David-E Kaplan

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Incubation of Arthrobotrys dactyloides conidia in the presence of Radopholus citrophilus in lectin solutions with their corresponding sugars did not alter the stimulation of trap formation in solutions containing lectins alone. The lack of inhibition of lectin-stimulated trap formation by sugars or by lectin denaturation and the lack of lectin specificity(More)
Bisulfite (0.5 to 10 millimolar) initiates oxidation of lipids in aqueous emulsions of corn oil in a dose-dependent manner as measured by reaction with thiobarbituric acid. The reaction is effectively quenched by the antioxidant, 2,6-dit-butyl-4-hydroxymethyl phenol as well as by Mn+2 (10(-5)-10(-3)M). The latter observation is in disagreement with that(More)
Analysis of genetic variation between the banana and the citrus races of Radopholus similis by starch gel eleclrophoresis demonstrated that 7 of 16 enzyme-encoding loci could be used for their diagnostic separation. The two races are closely related arid share approximately 75% of the enzymes evaluated. The level of dissimilarities o1 inherited bands(More)
Radopholus spp. were reared in carrot tissue culture via established procedures, with slight modification. Several plant tissue maceration enzymes and flotation media (salts and sucrose) were evaluated with regard to nematode toxicity and extraction efficiency. Best extraction of viable nematodes and eggs was attained when carrot tissue infested with(More)
Dynamical control of excitable biological systems is often complicated by the difficult and unreliable task of precontrol identification of unstable periodic orbits (UPO's). Here we show that, for both chaotic and nonchaotic systems, UPO's can be located, and their dynamics characterized, during control. Tracking of system nonstationarities emerges(More)
AIM To compare hepatitis C virus (HCV) titers in patients with chronic hepatitis C with and without exposure to 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins). METHODS Medical records were reviewed for 6463 patients with documented HCV infection at a single center between March 2004 and September 2006. Patients with confirmed viremia(More)
Fluorescent conjugates of the lectins soybean agglutinin (SBA), Concanavalin A (Con A), wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), Lotus tetragonolobus agglutinin (LOT), and Limulus polyphemus agglutinin (LPA) bound primarily to amphidial openings and amphidial secretions of viable, preinfective second-stage juveniles (J2) of Meloidogyne incognita races 1 and 3 (Mil,(More)
Six polymorphic bands of DNA were amplified from purified Radopholus citrophilus genomic DNA from one strain of each of the sibling species R. citrophilus and R. similis in random amplified polymorphic DNA analyses involving 380 single 10-base primers. Four of these polymorphic DNA fragments were successfully cloned and amplified through subsequent use of(More)