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Effects of a consortia probiotic inoculant on soil microorganisms and impacts on autoinducers employed in quorum sensing
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
Disease control in plant agriculture is largely achieved through application of various antimicrobials. Manipulation of indigenous soil microbial communities received attention as it promises improved pathogen control and enhanced plant outputs...
Analysis of twenty-five years of heavy rainfall events in the Texas Hill Country
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
climate stations in the region; the period examined for this study was 1982-2006. Days with measurable precipitation were treated as a gamma distribution in order to determine the top 2%, 1%, and 0.5% to define events as unusual, rare, and extreme...