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An Analysis of LifeKnowledge® Skills and Abilities Development within North Carolina Agriscience Education Programs as Viewed by Veteran Secondary Agriscience Educators, Agriscience Education Students, and Students' Employers
(Virginia Tech, 2010-08-12)
The purpose of this descriptive study was to analyze the LifeKnowledgeÂ® skills development within North Carolina agriscience education programs as viewed by veteran agriscience teachers, agriscience education students, ...
Characterization of the Bacillus anthracis SleL Protein and its Role in Spore Germination
(Virginia Tech, 2010-03-24)
Bacillus anthracis is a spore-forming bacterium that is included on the list of select agents compiled by the Centers for Disease Control. When a B. anthracis spore germinates, a protective layer of peptidoglycan known as ...
Growth Performance, Carcass Traits, and Reproductive Characteristics in Boars Fed Diets Supplemented With an Organic Source of Selenium
(Virginia Tech, 2010-08-11)
The objectives of this study were to assess growth and reproductive performance of boars fed a diet supplemented with organic selenium (Se). Crossbred boars received one of three treatments: I. basal diet with no supplemental ...
Towards Structural Health Monitoring of Gossamer Structures Using Conductive Polymer Nanocomposite Sensors
(Virginia Tech, 2010-06-25)
The aim of this research is to calibrate conductive polymer nanocomposite materials for large strain sensing and develop a structural health monitoring algorithm for gossamer structures by using nanocomposites as strain ...
Carbon and nitrogen cycling in watersheds of contrasting vegetation types in the Fernow Experimental Forest, West Virginia
(Virginia Tech, 2010-04-01)
Increased anthropogenic deposition of nitrogen (N) and land-use changes associated with planted forests have important implications for sustainable forest management and associated water quality. The purpose of the research ...