Indra Pandya Smith

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To better assess the risk for transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV), we obtained serial specimens and clinical and exposure data from seven confirmed U.S. SARS patients and their 10 household contacts. SARS-CoV was detected in a day-14 sputum specimen from one case-patient and in five stool specimens from(More)
The tylCK region of the Streptomyces fradiae genome was sequenced, revealing an incomplete set of five tylC genes encoding all-but-one of the enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of mycarose. The latter is a 6-deoxyhexose sugar required during production of the macrolide antibiotic, tylosin. The missing mycarose-biosynthetic gene, tylCVI, was found about 50(More)
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