Heather L Wamsley

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The large amounts of data generated by genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics have increased our understanding of the biology of Anaplasma marginale. However, these data have also led to new assumptions that require testing, ideally through classical genetic mutation. One example is the definition of genes associated with virulence. Here we describe the(More)
Rickettsia amblyommii is a bacterium in the spotted fever group of organisms associated with the lone star tick (LST), Amblyomma americanum. The LST is the most commonly reported tick to parasitize humans in the southeastern US. Within this geographic region, there have been suspected cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) where the causative agent,(More)
T he checklist for identification of common urine sediment findings includes cells (eg, epithelial cells, erythro-cytes, leukocytes), crystals (eg, struvite, calcium oxalate, biliru-bin, ammonium biurate), and microorganisms (typically bacteria). Some practitioners, however, may encounter unusual findings that hold great diagnostic value. In the cases that(More)
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