Amy N Wetzel

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To ascertain the extent to which indistinguishable strains of Escherichia coli O157:H7 are shared between farms, molecular characterization was performed on E. coli O157:H7 isolates recovered during a longitudinal study of 20 dairy farms in northeast Ohio. Of the 20 dairy farms sampled, 16 were located in a primary area and 4 were located in two other(More)
While advances in genome sequencing technology make population-scale genomics a possibility, current approaches for analysis of these data rely upon parallelization strategies that have limited scalability, complex implementation and lack reproducibility. Churchill, a balanced regional parallelization strategy, overcomes these challenges, fully automating(More)
Bovine manure is an important source of Escherichia coli O157 contamination of the environment and foods; therefore, effective interventions targeted at reducing the prevalence and magnitude of fecal E. coli O157 excretion by live cattle (preharvest) are desirable. Preharvest intervention methods can be grouped into 3 categories: 1) exposure reduction(More)
Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) is an important pathogen of chickens and turkeys. In recent years sequence analysis of the partial MS variable lipoprotein and hemagglutinin A (vlhA) gene PCR product has been utilized routinely for MS strain genotyping. Several PCR assays have been proposed for the amplification of the conserved upstream region of the MS vlhA gene;(More)
AIMS To determine the potential for naturally occurring Shiga toxin-negative Escherichia coli O157 to acquire stx(2) genes. METHODS AND RESULTS Multiple E. coli O157:H7 isolates positive for eae and ehxA, but not for stx genes, were isolated from cattle, water trough sediment, animal bedding and wild bird sources on several Ohio dairy farms. These(More)
Between May and September 2004, fecal samples from various wildlife species admitted to two rehabilitation centers in Ohio were cultured for Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli O157:H7. Eight of 71 (11%) samples, including specimens from three opossums (Didelphis virginiana), two gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis), a woodchuck (Marmota monax), a(More)
OBJECTIVE Bovine growth hormone (bGH) transgenic mice develop severe kidney damage. This damage may be due, at least in part, to changes in gene expression. Identification of genes with altered expression in the bGH kidney may identify mechanisms leading to damage in this system that may also be relevant to other models of kidney damage. DESIGN cDNA(More)
Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) continues to cause significant losses to poultry producers, and studying the epizootiology of infection is an important component of MS control. The partial variable lipoprotein hemagglutinin A (vlhA) gene is the only genomic target identified so far for MS sequence typing. The vlhA gene codes for two variable cell surface proteins,(More)
BACKGROUND We report a female patient with endocrine abnormalities, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and amazia (breasts aplasia/hypoplasia but normal nipples and areolas) in a rare syndrome: Van Maldergem syndrome (VMS). CASE PRESENTATION Our patient was first evaluated at age 4 for intellectual disability, craniofacial features, and auditory malformations.(More)
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