aureum ‘Golden Pothos’. This study further suggests that tissue-culture regeneration of plantlets from different
coloured sectors of variegated leaves can be used to investigate the underlying mechanisms of variegation.”
“Castor-oil-based polyurethanes (COPUs) were fabricated from 2,4-toluene diisocyanate and hexamethylene diisocyanate. Immersion weight-gain methods at different temperatures were used to measure the sorption and diffusion of acidic solutions into the polyurethane. It was evident from this study that these COPUs can indeed be used in acid conditions as they exhibited a low absorption of diffusing solutions (<1%) with the apparent activation energies of Z-DEVD-FMK mw diffusion and permeation estimated to be 85 and 18 kJ/mol, respectively. Neutron activation analysis confirmed the possibility of the clustering GS-9973 clinical trial of the acidic diffusing solutions because the acid/water molar values
within the polymer matrix were significantly larger than those expected of the bulk solution. Mass spectroscopy indicated that any degradation that may have occurred may have been the result of fracture at the ester bond in the castor oil segment of the polyurethane. Tensile tests showed that the modulus of the saturated polymers remained above the values of the unsaturated ones. (C) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 119: 3403-3412, 2011″
“We have developed a method for producing spatially stable micron-scale liquid targets of flexible shapes at kilohertz repetition rate for use in air and vacuum, by perturbing 5 and 30 mu m diameter
streams with femtosecond laser pulses and monitoring the temporal development of the perturbation. Using water, we have produced features such as 2.1 mu m diameter droplet and 1.3 mu m diameter neck with less than +/- 0.3 mu m shot-to-shot variation, with prospects for further reduction in size and variability. The use of such micron-scale targets can be expected to prevent conductive heat dissipation, enhance field strength for ion acceleration and allow spatially-deterministic laser-cluster experiments. (C) 2010 American KU-55933 Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3516158]“
“SPATULA is a bHLH transcription factor that promotes growth of tissues arising from the carpel margins, including the septum and transmitting tract. It is also involved in repressing germination of newly harvested seeds, and in inhibiting cotyledon, leaf, and petal expansion. Using a reporter gene construct, its expression profile was fully defined. Consistent with its known functions, SPT was expressed in developing carpel margin tissues, and in the hypocotyls and cotyledons of germinating seedlings, and in developing leaves and petals.