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RNA fingerprinting by arbitrarily primed PCR can be used to detect and clone transcripts that are differentially expressed between cells that have been subject to different environments or developmental programs. The method also allows an estimate of the number of genes that are differentially expressed under various circumstances. When many experimental(More)
Arbitrarily primed PCR fingerprinting of RNA and differential display resolved on an acrylamide gel has been extensively used to detect differentially expressed RNAs. However, after a differentially amplified product is detected the next steps are labor-intensive: a small portion of the fingerprinting gel that contains the differentially amplified product(More)
Gram-negative bacteria were isolated from knots induced by Pseudomonas savastanoi in olive trees (Olea europaea L.). A total of nine endophytic bacterial strains were isolated, each from inside a different tree knot. Biochemical characterization indicated that all the strains belong to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Phylogenetic analyses of the 16S rRNA(More)
Efforts for the development of new therapeutics, essential for the control of leishmaniasis rely mainly on screening of potentially effective compounds in pathogen growth/multiplication assays, both in vitro and in vivo. Screenings designed to closely reflect the situation in vivo are currently labor-intensive and expensive, since they require intracellular(More)
Genomic fingerprinting by arbitrarily primed PCR was used to analyze the genetic variability among 59 Trypanosoma brucei stocks representing the three T. brucei subspecies isolated from various hosts and different countries in Africa. 14 oligonucleotide primers revealed 355 polymorphic binary characters which were used for phenetic and phylogenetic analysis(More)
A method is presented in which the reduced complexity and non-stoichiometric amplification intrinsic to RNA arbitrarily primed PCR fingerprinting (RAP-PCR) is used to advantage to generate probes for differential screening of cDNA arrays. RAP-PCR fingerprints were converted to probes for human cDNA clones arrayed as Escherichia coli colonies on nylon(More)
Immunopathology of Chagas' disease in Balb/c mice infected with 2 Trypanosoma cruzi clones, belonging to the T. cruzi I lineage and presenting different in vitro virulence (P/209 cl1 > SO34 c14) was compared. In the acute phase, evading mechanisms such as parasite-induced lymphocyte polyclonal activation and T cell immunosuppression were higher in mice(More)
The rate of amplification of abundant PCR products generally declines faster than that of less abundant products in the same tube in the later cycles of PCR. As a consequence, differences in product abundance diminish as the number of PCR cycles increases. Rehybridization of PCR products which may interfere with primer binding or extension can explain this(More)
Infestation of peridomiciles is likely a major risk factor for Chagas disease transmission in Jalisco state, Mexico. An entomological and serological survey of a typical village was conducted between July and September 2003. The peridomestic areas of 100 dwellings were visited and triatomines were searched manually in 369 potential sites. A total of 1821(More)