Andrea Riesen

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The genetic determinants and phenotypic traits which make a Staphylococcus aureus strain a successful colonizer are largely unknown. The genetic diversity and population structure of 133 S. aureus isolates from healthy, generally risk-free adult carriers were investigated using four different typing methods: multilocus sequence typing (MLST), amplified(More)
Infant macaque monkeys (Macaca arctoides) were individually raised to age 6 months in large clear cubes built into one wall of a control colony that allowed them visual access to it but not tactile contact. The two deprivation conditions (Cond 2 and Cond 3) were equal both in physical size and with respect to partial social isolation. They differed in the(More)
Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus was evaluated in pigs at slaughterhouse. The nasal cavities of 304 pigs from 54 herds were screened. Eighty-nine percent of the farms harbored pigs that were colonized with S. aureus. Among them, no MRSA were found, indicating a low prevalence. However, pigs were found to harbor S. aureus, which displayed resistance(More)
Stumptailed monkeys were reared from 1 week after birth to 6 months of age in either a colony condition with the mother or in partial social isolation that allowed visual contact with the colony animals, but not physical contact. At 6 months of age the animals were killed and selected areas of the neocortex stained by the Golgi-Cox method. Relatively(More)
The x-ray structural characterization of Na2In(DTPA).7 H2O is described. The structure is notable for two reasons. It is the first In3+-complex with relevance to antibody attachment to be structurally characterized. Surprisingly, the complex has coordination number eight and is the first monomeric In3+-complex with such a high coordination number. The(More)