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microcosm

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man regarded as epitomizing the universe
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All active microcosms displayed an apparent rapid increase in TPH concentration during the first 1 - 4 days of sampling, the timing and concentration of which was inversely related to temperature (Figure 1).
Overall removal was greatest in 30[degrees]C active microcosms (89 percent) and lowest in 30[degrees]C control microcosms (37 percent) (Table 1).
Carbon dioxide production was highest in the 50[degrees]C microcosms at first (164 umol/d) but quickly dropped and was surpassed by the 30[degrees]C microcosms before day 26; however, for most of the experiment, [CO.
The MA-treated microcosms tended towards the lowest overall system loss of C, although the differences were not statistically significant (Fig.
MEAN [+ or -] SD VALUES * OF CARBON CONTENT AND DRY MASS IN LEAF LITTER AND MINERAL SOIL LAYERS OF EXPERIMENTAL MICROCOSMS (MACROFAUNA NON-ACCESSIBLE; MACROFAUNA ACCESSIBLE; AND ARMADILLIDIUM VULGARE-COLONIZED) AT THE BEGINNING (INITIAL) AND AT THE END (FINAL) OF 3 MONTHS EXPOSURE (JUL 15 TO OCT 15, 2006) IN A CENTRAL FLORIDA HARDWOOD FOREST.
It now becomes clear why knowledge of a microcosm results in uncertainties, including the well-known Heisenberg Uncertainties.
In a macrocosm it is unequivocal but in a microcosm it is multiple-valued.
A preliminary experiment was conducted using 160-mL serum bottle microcosms inoculated with sediment and amended with 3-CB.
For each experiment, duplicate or triplicate microcosms (160-mL) were prepared in the same way as the viable 2-CP- and 3-CB-amended mesocosms and periodically sampled to evaluate the reproducibility of the nucleic acid and chemical data obtained with the mesocosms (Becker 1998).
Six microcosms from each Coahoma and Quitman County field site, and twelve of the microcosms containing soil from each Leflore County field, were "flooded" with deionized water to a depth of 5 cm above the soil surface (approximately 1.
To expose the microcosms to ambient outdoor light and temperature, they were incubated on the flat roof of Shoemaker Hall on the University of Mississippi campus.
It is also harder to manage because the addition of new species, an ongoing process at the museum, affects the Maine microcosm much more rapidly than the coral reef system.