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Quantification of important biochemical (e.g. intramuscular fat content, toughness) properties of beef m. longissimus thorasis (LT) using technologies of optical spectroscopy and digital image analysis was examined in this thesis research. The main objective of this thesis work focused on the...
This thesis contributes toward the design of a novel pricing scheme that could be employed to compensate Canadian poultry producers according to their performance in specific quality traits. Based on biological data obtained from a set of growth experiments with chicken and data on chicken...
The lack of literature reporting on the use of customer-satisfaction-augmenting Management System Standards (MSS) in health care provided an opportunity to explore the use of one such augmenting (AUG) MSS, namely ISO 10002, for managing feedback in a Canadian provincial health care organization...
Bioturbation and Resource Quality: A Case Study from the Upper Cretaceous Lysing and Nise Formations, Ellida and Midnatsoll Fields, Norwegian SeaDownload
Nine cores (approx. 156 m) within the Upper Cretaceous Lysing and Nise formations (Møre Basin, Norwegian continental shelf) are studied in order to assess the relationship between bioturbate fabric and the resulting permeability distribution. Overall, the Lysing and Nise formations strata...
Coal Liquefaction Liquid Quality: Influence of Temperature and Heating Approach on Solvent Extraction of CoalDownload
This project evaluated the impact of reaction temperature and of additional heating steps on the quality of the liquids obtained from solvent extraction of a lignite coal with tetralin. The points of focus were the coal liquid yield, physical properties, aromatic content and iron pyrite...
De novo genome sequence assembly of a filamentous fungus using Sanger, 454 and Illumina sequence dataDownload
Docking, Roderick T., Mardis, Elaine, Hamelin, Richard C., Jones, Steven J. M., Marra, Marco A., Seidel, Michael, Chan, Simon K., Breuil, Colette, Liao, Nancy Y., Birol, Inanc, Robertson, Gordon, Holt, Robert A., Platt, Darren, Bohlmann, Jörg, DiGuistini, Scott, Hirst, Martin
Sequencing-by-synthesis technologies can reduce the cost of generating de novo genome assemblies. We report a method for assembling draft genome sequences of eukaryotic organisms that integrates sequence information from different sources, and demonstrate its effectiveness by assembling an...
Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Pairing Success of Ovenbirds: Importance of Male Age and Floater BehaviorDownload
Between 1996 and 1998, we compared pairing success of territorial male Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapillus) in forest fragments created by forestry (n 5 3) and agriculture (n 5 10) to contiguous forest plots (n 5 3) in the southern boreal mixedwood forest of central Saskatchewan. The percentage of...
Fecal Pellet Counts as a Technique for Monitoring an Alpine-Dwelling Social Rodent, the Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata)Download
We evaluated fecal pellet counts as an index of hoary marmot (Marmota caligata) social group size in order to develop a simple, inexpensive method for monitoring population change of a widely distributed, but poorly studied alpine mammal. Fecal pellet counts were conducted in three separate...
Background: This project occurred during the course of the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) program of research. TREC is a multilevel and longitudinal research program being conducted in the three Canadian Prairie Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The main purpose of TREC...