Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science 2003

Volume 75: 1 

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Biology

JESSICA HAMMOND, ALBERT MAGRO, MICHAEL MILLER  Characterization of apoptosis in human breast cancer cells ... 1

ALISON GRIFFIN and Clifford Starliper.  Quarantine of pathogen-harboring Fusconaia ebena (mussels) prevents vectoring of the pathogen Aeromonas salmonicida to Salvelinus foninalis (brook trout) ... 1

BRIAN BERRY, JUDITH McKINNEY and JUDITH HALLE.  Prevention of environmental lead poisoning in Upshur County ... 2

MARK B. WATSON and THOMAS K. PAULEY.  Turtles of the Great Kanawha River, WV ... 2

Botany

WILLIAM GRANTHAM, JAMES S. RENTCH, JAMES T. ANDERSON, RONALD FORTNEY and WILLIAM GRAFTON. Evaluation of long-lived speckled alder (Alnus incana) communities as probable locations for rare plant species in Canaan Valley, West Virginia .. 3

KATHARINE B. GREGG. Recovery of showy lady's slippers (Cypripedium reginae Walter) from moderate and severe herbivory by white-tailed deer (Oedocoileus virginianus Zimmerman) ... 3

JUSTIN HOGAN, MARCIA HARRISON and ELIZABETH MURRAY.  Ethylene production as an indicator of stress in hydroponically-grown strawberries ... 4

Ecology

MARY BETH ADAMS.  Nutrient budgets and diversity of a second-growth hardwood forest on the Fernow Experimental Forest ... 4

STEVEN L. STEPHENSON, RANDY G. DARRAH, ARTURO ESTRADA-TORRES,  CARLOS LADO, DIANA WRIGLEY DE BASANTA, TATYANA KRIVOMAZ and MAYRA CAMINO VILARO.  A biotic survey for myxomycetes in Cuba ... 5

MICHAEL J. DEMCHIK and VIRGINIA C. DEMCHIK. School ground ozone study ... 5

STEVEN L. STEPHENSON.  Studies of Neotropical mycetozoans ... 5

BRUCE EDINGER, MISAKI HORIBA and TIM CRADDOCK.  Application of WVSOS Citizen's Monitoring Protocols to low-order stream assessment in the West Fork watershed .  JOHN C. LANDOLT,  STEVEN L. STEPHENSON, and JAMES C. CAVENDER.  Dictyostelid cellular slime molds from Australia ... 6

James Rentch, Ronald Fortney, William Grafton, Harold Adams, Robert Coxe and Steven Stephenson.  Site-vegetation relationships for West Virginia roadside plant communities ... 6

Chemistry & Engineering

SONJA ARNOLD and REBECCA SUNDERMAN.  HPLC detection and comparison of caffeine in diet pills, tea and soft drinks ... 7

CHARLES BATTLESON, SHANNON GLASPELL, MIKE CAMPANELLI, NICK FREDRICK, PAUL KREITZER, MICHELLE LECHLITER, CHRIS SUNDERLIN, BRIANNE WILLIAMS, JOHN KUHLMAN and DONALD D. GRAY.  Magnetic control of bubble motion in microgravity ... 7

JIBEN ROY, STEVE WOLFE, MADHU SANGA and PATRICK CALLERY.  Modern medicines from traditional sources: investigation of a mixture of Allium sativum (garlic) and Nigella sativum (black cumin) ... 8

WAYNE DANIEL and VICTOR W. DANIEL. A simple model for estimating bulk properties of an MHD Channel .. 8

JAMES SNIDER II, JOHN LOTH and GARY J. MORRIS.  Steel mill utilization of zinc-pot bearing material wear data ... 9

VIJAYALAKSHMI TUMMALA and DONALD D. GRAY.  Hydrology of the Beaver Creek watershed using the Hydrologic Engineering Center-Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) model ... 9

ALAN D. SMITH.  Data capture systems technologies and innovation: a review of the academic and practitioner trends ... 10

JEFF KEATON and RONALD FORTNEY.  Guidance for geomorphic assessments for stream restoration projects in the unglaciated Appalachian Plateau physiographic province ... 10

SAM LAMONT, ROBERT ELI, RONALD FORTNEY, and DONALD GRAY.  A hydrologic analysis and model of a wetland in Canaan Valley State Park, West Virginia ... 11

DEEPAK MEHRA, JOHN L. LOTH, GARY J. MORRIS, GEORGE M. PALMER and RICHARD GUILER.  Venturi-type acoustic signal amplifier ... 11

