of graphs to that of arbitrary-dimensional simplicial complexes ?, extending an idea due to G. Kalai. We prove a simplicial version of the ...

Duval, Art M.; Klivans, Caroline J.; Martin, Jeremy L.

2009-01-01

268

Topic in Depth - Tree Troubles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Topic in Depth explores some of the diseases and other threats, such as gypsy moths, emerald ash borers, and Asian longhorned beetles that certain trees must contend with to remain healthy and vital.

2010-09-14

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Random ancestor trees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We investigate a network growth model in which the genealogy controls the evolution. In this model, a new node selects a random target node and links either to this target node, or to its parent, or to its grandparent, etc; all nodes from the target node to its most ancient ancestor are equiprobable destinations. The emerging random ancestor tree is very shallow: the fraction gn of nodes at distance n from the root decreases super-exponentially with n, gn = e - 1/(n - 1)!. We find that a macroscopic hub at the root coexists with highly connected nodes at higher generations. The maximal degree of a node at the nth generation grows algebraically as N1/?n, where N is the system size. We obtain the series of nontrivial exponents which are roots of transcendental equations: \\beta_1\\cong 1.351\\,746 , \\beta_2\\cong 1.682\\,201 , etc. As a consequence, the fraction pk of nodes with degree k has an algebraic tail, pk ~ k - ?, with ? = ?1 + 1 = 2.351 746.

Ben-Naim, E.; Krapivsky, P. L.

2010-06-01

270

Quantum Simulation of Phylogenetic Trees  

E-print Network

Quantum simulations constructing probability tensors of biological multi-taxa in phylogenetic trees are proposed, in terms of positive trace preserving maps, describing evolving systems of quantum walks with multiple walkers. Basic phylogenetic models applying on trees of various topologies are simulated following appropriate decoherent quantum circuits. Quantum simulations of statistical inference for aligned sequences of biological characters are provided in terms of a quantum pruning map operating on likelihood operator observables, utilizing state-observable duality and measurement theory.

Demosthenes Ellinas; Peter Jarvis

2011-05-09

271

Millersville University's Trees of Distinction  

E-print Network

-04-17 #12;#3: Sycamore, American plane (Platanus occidentalis) 2014-06-03 #12;#4: Male Ginkgo, Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba) 2014-05-08 #12;#5: Balsam fir (Abies balsamea) 2014-04-24 #12;#6: Southern (Juglans regia) 2014-05-22 #12;#18: Female Ginkgo, Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba) 2014-06-14 #12;#19: Dawn

Hardy, Christopher R.

272

If a Tree Falls in the Forest ...  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity has students explore the role that forests play in their own lives by listing everyday products made from trees. They use the Internet to find as many uses for trees as possible in order to develop a class list that should include foods from trees, products derived from all parts of a tree, environmental benefits of trees, and recreational uses of trees. Students are then asked to imagine a day in their lives without trees and consider how their routine would differ and how their environment would change. This site also contains ideas for assessment and ways of extending the lesson.

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Revised slightly from Arborist News 14 (2) 24-26, 2005. Tree Biology and Problem Trees  

E-print Network

Revised slightly from Arborist News 14 (2) 24-26, 2005. Tree Biology and Problem Trees By Kevin T. Smith, USDA Forest Service, Durham, NH 03824 USA Modern Arboriculture and Problem Trees: Have you met any problem trees? Have you created any problem trees? Can you spot them early or even prevent them

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A SIMPLE BIJECTION BETWEEN A SUBCLASS OF 2-BINARY TREES AND TERNARY TREES  

E-print Network

NOTE A SIMPLE BIJECTION BETWEEN A SUBCLASS OF 2-BINARY TREES AND TERNARY TREES HELMUT PRODINGER We consider the subclass of 2-binary trees, where · nodes are labelled black or white, · the root is labelled] that these trees are in bijection with ternary trees (and henceforth enumerated by 1 2n+1 3n n ). In this note we

Wagner, Stephan

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36 CFR 223.4 - Exchange of trees or portions of trees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Exchange of trees or portions of trees. 223.4 Section 223.4 Parks, Forests...PRODUCTS General Provisions § 223.4 Exchange of trees or portions of trees. Trees or portions of...

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36 CFR 223.4 - Exchange of trees or portions of trees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Exchange of trees or portions of trees. 223.4 Section 223.4 Parks, Forests...PRODUCTS General Provisions § 223.4 Exchange of trees or portions of trees. Trees or portions of...

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High-Dimensional Structure Learning of Graphical Models: Trees, Latent Trees & Beyond  

E-print Network

High-Dimensional Structure Learning of Graphical Models: Trees, Latent Trees & Beyond Anima Tan, and Alan Willsky. UIUC Seminar Anima Anandkumar (UCI) Trees, Latent Trees & Beyond 11/08/2010 1 / 52 #12;Graphical Models: Motivation Example: Contextual Object Recognition SKY ROAD AREA TREE CAR CAR

Anandkumar, Animashree

278

Improvements to a Class of Distance Matrix Methods for Inferring Species Trees from Gene Trees  

E-print Network

Improvements to a Class of Distance Matrix Methods for Inferring Species Trees from Gene Trees available for inferring species trees from gene trees, the GLASS method of Mossel and Roch (2010 branch length estimates. Further, GLASS and STEAC have been shown to be consistent estimators of tree

Rosenberg, Noah

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36 CFR 223.4 - Exchange of trees or portions of trees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Exchange of trees or portions of trees. 223.4 Section 223.4 Parks, Forests...PRODUCTS General Provisions § 223.4 Exchange of trees or portions of trees. Trees or portions of...

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36 CFR 223.4 - Exchange of trees or portions of trees.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Exchange of trees or portions of trees. 223.4 Section 223.4 Parks, Forests...PRODUCTS General Provisions § 223.4 Exchange of trees or portions of trees. Trees or portions of...

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ATV: display and manipulation of annotated phylogenetic trees ATV: display and manipulation of annotated phylogenetic trees  

E-print Network

ATV: display and manipulation of annotated phylogenetic trees 8/10/01 1 ATV: display and manipulation of annotated phylogenetic trees Christian M. Zmasek and Sean R. Eddy Howard Hughes Medical: {zmasek,eddy}@genetics.wustl.edu Key words: tree display, tree viewer, phylogenetic tree, java

Eddy, Sean

282

Building Cartesian Trees from Free Trees Brian C. Dean Raghuveer Mohan  

E-print Network

Building Cartesian Trees from Free Trees Brian C. Dean Raghuveer Mohan July 6, 2011 Abstract One can build a Cartesian tree from an n-element sequence in O(n) time, and from an n-node free tree in O connect these results together by describing an "adaptive" Cartesian tree construction algorithm running

Dean, Brian C.

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reference to a tree with full foliage under local conditions (the `local tree' method). Usually this  

E-print Network

reference to a tree with full foliage under local conditions (the `local tree' method). Usually this method involves selecting the tree with the greatest amount of foliage in the general vicinity of a survey plot to serve as a standard against which the plot trees are assessed. The same local tree

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Centennial Celebration of the Gift of Trees to Columbus, OH Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony  

E-print Network

Centennial Celebration of the Gift of Trees to Columbus, OH Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony Friday in Detroit Planting of the Cherry Blossom Trees Sakura ­ sung by Fort Hayes Arts & Academic High for students · The trees were provided by American Forests. · Pictures of Cherry Trees were provided

Jones, Michelle

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Generic physical protection logic trees  

SciTech Connect

Generic physical protection logic trees, designed for application to nuclear facilities and materials, are presented together with a method of qualitative evaluation of the trees for design and analysis of physical protection systems. One or more defense zones are defined where adversaries interact with the physical protection system. Logic trees that are needed to describe the possible scenarios within a defense zone are selected. Elements of a postulated or existing physical protection system are tagged to the primary events of the logic tree. The likelihood of adversary success in overcoming these elements is evaluated on a binary, yes/no basis. The effect of these evaluations is propagated through the logic of each tree to determine whether the adversary is likely to accomplish the end event of the tree. The physical protection system must be highly likely to overcome the adversary before he accomplishes his objective. The evaluation must be conducted for all significant states of the site. Deficiencies uncovered become inputs to redesign and further analysis, closing the loop on the design/analysis cycle.

Paulus, W.K.

1981-10-01

286

How to assemble tree machines  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many researchers have proposed that ensembles of processing elements be organized as trees. This paper explores how large tree machines can be assembled efficiently from smaller components. A principal constraint considered is the limited number of external connections from an integrated circuit chip. We also explore the emerging capability of restructurable VLSI which allows a chip to be customized after fabrication. The authors give a linear-area chip of m processors and only four off-chip connections which can be used as the sole building block to construct an arbitrarily large complete binary tree. They also present a restructurable linear-area layout of m processors with O(lg m) pins that can realize an arbitrary binary tree of any size. This layout is based on a solution to the graph-theoretic problem: Given a tree in which each vertex is either black or white, determine how many edges need be cut in order to bisect the tree into equal-size components, each containing exactly half the black and half of the white vertices. These ideas extend to more general graphs using separator theorems or bifurcators.

Bhatt, S. N.; Leiserson, C. E.

1984-02-01

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Self-adjusting binary search trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

The splay tree, a self-adjusting form of binary search tree, is developed and analyzed. The binary search tree is a data structure for representing tables and lists so that accessing, inserting, and deleting items is easy. On an n-node splay tree, all the standard search tree operations have an amortized time bound of O(log n) per operation, where by “amortized

Daniel Dominic Sleator; Robert Endre Tarjan

1985-01-01

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Sussing Merger Trees: The Merger Trees Comparison Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Merger trees follow the growth and merger of dark-matter haloes over cosmic history. As well as giving important insights into the growth of cosmic structure in their own right, they provide an essential backbone to semi-analytic models of galaxy formation. This paper is the first in a series to arise from the Sussing Merger Trees Workshop in which 10 different tree-building algorithms were applied to the same set of halo catalogues and their results compared. Although many of these codes were similar in nature, all algorithms produced distinct results. Our main conclusions are that a useful merger-tree code should possess the following features: (i) the use of particle IDs to match haloes between snapshots; (ii) the ability to skip at least one, and preferably more, snapshots in order to recover subhaloes that are temporarily lost during merging; (iii) the ability to cope with (and ideally smooth out) large, temporary fluctuations in halo mass. Finally, to enable different groups to communicate effectively, we defined a common terminology that we used when discussing merger trees and we encourage others to adopt the same language. We also specified a minimal output format to record the results.

Srisawat, Chaichalit; Knebe, Alexander; Pearce, Frazer R.; Schneider, Aurel; Thomas, Peter A.; Behroozi, Peter; Dolag, Klaus; Elahi, Pascal J.; Han, Jiaxin; Helly, John; Jing, Yipeng; Jung, Intae; Lee, Jaehyun; Mao, Yao-Yuan; Onions, Julian; Rodriguez-Gomez, Vicente; Tweed, Dylan; Yi, Sukyoung K.

2013-11-01

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TreeGenes: A Forest Tree Genome Database  

PubMed Central

The Dendrome Project and associated TreeGenes database serve the forest genetics research community through a curated and integrated web-based relational database. The research community is composed of approximately 2 000 members representing over 730 organizations worldwide. The database itself is composed of a wide range of genetic data from many forest trees with focused efforts on commercially important members of the Pinaceae family. The primary data types curated include species, publications, tree and DNA extraction information, genetic maps, molecular markers, ESTs, genotypic, and phenotypic data. There are currently ten main search modules or user access points within this PostgreSQL database. These access points allow users to navigate logically through the related data types. The goals of the Dendrome Project are to (1) provide a comprehensive resource for forest tree genomics data to facilitate gene discovery in related species, (2) develop interfaces that encourage the submission and integration of all genomic data, and to (3) centralize and distribute existing and novel online tools for the research community that both support and ease analysis. Recent developments have focused on increasing data content, functional annotations, data retrieval, and visualization tools. TreeGenes was developed to provide a centralized web resource with analysis and visualization tools to support data storage and exchange. PMID:18725987

Wegrzyn, Jill L.; Lee, Jennifer M.; Tearse, Brandon R.; Neale, David B.

2008-01-01

290

WASTE MINIMIZATION ASSESSMENT FOR A MANUFACTURER OF PAINTS AND LACQUERS  

EPA Science Inventory

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has funded a pilot project to assist small and medium-size manufacturers who want to minimize their generation of waste but who lack the expertise to do so. In an effort to assist these manufacturers Waste Minimization Assessment Ce...

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A Model In Which There Are Jech Kunen Trees But There Are No Kurepa Trees 1  

E-print Network

A Model In Which There Are Jech Kunen Trees But There Are No Kurepa Trees 1 Saharon Shelah2 and Renling Jin Abstract By an !1 tree we mean a tree of power !1 and height !1. We call an !1 tree a Jech Kunen tree if it has many branches for some strictly between !1 and 2!1 . In this paper we construct

Jin, Renling

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Genealogical trees from genetic distances  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a population with haploid reproduction any individual has a single parent in the previous generation. If all genealogical distances among pairs of individuals (generations from the closest common ancestor) are known it is possible to exactly reconstruct their genealogical tree. Unfortunately, in most cases, genealogical distances are unknown and only genetic distances are available. The genetic distance between two individuals is measurable from differences in mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) since in the case of humans or other complex organisms mtDNA is transmitted in a haploid manner. An analogous distance can be also computed for languages where it may be measured from lexical differences, in this case, nevertheless, haploid reproduction is only a raw approximation. Assuming a constant rate of mutation, these genetic distances are random and proportional only on average to genealogical ones. The reconstruction of the genealogical tree from the available genetic distances is forceful imprecise. In this paper we try to quantify the error one may commit in the reconstruction of the tree for different degrees of randomness. The errors may concern both topology of the tree (the branching hierarchy) and, in case of correct topology, the proportions of the tree (length of various branches).

Prignano, L.; Serva, M.

2009-06-01

293

Decision Tree Induction Based on Efficient Tree Restructuring1 Paul E. Utgoff utgoff@cs.umass.edu  

E-print Network

Decision Tree Induction Based on Efficient Tree Restructuring1 Paul E. Utgoff utgoff to restructure a decision tree efficiently enables a variety of ap- proaches to decision tree induction incremental tree induction (ITI), and the other being non-incremental tree induction using a measure of tree

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Decision Tree Induction Based on Efficient Tree Restructuring 1 Paul E. Utgoff utgoff@cs.umass.edu  

E-print Network

Decision Tree Induction Based on Efficient Tree Restructuring 1 Paul E. Utgoff utgoff to restructure a decision tree efficiently enables a variety of ap­ proaches to decision tree induction incremental tree induction (ITI), and the other being non­incremental tree induction using a measure of tree

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

295

Measurement of tree canopy architecture  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The lack of accurate extensive geometric data on tree canopies has retarded development and validation of radiative transfer models. A stratified sampling method was devised to measure the three-dimensional geometry of 16 walnut trees which had received irrigation treatments of either 100 or 33 per cent of evapotranspirational (ET) demand for the previous two years. Graphic reconstructions of the three-dimensional geometry were verified by 58 independent measurements. The distributions of stem- and leaf-size classes, lengths, and angle classes were determined and used to calculate leaf area index (LAI), stem area, and biomass. Reduced irrigation trees have lower biomass of stems, leaves and fruit, lower LAI, steeper leaf angles and altered biomass allocation to large stems. These data can be used in ecological models that link canopy processes with remotely sensed measurements.

Martens, S. N.; Ustin, S. L.; Norman, J. M.

