Jennifer Hibble

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Mycobacterium ulcerans infection, or Buruli ulcer, is the third most frequent mycobacterial disease in humans, often causing serious deformities and disability. The disease is most closely associated with tropical wetlands, especially in west and central Africa. Most investigators believe that the aetiological agent proliferates in mud beneath stagnant(More)
BACKGROUND Buruli ulcer (BU) is a skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, with endemicity predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and south-eastern Australia. The mode of transmission and the environmental reservoir(s) of the bacterium and remain elusive. Real-time PCR investigations have detected M. ulcerans DNA in a variety of Australian environmental(More)
1 The presence of a queen in a culture of larvae of two distinct sizes causes the large to receive less and the small more than they would otherwise do. But the competitive relationship persists and is only modified not reversed; nor is food ever perfectly dispersed but small larvae may if queens are present get more than they might expect if it was(More)
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