BRIAN L. CRAWFORD.  Assessing land use/land cover changes in the Upper Ohio Valley using Landsat TM and ETM+ data ... 12

Psychology & Social Science

KATRINA HULL, MIKITA WEAVER, ANDA WEAVER, and JOHN HULL.  Responses of church-related and other web sites to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 ... 12

NORA DILLARD, DANIEL MERRITT, and MICHAEL CHOBAN. Cellular phones and the effect on motor coordination ... 12

RISË STRAIGHT.  The United States government and clean, renewable energy: why more is not being done ... 13

SUSAN ANDRZEJEWSKI, EMILY COKELEY, MAGGIE KUHN, and JOHN HULL.  The effects of siren and light use on viewers’ perceptions of emergency vehicles ... 13

WESLEY JARRELL II.  Relating children’s human rights to poverty ... 13

MEGAN CLEGG, JOSEPH KRAYNOK and RICHARD CALEF.  The resilience of the partial reinforcement effect through extinction and continuous reinforcement in rats using food reinforcement ... 14

Education

JOHN HULL, JAY FOSTER, and MICHELLE STREET.  Web-based research in a Human Sexuality class ... 14

ANDREAS BAUR and ERICA HARVEY.  Teaching general chemistry group, outcome and mastery-based - a preliminary report ... 14

Wildlife Biology

W. MARK FORD, JENNIFER M. MENZEL, JANE L. RODRIGUE and M. ALEX MENZEL.  Hearing bat habitat: Anabat surveys on the Fernow Experimental Forest ... 15

DAVID A. HELON, JAMES T. ANDERSON and CHRIS P. DWYER.  Investigation of home range, habitat use, and movements of river otters in the Killbuck Watershed, Ohio ... 15

THOMAS K. PAULEY and MARK B. WATSON.  Birds of the Great Kanawha River ... 16

HARLEY W. WEAVER, JAMES T. ANDERSON, JOHN W. EDWARDS and TOM DOTSON.  Investigating fundamental dissimilarities in both physical and behavioral attributes between nuisance and non-nuisance black bears in southern West Virginia ... 16

JENNIFER M. MENZEL, W. MARK FORD, JANE L. RODRIGUE, JOHN W. EDWARDS and M. ALEX MENZEL. Ecology and natural history investigation of the Virginia northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus) ... 17

POSTERS

Psychology & Social Science

JESSICA BOLTON and HILLARY TYGRETT.  The effect of within-group cooperation and between-group competition for reinforcement in a classroom setting on test performance ... 17

KRISTA PEARS and RICHARD CALEF.  Delay of reinforcement effect in extinction on human subjects ... 18

STEVEN SHAFFER, SCOTT C. McCLARIN, and PATRICK DROHAN. Jefferson county greenways GIS study ... 18

SARA WEST and JOHN TOTH  A cultural critique of Barbie ... 18

Education

DANA CALICA, MELINDA HUFF, ADAM WOLFE  and ANDREAS BAUR.  Demonstrations for general chemistry ... 19

JENNIFER LEIGH and REBECCA SUNDERMAN.  Exploring the kinetics of tributyl phosphate hydrolysis in the undergraduate laboratory ... 19

Biotechnology

RACHEL BELL and DONNA FORD-WERNTZ.  A taxonomic analysis of Allium tricoccum s ... 20

C.J. BROADWATER, CARLY GEORGE, HEATHER McABEE, STEVE STEPHENSON, and MARK FLOOD.  Classification of plasmodial slime molds using DNA sequence data from the large subunit ribosome gene ... 20

LI CHEN, RANGARAJ NANDAKUMAR, PATRICK LAI and SUZANNE M.D. ROGERS. Engineering the wetland monocot Juncus accuminatus (Rush) using Agrobacterium tumefaciens ... 20

CARLY GEORGE, C.J. BROADWATER, HEATHER McABEE, STEVE STEPHENSON, and MARK FLOOD.  Comparison of different methods of DNA isolation from myxomycete spores ... 21

KRYSTAL KOLOZY and TONEY E. MORRIS.  Examination of mutagenic potential of common environmental substances or exposures as measured by bacterial reverse mutation (AMES TEST) ... 21

HEATHER McABEE, CARLY GEORGE, C.J. BROADWATER, KRYSTAL KOLOZY, JODI FORTNEY, STEVE STEPHENSON, and MARK FLOOD.  Comparison of Physarum confertum (myxomycete) specimens using genetic analysis ... 22