1991-01-01

296

Trees, soils, and food security  

PubMed Central

Trees have a different impact on soil properties than annual crops, because of their longer residence time, larger biomass accumulation, and longer-lasting, more extensive root systems. In natural forests nutrients are efficiently cycled with very small inputs and outputs from the system. In most agricultural systems the opposite happens. Agroforestry encompasses the continuum between these extremes, and emerging hard data is showing that successful agroforestry systems increase nutrient inputs, enhance internal flows, decrease nutrient losses and provide environmental benefits: when the competition for growth resources between the tree and the crop component is well managed. The three main determinants for overcoming rural poverty in Africa are (i) reversing soil fertility depletion, (ii) intensifying and diversifying land use with high-value products, and (iii) providing an enabling policy environment for the smallholder farming sector. Agroforestry practices can improve food production in a sustainable way through their contribution to soil fertility replenishment. The use of organic inputs as a source of biologically-fixed nitrogen, together with deep nitrate that is captured by trees, plays a major role in nitrogen replenishment. The combination of commercial phosphorus fertilizers with available organic resources may be the key to increasing and sustaining phosphorus capital. High-value trees, 'Cinderella' species, can fit in specific niches on farms, thereby making the system ecologically stable and more rewarding economically, in addition to diversifying and increasing rural incomes and improving food security. In the most heavily populated areas of East Africa, where farm size is extremely small, the number of trees on farms is increasing as farmers seek to reduce labour demands, compatible with the drift of some members of the family into the towns to earn off-farm income. Contrary to the concept that population pressure promotes deforestation, there is evidence that demonstrates that there are conditions under which increasing tree planting is occurring on farms in the tropics through successful agroforestry as human population density increases.

Sanchez, P. A.; Buresh, R. J.; Leakey, R. R. B.

1997-01-01

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Transport of Methane in Trees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although overall methane (CH4) emissions for croplands, wetlands, and forests have been measured, the exact dynamics of CH4 transport through trees is not well understood. What roles transport mechanisms play in emission rates has been thoroughly investigated for rice, but is fairly unknown for trees. Better defined plant transport mechanisms yield more accurate determination of greenhouse gas flux and its variations, contributing to a comprehensive theory quantifying greenhouse gas emissions globally. CH4 emissions from the common wetland tree species black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa) native to the Pacific Northwest have been measured under hydroponic conditions in order to separate plant transport processes from the influence of soil processes. Canopy emissions of CH4 have been measured via canopy enclosure. Measurements of CH4 flux from each of 16 trees have indicated that emissions are normally constant over the half-hour sampling period. Samples for stable carbon isotope composition have been taken during these experiments and measured on a mass spectrometer. Compared to the isotopic composition of root water CH4, canopy CH4 is depleted in 13C; this indicates that CH4 moving through the tree is not following a bulk flow pathway (where no depletion would occur), but instead moves either diffusively or through other cell or tissue barriers. No correlation was found to exist between leaf area and CH4 emission; this is vital to upscaling tree-level emissions to the global scale since leaf area index (LAI) cannot be treated as an appropriate parameter to upscale flux. Correctly informing global-scale CH4 fluxes from plants requires an association between the role plant physiology plays in the production and transport of CH4 and magnitudes of flux. This research was supported by the Office of Science (BER), U. S. Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG02-08ER64515. Supported in part through NASA / Oregon Space Grant Consortium, grant NNG05GJ85H.

Kutschera, E.; Khalil, A. K.; Shearer, M. J.; Rosenstiel, T.; Rice, A. L.

2011-12-01

298

Dynamic Capacitated Minimum Spanning Trees  

E-print Network

Given a set of terminals, each associated with a positive number denoting the traffic to be routed to a central terminal (root), the Capacitated Minimum Spanning Tree (CMST) problem asks for a minimum spanning tree, spanning all terminals, such that the amount of traffic routed from a subtree, linked to the root by an edge, does not exceed the given capacity constraint k. The CMST problem is NP-complete and has been extensively studied for the past 40 years. Current best heuristics, in terms of cost and computation time (O(n log n)), are due to Esau and Williams [1], and Jothi and Raghavachari [2].

Raja Jothi; Balaji Raghavachari

2004-01-01

299

Interpreting the universal phylogenetic tree  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The universal phylogenetic tree not only spans all extant life, but its root and earliest branchings represent stages in the evolutionary process before modern cell types had come into being. The evolution of the cell is an interplay between vertically derived and horizontally acquired variation. Primitive cellular entities were necessarily simpler and more modular in design than are modern cells. Consequently, horizontal gene transfer early on was pervasive, dominating the evolutionary dynamic. The root of the universal phylogenetic tree represents the first stage in cellular evolution when the evolving cell became sufficiently integrated and stable to the erosive effects of horizontal gene transfer that true organismal lineages could exist.

Woese, C. R.

2000-01-01

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Interpreting the universal phylogenetic tree  

PubMed Central

The universal phylogenetic tree not only spans all extant life, but its root and earliest branchings represent stages in the evolutionary process before modern cell types had come into being. The evolution of the cell is an interplay between vertically derived and horizontally acquired variation. Primitive cellular entities were necessarily simpler and more modular in design than are modern cells. Consequently, horizontal gene transfer early on was pervasive, dominating the evolutionary dynamic. The root of the universal phylogenetic tree represents the first stage in cellular evolution when the evolving cell became sufficiently integrated and stable to the erosive effects of horizontal gene transfer that true organismal lineages could exist. PMID:10900003

Woese, Carl R.

2000-01-01

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The most parsimonious tree for random data.  

PubMed

Applying a method to reconstruct a phylogenetic tree from random data provides a way to detect whether that method has an inherent bias towards certain tree 'shapes'. For maximum parsimony, applied to a sequence of random 2-state data, each possible binary phylogenetic tree has exactly the same distribution for its parsimony score. Despite this pleasing and slightly surprising symmetry, some binary phylogenetic trees are more likely than others to be a most parsimonious (MP) tree for a sequence of k such characters, as we show. For k=2, and unrooted binary trees on six taxa, any tree with a caterpillar shape has a higher chance of being an MP tree than any tree with a symmetric shape. On the other hand, if we take any two binary trees, on any number of taxa, we prove that this bias between the two trees vanishes as the number of characters k grows. However, again there is a twist: MP trees on six taxa for k=2 random binary characters are more likely to have certain shapes than a uniform distribution on binary phylogenetic trees predicts. Moreover, this shape bias appears, from simulations, to be more pronounced for larger values of k. PMID:25079136

Fischer, Mareike; Galla, Michelle; Herbst, Lina; Steel, Mike

2014-11-01

302

Recursive algorithms for phylogenetic tree counting  

PubMed Central

Background In Bayesian phylogenetic inference we are interested in distributions over a space of trees. The number of trees in a tree space is an important characteristic of the space and is useful for specifying prior distributions. When all samples come from the same time point and no prior information available on divergence times, the tree counting problem is easy. However, when fossil evidence is used in the inference to constrain the tree or data are sampled serially, new tree spaces arise and counting the number of trees is more difficult. Results We describe an algorithm that is polynomial in the number of sampled individuals for counting of resolutions of a constraint tree assuming that the number of constraints is fixed. We generalise this algorithm to counting resolutions of a fully ranked constraint tree. We describe a quadratic algorithm for counting the number of possible fully ranked trees on n sampled individuals. We introduce a new type of tree, called a fully ranked tree with sampled ancestors, and describe a cubic time algorithm for counting the number of such trees on n sampled individuals. Conclusions These algorithms should be employed for Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo inference when fossil data are included or data are serially sampled. PMID:24164709

2013-01-01

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Tree Height Calculator: An Android App for Estimating Tree Height  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Conventionally, measuring tree height requires a collection of different tools - clinometer, transit, pencil, paper, laptop computer. Results are recorded manually and entered into a spreadsheet or database for future calculation and analysis. Tree Height Calculator is a mobile Android app the integrates the various steps in this process thereby improving the accuracy and dramatically reducing the time required to go from taking measurements to analyzing data. Given the user's height and the distance from the base of the tree (which can be downloaded into the app from a server), the app uses the phone's orientation sensor to calculate the angle of elevation. A simple trigonometric formula is then used to calculate and record the tree's height in the phone's database. When the phone has a WiFi connection, the data are transmitted to a server, from where they can be downloaded directly into a spreadsheet. The application was first tested in an Environmental Science laboratory at Trinity College. On the first trial, 103 data samples were collected, stored, and uploaded to the online database with only couple of dropped data points. On the second trial, 98 data samples were gathered with no loss of data. The app combined the individual measurements taken by the students in the lab, reducing the time required to produce a graph of the class's results from days to hours.

Burca, V. S.; Htet, N. M.; Huang, X.; de Lanerolle, T. R.; Morelli, R.; Gourley, J. R.

2011-12-01

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AncesTrees: ancestry estimation with randomized decision trees.  

PubMed

In forensic anthropology, ancestry estimation is essential in establishing the individual biological profile. The aim of this study is to present a new program-AncesTrees-developed for assessing ancestry based on metric analysis. AncesTrees relies on a machine learning ensemble algorithm, random forest, to classify the human skull. In the ensemble learning paradigm, several models are generated and co-jointly used to arrive at the final decision. The random forest algorithm creates ensembles of decision trees classifiers, a non-linear and non-parametric classification technique. The database used in AncesTrees is composed by 23 craniometric variables from 1,734 individuals, representative of six major ancestral groups and selected from the Howells' craniometric series. The program was tested in 128 adult crania from the following collections: the African slaves' skeletal collection of Valle da Gafaria; the Medical School Skull Collection and the Identified Skeletal Collection of 21st Century, both curated at the University of Coimbra. The first step of the test analysis was to perform ancestry estimation including all the ancestral groups of the database. The second stage of our test analysis was to conduct ancestry estimation including only the European and the African ancestral groups. In the first test analysis, 75 % of the individuals of African ancestry and 79.2 % of the individuals of European ancestry were correctly identified. The model involving only African and European ancestral groups had a better performance: 93.8 % of all individuals were correctly classified. The obtained results show that AncesTrees can be a valuable tool in forensic anthropology. PMID:25053239

Navega, David; Coelho, Catarina; Vicente, Ricardo; Ferreira, Maria Teresa; Wasterlain, Sofia; Cunha, Eugénia

2014-07-23

305

Bayesian Detection in Bounded Height Tree Networks  

E-print Network

We study the detection performance of large scale sensor networks, configured as trees with bounded height, in which information is progressively compressed as it moves towards the root of the tree. We show that, under a ...

Tay, Wee Peng

306

The Shapley value of phylogenetic trees.  

PubMed

Every weighted tree corresponds naturally to a cooperative game that we call a tree game; it assigns to each subset of leaves the sum of the weights of the minimal subtree spanned by those leaves. In the context of phylogenetic trees, the leaves are species and this assignment captures the diversity present in the coalition of species considered. We consider the Shapley value of tree games and suggest a biological interpretation. We determine the linear transformation M that shows the dependence of the Shapley value on the edge weights of the tree, and we also compute a null space basis of M. Both depend on the split counts of the tree. Finally, we characterize the Shapley value on tree games by four axioms, a counterpart to Shapley's original theorem on the larger class of cooperative games. We also include a brief discussion of the core of tree games. PMID:17805545

Haake, Claus-Jochen; Kashiwada, Akemi; Su, Francis Edward

2008-04-01

307

Asian Longhorned Beetle and its Host Trees  

E-print Network

Asian Longhorned Beetle and its Host Trees United States Department of Agriculture Forest Beetle and its Host Trees Bruce L. Parker and Margaret Skinner Entomology Research Laboratory University.........................................................................2 Description of the Asian Longhorned Beetle.......................5 Adults

Vermont, University of

308

Small Phylogeny Problem: Character Evolution Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Phylogenetics is a science of determining connections be- tween groups of organisms in terms of ancestor\\/descendent relationships, usually expressed by phylogenetic trees, also called \\\\trees of life\\

Arvind Gupta; Ján Manuch; Ladislav Stacho; Chenchen Zhu

2004-01-01

309

Texas Wholesale Market for Christmas Trees.  

E-print Network

Wholesale Market for 7 :. @EXAS A&M UNIVERSITY . TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION R. E. Patterson, Director, College Station, Texas trees might capture as much as one-half of the more than 2 million Texas evergreen tree market. Wl...~olesale Christmas tree markets for Dallas, Houston and San Antonio were investigated during the 1962 Holiday Season to determine potential outlets for locally grown trees. The investigation was limited to species which could be grown in at least a part...

Sorensen, H. B. (Harold B.); Smith, W. A.

1964-01-01

310

Exploring the Secret Life of Trees  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page, from the University of Illinois Extension, has an animated cartoon designed to help 3rd through 5th grade students gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their everyday lives, and develop an interest in discovering more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the secret life of trees. It meets several of the Illinois statewide learning goals for fourth grade. The teacher's guide suggests a number of supporting activities for students.

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A Bipolar Interpretation of Fuzzy Decision Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Decision tree construction is a popular approach in data mining and machine learning, and some variants of decision tree algorithms\\u000a have been proposed to deal with different types of data. In this paper, we present a bipolar interpretation of fuzzy decision\\u000a trees. With the interpretation, various types of decision trees can be represented in a unified form. The edges of

Tuan-fang Fan; Churn-jung Liau; Duen-ren Liu

2008-01-01

312

Tree Ring Data and Environmental Variables  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity uses Bristlecone pine tree-ring data to understand how tree growth is related to environmental variables. It can be used to test hypotheses about how tree growth has been increasing with increasing northern hemisphere temperature in the past 100 years. This activity was originally developed by Christine Hallman and Katie Hirschboeck at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona. This activity is used in a Global Change course for first year non-science majors.

Bigio, Erica

313

MYCOTOXINS IN EDIBLE TREE NUTS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Tree nuts (almonds, pistachios, and walnuts) are an exceptionally valuable crop, especially in California, with an aggregate value approaching $3.5 billion. Much of this economic value comes from overseas markets, with up to 60% of the crop being exported. The product can be contaminated with aflat...

314

VACUUM TREATMENTS FOR TREE NUTS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

In order to meet consumer demands and export requirements, California tree nuts (walnuts, almonds and pistachios) must be free of insect infestation. Processors have long relied on fumigants such as methyl bromide and phosphine to disinfest their product of field pests such as codling moth and nave...

315

The Tree of Animal Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author describes a short activity which introduces third- to fifth-grade students to animal classification. The Tree of Animal Life activity is a simple, sorting exercise that can help them see a bigger picture. The activity sets the stage for learning about animal taxonomy and introduces the characteristics of various animal…

Braude, Stan

2007-01-01

316

The Gift of the Tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A piece of children's literature can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning science; however, it takes more than reading about a topic to qualify as "doing science." Inspired by the book, The Gift of the Tree , the author developed an in-dep

Jones, Marla W.

2009-09-01

317

Key for Trees of Iowa.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This key is designed to help identify the most common trees found in Iowa. It is based on vegetative characteristics such as leaves, fruits, and bark and is illustrated with black and white line drawings. Since vegetative characteristics vary due to climate, age, soil fertility, and other conditions, the numerical sizes listed, such as length and…

Coder, Kim D.; Wray, Paul H.

318

Electric Trees and Pond Creatures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two learning activities are presented to develop observation and classification skills at the elementary level. The first is an electric box that associates tree names with leaf and bark specimens, and the second is a pond water observation and slide preparation activity. (BB)

Weaver, Helen; Hounshell, Paul B.

1978-01-01

319

Cedar Tree in Bryce Canyon  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

A cedar tree in Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon is a unique sandstone formation in southern Utah. It is home to a large number of hoodoos, which are oddly shaped pillars of rock that formed due to different erosion rates for the dolomite that caps them and the sandstone that forms their ba...

320

Not Just a Fall Tree  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Trees burst with color in the northern states. Autumn leaves dust the ground. Painting the fall landscape is nothing new. Teachers have been doing it in classrooms for decades. The approach, however, can make the difference between whether the fall landscape is simply painting for fun, or a real learning experience. Students learn best when they…

Miller-Hewes, Kathy A.

2004-01-01

321

The Trees that surround us  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In our school the activities linked with sciences are developed in a partnership with other school subjects. Interdisciplinary projects are always valued from beginning to end of a project. It is common for teachers of different areas to work together in a Science project. Research of English written articles is very important not only for the development of our students' scientific literacy but also as a way of widening knowledge and a view on different perspectives of life instead of being limited to research of any articles in Portuguese language. In this study we are going to collect data about the predominant tree species in the region, especially the invasive trees from the acacia species, the native tree species and the commercial species. We are going to study the reasons for the appearance of each species and draw a chart of soil occupation in the council. This chart will also allow the study of the distribution and use of land for each tree species. This research work is the first stage for a contribution to warn the town council of the dangers of the invasive species to the future economy of the council.

