Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science 2004

Volume 76: 1 

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Biochemistry/Chemistry

JUSTIN M. SANDERS and PETER M. GANNETT. Computer-aided design of a novel antibiotic: staphylococcal protein A inhibitors ... 1

PHILIP GALAPON, DARLA WISE and John Rush Elkins. An Examination of the Effects of Methylxanthines on DNA Replication under PCR Conditions ... 1

ROGER SEEBER Jr.  Extraction and isolation of hypericine and hyperforin from various sources of St. Johnswort ... 1

Biology

CHRIS HAAS, CLIFFORD STARLIPER, and BARNABY WATTEN.  Preliminary water decontamination involving the inhibitory effects of carbon dioxide on the fish pathogen Aeromonas salmonicida) ... 2

CLIFFORD E. STARLIPER.  A prevalent antimicrobial resistance (R-) plasmid noted in the aquatic environment from various bacteria, hosts and geographic origins ... 2

JILL TAYLOR and ALBERT MAGRO.  Comparative gene expression in CRL-2610 cells upon the induction of apoptosis ... 3

L. MICHAEL PETERSON and TONY E. MORRIS.  Examination of mutagenic potential of common combusted hydrocarbons as measured by bacterial reverse mutation (Ames test) ... 4

JILL TAYLOR and ALBERT MAGRO.  Gene expression in MCF-7 and CRL-2610 upon induction of apoptosis ... 4

JOHN C. LANDOLT, STEVEN L. STEPHENSON, and JAMES C. CAVENDER.  Distribution and ecology of dictyostelid cellular slime molds in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: An update ... 5

Ecology

Ronald A. CANTERBURY and Joseph T. Manzo.  Bringing environmental education into the public classrooms with the goal of contributing to a better educated generation of voters ... 5

JAMES S. rentch and RONALD H. FORTNEY.  Dynamics of coarse woody debris in oak-dominated old-growth forests ... 5

RYAN l. WARD,  JAMES T. ANDERSON, RONALD H. FORTNEY, STEVE KITE, PARTICK KISH, J. TODD PETTY, IRA POPLAR-JEFFERS, and JOSH WHITE.  Preventing breaks in the stream channel substrate to reduce impacts of road culverts on stream communities ... 6

BRUCE EDINGER,  MANDY SEITZ,  JENNIFER SIMMONS, BRADY GUTTA, ALVAN GALE and LOU SCHMIDT.  Chemical, physical and benthic macroinvertebrate status of mine-drainage impacted Lamberts Run: candidate for wetland and aeration heavy metal remediation ... 6

Education

ALAN D. SMITH.  Project characteristics associated with Bloom’s taxonomy of learning ... 6 objectives

KARL D. FEZER.  Corollaries of Methodological Naturalism ... 7

RONALD A. CANTERBURY and Joseph T. Manzo.  This project was designed to bring environmental education into the public classrooms with the goal of contributing to a better educated generation of voters ... 7

Engineering

BRAD MESSENGER, DONALD D. GRAY, and RONALD FORTNEY.  Evaluation of a vertical hydraulic barrier as a wetland creation method using a three-dimensional groundwater model ... 8

Geology and Mining

MELISSA L. FARMER, and JOSEPH L. ALLEN.   Subsurface imaging of Late Mississippian normal faults and associated paleoseismic soft -sediment deformation in Mercer County, WV, using ground-penetrating radar ... 9

Social Science

NICOLE M. SERENE and JOHN H. HULL.  U.S. women’s magazines and the bodies they present ... 9

JESSICA M. SHAFFER and JOHN H. HULL.  Obesity and muscularity ratings of males pictured in U.S. men’s fashion, fitness, and health magazines ... 10

MIKITA A.WEAVER and JOHN H. HULL.  Women’s body sizes in fashion magazine articles and advertisements: a cross-cultural study ... 10

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Biology

STEVEN L. STEPHENSON, JOHN C. LANDOLT, DONNA M. POWERS, LINDSAY A. DILLION, and CERIDWEN A PEARCE.  Eumycetozoans associated with tropical forests in northern Queensland, Australia ... 11

MELINDA E. VARNEY, Curtis J. Pritzl, Shivaji Rikka, and Patrick K. LaI.  Sub-cloning, expression, and partial purification of Borna Disease Virus p40 as a recombinant fusion protein in prokaryotes ... 11

Biotechnology

LAURA DEBELLIS, ELIZABETH MORRIS, TONI RILEY,CRISTINA CLARK, MARK FLOOD, SARAH HESSON, POORANI SEKAR, JEAN CHAPPELL, BOWIE KAHLE, and ELIZABETH MURRAY.  Analysis of the Factor V Leiden (FVL) polymorphism in two West Virginia groups ... 12

Chemistry

TRAVIS LAWSON and MATTHEW SCANLON.   The binding constants of bithiophene and bithiophese derivatives with hydroxypropyl -cylcodextrin in water, methanol and ethanol, via fluorescence spectroscopy ... 12

MELINDA HUFF, and ANDREAS BAUR. Synthesis and characterization of alkylisatins as precursors to novel tetrathiafulvalenes ... 13

Ecology

JOHN C. LANDOLT,  JAMES C. CAVENDER, and STEVEN L. STEPHENSON, Dictyostelid cellular slime molds of Australia ... 13

Wildlife

WAYNE H. WEAVER, JAMES T. ANDERSON, JOHN W. EDWARDS and THOMAS DOTSON.  Biological and behavioral analysis of nuisance and non-nuisance black bears in southern West Virginia ... 14

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