Francis L. Rose

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Sediments and water from the slough arm of Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River, Texas, USA, as well as swabs from biofilms on carapaces and from the cloacae of 18 common musk turtles (Sternotherus odoratus), 21 red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans), nine Texas river cooters (Pseudemys texana), one snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina(More)
Sediments and water from the pristine headwaters of the San Marcos River, Texas, USA, as well as swabs from biofilms on the carapace and from the cloacae of 17 musk turtles (Sternotherus odoratus) and one snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina serpentina) caught at the same site, were analysed for salmonellae by culture and molecular techniques. Whereas(More)
—The fall-winter food habits of the Texas river cooter (Pseudemys texana) were investigated at Spring Lake, Hays County, Texas, by examination of stomach contents. Samples were collected from 33 live turtles by flushing stomach contents with water (Fields et al., 2000). Four aquatic macrophytes composed 91.6% of the diet. Aquatic macrophyte availability at(More)
Epidermal lamellae (scutes) of the Texas tortoise, Gopherus berlandieri, from southern Texas (USA) were observed to be in various stages of necrosis, ranging from localized whitish blemishes to complete degradation of the external portion of the scute. Fusarium semitectum was consistently isolated from slivers of infected scute from tortoises. The fungus(More)
fields that extended beyond +500 in azimuth. In elevation, the centering appeared less restricted largely because of the elongate shapes of the receptive fields. Still, there was an unequivocal increase in the representation of auditory space around and just inferior to the intersection of the median and visual planes. (ii) The receptive fields of(More)
We present the first robust estimates of apparent survival of western cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma) in central Texas. Estimates presented were obtained using the Cormack–Jolly-Seber Model that accounts for detectability. Apparent annual probability of survival of western cottonmouths located at Honey Creek, Comal County, Texas, a(More)
Spontaneous mastocytomas studied in 18 axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) and six tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) were gray-white, uni- to multilobular cutaneous protrusions from 2 mm to 2 cm in diameter. Tumors were moderately cellular unencapsulated masses that usually infiltrated the dermis and hypodermis with the destruction of intervening tissues.(More)