Costa, M. E. G.; Rodrigues, M. A. S.

2012-04-01

322

The Gift of the Tree  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A piece of children's literature can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning science; however, it takes more than reading about a topic to qualify as "doing science." Inspired by the book, "The Gift of the Tree", the author developed an in-depth interdisciplinary lesson for her sixth-grade students without diluting the science. Through this…

Jones, Marla Wagner

2009-01-01

323

Can Children Read Evolutionary Trees?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Representations of the "tree of life" such as cladograms show the history of lineages and their relationships. They are increasingly found in formal and informal learning settings. Unfortunately, there is evidence that these representations can be challenging to interpret correctly. This study explored the question of whether children aged 7-11…

Ainsworth, Shaaron; Saffer, Jessica

2013-01-01

324

The Tree of Life Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Middle-school students are just beginning to recognize their place in the world. That is why this author believes it is important to incorporate their world into their art. In this article, the author discusses the "Tree of Life" project, which she developed for her students in order to make them aware of various environmental issues, and how to…

Milbrath, Sherry

2009-01-01

325

Max Ernst: "Tree of Life."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a lesson plan introducing K-3 grade students to visual elements in art and the idea that artists use dreams and fantasies as subjects for their art using Max Ernst's "Tree of Life." Outlines instructional strategies and lesson objectives. (GEA)

Bray, Pam

1988-01-01

326

The Education of Little Tree.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

First published in 1976, this autobiography contains Forrest Carter's--Little Tree's--remembrances of life with his Eastern Cherokee Hill country grandparents in the 1930s. There are 21 chapters, recounting humorous and serious episodes from a 5-year period and dealing with the themes of growing up, Indian life and values, family relationships,…

Carter, Forrest

327

SELECTING TREES FOR HOME PLANTING.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

DESIGNED FOR USE BY HIGH SCHOOL OR ADULT STUDENTS AS TEXT OR REFERENCE MATERIAL, THIS DOCUMENT PRESENTS TECHNICAL INFORMATION NEEDED IN SELECTING TREES FOR HOME PLANTING. IT WAS PREPARED BY SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALISTS, TEACHER EDUCATORS, SUPERVISORS, AND AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF TEACHERS. MAJOR SECTIONS ARE (1) WHAT FACTORS SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN…

Illinois Univ., Urbana. Vocational Agriculture Service.

328

Trees of Our National Forests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a description of the creation of the National Forests system, how trees grow, managing the National Forests, types of management systems, and managing for multiple use, including wildlife, water, recreation and other uses. Included are: (1) photographs; (2) line drawings of typical leaves, cones, flowers, and seeds; and (3)…

Forest Service (USDA), Washington, DC.

329

Compartmentalization of Decay in Trees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Unlike animals, which heal, trees compartmentalize by setting boundaries that resist the spread of invading microorganisms. Discusses the creation of new walls by anatomical and chemical means in response to death of a branch or pruning. Points out that genetic control of compartmentalization has resulted from evolution of resistant species. (DH)

Shigo, Alex L.

1985-01-01

330

Seasonal Changes of a Tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity is a year long project observing the changes in a specific tree. It includes using all the senses in the observation and making two different booklets to record what we observe. It also includes several picture story books that enhance the lesson.

Johnson, Karen

331

RESOVING THE GENE TREE AND SPECIES TREE PROBLEM BY PHYLOGENETIC MINING  

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RESOVING THE GENE TREE AND SPECIES TREE PROBLEM BY PHYLOGENETIC MINING XIAOXU HAN Department of Mathematics and Bioinformatics Program, Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA The gene tree and species tree problem remains a central problem in phylogenomics. To overcome this problem, gene

Wong, Limsoon

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A Characterization of the Set of Species Trees that Produce Anomalous Ranked Gene Trees  

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A Characterization of the Set of Species Trees that Produce Anomalous Ranked Gene Trees James H. Degnan, Noah A. Rosenberg, and Tanja Stadler Abstract--Ranked gene trees, which consider both the gene tree topology and the sequence in which gene lineages separate, can potentially provide a new source

Rosenberg, Noah

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Totally Tree-mendous Activities: Projects To Discover the Beauty and Benefits of Trees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher's guide supplies information and hands-on activities to teach about trees from several disciplines. Activities are grouped into six areas that cover botany, social studies, arts and literature (aesthetics), and trees as a resource. Sections include: (1) Tree Identification, which defines trees and leaves and presents activities that…

Hollister, Sarah

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trees.sty: A Macro for Drawing Binary or Ternary Trees  

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trees.sty: A Macro for Drawing Binary or Ternary Trees april 1990 The following macros let you draw a (binary or ternary) tree of any size. For each will give you some ideas on designi* *ng similar things for, e.g., digital circuits. Trees

Mintmire, John W.

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TreeDT: Tree Pattern Mining for Gene Mapping Petteri Sevon, Hannu Toivonen, and Vesa Ollikainen  

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TreeDT: Tree Pattern Mining for Gene Mapping Petteri Sevon, Hannu Toivonen, and Vesa Ollikainen Abstract--We describe TreeDT, a novel association-based gene mapping method. Given a set of disease-associated haplotypes and a set of control haplotypes, TreeDT predicts likely locations of a disease susceptibility gene

Toivonen, Hannu

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www.ForestConnect.com Northeastern Tree Planting & Reforestation Northeastern Tree Planting & Reforestation  

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www.ForestConnect.com Northeastern Tree Planting & Reforestation 1 Northeastern Tree Planting;2 Northeastern Tree Planting & Reforestation www.ForestConnect.com TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 ­ Recommended homework before planting................................... 3 Chapter 2 ­ Planting trees to meet your goals

Keinan, Alon

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Optimizing tree and character compatibility across several phylogenetic trees Simone Linza,b  

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Optimizing tree and character compatibility across several phylogenetic trees Simone Linza, Bronx, NY, United States. Abstract Given a set R of rooted phylogenetic trees on overlapping taxa, it takes polynomial time to decide whether or not there exists a rooted phylogenetic tree

St. John, Katherine

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High-Tech Trees: Colorado State University, recently recognized as aTree Campus USA by  

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High-Tech Trees: Background Colorado State University, recently recognized as aTree Campus USA of Natural Resources awarded a mini-grant to a team of researchers to develop the "High-TechTrees" project in ArcGIS. Beta version of the High-Tech Trees website. Website developed using the ArcGIS Serve

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RELATING TREE PHYSIOLOGY TO PAST AND FUTURE CHANGES IN TROPICAL RAINFOREST TREE COMMUNITIES  

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RELATING TREE PHYSIOLOGY TO PAST AND FUTURE CHANGES IN TROPICAL RAINFOREST TREE COMMUNITIES THOMAS changes as well as a knowledge of the physiology, ecology and population biology of extant species for the regulation of tropical tree populations often invoke tree physiology or processes that are subject

Coley, Phyllis

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Normal Spanning Trees, Aronszajn Trees and Excluded Minors Reinhard Diestel and Imre Leader  

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Normal Spanning Trees, Aronszajn Trees and Excluded Minors Reinhard Diestel and Imre Leader We prove that a connected infinite graph has a normal spanning tree (the infinite analogue of a depth of these obstructions was needed to char- acterize the graphs with normal spanning trees. As a corollary we deduce Halin

Diestel, Reinhard

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A survey of decision tree classifier methodology  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey is presented of current methods for decision tree classifier (DTC) designs and the various existing issues. After considering potential advantages of DTCs over single-state classifiers, the subjects of tree structure design, feature selection at each internal node, and decision and search strategies are discussed. The relation between decision trees and neutral networks (NN) is also discussed

S. Rasoul Safavian; David Landgrebe

1991-01-01

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Generating Production Rules from Decision Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many inductive knowledge acquisition algorithms generate clas­ sifiers in the form of decision trees. This paper describes a tech­ nique for transforming such trees to small sets of production rules, a common formalism for expressing knowledge in expert systems. The method makes use of the training set of cases from which the decision tree was generated, first to generalize and

J. Ross Quinlan

1987-01-01

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Random suffix search trees Luc Devroye1  

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classifications. Primary: 60D05; secondary: 68U05. Key words Random binary search tree. Suffix tree. Lacunary, search engines) and strings of data (DNA strings, encrypted bit strings). For storing the dataRandom suffix search trees Luc Devroye1 and Ralph Neininger2 School of Computer Science Mc

Neininger, Ralph

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Data multiplexer using a tree switch  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Self-decoding FET-hybrid or integrated-circuit tree configuration uses minimum number of components and can be sequenced by clock or computer. Redundancy features can readily be incorporated into tree configuration; as tree grows in size and more sensors are included, percentage of parts that will affect given percentage of sensors steadily decreases.

Easton, R. A.; Hilbert, E. E.

1973-01-01

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Trees Associated with the Motzkin Numbers  

Microsoft Academic Search

. We consider plane rooted trees on n+1 vertices without branching pointson odd levels. The number of such trees in equal to the Motzkin number Mn . Wegive a bijective proof of this statement.1. Let Pn be the set of all plane rooted trees on n+1 unlabeled vertices withedges oriented from the root (see [1]). We say that a vertex

Alexander Kuznetsov; Igor Pak; Alexander Postnikov

1996-01-01

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Where are the young Brazil nut trees?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If the Brazil nut industry in many Amazonian forests continues "business as usual," there will not be enough younger trees to replace the old trees as they die, according to a new study.The scientists say that important changes need to be made to the way Brazil nuts are collected in order to maintain a healthy population of nut-producing trees.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS;)

2003-12-19

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Aronszajn Trees and the SCH Itay Neeman  

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Aronszajn Trees and the SCH Itay Neeman and Spencer Unger February 28, 2009 1 Introduction such that the Singular Cardinal Hypothesis fails at and the tree property holds at + . The purpose of these notes. We begin with a discussion of trees, which are natural objects in infinite combinatorics. One topic

Andrews, Peter B.

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EXCEPTIONALLY SMALL BALLS IN STABLE TREES  

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EXCEPTIONALLY SMALL BALLS IN STABLE TREES Thomas Duquesne Guanying Wang November 14, 2011 Abstract The -stable trees are random measured compact metric spaces that appear as the scaling limit of Galton-Watson trees whose offspring distribution lies in a -stable domain, (1, 2]. They form a specific class

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Large-Scale Inference of Phylogenetic Trees  

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Large-Scale Inference of Phylogenetic Trees Alexandros Stamatakis Institute of Computer Science Trees Alexandros Stamatakis As of July 1st 2006 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics at Lausanne #12 Tree-of-life New insights in medical & biological research #12;© Alexandros Stamatakis, March 2006 7

Poirazi, Yiota

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Remarks about Hardy inequalities on metric trees  

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We find sharp conditions on the growth of a rooted regular metric tree such that the Neumann Laplacian on the tree satisfies a Hardy inequality. In particular, we consider homogeneous metric trees. Moreover, we show that a non-trivial Aharonov-Bohm magnetic field leads to a Hardy inequality on a loop graph.

Tomas Ekholm; Rupert L. Frank; Hynek Kovarik

2007-11-13

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On some varieties associated with trees  

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On some varieties associated with trees F. Chapoton March 3, 2014 Abstract This article considers some affine algebraic varieties attached to finite trees and closely related to cluster algebras. Their definition involves a canonical coloring of vertices of trees into three colors. These varieties are proved

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Random trees Jean-Franois Le Gall  

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Random trees Jean-François Le Gall Université Paris-Sud Orsay and Institut universitaire de France IMS Annual Meeting, Göteborg, August 2010 Jean-François Le Gall (Université Paris-Sud) Random trees Göteborg 1 / 40 #12;Outline Trees are mathematical objects that play an important role in several areas

Le Gall, Jean-François

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Common Intervals of Trees Steffen Heber  

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Common Intervals of Trees Steffen Heber Dept. of Computer Science N. C. State University, Box 7566 problems, algorithms, labelled trees 1 Introduction In this paper we consider the problem of finding common intervals of trees, a general- ization of the concept of common intervals in permutations. For a permutation

Savage, Carla D.

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Neighborhoods of Trees in Circular Orderings.  

PubMed

In phylogenetics, a common strategy used to construct an evolutionary tree for a set of species [Formula: see text] is to search in the space of all such trees for one that optimizes some given score function (such as the minimum evolution, parsimony or likelihood score). As this can be computationally intensive, it was recently proposed to restrict such searches to the set of all those trees that are compatible with some circular ordering of the set [Formula: see text]. To inform the design of efficient algorithms to perform such searches, it is therefore of interest to find bounds for the number of trees compatible with a fixed ordering in the neighborhood of a tree that is determined by certain tree operations commonly used to search for trees: the nearest neighbor interchange (NNI), the subtree prune and regraft (SPR) and the tree bisection and reconnection (TBR) operations. We show that the size of such a neighborhood of a binary tree associated with the NNI operation is independent of the tree's topology, but that this is not the case for the SPR and TBR operations. We also give tight upper and lower bounds for the size of the neighborhood of a binary tree for the SPR and TBR operations and characterize those trees for which these bounds are attained. PMID:25477080

Baskowski, Sarah; Moulton, Vincent; Spillner, Andreas; Wu, Taoyang

2014-12-01

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Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center  

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. Herbicide Injury Herbicides applied for weed control can damage and even kill hardwood trees. Young trees-lethal herbicide damage usually occurs when herbicide sprays drift onto hardwood seedlings or when herbicides matter also can affect how young trees respond to herbicides. Symptoms of herbicide damage include

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Care of Mature Backyard Apple Trees Introduction  

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of pruning and adapt them to each tree. Pruning reduces tree size. Pruning stimulates shoot growth makes. Pruning effects are localized. Strong shoots with large leaves tend to arise at or near the site, especially near the sites where pruning cuts are made; however the overall effect is to reduce total tree

New Hampshire, University of

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4, 28112835, 2007 The olive tree: a  

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HESSD 4, 2811­2835, 2007 The olive tree: a paradigm for drought tolerance A. Sofo et al. Title Page are under open-access review for the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences The olive tree: a paradigm Correspondence to: S. Manfreda (salvatore.manfreda@unibas.it) 2811 #12;HESSD 4, 2811­2835, 2007 The olive tree

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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CSCI2010U Laboratory #8 Binary Trees  

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CSCI2010U ­ Laboratory #8 Binary Trees Introduction This lab has one activity that relates to programming binary trees. To complete this lab you will need to visit the course website and download the required Lab 8 resources: · BTNode.java · BinaryTree.java · Demo.java Activity 1: Add a new method called

Bradbury, Jeremy S.

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Higher Dimensional Trees, Algebraically Neil Ghani1  

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Higher Dimensional Trees, Algebraically Neil Ghani1 Alexander Kurz2 1 University of Nottingham 2 papers generalising strings and trees to higher dimensions.Motivated by applications in linguistics, his goal was to smoothly extend the core theory of the formal languages of strings and trees

Ghani, Neil

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Computational Challenges from the Tree of Life  

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Computational Challenges from the Tree of Life Bernard M.E. Moret compbio.unm.edu Department Challenge: The Tree of Life AnimalsPurple bacteria Chlamydiae Pyrodictium Thermococcus Slime molds Aquifex Diplomonads Trichomonads Methanococcus BACTERIA EUKARYA ARCHEA ­ p. 1 #12;Scale of The Tree

Moret, Bernard

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Computational Challenges from the Tree of Life  

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Computational Challenges from the Tree of Life Bernard M.E. Moret compbio.unm.edu Department Tiger snake ­ p. 1 #12;The Tree of Life AnimalsPurple bacteria Chlamydiae Pyrodictium Thermococcus Slime Deinococci Aquifex Diplomonads Trichomonads Methanococcus BACTERIA EUKARYA ARCHEA ­ p. 1 #12;The Tree of Life

Moret, Bernard

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Responses of tree populations to climatic change  

Microsoft Academic Search

The influence of climate on the population dynamics of trees must be inferred from indirect sources of information because the long lifespans of trees preclude direct observation of population growth and decline. Important insights about these processes come from 1) observations of the life histories and ecologies of trees in contemporary forests, 2) evidence of recent treeline movements in remote

Linda B. Brubaker

1986-01-01

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Discriminating tree species using hyperspectral reflectance data  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the widely application of Remote Sensing, the request for the accuracy of classification is getting higher and higher in each application fields. The aim of this paper is to test whether spectra reflectance of various tree leaves measured under ground-level conditions contain sufficient spectral information for discriminating tree species, and finds a way to discriminate tree species from their

Yuanyong Dian; Shenghui Fang; Xiaojuan Li; Si Liang

2009-01-01

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75 FR 25103 - Tree Assistance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...costs to replace or rehabilitate lost or damaged trees, bushes...other. The final rule uses the words ``producer,'' ``participant...type of tree, bush, or vine lost or damaged and practice required...of the trees in the stand are lost, and normal mortality...