DONALD McCLELLAND and DONNA FORD-WERNTZ.  The genus Platanthera (Orchidaceae) in WV ... 22

RANGARAJ NANDAKUMAR, LI CHEN AND SUZANNE M.D. ROGERS.  Agrobacterium-mediated transformation system of the wetland monocot Typha  latifolia (broad-leaf cattail) ... 22

E.O. OMOLO, S.H. GARRETT, D.A. SENS, M. MILLER AND V. GUREL.  Differential expression of Hsp 70A, 70B, 70C and Hsc 70 genes in human breast epithelial cell line, MCF-10, exposed to cadmium ... 23

JULIE RENNER and BEN B. WHITLOCK.  The role of oxidants in programmed and stress-induced cell death in plants ... 23

JUSTIN SANDERS.  Efficancy of caffeine as an antibiotic ... 24

SHIRISHA YELAMANCHILI and KAMAL A. MALIK.  A model system for developing oral vaccine production in transgenic plants for anthrax ... 24

Environmental Science

ZACHARY S. DRAGAN and JEFFREY A. SIMMONS.  A comparison of water quality and land use relationships in the Buckhannon River watershed using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) ... 24

DANIEL C. EADES.   A longitudinal analysis of the Berkeley County landfill ... 25

MICHAEL M. LORANTY and JEFFREY A. SIMMONS.  A study using GIS to determine the effects of National Forest designation on water quality ... 25

JUDITH VOJIK and JEFFREY A. SIMMONS.   Effects of logging on stream width-depth ratios, streambed embeddedness, and substrate composition in the Fox Run Watershed, WV ... 26

SARAH WENNERBERG and DONNA FORD-WERNTZ.  Propagation and field testing of native West Virginia plant species for roadside revegetation ... 26

Chemistry, Physics & Engineering

JASON BEST  and SARA MAENE.  A study of galaxy morphology-evolution relationships using the MORPHS and Dressler galaxy cluster catalogs ... 26

LAUREN JONES and REBECCA J. SUNDERMAN.  Animal testing and the chemicals in shampoo ... 27

BETHANY HUFF and STEVE K. JOHNSON.  Determining the presence of pesticides on produce samples ... 27

JAROD KABULSKI, MICHELLE WAGGY and ANDREAS BAUR.  Investigations towards novel tetrathiafulvalenes ... 27

VERA V. PAWLOWSKI and REBECCA J. SUNDERMAN.  Phase transition study of NaBi3V2O10 ... 28

Ecology & Zoology

RANDY G. DARRAH, C. J. BROADWATER, HEATHER McABEE, MARK R. FLOOD, STEVEN L. STEPHENSON, DENISE BINION, ANGEL M. NIEVES-RIVERA, and ADAM W. ROLLINS.  A quest for myxomycete DNA in Puerto Rico ... 28

DANIEL B. JOHNSON and STEVEN L. STEPHENSON.  Myxomycetes recorded from three localities in southern California ... 28

SARAH KELLER.  Assessing the validity of pollination syndromes using Lonicera japonica and Mimulus ringens ... 29

ERIN R. LAWRENCE and JEFFREY A. SIMMONS.  A comparison of Acer rubrum leaf decomposition in treated acid mine drainage and reference streams ... 29

JOSHUA H. LEWIS and STEVEN L. STEPHENSON.  Myxomycetes associated with the aerial litter microhabitat in northern Queensland, Australia ... 30

SCOTT C. McCLARIN, STEVEN SHAFFER and PATRICK DROHAN.  Zion National Park Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) habitat analysis ... 30

MARY C. McGINNIS and STEVEN L. STEPHENSON.  Living and dead lianas as a special microhabitat for myxomycetes in tropical forests of Puerto Rico ... 30

JOANN SPOONER, MARIBETH OVERKING, and STEVEN L. STEPHENSON.  Myxomycetes associated with the microhabitats represented by ground litter, aerial litter, and dead lianas in the forests of Hawaii ... 31

STEVEN L. STEPHENSON, HAROLD S. ADAMS, CYNTHIA D. HUEBNER and GARY W. MILLER.  Short-term dynamics of forest communities on the Fernow Experimental Forest in Tucker County, West Virginia ... 31

 CRAIG W. STIHLER.  The evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis) in West Virginia: range extension and evidence of reproduction ... 32


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