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We provide here a comparative genome analysis of ten strains within the Pseudomonas fluorescens group including seven new genomic sequences. These strains exhibit a diverse spectrum of traits involved in biological control and other multitrophic interactions with plants, microbes, and insects. Multilocus sequence analysis placed the strains in three(More)
In this paper we introduce the notion of a parallel temporal depth buffer (or t-buffer) to speed up the rendering process for ray-traced animations. The t-buffer is a conceptually simple data structure which stores knowledge about coherent pixel values across the duration of an animation. Through the use of this information, we can potentially avoid(More)
The accurate diagnosis of diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria requires a stable species classification. Rhodococcus fascians is the only documented member of its ill-defined genus that is capable of causing disease on a wide range of agriculturally important plants. Comparisons of genome sequences generated from isolates of Rhodococcus associated with(More)
Rendering high-quality computer animations requires intensive computation, and therefore a large amount of time. One way to speed up this process is to devise rendering algorithms which reduce computation by taking advantage of image characteristics, such as frame or temporal coherence. Another way is to run the rendering process on specialized or enhanced(More)
Members of Gram-positive Actinobacteria cause economically important diseases to plants. Within the Rhodococcus genus, some members can cause growth deformities and persist as pathogens on a wide range of host plants. The current model predicts that phytopathogenic isolates require a cluster of three loci present on a linear plasmid, with the fas operon(More)
Visualizations enable scientists to inspect, interpret, and analyze large multi-dimensional data sets. Effective visualizations are designed to both orient and engage viewers by directing attention in response to a visual stimulus, and then encouraging a viewer's vision to linger at a given image location. Research into human visual perception provides(More)
Ten strains representing four lineages of the Pseudomonas fluorescens group (P. chlororaphis, P. corrugata, P. koreensis, and P. fluorescens subgroups) were evaluated for toxicity to the tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta and the common fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. The three strains within the P. chlororaphis subgroup exhibited both oral and injectable(More)