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PRESTEL -THE BRITISH POST OFFICE
co Viewdata, a new medium for selling services and pro-
o -- viding information to the public, is being marketed in
: the United States by the British Post Office Information
"5 System under the name Prestel. Following the British
Post Office's decision to drop Viewdata as a trade name
in favor of Prestel, viewdata is now a generic name for
lwV cost, easy-to-use, two-way information services
linking computer databases to adapted tv sets through
the telephone network or CATV. The word Prestel is
a trademark not an acronym.
A briefing on Viewdata was given to the staff of
Technical Information Systems, USDA on March 22
by LINK of New York City in association with Butler
Cox & Partners Limited of London. Viewdata offers
a new medium for selling services and providing in-
formation to the public. It links two familiar pieces
of domestic equipment the telephone and television.
At the touch of a bottom customers can call up in-
formation over the telephone from an almost unlimited
store, and display it in words or simple diagrams on a
tv screen. Alternatively they can compose messages
for transmission to other users. The system provides a
two-way communications facility and is Interactive.
Viewdata differs from teletext, in that the latter is a one-
way broadcast or table transmitter service, which also
provides low-cost, easy-to-use information access via
adapted tv sets, but is not interactive.
Prestel, the British version of Viewdata, is a collaborative
development'in which the British Post Office has joined
in partnership with Britain's tv and electronics industry,
and with the information industry. More than 150
pubishing and other organizations have contracted
witthe Post Office to supply in nearly 200,000
friusi- the great variety of information which users
wii be able to call up.
Paite users Must connect their tv sets through an
extension socket to the regular telephone. These tv
sets contain extra electronic circuits that.enable them
to be plugged into a telephone line like an extension
telephone and automatically call up the Prestel
users. The tv sets are also supplied with push-buttom
control units to select Prestel information. Built
into every user's set is its own unique Prestel code
number for identification and billing purposes. To
get Prestel information, users would first switch on
the tv set and then call up their local Prestel centre
by pressing a button on the control unit. They would
not even have to lift the telephone receiver. Nine
tv manufacturers have successfully met the British
Post Office safety and technical requirements for tv
sets equipped for Prestel.
In a slide/tape presentation at the briefing on March 22,
Thea James, coordinator of Prestel activities at the "
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, commented
on the Prestel activities at the Ministry as follows:
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has
responsibility for the agriculture, horticulture, fishing,
food, and drink industries. It administers the common
agricultural policy arrangements for the European
Economic Community and it provides extensive
technical services for farmers and growers and has
statutory duties on the control and eradiction of animal
and plant diseases. We see Prestel as a medium of great
potential for the rapid communication of facts and
intelligence to these various industries. We also see a
potential for inter-office communication where infor-
mation can be speedily made available from headquarters
to regional, divisional, and local offices. Specific in-
formation for specialists services such as veterinary,
nutrition, chemistry, and entomology or work study
can be made available on a closed user group system.
We, therefore, made three basic decisions: (I) we
would take part in a market trial on an extensive
scale--we are using some 2,000 frames; (2) we would
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SCIENCEAND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
U..: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
VOL. 5, NO. 415 APRIL I MAY 1979
BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705
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limit our data base to three types of information:
technical advice for farmers and growers, general
advice on food and nutrition aimed at consumers,
schools and colleges, and news items, policy decisions,
special events, etc., of interest to the general public;
(3) our third and final decision was to concentrate
most of our effort and all of our research on the
technical advice for farmers. This is the area where
immediate dissemination of information can be vital
and where encyclopaedic information can be readily
updated and cross referenced. This part of our data
base will, of course, be of most interest to the USDA.
Initially we selected eight categories and within each
we devised a structure which covers almost all of the
topics on which we give technical advice. These
categories are: estate management, soils and drainage,
business management and labor, crops and grass, special
announcements, such as disease outbreaks and so on,
livestock, marketing, and mechanization. For the
moment, most of our information is encyclopaedic
for reference seasonally. This of course, may change
and depends especially on what farmers want. With
the pest disease and intelligence reports, however, we
expect to update at least weekly and probably daily
during the growing season. For outbreaks of specific
diseases such as the current swine vascular disease,
the list of precautions and details of regulations and
emergency procedures can be called up in seconds Vi i
the stocl, press. Where appropriate, we will cross
reference our information to other data bases; for .,
instance, the meterologic office or the health and ::
safety executive. Most of this information, of course :j
is already available to our farmers through a telephoo"|
information service which is a recorded message syst4M
It will be interesting to see how Prestel affects the .
use of this service. We have sponsored ten farmerstdi'
use Prestel in their farm offices for the next year.
