Emily Neal

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—Hierarchical clustering is used in computational biology as a method of comparing sequenced bacterial strain DNA and determining bacterial isolates that belong to the same strain. However, the results of the hierarchical clustering are, at times, difficult to read and interpret. This paper is a case study for the use of a modified hierarchical clustering(More)
Studies investigating Escherichia coli strain diversity and demographics in human hosts are frequently inconsistent regarding sampling effort and methodology while current strain typing methods are often expensive or laborious. To rectify these inconsistencies, sampling effort was investigated by comparing the diversity of 15-isolate collections to(More)
To date, microbial source tracking (MST), i.e. determining the source of microbial contamination based on the specific strains observed in environment, is done using methods that are time-consuming, expensive and not always reliable. The biology department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo has developed a new method for MST called pyroprinting. Pyroprints are a(More)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED iii COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP TITLE: Rearing temperature affects the expression of proteins in the adhesive of the striped acorn barnacle, Balanus amphitrite iv ABSTRACT Rearing temperature affects the expression of proteins in the adhesive of the striped acorn barnacle, Balanus amphitrite Barnacles are dominant hard–fouling organisms in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Physicians often struggle to screen out patients who are no longer fit to drive after stroke. The agreement between the recommendations of physicians and on-road assessors with regard to fitness to drive after stroke was investigated. METHODS In this retrospective study, 735 patients with stroke underwent medical, visual and road(More)
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