2010-05-07

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Case Study: Visualizing Sets of Evolutionary Trees  

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(e.g. the evolutionary tree for frogs) are far from clear. The most common methods for constructingCase Study: Visualizing Sets of Evolutionary Trees Nina Amenta Jeff Klingner £ University of Texas of hypothetical evolutionary trees. In- teracting with such a dataset allows the biologist to identify distinct

Amenta, Nina

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Efficient Pythagorean trees: Greed is good  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Pythagorean tree is a fractal figure with a branching structure based upon the Pythagorean theorem. This paper describes the use of a greedy algorithm to encourage a homogenous spread of detail for asymmetrical trees and avoid localized regions of high detail. A model of prioritized branch growth based on this idea is used to optimize tree shape, allowing more

Cameron Browne

2007-01-01

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On multicast trees: structure and size estimation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work presents a thorough investigation of the structure of multicast trees cut from the Internet and power-law topologies. Based on both generated topologies and real Internet data, we characterize the structure of such trees and show that they obey the rank-degree power law; that most high degree tree nodes are concentrated in a low diameter neighborhood; and that the

Danny Dolev; Osnat Mokryn; Yuval Shavitt

2006-01-01

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Thin Junction Trees Francis R. Bach  

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Thin Junction Trees Francis R. Bach Computer Science Division University of California Berkeley, CA with thin junction trees--models that are characterized by an upper bound on the size of the maximal cliques of their triangulated graph. By ensuring that the junction tree is thin, inference in our models remains tractable

Bach, Francis

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Thin Junction Trees Francis R. Bach  

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Thin Junction Trees Francis R. Bach Computer Science Division University of California Berkeley, CA with thin junction trees---models that are characterized by an upper bound on the size of the maximal cliques of their triangulated graph. By ensuring that the junction tree is thin, inference in our models

Jordan, Michael I.

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Methane Emissions from Deciduous Trees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is some disagreement today over whether terrestrial plants present a significant source of methane to the atmosphere. Even if the plants are recognized as a source, there is no clear method to extrapolate plant emissions to the global atmospheric budget of methane and estimates vary widely. There is also no consensus on a mechanism for methane production and/or plant-mediated transport to the atmosphere. Here, we present preliminary data showing a significant flux of methane to the atmosphere from three wetland deciduous tree species. Ash (Fraxinus latifolia), cottonwood (Populus deltoides L.), and willow (Salix fluviatillis) were grown in a greenhouse under inundated rice-cultivation conditions using a rice straw amendment equivalent to 3 t/ha to enhance below ground anaerobic methane production. Results of measurements of redox potential and methane concentrations in soil pore water show significant methane production similar to that observed in rice plots (Oryza sative L. 'M-103') and controls of the same treatment. Measurements of the stable carbon isotopic composition (?13C) of methane dissolved in soil pore water show no significant difference from rice plots showing no discernable difference in bulk carbon substrate. Methane flux from trees, measured using static flux chamber and bag-tree enclosures, was found to be significantly higher than control treatments (i.e., no plants) but lower than rice plants overall. The carbon isotopic composition of emitted methane from tree species was found to be approximately 8‰ enriched in ?13C compared with methane emitted from rice. This difference in ?13C of emitted methane observed between rice and trees suggests the mechanisms contributing to regulating plant-mediated methane transport (e.g. transport, oxidation, carbon sources) may be quite distinct between diverse plant functional types. Identifying the mechanistic basis of this response will be a key development towards developing more accurate estimates of methane flux over local and regional scales.

Rice, A. L.; Teama, D.; Khalil, M. K.; Shearer, M. J.; Rosenstiel, T. N.

2008-12-01

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RECONCILED TREES 1 Submitted to Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution  

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RECONCILED TREES 1 Submitted to Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution Please address all correspondence trees From Gene to Organismal Phylogeny: Reconciled Trees and the Gene Tree/Species Tree Problem RODERIC of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, U.K. #12;RECONCILED TREES 2

Page, Roderic

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A PROGRAM FOR PRETTY DRAWING OF TREES Marko Bohanec  

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DEXiTree: A PROGRAM FOR PRETTY DRAWING OF TREES Marko Bohanec Jozef Stefan Institute Jamova 39 This paper presents DEXiTree, a computer program for drawing trees. In principle, DEXiTree is aimed at making nice drawings of attribute trees made by DEXi, a computer program for qualitative multi

Bohanec, Marko

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Parallel Construction of (a, b)trees \\Lambda  

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Parallel Construction of (a, b)­trees \\Lambda Narsingh Deo Amit Jain Muralidhar Medidi Department. Charles, Illinois. #12; Proposed Running Head: Parallel Construction of (a, b)­trees Corresponding Author algorithm for the construction of (a, b)­trees --- a general­ ization of 2­3 trees, 2­3­4 trees, and B­trees

Jain, Amit

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Trees 1 2004 Goodrich, Tamassia Make Money Fast!  

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Trees 1© 2004 Goodrich, Tamassia Trees Make Money Fast! Stock Fraud Ponzi Scheme Bank Robbery #12;Trees 2© 2004 Goodrich, Tamassia What is a Tree In computer science, a tree is an abstract model of a hierarchical structure A tree consists of nodes with a parent-child relation (at most one parent!) Applications

Alechina, Natasha

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COMPARISON OF BARE-ROOT VERSUS TREE SPADE TRANSPLANTING OF BOULEVARD TREES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dormant trees of green ash, black ash, hackberry and Amur cherry were transplanted along residential streets either by means of a 110 cm tree spade or bare-rooted and small trees were transplanted bare-rooted only. First season's shoot growth and leaf size of spaded trees was four to ten times larger than on comparable sized bare-rooted trees and approximately twice as

D. E. Vanstone; W. G. Ronald

1981-01-01

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Tree height measurement protocol J Chave Page 1 Measuring tree height for tropical forest trees  

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A field manual for the CTFS sites February 22nd 2005 Jerome Chave chave@cict.fr Lab. Evolution et-resistant, but not water-proof, so don't use it in the rain (you won't see tree tops anyway). The Nikon Laser600 come

Chave, Jérôme

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Tree-grass and tree-tree interactions in a temperate savanna  

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. T. Wagonner Estate ?????????????.? 8 Climate ????????????????????.? 9 Pastures ????????????????????. 9 III THE INFLUENCE OF HONEY MESQUITE (PROSOPIS GLANDULOSA) ON THE GROWTH OF TEXAS WINTERGRASS (NASELLA LEUCOTRICHA... OF THE TREE (PROSOPIS GLANDULOSA) LAYER IN A TEMPERATE SAVANNA?????????.. 44 Introduction ??????????????????? 44 Methods ????????????????????. 47 Results ????????????????????... 48 Discussion...

Simmons, Mark Trevor

2004-11-15

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Big Tree of the Month -September 2013 Anne Krantz, Tree Steward and NH Big Tree Committee  

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Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) ­ Part II We all love the colorful leaves of fall in New England. Among the brilliant leaves are the yellow to red leaves of native sassafras. Its unique mitten shaped leaves are fun. These strange leaves with unusual smooth edges make identifying sassafras easy, but it is not a common tree

New Hampshire, University of

379

Sleeping tree choice by Bwindi chimpanzees.  

PubMed

Unlike nearly all other nonhuman primates, great apes build sleeping nests. In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, chimpanzees build nests nightly and also build day nests. We investigated patterns of nest tree use by Bwindi chimpanzees to understand ecological influences on nest tree selection. We analyzed data on 3,414 chimpanzee nests located from 2000 to 2004. Chimpanzees at Bwindi were selective in their use of nest trees. Of at least 163 tree species known to occur in Bwindi [Butynski, Ecological survey of the Impenetrable (Bwindi) Forest, Uganda, and recommendations for its conservation and management. Report to the Government of Uganda, 1984], chimpanzees utilized only 38 species for nesting. Of these, four tree species (Cassipourea sp., Chrysophyllum gorungosanum, Drypetes gerrardii, and Teclea nobilis) accounted for 72.1% of all nest trees. There was considerable variation in nesting frequencies among the top four species between and within years. However, these species were used significantly more often for nesting than other species in 70.9% (39 of 55) of the months of this study. A Spearman rank correlation found no significant relationship between tree abundance and tree species preference. Ninety-three percent of all nests were constructed in food tree species, although not necessarily at the same time the trees bore food items used by chimpanzees. The results indicate that nesting tree species preferences exist. Bwindi chimpanzees' choice of nesting tree species does not appear to be dependent on tree species density or use of the tree for food. We discuss possible reasons for the selectivity in nest trees by the Bwindi population. PMID:18381629

Stanford, Craig B; O'Malley, Robert C

2008-07-01

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On the Hopf Algebra of Rooted Trees  

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We find a formula to compute the number of the generators, which generate the $n$-filtered space of Hopf algebra of rooted trees, i.e. the number of equivalent classes of rooted trees with weight $n$. Applying Hopf algebra of rooted trees, we show that the analogue of Andruskiewitsch and Schneider's Conjecture is not true. The Hopf algebra of rooted trees and the enveloping algebra of the Lie algebra of rooted trees are two important examples of Hopf algebras. We give their representation and show that they have not any nonzero integrals. We structure their graded Drinfeld doubles and show that they are local quasitriangular Hopf algebras.

Shouchuan Zhang; Jieqiong He; Peng Wang

2007-11-20

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Planting Kurepa Trees And Killing Jech Kunen Trees In a Model By Using One Inaccessible Cardinal 1  

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Planting Kurepa Trees And Killing Jech Kunen Trees In a Model By Using One Inaccessible Cardinal 1 Saharon Shelah2 and Renling Jin Abstract By an !1 tree we mean a tree of power !1 and height !1 . Under CH and 2!1 !2 we call an !1 tree a Jech Kunen tree if it has many branches for some strictly between !1

Jin, Renling

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Copyright 2006 by the Tree-Ring Society 51 TREE-RING RESEARCH, Vol. 62(2), 2006, pp. 5165  

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Copyright 2006 by the Tree-Ring Society 51 TREE-RING RESEARCH, Vol. 62(2), 2006, pp. 51­65 TREE RINGS AND THE AGING OF TREES: A CONTROVERSY IN 19TH CENTURY AMERICA CHRISTOPHER H. BRIAND Department some scientists about the validity of using tree rings to determine tree age. In an earlier boundary

Briand, Christopher

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The DeepTree Exhibit: Visualizing the Tree of Life to Facilitate Florian Block, Michael S. Horn, Brenda Caldwell Phillips,  

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The DeepTree Exhibit: Visualizing the Tree of Life to Facilitate Florian Block, Michael S. Horn, Brenda Caldwell Phillips, Fig. 1. The DeepTree Exhibit: main view of the tree of life, image reel present the DeepTree exhibit (cf. Fig. 1), an interactive visualization of the Tree of Life

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Anatomical modeling of the bronchial tree  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The bronchial tree is of direct clinical importance in the context of respective diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It furthermore constitutes a reference structure for object localization in the lungs and it finally provides access to lung tissue in, e.g., bronchoscope based procedures for diagnosis and therapy. This paper presents a comprehensive anatomical model for the bronchial tree, including statistics of position, relative and absolute orientation, length, and radius of 34 bronchial segments, going beyond previously published results. The model has been built from 16 manually annotated CT scans, covering several branching variants. The model is represented as a centerline/tree structure but can also be converted in a surface representation. Possible model applications are either to anatomically label extracted bronchial trees or to improve the tree extraction itself by identifying missing segments or sub-trees, e.g., if located beyond a bronchial stenosis. Bronchial tree labeling is achieved using a naïve Bayesian classifier based on the segment properties contained in the model in combination with tree matching. The tree matching step makes use of branching variations covered by the model. An evaluation of the model has been performed in a leaveone- out manner. In total, 87% of the branches resulting from preceding airway tree segmentation could be correctly labeled. The individualized model enables the detection of missing branches, allowing a targeted search, e.g., a local rerun of the tree-segmentation segmentation.

Hentschel, Gerrit; Klinder, Tobias; Blaffert, Thomas; Bülow, Thomas; Wiemker, Rafael; Lorenz, Cristian

2010-02-01

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On finding minimum-diameter clique trees  

SciTech Connect

It is well-known that any chordal graph can be represented as a clique tree (acyclic hypergraph, join tree). Since some chordal graphs have many distinct clique tree representations, it is interesting to consider which one is most desirable under various circumstances. A clique tree of minimum diameter (or height) is sometimes a natural candidate when choosing clique trees to be processed in a parallel computing environment. This paper introduces a linear time algorithm for computing a minimum-diameter clique tree. The new algorithm is an analogue of the natural greedy algorithm for rooting an ordinary tree in order to minimize its height. It has potential application in the development of parallel algorithms for both knowledge-based systems and the solution of sparse linear systems of equations. 31 refs., 7 figs.

Blair, J.R.S. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Computer Science); Peyton, B.W. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1991-08-01

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Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora.  

