Jessica S Fowler

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 We report the successful assignment of the first seven microsatellite markers to the Citrus RFLP and isozyme map. A total of 14 microsatellite primer pairs were developed and tested for amplification and product-length polymorphism within a population of plants previously used for linkage-map construction. In each case, the successfully assigned(More)
Most of the genes that encode epithelial mucins are highly polymorphic due to variations in the length of domains of tandemly repeated (TR) coding sequence, the part of the apomucin that is heavily glycosylated. We report here for the first time a difference in the distribution of MUC TR length alleles in chest disease. We examined the distribution of the(More)
Southern analysis of within-gel digested and restricted human cells has revealed very large Satellite III restriction fragments which show clear inter-individual length polymorphism. The Mb and sub-Mb length of these fragments indicate that they arise from regions of heterochromatin which contain homogeneous Satellite III sequences of peculiar resistance to(More)
Human Satellite III DNA is a major tandem repeat in the human genome and presents a TaqI-specific hypervariable restriction fragment length polymorphism when a Satellite III related sequence (228S) is used as a probe. In situ examination shows this sequence to be near specific for the region 9qh on chromosome 9 when it is used at low probe concentrations.(More)
Intra-abdominal pressure measurement is essential to the diagnosis of patients with intraabdominal hypertension or abdominal compartment syndrome. The most common method for measuring intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is the intravesicular or "bladder" technique, which requires electronic monitoring technology not available on the typical surgical ward. Herein(More)
Abdominal compartment syndrome is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality among surgical patients. It has traditionally been treated by abdominal decompression with the associated risks of chronic incisional hernia and enteroatmospheric fistula. Subcutaneous linea alba fasciotomy has recently been described as a new surgical technique for the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the two-flap palatoplasty technique for cleft palate repair, with and without radical intravelar veloplasty, with special emphasis on the fistula rate and speech outcome. METHODS A retrospective, time-series cohort of 213 consecutive patients with primary two-flap palatoplasty before and after the(More)
Mucins encoded by the MUC genes share the common feature of having an extensive tandem repeat region that encompasses a large proportion of the coding sequence. In many of the genes this tandem repeat region shows a great deal of allelic length variation and recently studies have demonstrated person to person variation in pattern of nucleotide or amino-acid(More)
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