From the results of our research with them, we hope
to establish what kinds of information they need, hotw
they want it presented, how often they need it
updated, how they use it, how useful it is and so on.
First reactions are very enthusiastic and farmers see
Prestel as bridging a gap between the flood of printed
information on the one side and face-to-face con-
sultation with local advisers on the other. Within
the Ministry we hope to see it taking quite a load off.
our local offices which normally have to spend
lengthy periods on the phone repeating more or less
the same advide to several callers. This would, we
feel, allow our advisers much more time to actually
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visit the farms and offer specific advice where and
when it is needed. We also see possibilities of re-
ducing our print output and related savings in
administration and distribution. We do not expect
to see any great financial savings for some years,
and we accept that the information reward from
Prestel will be slight until a sensible portion of farmers
have access to it. We plan, however, to make as
much information as possible available through this
medium at this very formative stage. The whole of
the Prestel data bases is open to influence at the
moment; and, in fact, the agricultural structure is
based on the structure which this Ministry prepared.
Our own data base is still quite fluid and we intend
to continue experiments on layout, content, and
choice of topics. But we fully expect our highly
efficient farming industry to recognize Prestel as
the powerful new channel of communication it
undoubtedly is and to let us know in no uncertain
terms how, when, and why they want to utilize it.
We will also, of course, need to know what action
they took once they saw the information on the
screen. For further information please write to
--Thea James, Information Division
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
White Hall Place, London SWI
TO HOST ACRICOLA ONLINE COURSE
The Technical Information Systems, Science and Education Administration
is sponsoring a five-day workshop to train librarians and information
specialists in the utilization of its AGRICOLA bibliographic data base
in an online mode. Charles L. Gilreath, who compiled the CAIN ONLINE
USERS MANUAL, will teach the course with the aid of terminal instructors.
The course will be held July 30-August 3 at the Illini Union Building,
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL.
Twenty persons will be accepted in the course. Applicants must be profes-
sional librarians or information specialists with advanced academic degrees.
The course is introductory to the use of AGRICuLA; no prior terminal ex-
perience is required. The course will provide extensive lecture, exercise,'
and terminal experience with commercial systems offering AGRICOLA. All
equipment, manuals and instructions will be provided. Persons wishing to
attend the course should submit their names on letterhead stationery by
July 20 to:
Reference Branch, TIS
National Agricultural Library
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
Please indicate in letter which of the three systems--Lockheed, Systems
Development Corporation, or Bibliographic Retrieval Service is of most
Emergency telephone reservations, or inquiries, may be made by calling
(301) 344-3834. Registrants will be responsible for their lodging, meals,
and transportation. Lodging is available at the Illini Union, University
of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 61820. Reservations should be sent to
attention of Mr. Licht. Telephone (217) 333-1241.
G. D. Paulsen
Management Information Systems Branch
Technical Information Systems (T1IS) is conducting a
pilot test of electronic communications for the Exten-
sion Service. The objective of the test is to determine
the feasibility of using electronic communications to
communicate between Extension people located on
university campuses all over the U.S. and Extension
people in Washington. It is hoped that the use of
electronic systems for communication will provide a
means of delivering messages faster than is possible using
the postal service, to provide a hard copy of communica-
tions usually made by telephone, and to simplify and
lower the cost of sending communications to a
number of addresses.
The pilot project is being conducted under the sponsor-
ship of the Extension Committee on Organization and
Policy (ECOP). It involves 23 States and the Deputy
Director of Extension. The TELEMAIL system operated
by the University of Wisconsin Computer Center is
being used for purposes of the pilot test. The system is
accessed either through TELENET, Federal Telecommuni-
cations System, or long distance lines.
To send a message the user contacts the computer by using
a dial-up terminal, identifies the addressee, then types in
the message. The message will be stored in the computer
until the sender deletes it. The system has a mailing
list capability so that messages can be sent to a number of
addressees by entering the name of the mailing list in which
their addresses are contained.
To receive messages the user contacts the computer using
a dial-up terminal and receives an indication of the
number of incoming messages, the subject, the number
of lines and the sender of each. The user can have the
messages printed selectively.
