Abstract: A device for twisting decorative material from rolls comprising a shaft having two ends, an attachment means for affixing at least one roll of decorative material provided on one end of said shaft, and a crank provided on the other end of said shaft.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for immobilizing natural or synthetic biomolecules to surfaces. The methods comprise covalently linking the natural or synthetic biomolecule to a mono- or bi-functional polymer and covalently and/or electrostatically immobilizing the biomolecule/polymer conjugate to an unmodified or modified surface. The biomolecule is an oligonucleotide, a polynucleotide, a protein, a glycoprotein, a peptide or a carbohydrate that has been modified to incorporate a single or plurality of nucleophilic groups. These groups comprise an aliphatic or aromatic amino, thiol, hydrazine, thiosemicarbazide, hydrazide, thiocarbazide, carbazide, aminooxy, a derivative of 2-hydrazinopyridine or aminoxyacetic acid or a single or plurality of electrophilic groups. The electrophilic groups comprise an aliphatic or aromatic aldehyde, ketone, epoxide, isocyanate, isothiocyanate, succinimidyl ester or cyanuric chloride or a linkable aromatic aldehyde or ketone.
Abstract: A distinct cultivar of Schefflera arboricola plant named ‘Fan’, characterized by its upright plant habit: rapid growth rate; closely-spaced leaves and parted palmate leaves that are palmately veined, very glossy and dark green which give a dense full appearance.