PubMed

The vast extent of the Amazon Basin has historically restricted the study of its tree communities to the local and regional scales. Here, we provide empirical data on the commonness, rarity, and richness of lowland tree species across the entire Amazon Basin and Guiana Shield (Amazonia), collected in 1170 tree plots in all major forest types. Extrapolations suggest that Amazonia harbors roughly 16,000 tree species, of which just 227 (1.4%) account for half of all trees. Most of these are habitat specialists and only dominant in one or two regions of the basin. We discuss some implications of the finding that a small group of species--less diverse than the North American tree flora--accounts for half of the world's most diverse tree community. PMID:24136971

ter Steege, Hans; Pitman, Nigel C A; Sabatier, Daniel; Baraloto, Christopher; Salomão, Rafael P; Guevara, Juan Ernesto; Phillips, Oliver L; Castilho, Carolina V; Magnusson, William E; Molino, Jean-François; Monteagudo, Abel; Núñez Vargas, Percy; Montero, Juan Carlos; Feldpausch, Ted R; Coronado, Eurídice N Honorio; Killeen, Tim J; Mostacedo, Bonifacio; Vasquez, Rodolfo; Assis, Rafael L; Terborgh, John; Wittmann, Florian; Andrade, Ana; Laurance, William F; Laurance, Susan G W; Marimon, Beatriz S; Marimon, Ben-Hur; Guimarães Vieira, Ima Célia; Amaral, Iêda Leão; Brienen, Roel; Castellanos, Hernán; Cárdenas López, Dairon; Duivenvoorden, Joost F; Mogollón, Hugo F; Matos, Francisca Dionízia de Almeida; Dávila, Nállarett; García-Villacorta, Roosevelt; Stevenson Diaz, Pablo Roberto; Costa, Flávia; Emilio, Thaise; Levis, Carolina; Schietti, Juliana; Souza, Priscila; Alonso, Alfonso; Dallmeier, Francisco; Montoya, Alvaro Javier Duque; Fernandez Piedade, Maria Teresa; Araujo-Murakami, Alejandro; Arroyo, Luzmila; Gribel, Rogerio; Fine, Paul V A; Peres, Carlos A; Toledo, Marisol; Aymard C, Gerardo A; Baker, Tim R; Cerón, Carlos; Engel, Julien; Henkel, Terry W; Maas, Paul; Petronelli, Pascal; Stropp, Juliana; Zartman, Charles Eugene; Daly, Doug; Neill, David; Silveira, Marcos; Paredes, Marcos Ríos; Chave, Jerome; Lima Filho, Diógenes de Andrade; Jørgensen, Peter Møller; Fuentes, Alfredo; Schöngart, Jochen; Cornejo Valverde, Fernando; Di Fiore, Anthony; Jimenez, Eliana M; Peñuela Mora, Maria Cristina; Phillips, Juan Fernando; Rivas, Gonzalo; van Andel, Tinde R; von Hildebrand, Patricio; Hoffman, Bruce; Zent, Eglée L; Malhi, Yadvinder; Prieto, Adriana; Rudas, Agustín; Ruschell, Ademir R; Silva, Natalino; Vos, Vincent; Zent, Stanford; Oliveira, Alexandre A; Schutz, Angela Cano; Gonzales, Therany; Trindade Nascimento, Marcelo; Ramirez-Angulo, Hirma; Sierra, Rodrigo; Tirado, Milton; Umaña Medina, María Natalia; van der Heijden, Geertje; Vela, César I A; Vilanova Torre, Emilio; Vriesendorp, Corine; Wang, Ophelia; Young, Kenneth R; Baider, Claudia; Balslev, Henrik; Ferreira, Cid; Mesones, Italo; Torres-Lezama, Armando; Urrego Giraldo, Ligia Estela; Zagt, Roderick; Alexiades, Miguel N; Hernandez, Lionel; Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, Isau; Milliken, William; Palacios Cuenca, Walter; Pauletto, Daniela; Valderrama Sandoval, Elvis; Valenzuela Gamarra, Luis; Dexter, Kyle G; Feeley, Ken; Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriela; Silman, Miles R

2013-10-18

387

Gene tree correction guided by orthology  

PubMed Central

Background Reconciled gene trees yield orthology and paralogy relationships between genes. This information may however contradict other information on orthology and paralogy provided by other footprints of evolution, such as conserved synteny. Results We explore a way to include external information on orthology in the process of gene tree construction. Given an initial gene tree and a set of orthology constraints on pairs of genes or on clades, we give polynomial-time algorithms for producing a modified gene tree satisfying the set of constraints, that is as close as possible to the original one according to the Robinson-Foulds distance. We assess the validity of the modifications we propose by computing the likelihood ratio between initial and modified trees according to sequence alignments on Ensembl trees, showing that often the two trees are statistically equivalent. Availability Software and data available upon request to the corresponding author. PMID:24564227

2013-01-01

388

Tree decline in North America.  

PubMed

Air-borne, phytotoxic pollutants are known to adversely affect forest tree growth in North America. On a local scale, exposure to high concentrations of toxic gases, such as sulphur dioxide and fluoride, result in foliar injury, branch dieback, reduced radial growth and increased mortality in a variety of tree species. On a regional scale, the photochemical oxidant, ozone, is responsible for growth decline of pollutant-sensitive eastern white pine genotypes in the eastern United States, and of ponderosa and Jeffrey pines in the mountains of southern and central California. The etiology associated with the reported declines of high elevation red spruce in the Appalachian Mountains and of sugar maple in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada is incompletely known at present. A complex of predisposing and inciting factors, including temperature and moisture stress, edaphic conditions, aluminium toxicity, insect depredation, and air-borne pollutants are probably involved in these declines. PMID:15092654

Chevone, B I; Linzon, S N

1988-01-01

389

Statistical Properties of Genealogical Trees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We analyze the statistical properties of genealogical trees in a neutral model of a closed population with sexual reproduction and nonoverlapping generations. By reconstructing the genealogy of an individual from the population evolution, we measure the distribution of ancestors appearing more than once in a given tree. After a transient time, the probability of repetition follows, up to a rescaling, a stationary distribution which we calculate both numerically and analytically. This distribution exhibits a universal shape with a nontrivial power law which can be understood by an exact, though simple, renormalization calculation. Some real data on human genealogy illustrate the problem, which is relevant to the study of the real degree of diversity in closed interbreeding communities.

Derrida, Bernard; Manrubia, Susanna C.; Zanette, Damián H.

1999-03-01

390

Organic & Integrated Tree Fruit Production  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Part of the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, this website offers various resources for orchardists interested in organic and integrated production methods. The site contains sections on Organic Fruit Production, Soil and Pest Management, Apple Replant Disease, and more. The site also offers links to other Washington State University sites for Horticulture, Entomology, Fruit Pathology, and Postharvest resources. Many of the documents on this site are available for download as PDF files.

391

Statistical mechanics of steiner trees.  

PubMed

The minimum weight Steiner tree (MST) is an important combinatorial optimization problem over networks that has applications in a wide range of fields. Here we discuss a general technique to translate the imposed global connectivity constrain into many local ones that can be analyzed with cavity equation techniques. This approach leads to a new optimization algorithm for MST and allows us to analyze the statistical mechanics properties of MST on random graphs of various types. PMID:18764290

Bayati, M; Borgs, C; Braunstein, A; Chayes, J; Ramezanpour, A; Zecchina, R

2008-07-18

392

Real Trees in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At home, children often have pets that they take care of and play with; even in the classroom it is not uncommon to find a wormery, an aquarium or an ant farm. However, children rarely have the opportunity to own and care for a plant over a lengthy period of time, let alone a tree. The authors describe a project in Portugal aimed at improving…

Fernandes, Francisca Maria; de Carvalho, Luis Mendonca; Silveira, Margarida

2006-01-01

393

Tree climbing and human evolution  

PubMed Central

Paleoanthropologists have long argued—often contentiously—about the climbing abilities of early hominins and whether a foot adapted to terrestrial bipedalism constrained regular access to trees. However, some modern humans climb tall trees routinely in pursuit of honey, fruit, and game, often without the aid of tools or support systems. Mortality and morbidity associated with facultative arboreality is expected to favor behaviors and anatomies that facilitate safe and efficient climbing. Here we show that Twa hunter–gatherers use extraordinary ankle dorsiflexion (>45°) during climbing, similar to the degree observed in wild chimpanzees. Although we did not detect a skeletal signature of dorsiflexion in museum specimens of climbing hunter–gatherers from the Ituri forest, we did find that climbing by the Twa is associated with longer fibers in the gastrocnemius muscle relative to those of neighboring, nonclimbing agriculturalists. This result suggests that a more excursive calf muscle facilitates climbing with a bipedally adapted ankle and foot by positioning the climber closer to the tree, and it might be among the mechanisms that allow hunter–gatherers to access the canopy safely. Given that we did not find a skeletal correlate for this observed behavior, our results imply that derived aspects of the hominin ankle associated with bipedalism remain compatible with vertical climbing and arboreal resource acquisition. Our findings challenge the persistent arboreal–terrestrial dichotomy that has informed behavioral reconstructions of fossil hominins and highlight the value of using modern humans as models for inferring the limits of hominin arboreality. PMID:23277565

Venkataraman, Vivek V.; Kraft, Thomas S.; Dominy, Nathaniel J.

2013-01-01

394

Functional Data Analysis of Tree Data Objects  

PubMed Central

Data analysis on non-Euclidean spaces, such as tree spaces, can be challenging. The main contribution of this paper is establishment of a connection between tree data spaces and the well developed area of Functional Data Analysis (FDA), where the data objects are curves. This connection comes through two tree representation approaches, the Dyck path representation and the branch length representation. These representations of trees in Euclidean spaces enable us to exploit the power of FDA to explore statistical properties of tree data objects. A major challenge in the analysis is the sparsity of tree branches in a sample of trees. We overcome this issue by using a tree pruning technique that focuses the analysis on important underlying population structures. This method parallels scale-space analysis in the sense that it reveals statistical properties of tree structured data over a range of scales. The effectiveness of these new approaches is demonstrated by some novel results obtained in the analysis of brain artery trees. The scale space analysis reveals a deeper relationship between structure and age. These methods are the first to find a statistically significant gender difference. PMID:25346588

Shen, Dan; Shen, Haipeng; Bhamidi, Shankar; Maldonado, Yolanda Muñoz; Kim, Yongdai; Marron, J. S.

2013-01-01

395

VC-Dimension of Univariate Decision Trees.  

PubMed

In this paper, we give and prove the lower bounds of the Vapnik-Chervonenkis (VC)-dimension of the univariate decision tree hypothesis class. The VC-dimension of the univariate decision tree depends on the VC-dimension values of its subtrees and the number of inputs. Via a search algorithm that calculates the VC-dimension of univariate decision trees exhaustively, we show that our VC-dimension bounds are tight for simple trees. To verify that the VC-dimension bounds are useful, we also use them to get VC-generalization bounds for complexity control using structural risk minimization in decision trees, i.e., pruning. Our simulation results show that structural risk minimization pruning using the VC-dimension bounds finds trees that are more accurate as those pruned using cross validation. PMID:25594983

Yildiz, Olcay Taner

2015-02-01

396

Phytoremediation of trichloroethene (TCE) using cottonwood trees  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The ability of cottonwood trees for phytoremediation was studied on aerobic shallow groundwater containing TCE. Cottonwood trees were planted over a 0.2-ha area at the Naval Air Station at Fort Worth, TX, in April 1996. Two years later, groundwater chemistry in the terrace alluvial aquifer was changing locally. Dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations declined at the southern end of the whip plantings while total iron concentration increased. Groundwater chemistry near a mature cottonwood tree ~ 60 m from the caliper trees was different from that observed elsewhere. Anaerobic conditions near the mature cottonwood tree were evident. Reductive dechlorination of TCE occurred in the aquifer near the mature tree, as demonstrated by very small concentration of TCE in groundwater, a small median ratio of TCE to the degradation product cis-1,2-DCE and the presence of vinyl chloride.

Jones, S.A.; Lee, R.W.; Kuniansky, E.L.

1999-01-01

397

Reconciliation with Non-Binary Species Trees  

PubMed Central

Abstract Reconciliation extracts information from the topological incongruence between gene and species trees to infer duplications and losses in the history of a gene family. The inferred duplication-loss histories provide valuable information for a broad range of biological applications, including ortholog identification, estimating gene duplication times, and rooting and correcting gene trees. While reconciliation for binary trees is a tractable and well studied problem, there are no algorithms for reconciliation with non-binary species trees. Yet a striking proportion of species trees are non-binary. For example, 64% of branch points in the NCBI taxonomy have three or more children. When applied to non-binary species trees, current algorithms overestimate the number of duplications because they cannot distinguish between duplication and incomplete lineage sorting. We present the first algorithms for reconciling binary gene trees with non-binary species trees under a duplication-loss parsimony model. Our algorithms utilize an efficient mapping from gene to species trees to infer the minimum number of duplications in O(|VG| · (kS + hS)) time, where |VG| is the number of nodes in the gene tree, hS is the height of the species tree and kS is the size of its largest polytomy. We present a dynamic programming algorithm which also minimizes the total number of losses. Although this algorithm is exponential in the size of the largest polytomy, it performs well in practice for polytomies with outdegree of 12 or less. We also present a heuristic which estimates the minimal number of losses in polynomial time. In empirical tests, this algorithm finds an optimal loss history 99% of the time. Our algorithms have been implemented in Notung, a robust, production quality, tree-fitting program, which provides a graphical user interface for exploratory analysis and also supports automated, high-throughput analysis of large data sets. PMID:18808330

Vernot, Benjamin; Stolzer, Maureen; Goldman, Aiton

2008-01-01

398

Phillips goes subsea trees in Ivory Coast  

SciTech Connect

Describes installation of 3 wet, diver-assist trees, in the Espoir field offshore Ivory Coast, as part of Phillips Petroleum's plans to use 5 satellite wells with downhole completion equipment and subsea production trees. Simplicity in design and attention to training has resulted in an installation time of about 3 weeks for one of the largest subsea trees in the industry. Presents diagram showing the converted jackup, Dan Duke drilling unit, which supports equipment to handle production from subsea wells.

Bryngelson, R.H.

1982-11-15

399

Non-Linear Decision Trees - NDT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most decision tree algorithms focus on univariate,i.e. axis-parallel tests at each internalnode of a tree. Oblique decision treesuse multivariate linear tests at each non-leafnode. This paper reports a novel approach tothe construction of non-linear decision trees.The crux of this method consists of the generationof new features and the augmentationof the primitive features with these newones. The resulted non-linear decision treesare

Andreas Ittner; Michael Schlosser

1996-01-01

400

Alternative fire resistance strategies in savanna trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bark properties (mainly thickness) are usually presented as the main explanation for tree survival in intense fires. Savanna\\u000a fires are mild, frequent, and supposed to affect tree recruitment rather than adult survival: trunk profile and growth rate\\u000a of young trees between two successive fires can also affect survival. These factors and fire severity were measured on a sample\\u000a of 20

Jacques Gignoux; Jean Clobert; Jean-Claude Menaut

1997-01-01

401

Signs of Change: Studying Tree Rings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this hands-on activity, students will learn about dendrochronology (the study of tree rings to understand ecological conditions in the recent past) and come up with conclusions as to what possible climatic conditions might affect tree growth in their region. Students determine the average age of the trees in their schoolyard, investigate any years of poor growth, and draw conclusions about the reasons for those years.

Colberg, Nancy; Change, Northern C.

402

On the silhouette of binary search trees  

E-print Network

A zero-one sequence describes a path through a rooted directed binary tree $T$; it also encodes a real number in $[0,1]$. We regard the level of the external node of $T$ along the path as a function on the unit interval, the silhouette of $T$. We investigate the asymptotic behavior of the resulting stochastic processes for sequences of trees that are generated by the binary search tree algorithm.

Grübel, Rudolf

2009-01-01

403

Tutorial: Advanced fault tree applications using HARP  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Reliability analysis of fault tolerant computer systems for critical applications is complicated by several factors. These modeling difficulties are discussed and dynamic fault tree modeling techniques for handling them are described and demonstrated. Several advanced fault tolerant computer systems are described, and fault tree models for their analysis are presented. HARP (Hybrid Automated Reliability Predictor) is a software package developed at Duke University and NASA Langley Research Center that is capable of solving the fault tree models presented.

Dugan, Joanne Bechta; Bavuso, Salvatore J.; Boyd, Mark A.

1993-01-01

404

Signs of Change: Studying Tree Rings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this very hands-on lesson, students will learn about dendrochronology (the study of tree rings to answer ecological questions about the recent past) and come up with conclusions as to what possible climatic conditions might affect tree growth in their region. Students determine the average age of the trees in their schoolyard, investigate any years of poor growth, and draw conclusions about the reasons for the years of poor growth.

2007-01-01

405

Why are so many trees hollow?  

PubMed

In many living trees, much of the interior of the trunk can be rotten or even hollowed out. Previously, this has been suggested to be adaptive, with microbial or animal consumption of interior wood producing a rain of nutrients to the soil beneath the tree that allows recycling of those nutrients into new growth via the trees roots. Here I propose an alternative (non-exclusive) explanation: such loss of wood comes at very little cost to the tree and so investment in costly chemical defence of this wood is not economic. I discuss how this theory can be tested empirically. PMID:25392312

Ruxton, Graeme D

2014-11-01

406

Tree ring record chronicles major Mesoamerican droughts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new tree ring record chronicles major Mesoamerican droughts in the past millennium that may have contributed to the decline of some pre-Hispanic civilizations. Although there is other evidence of droughts during the past millennium, the paleoclimate record had gaps. Stahle et al. used core samples from Montezuma bald cypress trees found in Barranca de Amealco, Querétaro, Mexico, to develop a 1238-year tree ring chronology. They reconstructed the soil moisture record from the tree ring growth patterns. The new record provides the first dated, annually resolved climate record for Mexico and Central America spanning this time period.(Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2010GL046472, 2011)

Tretkoff, Ernie

2011-05-01

407

Multispectral sensing of citrus young tree decline  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computer processing of MSS data to identify and map citrus trees affected by young tree decline is analyzed. The data were obtained at 1500-feet altitude in six discrete spectral bands covering regions from 0.53 to 1.3 millimicrons as well as from instrumental ground truths of tree crowns. Measurable spectral reflectance intensity differences are observed in the leaves of healthy and diseased trees, especially at wavelengths of 500 to 600 nm and 700 to 800 nm. The overall accuracy of the method is found to be 89%.

