James Chaves

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Bovine mastitis is one of the most deleterious diseases for dairy herds and is mainly caused by contagious and environmental bacterial pathogens. Among contagious bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus is the most prevalent, whereas the main environmental mastitis pathogens are Streptococcus uberis and Escherichia coli. Bovine lactoferrin (bLF) is an approximately(More)
The sea urchin larval skeleton offers a simple model for formation of developmental patterns. The calcium carbonate skeleton is secreted by primary mesenchyme cells (PMCs) in response to largely unknown patterning cues expressed by the ectoderm. To discover novel ectodermal cues, we performed an unbiased RNA-Seq-based screen and functionally tested(More)