Casey Ritz

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BACKGROUND Poultry remains a major source of foodborne bacterial infections. A variety of additives with presumed anti-microbial and/or growth-promoting effects are commonly added to poultry feed during commercial grow-out, yet the effects of these additives on the gastrointestinal microbial community (the GI microbiome) as the bird matures remain largely(More)
[1] The last glacial inception ($116 ky ago) has long been used to test the sensitivity of climate models to insolation. From these simulations, atmospheric, oceanic and vegetation feedbacks have been shown to amplify the initial insolation signal into a rapid growth of ice-sheets over the northern hemisphere. However, due to the lack of comprehensive(More)
Description A collection of functions to pre-process amplification curve data from poly-merase chain reaction (PCR) or isothermal amplification reactions. Contains functions to normalize and baseline amplification curves, to detect both the start and end of an amplification reaction , several smoothers (e.g., LOWESS, moving average, cubic splines,(More)
Description A collection of functions to pre-process amplification curve data from poly-merase chain reaction (PCR) or isothermal amplification reactions. The package contains functions to normalize and baseline amplification curves, to detect both the start and end of an amplification reaction, several smoothers (e.g., LOWESS, moving average, cubic(More)
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