Edwards, G. J.; Ducharme, E. P.; Schehl, T.

1975-01-01

408

The spectral dimension of generic trees  

E-print Network

We define generic ensembles of infinite trees. These are limits as $N\\to\\infty$ of ensembles of finite trees of fixed size $N$, defined in terms of a set of branching weights. Among these ensembles are those supported on trees with vertices of a uniformly bounded order. The associated probability measures are supported on trees with a single spine and Hausdorff dimension $d_h =2$. Our main result is that their spectral dimension is $d_s=4/3$, and that the critical exponent of the mass, defined as the exponential decay rate of the two-point function along the spine, is 1/3.

Bergfinnur Durhuus; Thordur Jonsson; John F. Wheater

2006-07-11

409

Tree-Structured Infinite Sparse Factor Model  

PubMed Central

A tree-structured multiplicative gamma process (TMGP) is developed, for inferring the depth of a tree-based factor-analysis model. This new model is coupled with the nested Chinese restaurant process, to nonparametrically infer the depth and width (structure) of the tree. In addition to developing the model, theoretical properties of the TMGP are addressed, and a novel MCMC sampler is developed. The structure of the inferred tree is used to learn relationships between high-dimensional data, and the model is also applied to compressive sensing and interpolation of incomplete images. PMID:25279389

Zhang, XianXing; Dunson, David B.; Carin, Lawrence

2013-01-01

410

[Potential ecological risks of transgenic trees].  

PubMed

A new approach to genetic improvement of trees has been introduced with the birth of gene engineering technique. Compared to that in crops, gene introduction in trees has bigger potential ecological risk in environmental release and extension, because trees, most of which are wind-dispersed, grow on various habitats, have longer life span, and subject to relatively more extensive management. Extensive plantation of transgenic trees may reduce the genetic diversity of the trees concerned. Co-evolution of pests and pathogens is likely to be caused under the pressure of long-term and continuous selection of the trees derived from gene transferring. Escaping of exogenous gene may have a certain kind of influence on fitness of plants naturally generated, and as a result, have influence on species diversity in the natural world. It is not reasonable for China, a developing country, to reject gene introduction as an approach to promote forestry development. It is also important, on the other hand, to take future ecological safety into consideration because it is unwise to get present profit at the cost of future profit. To strengthen basic study on gene transferring, adopting safe management of varieties generated from gene transferring and increasing funds on research and management of transgenic trees are believed to be measures to decrease, to the greatest extent, ecological risks brought about by gene transferring of trees, and to quicken transformation of products of trees derived from gene-transferring into merchandises. PMID:15506115

Kang, Xiangyang; Liu, Zhimin; Li, Shenggong

2004-07-01

411

Dendrome: Forest Tree Genome Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based in California, Dendrome is a project of the Institute of Forest Genetics (USDA Forest Service) that aims to act as "a central electronic resource for the study of forest tree genomes." Users will find a wealth of information at the site, including several excellent genome resources (complete with genetic maps), links to research institutes, upcoming scientific meetings and courses, and job opportunities. Of particular use to researchers are the genetic databases with linkage maps for numerous species of the genus Cryptomeria, Eucalyptus, Picea, Pinus and Populus. A selection of specific resources rounds out the site.

412

Can You Read a Tree?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this nonfiction story, young readers and listeners learn how scientists use cross sections from trees to reconstruct past climates. Versions are provided for readers at two levels, k-2 and 3-5, and in text-only and illustrated formats. The story is also available as an electronic book with recorded narration. An original story is a regular feature of each issue of the free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle. The story can be used in science and literacy lessons and activities throughout the magazine.

Jessica Fries-Gaither

413

The Tree of Animal Life  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Tree of Animal Life activity is a simple, sorting exercise that can help them see a bigger picture. The activity sets the stage for learning about animal taxonomy and introduces the characteristics of various animal groups in a general way. Though the activity doesn't teach about each animal group's characteristics in great detail, the process of sorting of atypical examples (e.g., bat, octopus) does spark interesting discussions among students on the differences between animals and how scientists classify them. I've conducted the activity with students of various ages.

Stan Braude

2007-09-01

414

Tree canopy radiance measurement system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A system is described for obtaining both an estimate of the spatial mean bidirectional reflectance factor (BRF) for a tree canopy (displaying a horizontally heterogeneous foliage distribution) and the statistical significance of that estimate. The system includes a manlift supporting a horizontal beam 7 m long on which are mounted four radiometers. These radiometers may be pointed, and radiance data acquired, in any of 11 view directions in the principal plane of the sun. A total of 80 data points, acquired in 3 min, were used to estimate the BRF of a walnut orchard 5 m tall and detect true differences of 12 percent of the mean approximately 90 percent of the time.

Caldwell, William; Vanderbilt, V. C.

1989-01-01

415

Understory plant communities and the functional distinction between savanna trees, forest trees, and pines.  

PubMed

Although savanna trees and forest trees are thought to represent distinct functional groups with different effects on ecosystem processes, few empirical studies have examined these effects. In particular, it remains unclear if savanna and forest trees differ in their ability to coexist with understory plants, which comprise the majority of plant diversity in most savannas. We used structural equation modeling (SEM) and data from 157 sites across three locations in the southeastern United States to understand the effects of broadleaf savanna trees, broadleaf forest trees, and pine trees on savanna understory plant communities. After accounting for underlying gradients in fire frequency and soil moisture, abundances (i.e., basal area and stem density) of forest trees and pines, but not savanna trees, were negatively correlated with the cover and density (i.e., local-scale species richness) of C4 graminoid species, a defining savanna understory functional group that is linked to ecosystem flammability. In analyses of the full understory community, abundances of trees from all functional groups were negatively correlated with species density and cover. For both the C4 and full communities, fire frequency promoted understory plants directly, and indirectly by limiting forest tree abundance. There was little indirect influence of fire on the understory mediated through savanna trees and pines, which are morefire tolerant than forest trees. We conclude that tree functional identity is an important factor that influences overstory tree relationships with savanna understory plant communities. In particular, distinct relationships between trees and C4 graminoids have implications for grass-tree coexistence and vegetation-fire feedbacks that maintain savanna environments and their associated understory plant diversity. PMID:23691661

Veldman, Joseph W; Mattingly, W Brett; Brudvig, Lars A

2013-02-01

416

The Priority R-tree: a practically efficient and worst-case optimal R-tree  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present the Priority R-tree, or PR-tree, which is the first R-tree variant that always answers a window query using O((N\\/B)1 1\\/d + T\\/B) I\\/Os, where N is the number of d-dimensional (hyper-) rectangles stored in the R-tree, B is the disk block size, and T is the output size. This is provably asymptotically optimal and significantly better than other

Lars Arge; Mark de Berg; Herman J. Haverkort; Ke Yi

2004-01-01

417

Tree rings in the tropics: a study on growth and ages of Bolivian rain forest trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Detailed information on long-term growth rates and ages of tropical rain forest trees is important to obtain a better understanding of the functioning of tropical rain forests. Nevertheless, little is known about long-term growth or ages of tropical forest trees, due to a supposed lack of annual tree rings in most tropical tree species. Aim of this PhD thesis was

Roel Jacobus Wilhelmus Brienen

2005-01-01

418

Understory plant communities and the functional distinction between savanna trees, forest trees, and pines.  

SciTech Connect

Abstract. Although savanna trees and forest trees are thought to represent distinct functional groups with different effects on ecosystem processes, few empirical studies have examined these effects. In particular, it remains unclear if savanna and forest trees differ in their ability to coexist with understory plants, which comprise the majority of plant diversity in most savannas. We used structural equation modeling (SEM) and data from 157 sites across three locations in the southeastern United States to understand the effects of broadleaf savanna trees, broadleaf forest trees, and pine trees on savanna understory plant communities. After accounting for underlying gradients in fire frequency and soil moisture, abundances (i.e., basal area and stem density) of forest trees and pines, but not savanna trees, were negatively correlated with the cover and density (i.e., local-scale species richness) of C4 graminoid species, a defining savanna understory functional group that is linked to ecosystem flammability. In analyses of the full understory community, abundances of trees from all functional groups were negatively correlated with species density and cover. For both the C4 and full communities, fire frequency promoted understory plants directly, and indirectly by limiting forest tree abundance. There was little indirect influence of fire on the understory mediated through savanna trees and pines, which are more fire tolerant than forest trees. We conclude that tree functional identity is an important factor that influences overstory tree relationships with savanna understory plant communities. In particular, distinct relationships between trees and C4 graminoids have implications for grass-tree coexistence and vegetation-fire feedbacks that maintain savanna environments and their associated understory plant diversity.

Veldman, Joseph, W., Mattingly, Brett, W., Brudvig, Lars, A.

2013-04-01

419

The Trade-offs of Multicast Trees and Algorithms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Multicast trees can be shared across sources (shared trees) or may be source-specific (shortest pathtrees). Inspired by recent interests in using shared trees for interdomain multicasting, we investigate thetrade-offs among shared tree types and source specific shortest path trees, by comparing performanceover both individual multicast group and the whole network. The performance is evaluated in termsof path length, link cost,

Liming Wei; Deborah Estrin

1995-01-01

420

A congruence index for testing topological similarity between trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Motivation: Phylogenetic trees are omnipresent in evolutionary biology and the comparison of trees plays a central role there. Tree congruence statistics are based on the null hypothesis that two given trees are not more congruent (topologically similar) than expected by chance. Usually, one searches for the most parsimonious evolu- tionary scenario relating two trees and then one tests the null

Damien M. De Vienne; Tatiana Giraud; Olivier C. Martin

2007-01-01

421

A new constrained edit distance between quotiented ordered trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we propose a dynamic programming algorithm to compare two quo- tiented ordered trees using a constrained edit distance. An ordered tree is a tree in which the left-to-right order among siblings is significant. A quotiented ordered tree is an ordered tree T with an equivalence relation on vertices and such that, when the equivalence classes are collapsed

Aïda Ouangraoua; Pascal Ferraro

2009-01-01

422

Constructing Evolutionary/Phylogenetic Trees 2 broad categories  

E-print Network

Constructing Evolutionary/Phylogenetic Trees · 2 broad categories: ­ Distance-based methods-Distance Trees Additive distance trees are edge-weighted trees, with distance between leaf nodes are exactly 114/4/06 #12;Constructing Evolutionary/Phylogenetic Trees · 2 broad categories: ­ Distance

Narasimhan, Giri

423

Lecture 10: Minimum Spanning Trees and Prim's Algorithm  

E-print Network

Lecture 10: Minimum Spanning Trees and Prim's Algorithm CLRS Chapter 23 Outline of this Lecture . Spanning trees and minimum spanning trees. . The minimum spanning tree (MST) problem. . Prim's algorithm for the MST problem. -- The algorithm -- Correctness -- Implementation + Running Time 1 #12; Spanning Trees

Golin, Mordecai J.

424

Lecture 10: Minimum Spanning Trees and Prim's Algorithm  

E-print Network

Lecture 10: Minimum Spanning Trees and Prim's Algorithm CLRS Chapter 23 Outline of this Lecture . Spanning trees and minimum spanning trees. . The minimum spanning tree (MST) problem. . Prim's algorithm for the MST problem. -- The algorithm -- Correctness -- Implementation + Running Time 1 Spanning Trees

Golin, Mordecai J.

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Portland State University CSAR Street Trees in the Urban Forest Canopy STREET TREES IN  

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Portland State University ­ CSAR Street Trees in the Urban Forest Canopy STREET TREES IN THE URBAN FOREST CANOPY: PORTLAND, OREGON Project Report by Joseph Poracsky, Professor of Geography & David Banis Forest Canopy Contents ACKNOWLEDGMENTS SUMMARY Trees in the Urban Environment

Poracsky, Joseph

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Selective limb pruning, tree removal, and paclobutrazol growth retardant for crowding pecan trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Selective limb pruning, tree thinning, and the combination of selective limb pruning and paclobutrazol application as a basal drench were used to reduce overcrowding of pecan [Carya illinoensis (Wangenh.) C. Koch] trees. Thinning increased yield per tree for the cultivar ‘Desirable’ and did not significantly reduce yield per hectare during the 7 year period of the study. None of the

Ray E. Worley; Ben G. Mullinix; Jeff W. Daniel

1996-01-01

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Depth of soil water uptake by tropical rainforest trees during dry periods: does tree dimension matter?  

PubMed

Though the root biomass of tropical rainforest trees is concentrated in the upper soil layers, soil water uptake by deep roots has been shown to contribute to tree transpiration. A precise evaluation of the relationship between tree dimensions and depth of water uptake would be useful in tree-based modelling approaches designed to anticipate the response of tropical rainforest ecosystems to future changes in environmental conditions. We used an innovative dual-isotope labelling approach (deuterium in surface soil and oxygen at 120-cm depth) coupled with a modelling approach to investigate the role of tree dimensions in soil water uptake in a tropical rainforest exposed to seasonal drought. We studied 65 trees of varying diameter and height and with a wide range of predawn leaf water potential (?pd) values. We confirmed that about half of the studied trees relied on soil water below 100-cm depth during dry periods. ?pd was negatively correlated with depth of water extraction and can be taken as a rough proxy of this depth. Some trees showed considerable plasticity in their depth of water uptake, exhibiting an efficient adaptive strategy for water and nutrient resource acquisition. We did not find a strong relationship between tree dimensions and depth of water uptake. While tall trees preferentially extract water from layers below 100-cm depth, shorter trees show broad variations in mean depth of water uptake. This precludes the use of tree dimensions to parameterize functional models. PMID:23852028

Stahl, Clément; Hérault, Bruno; Rossi, Vivien; Burban, Benoit; Bréchet, Claude; Bonal, Damien

2013-12-01

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Sassafrass The Big Tree for August By Anne Krantz, Tree Steward,  

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Big Tree Committee Last summer, I helped remeasure the Hillsborough County Champion sassafras tree country road, lined with hedgerows and thickets looking for the distinctive mitten-shaped sassafras leaves. These astonishingly tall sassafras trees, soaring to the sky, are totally unexpected this far north. New Hampshire

New Hampshire, University of

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Inferring Species Trees Directly from Biallelic Genetic Markers: Bypassing Gene Trees in a Full Coalescent Analysis  

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in 69 individuals sampled from six species of Ourisia (New Zealand native foxglove). Key wordsInferring Species Trees Directly from Biallelic Genetic Markers: Bypassing Gene Trees in a Full framework for estimating species trees and species demograph- ics from genetic markers. However, practical

Rosenberg, Noah

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Atlas of United States Trees, Volume 2: Alaska Trees and Common Shrubs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is the second in a series of atlases describing the natural distribution or range of native tree species in the United States. The 82 species maps include 32 of trees in Alaska, 6 of shrubs rarely reaching tree size, and 44 more of common shrubs. More than 20 additional maps summarize environmental factors and furnish general…

Viereck, Leslie A.; Little, Elbert L., Jr.

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TreeFam: a curated database of phylogenetic trees of animal gene families  

Microsoft Academic Search

TreeFam is a database of phylogenetic trees of gene families found in animals. It aims to develop a curated resource that presents the accurate evolutionary his- 20 tory of all animal gene families, as well as reliable ortholog and paralog assignments. Curated families are being added progressively, based on seed align- ments and trees in a similar fashion to Pfam.

