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Effects of antemortem ingestion of ethanol on insect successional patterns and development of Phormia regina (Diptera : Calliphoridae)
(Oxford University Press, 2005-05-01)
The effects of antemortem ingestion of ethanol by domestic pigs, Sus scrofa L., on postmortem insect successional patterns and the development of Phormia regina (Meigen) were studied during summer 2003 in Blacksburg, VA. ...
van der Waals and hygroscopic forces of adhesion generated by spider capture threads
(Company of Biologists Ltd., 2003-11)
Cribellar thread is the most primitive type of sticky prey capture thread found in aerial spider webs. Its outer surface is formed of thousands of fine fibrils that issue from a cribellum spinning field. The fibrils of ...
Incorporation of membrane-bound, mammalian-derived immunomodulatory proteins into influenza whole virus vaccines boosts immunogenicity and protection against lethal challenge
Background Influenza epidemics continue to cause morbidity and mortality within the human population despite widespread vaccination efforts. This, along with the ominous threat of an avian influenza pandemic (H5N1), ...
Enzymatic, immunological and phylogenetic characterization of Brucella suis urease
Background The sequenced genomes of the Brucella spp. have two urease operons, ure-1 and ure-2, but there is evidence that only one is responsible for encoding an active urease. The present work describes the purification ...
Molecular targets for rapid identification of Brucellaspp
Background Brucella is an intracellular pathogen capable of infecting animals and humans. There are six recognized species of Brucella that differ in their host preference. The genomes of the three Brucella species have ...