Angela Vrolijk

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Triticale (X Triticosecale Wittm.) is a hybrid derived by crossing wheat (Triticum sp.) and rye (Secale sp.). Till date, only a limited number of simple sequence repeat (SSRs) markers have been used in triticale molecular analyses and there is a need to identify dedicated high-throughput molecular markers to better exploit this crop. The objective of this(More)
We investigated the performance of a real-time PCR for the detection of extended spectrum β-lactamase genes in Enterobacteriaceae (Check-MDR ESBL PCR). Results from micro-arrays were considered as the gold standard. An analysis on 489 isolates resulted in a sensitivity of 98.9 % and a specificity of 100 % for the PCR.
In this study, we evaluated a fourth-generation agglutination assay (Staph Plus; DiaMondiaL[DML]) for the rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus. First, comparison with three third-generation assays (Slidex Staph Plus, bioMérieux; Staphaurex Plus, Murex Diagnostics; Pastorex Staph-Plus, Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur) was performed on a predefined strain(More)
Isolated rat livers were perfused with fresh and 2,3-DPG (2,3-diphosphoglycerate)-depleted human erythrocytes at different levels of hypoxia. The mean P50 values of the measured actual oxygen dissociation curves (O.D.C.) were 24.5 and 18 mm Hg. No changes in flow rate and perfusion pressure occurred under the different experimental conditons. It was shown(More)