Heng Li; Avril Coghlan; Jue Ruan; Lachlan James M. Coin; Jean-karim Hériché; Lara Osmotherly; Ruiqiang Li; Tao Liu; Zhang Zhang; Lars Bolund; Gane Ka-shu Wong; Wei-mou Zheng; Paramvir Dehal; Jun Wang; Richard Durbin

2006-01-01

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Bioclimatic limitations on global tree distributions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An important question of climate change impacts on ecosystems concerns the future global distribution of trees and forests. While models of ecosystem responses to climate change abound in the literature, there is increasing recognition that these models behave poorly when calibrated using historical data and validated using modern data. Theory predicts that the life history of an organism (ability to establish, grow, reproduce, and avoid dying) is limited by one, and only one, factor at a given location and time - the principle of limiting factors. Given that climate is a potential limitation on the distribution of forests, as are other non-climate factors such as natural and anthropogenic disturbance, soil properties, and taxonomic/evolutionary effects (when dealing with “functional types”) may be the factors limiting forests. Therefore, we take a step back from asking the question of “how does climate affect the global distribution of trees” (which is based on the assumption that climate does limit the distribution of trees) to a more basic question of “does climate limit trees globally?” To answer this, we applied boundary analysis to a fused, gridded global dataset of tree cover (derived from satellite imagery) and climate to predict the potential tree cover at a site under the assumption that the only limiting factor was climate. This potential maximum tree cover was compared to the actual tree cover at a given site to estimate the deviation between the two. We hypothesize that large deviations between the potential tree cover and actual tree cover indicate that a missing factor is present. Furthermore, we will test if one of the missing non-climate factors (fire) explains some of the deviation between potential and actual tree cover, particularly in sites hypothesized to be fire limited (e.g. savannas). We found that, contrary to assumptions many ecosystem modelers make, climate factors overpredict the tree cover by 40%: climate alone predicts a world of 60.7% tree cover, but the actual tree cover is 20.9%. Tree cover showed the smallest deviation from the climate-based potential in the world’s temperate and tropical forests, and high deviations in the world’s anthropogenic landscapes, shrublands and grasslands, and sparsely vegetated regions. By including fire frequency as a potential limiting factor in addition to the climate factors, we found that fire to be a major limiting factor in the world’s savannas. Our results suggest that climate variables are not the only factors determining the global distribution of forests, which challenges our interpretation of climate change impact models that based on these factors alone.

Greenberg, J. A.; Dobrowski, S. Z.; Santos, M.; Vanderbilt, V. C.; Ustin, S.

2010-12-01

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The history of Newton's apple tree  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article contains a brief introduction to Newton's early life to put into context the subsequent events in this narrative. It is followed by a summary of accounts of Newton's famous story of his discovery of universal gravitation which was occasioned by the fall of an apple in the year 1665/6. Evidence of Newton's friendship with a prosperous Yorkshire family who planted an apple tree arbour in the early years of the eighteenth century to celebrate his discovery is presented. A considerable amount of new and unpublished pictorial and documentary material is included relating to a particular apple tree which grew in the garden of Woolsthorpe Manor (Newton's birthplace) and which blew down in a storm before the year 1816. Evidence is then presented which describes how this tree was chosen to be the focus of Newton's account. Details of the propagation of the apple tree growing in the garden at Woolsthorpe in the early part of the last century are then discussed, and the results of a dendrochronological study of two of these trees is presented. It is then pointed out that there is considerable evidence to show that the apple tree presently growing at Woolsthorpe and known as 'Newton's apple tree' is in fact the same specimen which was identified in the middle of the eighteenth century and which may now be 350 years old. In conclusion early results from a radiocarbon dating study being carried out at the University of Oxford on core samples from the Woolsthorpe tree lend support to the contention that the present tree is one and the same as that identified as Newton's apple tree more than 200 years ago. Very recently genetic fingerprinting techniques have been used in an attempt to identify from which sources the various 'Newton apple trees' planted throughout the world originate. The tentative result of this work suggests that there are two separate varieties of apple tree in existence which have been accepted as 'the tree'. One may conclude that at least some of the current Newton apple trees have no connection with the original tree at Woolsthorpe Manor.

Keesing, R. G.

1998-05-01

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NatioNal tree Safety Group Guidance on trees and public safety in the uK  

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, managers and advisers Common sense risk management of trees #12;2 © Crown Copyright 2011 You may re eH12 7At. the National tree Safety Group Common sense risk management of trees Forestry Commission to owners on managing the risk from trees set out in the guidance. Common sense risk management of trees #12

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Fast Tree: Computing Large Minimum-Evolution Trees with Profiles instead of a Distance Matrix  

SciTech Connect

Gene families are growing rapidly, but standard methods for inferring phylogenies do not scale to alignments with over 10,000 sequences. We present FastTree, a method for constructing large phylogenies and for estimating their reliability. Instead of storing a distance matrix, FastTree stores sequence profiles of internal nodes in the tree. FastTree uses these profiles to implement neighbor-joining and uses heuristics to quickly identify candidate joins. FastTree then uses nearest-neighbor interchanges to reduce the length of the tree. For an alignment with N sequences, L sites, and a different characters, a distance matrix requires O(N^2) space and O(N^2 L) time, but FastTree requires just O( NLa + N sqrt(N) ) memory and O( N sqrt(N) log(N) L a ) time. To estimate the tree's reliability, FastTree uses local bootstrapping, which gives another 100-fold speedup over a distance matrix. For example, FastTree computed a tree and support values for 158,022 distinct 16S ribosomal RNAs in 17 hours and 2.4 gigabytes of memory. Just computing pairwise Jukes-Cantor distances and storing them, without inferring a tree or bootstrapping, would require 17 hours and 50 gigabytes of memory. In simulations, FastTree was slightly more accurate than neighbor joining, BIONJ, or FastME; on genuine alignments, FastTree's topologies had higher likelihoods. FastTree is available at http://microbesonline.org/fasttree.

N. Price, Morgan; S. Dehal, Paramvir; P. Arkin, Adam

2009-07-31

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Trees from trees: construction of phylogenetic supertrees using clann.  

PubMed

Supertree methods combine multiple phylogenetic trees to produce the overall best "supertree." They can be used to combine phylogenetic information from datasets only partially overlapping and from disparate sources (like molecular and morphological data), or to break down problems thought to be computationally intractable. Some of the longest standing phylogenetic conundrums are now being brought to light using supertree approaches. We describe the most widely used supertree methods implemented in the software program "clann" and provide a step by step tutorial for investigating phylogenetic information and reconstructing the best supertree. Clann is freely available for Windows, Mac and Unix/Linux operating systems under the GNU public licence at (http://bioinf.nuim.ie/software/clann). PMID:19378143

Creevey, Christopher J; McInerney, James O

2009-01-01

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29 CFR 780.208 - Forest and Christmas tree activities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Forest and Christmas tree activities. 780...and Landscaping Operations § 780.208 Forest and Christmas tree activities. Operations in a forest tree nursery such as seeding new beds...

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29 CFR 780.208 - Forest and Christmas tree activities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Forest and Christmas tree activities. 780...and Landscaping Operations § 780.208 Forest and Christmas tree activities. Operations in a forest tree nursery such as seeding new beds...

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29 CFR 780.208 - Forest and Christmas tree activities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Forest and Christmas tree activities. 780...and Landscaping Operations § 780.208 Forest and Christmas tree activities. Operations in a forest tree nursery such as seeding new beds...

2012-07-01

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29 CFR 780.208 - Forest and Christmas tree activities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Forest and Christmas tree activities. 780...and Landscaping Operations § 780.208 Forest and Christmas tree activities. Operations in a forest tree nursery such as seeding new beds...

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29 CFR 780.208 - Forest and Christmas tree activities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Forest and Christmas tree activities. 780...and Landscaping Operations § 780.208 Forest and Christmas tree activities. Operations in a forest tree nursery such as seeding new beds...

2010-07-01

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7 CFR 457.130 - Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions. 457.130 Section...INSURANCE REGULATIONS § 457.130 Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions. The macadamia tree crop insurance provisions for the 2011...

2014-01-01

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THE WIENER INDEX OF SIMPLY GENERATED RANDOM TREES  

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THE WIENER INDEX OF SIMPLY GENERATED RANDOM TREES moments as well as for the distribution of the Wiener index of a random tree from a simply generated family (or, equivalently, a critical Galton- Watson tree). We also establish a joint

Janson, Svante

444

7 CFR 457.130 - Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions. 457.130 Section...INSURANCE REGULATIONS § 457.130 Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions. The macadamia tree crop insurance provisions for the 2011...

2011-01-01

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16 CFR 501.2 - Christmas tree ornaments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Christmas tree ornaments. 501.2 Section 501.2 Commercial...PROHIBITIONS UNDER PART 500 § 501.2 Christmas tree ornaments. Christmas tree ornaments packaged and labeled for retail...

2010-01-01

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16 CFR 501.2 - Christmas tree ornaments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Christmas tree ornaments. 501.2 Section 501.2 Commercial...PROHIBITIONS UNDER PART 500 § 501.2 Christmas tree ornaments. Christmas tree ornaments packaged and labeled for retail...

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16 CFR 501.2 - Christmas tree ornaments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Christmas tree ornaments. 501.2 Section 501.2 Commercial...PROHIBITIONS UNDER PART 500 § 501.2 Christmas tree ornaments. Christmas tree ornaments packaged and labeled for retail...

2012-01-01

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16 CFR 501.2 - Christmas tree ornaments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Christmas tree ornaments. 501.2 Section 501.2 Commercial...PROHIBITIONS UNDER PART 500 § 501.2 Christmas tree ornaments. Christmas tree ornaments packaged and labeled for retail...

2014-01-01

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7 CFR 457.130 - Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions. 457.130 Section...INSURANCE REGULATIONS § 457.130 Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions. The macadamia tree crop insurance provisions for the 2011...

2012-01-01

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16 CFR 501.2 - Christmas tree ornaments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Christmas tree ornaments. 501.2 Section 501.2 Commercial...PROHIBITIONS UNDER PART 500 § 501.2 Christmas tree ornaments. Christmas tree ornaments packaged and labeled for retail...

2011-01-01

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M______ S________ '13 Working Title: Know Your Trees!  

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M______ S________ '13 Working Title: Know Your Trees! Type of Project with the road leading from the Village to Rabb, ID all the trees, and then attach semi-permanent labels with each tree's Latin and English names. Each label

Snider, Barry B.

452

DISTANCE BASED METHODS IN PHYLOGENTIC TREE CONSTRUCTION CHUANG PENG  

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DISTANCE BASED METHODS IN PHYLOGENTIC TREE CONSTRUCTION CHUANG PENG DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS (weighted) trees. There are basically two types of phylogenetic methods, distance based methods finite directed graphs, directed trees and matrices. It discusses the verification of the metric property

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NOTICE OF VACANCY Extension Tree Fruit Program Leader  

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NOTICE OF VACANCY Extension Tree Fruit Program Leader Washington State University Search # 114569 WORKING TITLE: Extension Tree Fruit Program Leader 100% Extension OFFICIAL TITLE: Area Extension Educator State University (WSU) Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC), Wenatchee, Washington

Collins, Gary S.

454

Classification trees with neural network feature extraction.  

PubMed

The ideal use of small multilayer nets at the decision nodes of a binary classification tree to extract nonlinear features is proposed. The nets are trained and the tree is grown using a gradient-type learning algorithm in the multiclass case. The method improves on standard classification tree design methods in that it generally produces trees with lower error rates and fewer nodes. It also reduces the problems associated with training large unstructured nets and transfers the problem of selecting the size of the net to the simpler problem of finding a tree of the right size. An efficient tree pruning algorithm is proposed for this purpose. Trees constructed with the method and the CART method are compared on a waveform recognition problem and a handwritten character recognition problem. The approach demonstrates significant decrease in error rate and tree size. It also yields comparable error rates and shorter training times than a large multilayer net trained with backpropagation on the same problems. PMID:18276489

Guo, H; Gelfand, S B

1992-01-01

455

TAX: A Tree Algebra for XML  

Microsoft Academic Search

Querying XML has been the subject of much recent investigation. A formal bulk algebra is essential for applying database-style optimization to XML queries. We develop such an algebra, called TAX (Tree Algebra for XML), for manipulating XML data, modeled as forests of labeled ordered trees. Motivated both by aesthetic considerations of intuitiveness, and by efficient computability and amenability to optimization,

H. V. Jagadish; Laks V. S. Lakshmanan; Divesh Srivastava; Keith Thompson

2001-01-01

456

A Tree Distribution for Skin Detection  

Microsoft Academic Search

Skin detection consists in detecting human skin pixels from an image. Skin detection plays an important role in various applications such as face detection, searching and filtering image content on the web. In this paper we propose a novel skin detection algorithm based on tree distribution. A tree distribution that is more general then a bayesian network, can represent a

Sanaa EL FKIHI; Mohamed DAOUDI; Driss ABOUTAJDINE

457

CRITIQUE OF CARBON BASED TREE GROWTH MODELS  

EPA Science Inventory

Simulation models of the processes that control carbohydrate balance in coniferous trees are reviewed, and their appropriateness for assessing pollution effects is considered. Currently such models are at the forefront of attempts to simulate the growth process of trees, but they...

458

Sulfur diagnostic criteria for French prune trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

One year old Marianna 2624 (Prunus cerasifera X P. munsoniana) trees grafted with French prunes (P. domestica) were grown in the greenhouse in pots containing vermiculite and supplied with graded amounts of sulfate?sulfur (SO4?S) to study the methods of evaluating sulfur (S). Tree fresh weight gain was recorded. Leaf samples were analyzed for different S fractions. Chlorophyll concentration of leaves

Izhar Ul Haq; Robert M. Carlson

1993-01-01

459

Mosses on a tree in forest habitat  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mosses require moisture and nutrients to grow (such as moist soil or tree bark). They anchor to tree bark with rhizoids, which are root-like structures lacking phloem and xylem. Mosses are able to lose most of their moisture without dying.

Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton; Student, Biological Sciences)

2007-01-13

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The "Ride for Russia" Tree Lichen Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The prevalence of nine indicator lichens found on trees in Northern Europe and Western Russia was used for monitoring air quality. The 4200 mile route of the survey went through eight countries. Surveys were carried out in cities, towns, countryside and forests, and along motorways. The author has conducted tree lichen surveys with pupils from…

Young, Simon

2013-01-01

461

ForestManagement Forest and Tree Growth  

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17 ForestManagement Forest and Tree Growth Growth and Environment Dendro-ecology Forest Growth Simulation Within the collaborative project FORSIM we adapted the distance dependent single tree forest the Departmentment of Conservation Ecology and Entomology and Prof. Hans Pretzsch from the Chair of Forest Yield

Geldenhuys, Jaco

462

Efficiently mining frequent trees in a forest  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mining frequent trees is very useful in domains like bioinformatics, web mining, mining semistructured data, and so on. We formulate the problem of mining (embedded) subtrees in a forest of rooted, labeled, and ordered trees. We present TREEMINER, a novel algorithm to discover all frequent subtrees in a forest, using a new data structure called scope-list. We contrast TREEMINER with

Mohammed Javeed Zaki

2002-01-01

463

The Arctic Tree Line and Climate Change  

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is the Arctic Tree Line? ­ A transition zone of vegetation ­ Divides the Arctic Tundra from the Forest Photo% higher on Tundra than Forest (J.Beringer et al., 2005) - Decreasing albedo because of increase in tree cover - Causes surface heating Forest Tundra Chapin et al., (2005), 10 Nadezhda et al., (2008) Albedo

Blouin-Demers, Gabriel

464

Fast, Contention-Free Combining Tree Barriers  

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Fast, Contention-Free Combining Tree Barriers Michael L. Scott Computer Science Department Counter-based algorithms for busy-wait barrier synchronization execute in time linear in the number] have proposed an adaptive combining tree barrier that exploits non-uniformity in inter-barrier

Scott, Michael L.

465

Deforestation: Transforming programs to eliminate trees  

E-print Network

Deforestation: Transforming programs to eliminate trees Philip Wadler University of Glasgow \\Lambda---called the Deforestation Algorithm. A form of function definition that uses no intermediate trees is characterised, called and the Deforestation Algorithm are presented in three steps. The first step presents ``pure'' treeless form in a first

Wadler, Philip

466

ANALYTIC MODELS FOR TREE COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS  

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to the Ethernet protocol, was to use a \\sliding" parameter Ã? whose value changes dynamically with stationsANALYTIC MODELS FOR TREE COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS Philippe Flajolet and Philippe Jacquet INRIA, Rocquencourt 78150 Le Chesnay (France) Abstract: The tree protocol for local area networks, together

Flajolet, Philippe

467

Can America's ash trees be saved?  