An evaluation is being carried out using data supplied
by the users and by the computer center. Initial in-
dications are that the system is cost competitive with
other communications media and in some cases may
even save money over other alternatives.
State Extension services included in the pilot test are
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ARKANSAS MASSACUSETTS TEXAS
CALIFORNIA NEW HAMPSHIRE VIRGINIA
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IOWA NORTH CAROLINA WEST VIRGINIA
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and at Southern University in Louisiana and Prairie
View Agricultural & Mechanical University in Texas.
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COURSES ON INFORMATION RESOURCES
by Linda White
College of Agriculture
University of Arizona
The College of Agriculture at the University of Arizona
has developed courses in the uses of information re-
sources for both students and faculty. To educate
faculty about computerized and published information
sources, a series of short courses were held May 10 and
May 12, 1978. (See Agricultural Libraries Information
Notes 4(6) June 1978). A 46 page manual was
compiled to provide shortcourse participants with a
resource handbook on general information sources
for programs in the College of Agriculture.
Through the combined efforts of three faculty members
in the College of Agriculture, agriculture students in
the University of Arizona are exposed to a variety of
library tools by taking the course "Information Sources
for Agriculturd Scientists." The course has been
offered as a College-wide service course since 1975.
It originally began as separate seminars in three
different departments. Combination of the seminars
into a single one-unit course has avoided duplicative
efforts for the instructors and also exposes the students
to a broader range of information tools.
The course can be taken by undergraduate or graduate
students but to date normally 95% of the students
are graduates, beginning their thesis or dissertation
work. The students come from a mix of subject
backgrounds, including human nutrition, biochemistry,
plant sciences, genetics, water resources, wildlife,
and landscape architecture.
The course is intended as a-general survey course,
highlighting for students a range of information tools
and services. Some services can be used immediately
and others, due to associated charges, will not be used
until the student is working in his respective field.
Course objectives include evaluating alternative
sources and methods for information retrieval;
understanding various types of indexing and
abstracting, with advantages and limitations of each
kind; and increasing awareness of alerting services,
information centers, and computer services with
offer assistance to scientists in deeping abreast of
Through one-hour classes once a week for 16 weeks,
students are exposed to a range of ideas and- tools:
the research library's card catalog; interlibrary loan;
the Library of Congress and its National Union
Catalog; conventional versus coordinate indexing;
various agricultural and sciepce tools such as
Dissertation Abstracts, the Bibliography of Agri-
culture, and Science COration Index; finding
conference papers; computer bibliographic searches;
selecting search terms for an online search; abstract
writing; microform use; U.S. government documents;
publications of world organizations like FAO;
translations; alerting services; consumer guides
and other "popularized" information sources;
and personal file organization techniques.
The main course requirement is a class paper which
evaluates various information tools and services
in terms of their usefulness in helping the student
compile his literature review. Most students use
as their topic their dissertation or thesis topic.
The students soon learn that the same tool or publi-
cation can be very helpful for one student and
next to useless for the next student.
Even though the vast majority of the students in
the class are graduates, very few of them seem to
have been exposed to the information sources
covered in the course. For example, at the start
of one course, only 8 out of 21 students could
list three published indexes that cover their own fields of
study. Seven were not able to name even one tool.
Furthermore, 18 could not identify what the Monthly
Catalog covers. Sixteen had not even heard of use of
computers to retrieve bibliographic references. The
instructors are interested in identifying any other similar
courses taught to other agriculture students, and would
very much appreciate the chance to exchange course
outlines with other instructors. Please send any infor-
mation regarding similar instructional course to
Linda White, College of Agriculture. University of
Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721. O
RESERVE NOVEMBER 26-28
TIS is holding its fall conference of agricultural,
land-grant, and forestry librarians andinformation
handlers in Washington, D.C., at the same hotel
and concurrently with the annual meeting of the I
National Association of State Universities and
Land-Grant Colleges. On Tuesday morning,
November 26, the Agriculture Division's General
Session will be devoted to agricultural information
Program plans are underway for the Joint Session
as well as the total three days. If you wish to
make suggestions, please contact Wallace C. Olsen,
Library Services, NAL/TIS (301-344-3834).
