Kirsten Tyler

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We describe a family with two marriages of first cousins and a total of five children with opsismodysplasia. The diagnosis was based on clinical, radiological, and immunhistochemical findings. Helpful to the diagnosis was the testing with type I collagen antibodies, showing abnormally high levels in the hypertrophic area of growth cartilage. This(More)
The Virgin Islands boa (Chilabothrus monensis) was listed as critically endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1979, and is presently known to occur in two disjunct regions: Isla de Mona and the eastern Puerto Rico Bank. Populations of the species are highly vulnerable and are hypothesized to have contracted considerably from their former(More)
Current diagnosis of infection by Mycoplasma pulmonis, an important pathogen of laboratory rodent colonies worldwide, is based on serological, histopathological and culture techniques which can be slow and unreliable. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for M. pulmonis diagnosis was compared to current diagnostic methods. This PCR based technique allows(More)
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