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Pieces of lumber which, during rein-spection, prove to be of lower quality than originally classified.
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Current study revealed that all of the twelve isolated bacterial strains were able to degrade aromatic hydrocarbons, particularly Pseudomonas sp.
The isolates were able to degrade AHL of Pectobacterium atrosepticum and it could reduce the pathogenicity of P.
If the pastures degrade, it will be responsibility of the local governments," the MP said.
More than simply documenting this degradation of work, however, Doussard seeks to uncover why employers degrade labour, why workers stay in such jobs, and what activists can do to combat the degradation of work.
1 : to lower in character or dignity <Mom feels that dressing animals in costumes degrades them.
We all could use an upgrade, but Sinbad decided to degrade all women of color who wear weaves.
Heavy halogens such as bromine and iodine are radio-opaque, but the typical halogenated resins are not biocompatible and do not degrade by main-chain scission.
Pleurotus ostreatus ATCC 32,783 was chosen based on its ability to selectively degrade the hemicellulose and lignin fractions in lignocellulosic substrates (Hadar et al.
The migrating effluent plume will eventually degrade the ground water underlying the southern portion of the base,'' Baker wrote.
Marine adhesive proteins stick to wet and irregular surfaces, bind very strongly, and degrade very little, but are burdensome and costly to synthesize; soy proteins are abundant, renewable, and affordable, but are relatively weak and easily degraded.
2] is a feasible treatment method to degrade COD and toxicity in wastewaters when the initial COD is less than 500 mg/L.
University of California (Oakland, CA) has patented a method using a two-hybrid system to screen for agents that modulate the ability of a cell to degrade or to accumulate a metabolic product or to selective kill a cell or to selectively express a gene or cDNA in a cell that has a defect in its ability to degrade or to accumulate a metabolic product.