The C terminal domain (CTD) of Rpb1, a sub-unit of RNA Pol II, in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, contains 26 repeats of a heptapeptide sequence that is highly conserved in all eukaryotes. The CTD affects the implementation and co-ordination of...
The oculomotor system needs up-to-date information about eye position in order to make accurate saccades to stimuli in the environment. This thesis investigated how well the oculomotor system uses information about eye position to make a variety of...
The eukaryotic cilium (also called flagellum) is a complex, microtubule-based organelle that is found on many different cell types. It produces movement by the precise activation of dyneins that are located along the length and the circumference of...
Thermodynamics, and the classic balance between entropy and enthalpy, provides a proverbial zoo of exotic phase behaviour that chemists can harness to create new materials out of simple liquids and polymers. The diversity of self-assembling...
Through a series of case studies, signal processing and statistical tools, analyses of dynamic sea ice processes of drift, deformation, and ice pack expansion and decay are investigated for the Weddell Sea region during 1992. Cavitating fluid (CAV)...
The effects of process parameters on the microstructural and textural evolution during directional recrystallization processing were investigated. Microstructural evolution during primary directional recrystallization of 80% cold-rolled, single...
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) occurs when a sleeping infant experiences a challenge to cardiorespiratory homeostasis which it fails to overcome. Analyses of brain tissue from SIDS cases from around the world consistently show abnormalities in...
'Orthogonal modular forms are algebraic modular forms arising from lattices in quadratic spaces. In this thesis, we define orthogonal modular forms, establish their basic properties, and then apply them to a case of ternary quadratic spaces to...
Siegel domains. Modular groups. Hecke algebras. Forms
In the 1960s Satake proved the existence of an isomorphism between the local Hecke algebra and the ring of polynomials invariant under the action of the signed permutation group W n (the Weyl group associated to Sp n over a local field)....
Robots -- Control systems. ; Robots -- Motion. ; Computer algorithms. ; Electronic data processing -- Distributed processing.
Self-reconfiguring robots are robots composed of many physically connected modules which can change their structural configuration to support multiple functionalities. We claim that self-reconfiguring robots are more versatile, extensible, and...
Space plasmas. ; Magnetopause. ; Solar wind. ; Magnetic flux. ; Plasma astrophysics.
Two types of two-dimensional (2-D), coherent (time-stationary) space plasma structures, described by one-fluid, magnetostatic and isotropic plasma theory, are examined. One is the internal structure of the Earth's magnetopause and the other is...
Core binding factor translocations and inversions are among the most frequently identified mutations in acute myeloid leukemia. We present work that characterizes the functional contributions of domains within the fusion proteins resulting from the...
Given graded C *-algebras A and B , we define the notion of an admissible pair ([straight phi], D ) for A and B . Associated to an admissible pair ([straight phi], D ) is an equivalence class of asymptotic morphisms from A to B . Under certain...
We present a number of findings concerning groupoid dynamical systems and groupoid crossed products. The primary result is an identification of the spectrum of the groupoid crossed product when the groupoid has continuously varying abelian...