Stengel’s story is a great reminder that success in social media doesn’t only come via quantitative metrics but also through quality engagement. And Diane Hessan agrees. As president and CEO of Communispace, Hessan’s corporation creates private online customer communities to help marketers from the world’s largest brands explore customers’ mindsets and generate game changing insights.
Finally, we head to the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, home to my mate Elton and the Aboriginal community he belongs to. The story of this place is in eel dreaming, so it was only apt that his family took me eel fishing. Once again, I found myself feeling at home amongst complete strangers.
Bambara groundnut is an indigenous African legume grown mainly in sub Saharan Africa; it is an important source of protein to the rural majority. There are no established varieties and subsistence farmers grow locally adapted landraces which are generally low yielding. Bambara groundnut is a predominantly self pollinating crop and is expected to exist as non identical inbred lines, although the previous lack of co dominant markers has prevented a formal assessment of heterozygosity within bambara groundnut genotypes.A total set of 75 microsatellites that were characterised in this study were used to investigate the genetic diversity of a set of 24 bambara groundnut landraces, to provide an evaluation of the markers for polymorphism and provide a link with DArT marker data that were previously analysed.Sixty eight microsatellites were identified that were found to be consistent and reproducible, from which a set of markers were selected and used for genetic variability studies of bambara groundnut, to compare the use of molecular markers with morphological markers, and to investigate using SSR markers in pure line selection.The genetic diversity of bambara groundnut was assessed based on morphological characters for two seasons; in a glasshouse experiment at the University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, UK and in a field experiment that was conducted at the Botswana College of Agriculture (Notwane farm), Gaborone in a randomised block design with three replicates.
He had few close friends in the Senate, where he served for nearly 30 years. A former diplomat says Kerry’s recent foreign policy successes have made him more insufferable than ever. One theory holds that his years in the Senate ruined him: too many hours speaking to a C Span camera in an empty Senate chamber have left him prone to run on sentences and bloviating “Senate speak.” (In one late night press conference in Moscow last May, he uttered a staggering 95 word sentence.) This theory is undercut by those who have known him longer.