Donald E Franklin

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The sensitivity of non-isotopic in situ hybridization (NISH), particularly on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) clinical tissues, has been the subject of controversy. Generally, NISH has been regarded as being less sensitive than radiolabelled procedures, although some reports have contradicted this. Accordingly, tissues from mice which were(More)
As the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) can be used for the generation of vector-free probes, the optimum conditions for incorporation of digoxigenin-11-dUTP into hepatitis B virus (HBV) probes have been investigated. High yields of double-stranded or single-stranded probes can be obtained by utilizing a pair of primers or one primer alone. The probes were(More)
Chlorosis is one of the symptoms of bacterial spot disease caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria, which induces chlorosis before any other symptoms appear on tomato. We report characterization of a 2.1-kb gene called early chlorosis factor (ecf). The gene ecf encodes a hydrophobic protein with similarity to four other proteins in plant pathogens,(More)
IMPORTANCE Preventing tuberculosis among the homeless has emerged as an especially difficult challenge. OBJECTIVES We assessed a 2008-2009 tuberculosis (TB) outbreak ad subsequent prevention strategies among homeless persons in metropolitan Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS We compared data about cases and subclinical(More)
Building Health Sciences, Inc. (BHS), investigated environmental conditions by many modalities in 71 discreet areas of 12 buildings in a government building complex that had experienced persistent occupant complaints despite correction of deficiencies following a prior survey. An online health survey was completed by 7,637 building occupants (49% response(More)