USDA REGIONAL DOCUMENT DELIVERY
Effective April 1, 1979, the Regional Document
Delivery System was extended to USDA employees in
the states of Nevada and Tennessee bringing the total
number of States involved to 26. The service is
being provided from the major land-grant institution
in each State through a reimbursable agreement with
USDA personnel in the state of Nevada may send
their job related requests for books or journal
Head, Interlibrary Loan Services
Life & Health Science Library
Fleischman Agricultural Building
University of Nevada
Reno, Nevada 89507
For emergency service call. (702) 784-6616.
USDA personnel in the state of Tennessee may send
their job related requests for books or journal
Head, Inierlibrary Services
James D. Hosklns Library
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916
For emergency service call: (615) 9754240.
Requests should be submitted on the regular USDA
AD-245 document request form. The SEA Current
Awareness Literature Service forms may be submitted
in lieu of the AD-245 form, one citation clearly
marked, and a single sheet for each citation desired.
AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS
COMMITTEE Z39 MEETS IN
The American National Standards Committee Z39;
Library and Information Science and Related
Publishing Practices held its annual meeting on
May 9, 1979 at the Library of Congress (Whittal
Pavilion; 10:00 A.M. 3:30 P.M.),'Washington, D.C.
The agenda for this meeting included Chairman
James Wood's Report; Executive Director
Robert Frase's Report; a report on International
Stimdardization Activities by Henriette D. Avram,
Ci.irperson of Z39 Subcommittee 2; a report by
C. Lee Jones (Council on Library Resources, Inc.)
on Bibliographic Service Development Program;
report on the Z39 Standards Program for 1979-1980
by Sally H. McCallum, Chairperson, Z39 Program
Committee; future funding report by
John T. Corrigan, C. F. X., Chairperson, Z39 Finance
Z39, organized in 1939, will celebrate its 40th
birthday with a reception hosted by the Council of
National Library and Information Associations, Inc.,
Secretariat for Z39 since 195 I.
Contact Sally H. McCallum, Z39 Vice Chairperson,
Network Development Office, Library of Congress,
Main Building, Room 122AI, Washington, D.C. 20540;
(202) 426-5000. CA
Center for Community De relopment and Research:
A Selected Bibliography of Current Literature on
Poverty. Talhahassee, Florida, Florida A & M Univ.,
1978. 27 p. Single copies free on request from the
Center, P.O. Box 258, Florida A & M Univ.
Talhahassee, FL 32307.
USDA/CRIS ONLINE SEARCH AID AVAILABLE
FROM NTIS: Manual of Classification of Agricultural
and Forestry Research, Revision III, 1978, Current
Research Information System, AID, Technical Informa-
tion Systems, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 167 p.
(A listing and descriptions of classifications used in
classifying research projects documented in CR1S.
Also, useful as a search tool for accessing CRIS projects
online via Lockheed DIALOG). Order from: National
Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road,
Springfield, Virginia 22161. Telephone (703)
5774600; NTIS Accession No. PB286099/AS; Report
No. USDA-CRIS.MC-78-01; paper copy $8.00;
NEW SERIALS AV -
RECEIVED AT NAL
Advances in agricultural technology. Berkeley, Calif.,
Office of the Regional Administrator for Federal
Research, (Western Region), Science and Education Ad-
ministration, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, no. 1, Aug. 1978.
Agricultural research results. 3erkeley, Calif. Office
of the Regional Administrator for Federal Research,
(Western Region), Science and Education
Administration, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. no. 1,
Augs. 1978. aS21.S22U5
Asia agricultural situation, ;review and outlook. U.S.
Dept. of Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, and Co-
operatives Service. 1977/78. aHD1415.A7
Cooperative research report. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
Economics, Statistics, and Cooperative Service. no. I
Field crops research. Amsterdam. Elsevier. v. I, no. 1,.
February 1978. SB183.F5
Management review. Washington, U.S. Dept. of Agri-
culture. Science and Education Administration. Federal
Research. no.2, April 1978. aHD28.U5
Rural development research reports. Washington, U.S.
Dept. of Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, and Co-
operatives Service. no. I, Aug. 1978. aHT392.A53
AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED
BY ASSOCIATES OF THE
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL LIBRARY,
Three special awards will be made to nominated
outstanding recipients in the agricultural library
community by the Associates of the National
Agricultural Library. Inc. at their annual meeting
in the summer of 1979.
The Associates will honor outstanding performance
in three different categories. Those honored must
be nominated for this special attention by their
exceptional contributions to the improvement of
the agricultural library system and its literature.