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On the Cover: The larvae of this pretty green beetle have destroyed millions of ash trees in the MidwestBeating the Beetle Can America's ash trees be saved? ResearchMICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY community of researchers. Their expertise ranges from invasive exotic species, such as the emerald ash borer

468

MORE BIRDS NEST IN HYBRID COTTONWOOD TREES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Natural hybrid zones can be centers of insect abundance and species richness. We investigated the possibility that this pattern may extend to other trophic levels. We found more bird nests in a cottonwood hybrid zone than in pure stands of Populus fremontii or P. angustifolia. Furthermore, within the hybrid zone, there were more nests in hybrid trees than in trees

GREGORY D. MARTINSEN; THOMAS G. WHITHAM

1994-01-01

469

PCFG models of linguistic tree representations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The kinds of tree representations used in a treebank corpus can have a dramatic effect on performance of a parser based on the PCFG estimated from that corpus, causing the estimated likelihood of a tree to differ substantially from its frequency in the training corpus. This paper points out that the Penn II treebank representations are of the kind predicted

Mark Johnson

1998-01-01

470

Signature Tree Generation for Polymorphic Worms  

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Signature Tree Generation for Polymorphic Worms Yong Tang, Bin Xiao, Member, IEEE, and Xicheng Lu generate accurate signatures for worms, especially polymorphic worms. In this paper, we propose a new NSG system--PolyTree, to defend against polymorphic worms. We observe that signatures from worms

Xiao, Bin

471

A Dichromatic Framework for Balanced Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we present a uniform framework for the implementation and study of balanced tree algorithms. We show how to imbed in this framework the best known balanced tree techniques and then use the framework to develop new algorithms which perform the update and rebalancing in one pass, on the way down towards a leaf. We conclude with a

Leonidas J. Guibas; Robert Sedgewick

1978-01-01

472

On-Line Construction of Suffix Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: An on-line algorithm is presented for constructing the suffix tree for a given string in time linear in the length of the string. The new algorithm has the desirable property of processing the string symbol by symbol from left to right. It has always the suffix tree for the scanned part of the string ready. The method is developed

Esko Ukkonen

1995-01-01

473

Can Landsat imagery detect tree line dynamics?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior research on tree line dynamics has primarily been based on field inventory data, and little is known about the potential for using remotely sensed imagery to detect change. The present study developed a new methodology by combining remote sensing and field survey data to examine dynamics of the pristine forest in the tree line area on Changbai Mountain in

Yangjian Zhang; Ming Xu; Jonathan Adams; Xiaochun Wang

2009-01-01

474

Percolation on general trees and HIV modeling  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Percolation on a general tree is studied. A general tree is used to model the transition from HIV infection into AIDS and to explain the large differences of the transition time from one patient to another. HIV has some autoimmune effects due to its low antigenic mutants. Fuzzy mathematics is used to explain these effects.

Ahmed, E.; Agiza, H. N.

1996-12-01

475

Tree improvement in Western conifers: economic aspects  

Microsoft Academic Search

An economic analysis is given of tree breeding programmes for improvement of ponderosa pine in the Pacific southwest and 'progressive' improvement of Douglas fir in the pacific northwest. Results suggested that these could produce a real rate of return of at least 8% if short rotations were used, or if tree improvement were accompanied by thinning. Cost\\/benefit, break-even analysis indicated

F. T. Ledig; R. L. Porterfield

1982-01-01

476

Bulk Operations for Space-Partitioning Trees  

E-print Network

The emergence of extensible index structures, e.g., GiST (Generalized Search Tree) [25] and SP-GiST (Space-Partitioning Generalized Search Tree) [3], calls for a set of extensible algorithms to support different operations (e.g., insertion, deletion...

Ghanem, Thanaa M.; Shah, Rahul; Mokbel, Mohamed F.; Aref, Walid; Vitter, Jeffrey Scott

2004-01-01

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Error Mining on Dependency Trees Claire Gardent  

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Error Mining on Dependency Trees Claire Gardent CNRS, LORIA, UMR 7503 Vandoeuvre-l`es-Nancy, F-l`es-Nancy, F-54600, France shashi.narayan@loria.fr Abstract In recent years, error mining approaches were propose an algorithm for mining trees and ap- ply it to detect the most likely sources of gen- eration

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

478

Bag Context Tree Grammars # Sigrid Ewert  

E-print Network

Bag Context Tree Grammars # Sigrid Ewert School of Computer Science, University University S--901 87 Umeša, Sweden {drewes,johanna}@cs.umu.se Abstract. Bag context is a device for regulated or string, but evolves on its own during a derivation. Motivation for investigating bag context tree

Drewes, Frank

479

Optimal Random Matchings on Trees and Applications  

E-print Network

. In this paper we will consider tight upper- and lower-bounds on the weight of the optimal matching for random point sets distributed among the leaves of a tree, as a function of its cardinality. Specifically, given on the m leaves of -Hierarchically Separated Trees with branching factor b such that each one of its leaves

Csaba, Béla

480

Partial alphabetic trees # Arye Barkan + Haim Kaplan +  

E-print Network

with k trees, T 1 , . . . , T k , where the weights in W correspond to the leaves of F , that minimizes #12; 1 Introduction Let T be a binary tree with n leaves each associated with a weight w i # 0 2 . We a multiset of nonnegative weights W = {w 1 , . . . , w n }, partitioned into m # n blocks B 1 , . . . , Bm

Shamir, Ron

481

The Expected Additive Weight of Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider a general additive weight of random trees which depends on the structure of the subtrees, on weight functions defined on the number of internal and external nodes and on the degrees of the nodes appearing in the tree and its subtrees. Choosing particular weight functions, the corresponding weight is an important parameter appearing in the analysis of sorting

Rainer Kemp

1989-01-01

482

Social benefits of trees in urban environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

People have a behavioral need for contact with trees in cities. One cause for the increase in wilderness recreation use and popularity of indoor and outdoor gardening is a basic desire for contact with vegetation. Trees can lend cities a dimension of sensory diversity, visual order and aesthetic pleasure that is lacking. There is a relationship between levels of park

Seymour M. Gold

1976-01-01

483

'Christmas tree' created by Skylab 4 crewmembers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This 'Christmas tree' was created by the three crewmen of the third manned Skylab mission aboard the space station in Earth orbit. Food cans were used to fashion the tree. This photograph was made from a television transmission made from a video tape recording on December 24, 1973.

1973-01-01

484

Recommended Trees for Plains Communities of  

E-print Network

, or their ability to spread in to native ecosystems and out-compete native species, while otherssimplydonotgrowwell tolerance · Pest resistance · Maintenance issues · Native vs. non-native species pyramidalspreading't control the weather, but we can use discernment in selecting trees to plant.Avariety of tree species

485

Apple Thinning Care of New Trees  

E-print Network

Sound of Drumming Apple Disease Update Peach Leaf Curl and Plum Pockets Raspberry Anthracnose and Cane also. Thinning is all about tradeoffs and compromise. The earlier you thin, the better the response time to assess the effect of the first application. (Hirst) Care of New Trees: If you planted new trees

Ginzel, Matthew

486

Maintaining Spanning Trees of Small Diameter  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given a graph G with m edges and n nodes, a spanning tree T of G, and an edge e that is being deleted from or inserted into G, we give efficient O(n) algorithms to compute a possible swap for e that minimizes the diameter of the new spanning tree. This problem arises in high-speed networks, particularly in optical networks.

Giuseppe F. Italiano; Rajiv Ramaswami

1994-01-01

487

Constructing Ensemble Classifiers from Expression Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper proposes and reviews a family of ensemble classifiers constructed from expression trees. Expression trees are induced using gene expression programming and cellular evolutionary algorithm. Ensemble classifiers are constructed using several techniques including majority voting, boosting and Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence. Computational experiment results confirm high quality of the proposed classifiers.

Joanna Jedrzejowicz; Piotr Jedrzejowicz

2010-01-01

488

LETTERSTO NATURE Anatolian tree ringsand the  

E-print Network

* & MaryJaye Bruce* *The Malcolm and CarolynWiener laboratoryfor Aegeanand Near Eastern Dendrochronology has allowed the Aegean Dendrochronology Project to build absolute and floating tree-ring sequences, it is not connected at present to a fixed dendrochronology from living trees backwards. W e have dated this chronology

Manning, Sturt

489

ROOT AND BUTT ROTS OF FOREST TREES  

E-print Network

ROOT AND BUTT ROTS OF FOREST TREES 12th International Conference on Root and Butt Rots IUFRO Medford, Oregon (USA) CONFERENCEPROCEEDINGS #12;ROOT AND BUTT ROTS OF FOREST TREES 12th International Conference on Root and Butt Rots IUFRO Working Party 7.02.01 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS M. Garbelotto & P

California at Berkeley, University of

490

Applications of Path Compression on Balanced Trees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several fast algorithms are presented for computing functions defined on paths in trees under various assumpuons. The algorithms are based on tree mampulatton methods first used to efficiently represent equivalence relations. The algorithms have O((m + n)a(m + n, n)) running tunes, where m and n are measures of the problem size and a Is a functional reverse of Ackermann's

Robert Endre Tarjan

1979-01-01

491

Borers in New Hampshire Apple Trees Several species of insects bore into New Hampshire apple trees, including roundheaded apple tree borer,  

E-print Network

serious, killing the tree. Controls for RHATB: 3. Keep trunks exposed, free of vegetation, weeds or trash Roundheaded apple-tree borer larva #12;control apple maggot, leafminers, and other pests. Backyard trees, covered in the current New England Tree Fruit Management Guide. 6. You could try mechanical "worming

New Hampshire, University of

492

Molecular basis of angiosperm tree architecture.  

PubMed

I. II. III. IV. V. References SUMMARY: The architecture of trees greatly impacts the productivity of orchards and forestry plantations. Amassing greater knowledge on the molecular genetics that underlie tree form can benefit these industries, as well as contribute to basic knowledge of plant developmental biology. This review describes the fundamental components of branch architecture, a prominent aspect of tree structure, as well as genetic and hormonal influences inferred from studies in model plant systems and from trees with non-standard architectures. The bulk of the molecular and genetic data described here is from studies of fruit trees and poplar, as these species have been the primary subjects of investigation in this field of science. PMID:25483362

Hollender, Courtney A; Dardick, Chris

2014-12-01

493

Interactive Tree Of Life v2: online annotation and display of phylogenetic trees made easy.  

PubMed

Interactive Tree Of Life (http://itol.embl.de) is a web-based tool for the display, manipulation and annotation of phylogenetic trees. It is freely available and open to everyone. In addition to classical tree viewer functions, iTOL offers many novel ways of annotating trees with various additional data. Current version introduces numerous new features and greatly expands the number of supported data set types. Trees can be interactively manipulated and edited. A free personal account system is available, providing management and sharing of trees in user defined workspaces and projects. Export to various bitmap and vector graphics formats is supported. Batch access interface is available for programmatic access or inclusion of interactive trees into other web services. PMID:21470960

Letunic, Ivica; Bork, Peer

2011-07-01

494

Interactive Tree Of Life v2: online annotation and display of phylogenetic trees made easy  

PubMed Central

Interactive Tree Of Life (http://itol.embl.de) is a web-based tool for the display, manipulation and annotation of phylogenetic trees. It is freely available and open to everyone. In addition to classical tree viewer functions, iTOL offers many novel ways of annotating trees with various additional data. Current version introduces numerous new features and greatly expands the number of supported data set types. Trees can be interactively manipulated and edited. A free personal account system is available, providing management and sharing of trees in user defined workspaces and projects. Export to various bitmap and vector graphics formats is supported. Batch access interface is available for programmatic access or inclusion of interactive trees into other web services. PMID:21470960

Letunic, Ivica; Bork, Peer

2011-01-01

495

Making B+Trees Cache Conscious in Main Memory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research has shown that cache behavior is im- portant for main memory index structures. Cache con- scious index structures such as Cache Sensitive Search Trees (CSS-Trees) perform lookups much faster than binary search and T-Trees. However, CSS-Trees are designed for decision support workloads with relatively static data. Although B+-Trees are more cache con- scious than binary search and T-Trees,

Jun Rao; Kenneth A. Ross

2000-01-01

496

An efficient and extensible approach for compressing phylogenetic trees  

PubMed Central

Background Biologists require new algorithms to efficiently compress and store their large collections of phylogenetic trees. Our previous work showed that TreeZip is a promising approach for compressing phylogenetic trees. In this paper, we extend our TreeZip algorithm by handling trees with weighted branches. Furthermore, by using the compressed TreeZip file as input, we have designed an extensible decompressor that can extract subcollections of trees, compute majority and strict consensus trees, and merge tree collections using set operations such as union, intersection, and set difference. Results On unweighted phylogenetic trees, TreeZip is able to compress Newick files in excess of 98%. On weighted phylogenetic trees, TreeZip is able to compress a Newick file by at least 73%. TreeZip can be combined with 7zip with little overhead, allowing space savings in excess of 99% (unweighted) and 92%(weighted). Unlike TreeZip, 7zip is not immune to branch rotations, and performs worse as the level of variability in the Newick string representation increases. Finally, since the TreeZip compressed text (TRZ) file contains all the semantic information in a collection of trees, we can easily filter and decompress a subset of trees of interest (such as the set of unique trees), or build the resulting consensus tree in a matter of seconds. We also show the ease of which set operations can be performed on TRZ files, at speeds quicker than those performed on Newick or 7zip compressed Newick files, and without loss of space savings. Conclusions TreeZip is an efficient approach for compressing large collections of phylogenetic trees. The semantic and compact nature of the TRZ file allow it to be operated upon directly and quickly, without a need to decompress the original Newick file. We believe that TreeZip will be vital for compressing and archiving trees in the biological community. PMID:22165819

2011-01-01

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Finding the tree of life: matching phylogenetic trees to the fossil record through the 20th century  

E-print Network

Finding the tree of life: matching phylogenetic trees to the fossil record through the 20th century of Darwin to discover the tree of life. Recent developments in systematics, such as cladistics and mol

Benton, Michael

498

75 FR 51507 - WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc., and WisdomTree Trust; Notice of Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...812-13733] WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc., and WisdomTree...Applicants: WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc (``WTAM'' or...providing continuous investment management for each Fund's assets. As compensation for...

2010-08-20

499

A-3 First Tree Cutting  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Tree clearing for the site of the new A-3 Test Stand at Stennis Space center began June 13. NASA's first new large rocket engine test stand to be built since the site's inception, A-3 construction begins a historic era for America's largest rocket engine test complex. The 300-foot-tall structure is scheduled for completion in August 2010. A-3 will perform altitude tests on the Constellation's J-2X engine that will power the upper stage of the Ares I crew launch vehicle and earth departure stage of the Ares V cargo launch vehicle. The Constellation Program, NASA's plan for carrying out the nation's Vision for Space Exploration, will return humans to the moon and eventually carry them to Mars and beyond.

2007-01-01

500

Robins gather in a tree  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In a wooded area of Kennedy Space Center, robins gather on a tree branch just beginning to show new Spring growth. A member of the thrush family, robins inhabit towns, gardens, open woodlands and agricultural lands. They range through most of North America, spending winters in large roosts mostly in the United States but also Newfoundland, southern Ontario and British Columbia. The Center shares a boundary with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, a haven and habitat for more than 331 species of birds. The Refuge encompasses 92,000 acres that are also a habitat for 31 mammals, 117 fishes, and 65 amphibians and reptiles. The marshes and open water of the refuge provide wintering areas for 23 species of migratory waterfowl, as well as a year-round home for great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cormorants, brown pelicans and other species of marsh and shore birds, as well as a variety of insects.

2000-01-01