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Cryopreservation currently is the only method for long-term preservation of cellular viability and function for uses in cellular therapies. Characterizing the cryobiological response of a cell type is essential in the approach to designing and optimizing cryopreservation protocols. For cells used...
A study was conducted to evaluate the properties and processes influencing the rate and magnitude of volume decrease and strength gain for oil sand fine tailings resulting from a change in bitumen extraction process (caustic versus non-caustic) and the effect of adding a coagulant to caustic fine...
• While tracheid size of conifers is often a good proxy of water transport efficiency, correlations between conifer wood structure and transport safety remain poorly understood. It is hypothesized that at least some of the variation in bordered pit and tracheid structure is associated with both...
Variation in xylem structure and function has been extensively studied across different species with a wide taxonomic, geographical and ecological coverage. In contrast, our understanding of how xylem of a single species can adjust to different growing conditions remains limited. In this thesis,...
Studies on frost heave indicate that significant frost heave observed in the field or laboratory is attributed to ice lens formation associated with water migration to the freezing front and the segregational ice that develops. Hence frost heave prediction models require ice lens initiation...
Abstract: A vast amount and variety of mine tailings are produced around the world each day. These mining wastes must be properly managed. To evaluate mine tailings disposal technology, the appropriate engineering properties of the tailings must be ascertained. The results of a laboratory...
Abstract: Fine tails, the resulting fine waste from oil sand processing, undergoes large-strain consolidation in tailings ponds. Its consolidation behavior must be analyzed using a large-strain consolidation theory, which requires the determination of the relationship between the void ratio and...
The standard centrifuge method accurately measures vulnerability curves of longvesselled olive stemsDownload
The standard centrifuge method has been frequently used to measure vulnerability to xylem cavitation. This method has recently been questioned. It was hypothesized that open vessels lead to exponential vulnerability curves, which were thought to be indicative of measurement artifact. We tested...
Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylemspecific hydraulic efficiency across the world’s woody plant speciesDownload
Maherali, H., Cao, K-.F., Schreiber, S.G., Brodribb, T.J., Westoby, M., Hacke, U.G., Jacobsen, A.L., Lens, F., Choat, B., Wright, I.J., Pittermann, J., Gleason, S., Bhaskar, R., Nardini, A., Morris, H., Mayr, S., Bucci, S.J., Mencuccini, M., Johnson, D.M., Mitchell, P.J., Fan, Z-.X., Sperry, J.S., Delzon, S., Zanne, A.E., Martínez-Vilalta, J., Cochard, H., Plavcová, L., McCulloh, K.A., Jansen, S., Domec, J-.C., Pratt, R.B., Feild, T.S.
The evolution of lignified xylem allowed for the efficient transport of water under tension, but also exposed the vascular network to the risk of gas emboli and the spread of gas between xylem conduits, thus impeding sap transport to the leaves. A well-known hypothesis proposes that the safety of...