The three categories are: (1) PROFESSIONAL
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for any published
contribution to library literature or meritorious
accomplishment in the library science field.
Eligibility: Open to agricultural/biological
librarians and to members of the Associates NAL, Inc.
(2) CfTATION OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION
for special achievement and/or service given to the
National Agricultural Library, to other agricultural
libraries, or significant achievements leading to the
advancement of the library science field. Eligibility:
Open to concerned individuals and organizations.
in the agricultural field, NAL staff, and the
Associates NAL, Inc.
The A ward takes the form of a bronze medallion.
(3) DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
recognizes and encourages meritorious performance
exceeding job requirements at the National
Agricultural Library. Eligibility: Open to all
members of the National Agricultural Library Staff..
All nominations should be mailed not later than
May 31, 1979 to Ms. Barbara J. Williams, Box 1-56,
South Carolina Stale College, Orangeburg, SotIf"
Carolina 29115. Each nomination should induce
the following information: (1) Name of the award
for which the'candidate is proposed, (2) a brief
statement of the basis of the nomination and, where"
appropriate, a bibliography which supports the
The Associates NAL, Inc. seek your participation and
The titles listed below are owned by the Library; those lacking call numbers have not yet been cataloged.
The foreign, as well as domestic titles are available from the Library through loan or photocopy.
Annotated Bibliography of Natural Resource
Information. Ecology Consultants, Inc.
Fort Collins. Colorado, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
Office of Biological Services.
Northeastern Wyoming/Southeastern Montana
Northwestern Colorado (rWS/OBS-77/351
Northwestern New Mexico (FW/OBS-77/33)
Southern Utah IFWS/OBS-77/34)
Southwestern North Dakota (F WS/OBS-77/32)
Order from: Drake Creekside Building
2625 Redwing Road
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Designed for use by field biologists, supervisors, and
decisionmakers in natural resource agencies, these
bibliographies provide background information to be
considered in relation to energy development
activities and impacts on these selected geographical
*Energy Conservation: Industry (224 report summaries)
June 78. Excludes waste heat utilization.
The Nutritional Value of Indigenous Wild Plants: an
Annotated Bibliography. Joel N. Elias and
John II. Robson. The Whitson Publishers Company.
Troy, New York. 1978, 232 p. 796 citations. $18.50.
(NAL call no. Z6663. N9R6)
A Pollution Research Bibliography. 1970-1976.
J.C. Lance, USDA, SEA, National Program Staff.
Beltsville, Maryland 20705. 1977. 96 p. 1,020 citations.
Free. (NAL call no. aZ7171 .L35)
*Wood Preservation. (Ill report summaries)
July 78. NTIS/PS-78/0662/3PSW.
*Wood Preservation. (168 summaries) July 78.
(Prepared from Engineering Index.Inc.)
*To order an NTIS search please use the order
number prefaced by the letters NTIS. These
searches are available in paper copy or microfiche
at S28 each, North American from National
Technical Information Systems, U.S. Department
of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd.,
Springfield, VA 22161.
Clearance has been granted to USDA authors to compile
the following bibliographies:
Management of Sagebrush Grass. Roy 0. Harmnss. For
information contact: Compiler, U.S. Forest Service,
Intermountain Fbrest and Range Experiment Station,
Forestry Sciences Laboratory. 860 North 12th Street,
Logan, Utah 84321. Harinss is also compiling a second
biblography. Sagebrush, Grass Plcolog. and
Publications Resulting From Research Conducted on the
Cascade Head Experimental Forest, 1934 to Date.
Jerry F. Franklin. For information contact: Compiler,
U.S. Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, 3200
Jefferson Way, Corvallis, Oregon 97331 (Telephone:
Publications Resulting From Research on the H. J.
Andrews Experimental Forest, 1948 to Date. Jerry F.
Franklin. For information contact: Compiler, U.S.
Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, 3200
Jefferson Way, Corvallis, Oregon 97331. (Telephone:
Technical Informaon Systems reviews titles before translations
are made in order to avoid duplication within USDA. We also
receive copies on deposit often far in advance of their listings
in the standard bibliographic tools. This column is an daer to
selected new receipts at TIS.
These items are available to USDA personnel upon presentation
of a loan request I AD-?45) ailh the identification: TRANS.
No. along aith the citation. Non-LTSDA persons
ma) request photo-duplication at the rate of S? for each
10 pages or fraction thereof per citation. TRANS. No.
