Germaine C Hung

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The nucleotide sequences of the first and second internal transcribed spacers of nuclear ribosomal DNA were determined for adults of Cylicostephanus minutus from different geographical origins. The lengths of first and second internal transcribed spacer sequences ranged from 370 to 372bp and 215 to 216bp, respectively. Pairwise sequence comparisons revealed(More)
In this study, molecular data sets were used to address the controversies relating to the systematics of strongyloid nematodes of equids utilising morphological data sets. DNA sequences of the first and second internal transcribed spacers (ITS-1 and ITS-2) of ribosomal DNA were determined for 30 species of equine strongyles and the systematic relationships(More)
In order to maximise the positional homology in the primary sequence alignment of the second internal transcribed spacer for 30 species of equine strongyloid nematodes, the secondary structures of the precursor ribosomal RNA were predicted using an approach combining an energy minimisation method and comparative sequence analysis. The results indicated that(More)
The first and second internal transcribed spacer sequences of 28 morphologically-defined species of horse strongyle were characterized, and specific oligonucleotide primers were designed for some species based on the nucleotide differences. Utilizing these primers, a PCR approach was developed for the specific amplification of ribosomal DNA of Strongylus(More)
The nucleotide sequences of the first internal transcribed spacer (ITS-1), 5.8S gene and second internal transcribed spacer (ITS-2) of ribosomal DNA have been determined for Cylicocyclus nassatus, C. ashworthi and C. insignis. Pairwise comparisons revealed sequence differences between the taxa ranging from 3.8 to 6.2% for the ITS-2 and 2.2-2.7% for the(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify and characterize pleural fluid collected from healthy dogs after placement of a thoracostomy tube (TT). ANIMALS 8 healthy Coonhound-cross dogs (mean ± SD weight, 27.2 ± 1.6 kg). PROCEDURES Thoracic CT of each dog was performed before placement of a TT and daily thereafter for 7 days. Thoracic fluid volume was calculated from CT images.(More)
Genomic DNA was isolated from adult Strongylus asini collected from zebra. The second ribosomal transcribed spacer (ITS-2) was amplified and sequenced using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based techniques. The DNA sequence was compared with previously published data for 3 related Strongylus species. A PCR-linked restriction fragment length polymorphism(More)
To overcome limitations of the morphological identification of some parasites (and their different developmental stages) to species, we have established a polymerase chain reaction-linked single-strand conformation polymorphism technique (PCR-SSCP) utilizing the second internal transcribed spacer (ITS-2) of ribosomal (r)DNA. This spacer was specifically(More)
The 5.8S rDNA sequences of 18 species of bursate nematode were 153 bp in length and had a G + C content of 47-50%. Interspecific differences in rDNA sequence among the bursate nematodes were low (0-5.2%), but the extent of the sequence differences between the parasitic bursate nematodes, a free-living rhabditid nematode and 2 species of parasitic tylenchid(More)
A 3-year-old, male castrated domestic shorthair cat presented for sudden onset of severe lethargy and loss of balance a few hours after potentially ingesting capsules containing progesterone. Elevated serum progesterone was confirmed. Supportive care and time resulted in complete resolution of the clinical signs with no long-term complications or recurrence(More)
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