Allan W. Dickerman

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DNA hybridization was used to compare representatives of the major groups of marsupials and a eutherian outgroup. Because of the large genetic distances separating marsupial families, trees were calculated from normalized percentages of hybridization; thermal-melting statistics, however, gave identical topologies for the well-supported clades. The most(More)
The phylogenetic species richness of the bacteria in the gut of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes was examined using near full-length 16S rRNA gene sequencing and amplified rDNA restriction analysis (ARDRA). We amplified the genes by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) directly from a mixed population of termite gut bacteria and isolated them using cloning(More)
We report three sets of DNA hybridization experiments conducted to determine relationships among species ofDidelphis (D. albiventris, D. marsupialis, D. virginiana). The 1989 and 1991 sets had fewer replicates per cell than the 1990 series (3.4 and 5.4 vs 9), but in 1991 we distinguished two populations ofD. marsupialis and utilized several individuals for(More)
A complete suite of comparisons among six bandicoot species and one outgroup marsupial was generated using the hydroxyapatite chromatography method of DNA/DNA hybridization; heterologous comparisons were also made with three other bandicoot taxa. Matrices of ΔTm's, Δmodes, and ΔT50Hs were generated and corrected for nonreciprocity, homoplasy, and, in the(More)
The GeneTrees phylogenomics system pursues comparative genomic analyses from the perspective of gene phylogenies for individual genes. The GeneTrees project has the goal of providing detailed evolutionary models for all protein-coding gene components of the fully sequenced genomes. Currently, a database of alignments and trees for all protein sequences for(More)
We generated a neonatal pig model with human infant gut microbiota (HGM) to study the effect of a probiotic on the composition of the transplanted microbiota following rotavirus vaccination and challenge. All the HGM-transplanted pigs received two doses of an oral attenuated rotavirus vaccine. The gut microbiota of vaccinated pigs were investigated for(More)
The detection and identification of bio-threat agents and the study of host-pathogen interactions require a high-resolution detection platform capable of discerning closely related species. Diverse analysis methods are used to identify pathogens, specifically Brucella species or biovars. In this study, we compared four diagnostic approaches including(More)
Genetic research projects currently can require enormous computing power to processes the vast quantities of data available. Further, DNA sequencing projects are generating data at an exponential rate greater than that of the development microprocessor technology; thus, new, faster methods and techniques of processing this data are needed. One common type(More)
Douglas Abbot Kelly Agnew Alan Archibald Christopher Aston John Avise Daniel Bailey A. Bateman Franklin Berger Stewart Berlocher Dave Bickford Marcel Blot-Chabaud Daniel Bradley Robert D. Bradley Rafe M. Brown Mark Caddick Gloria L. David Jack C. M. Dekkers Allan W. Dickerman W. Joseph Dickinson Igor Dvorchik Ceiridwen Edwards Huai L. Feng Brian V.(More)
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