Jacqueline Boyd

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Members of the genus Panagrolaimus are bacterial-feeding nematodes that occupy a diversity of niches ranging from Antarctic and temperate soils to terrestrial mosses. Some members of this genus are able to survive extreme desiccation by entering into a state of suspended animation known as anhydrobiosis. We have assembled a collection of Panagrolaimus(More)
The muscle larva of Trichinella spiralis is an intracellular parasite of mammalian skeletal muscle, encapsulating within a portion of the myofiber and resulting in muscle de-differentiation. Parasite-derived factors secreted or excreted by the muscle larva are thought to play a role in the formation of the host-parasite complex and in the induction of(More)
BACKGROUND Gene silencing by RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful tool for functional genomics. Although RNAi was first described in Caenorhabditis elegans, several nematode species are unable to mount an RNAi response when exposed to exogenous double stranded RNA (dsRNA). These include the satellite model organisms Pristionchus pacificus and Oscheius(More)
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