MUST be on the request. Both types of requests should be
Lendinm Division. Technical Information Systems
National Apgrultural Library Building
U.S. Department of Apoiculture
Beltsville. Maryland 20705
The Technical Translation Number will also be cited for those
translations prepared for the U.S. Depailmeni of Agriculture and
the National Science I foundation under the P.L 480 program.
Copies of. these transition may also be ordered from the National
Translation Center. John Crewr Library. 35 West 33rd Street.
Chicago. I!L 6016.
BABKIN, V. A., el al. Study of the Possibility of Using
DEAE-Sephadex in Exchange Chromatograph
Method for Analysing the Organic Part of Kraft
Black Liquors. Translated from Russian: Khiia
Drevsimy. 4:45-49,1978. TRANSI No. 23808.
BRATANOV, V. Assessment of the Pathogenic Role
of Trichocephalus (Trichuris) Ovis and T. Skrjabini.
Translated from Russian: Veterb a Shirka.
74(11): 35-37, 1976. TRANS. No. 23887.
BRITOV, V. A. Investigation of Genetic Relationship
Between the Nematode Species of Genus Trihinea.
Translated from Russian: Goeatika. 13(6):1025-1029,
1977. TRANS. No. 23943.
JAKUNIN, N. K. About Preparation'of Circular Saws
For Work. Translated from Russian: ibodwrking
Industry, 1977/78. p. 7-9. TRANS. No. 23866.
KOHLER, K. and GOWEN, R. Optimizing Cut- to-
Size Scheduling by Computor. Translated from
German- HobI als Rok-und Werkstoff. 35 : 457-459.
TRANSL No. 23890.
KRON, G., and LORONZ, J. The Propagation of
the Swine Fewer Virus in Cultures of Macrophages
and Lymphocytes of Normal and Immune Pigs.
Translated from German: Tubingea ZBL BAKT.
HYG. 236(2-3) 150-162. TRANS. No. 23911.
LECLERC, J. The Foot and Mouth Diseae,
Tuberculosis, 2 Vanquished Scourges BrucellD m
Will Be Also Vanquished If...Translated from FEam
La Vie Agfc. Meuse. 106: 23, 1976. TRANS.
NO. 23809. TT 78-59355.
MALYGIN, L N., et al. Rational Schemes for itiil
Off Large Size Faulty Material. Translated from :
Russian: Woodworking Industry, 1978(71 TeA*,
MEtERHOFER, U. A. The Knot aa Structuml
Characteristic With a Bearing on Wood Quality. ...:.
Translated from German: Schweizerische
Arbeitgen e schaft fwr I oizforhwung. Bulletid
4(2) 1-16, 1976. TRANS. No. 23797.
METZNER, W., et al. New Developments in the Fdel.
secticides and Fungicides for Oil-Borne re.weratiar
Translated from German: "Neuere Entnwickhaiur
auf dem Gebiet der Inmek&izide rad Funjgrci efie
oelartige IHofrsc& r itrNe Holz 35(6) 233 237,.iI
1977. TRANS. No. 23821. ,
MOROZOVA, A. V. Biosynthesis of Cellulose and
Concomitant Polysaccharides of Cell Membrane i
Higher Plants (Cotton Fibril Was Taken as a Model).
Translated from Russian: Biosntez Taedlyuozy i
Sopuftsmwyushikh akharidWov KeiecUoUJ !
Oboloci Vyssaika Rasfrantj INa ItFuwer ValokaHtc
Khlopwcatnikaj Seriia Biologicheskikh, Nauk
,5: 9-16.1976. TRANS. No. 23559. T 78-59114..
PRUD'HOMME, M. J. An Electroumnyographic Shtdy
of the Organization of Uterine Activity Ding
the Course of the Estrus Ewes. Translated from
French: Ana BiL Amn. Bio.dL TRANS-No.
.23809. TT 78-59355.
RUGGE, L State of Technology in Finger Joinosig
Wood. Translated from German: Hokb Ra i
und Werkatoff. 34(11) 1976. TRANS. o. 2h776.
YAMCHIRO, S., HIROSHI, I., and NOBUKAZU., s.
Changes in Lipids in Maturing Rainbow Trout Due :
to Starvation. Translated from Japanese: AhBelki
of the Japane Soiety of Sientif FAeifnae. 42
(1) 83-89, 1976. TRANS NO. 23903
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