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A phylogenetic analysis of Australian drywood termites (Isoptera, Kalotermitidae) based on partial sequence from the cytochrome oxidase II (COII) and cytochrome b genes is presented. In addition to providing new information on the evolutionary relationships among 25 species from seven genera, we evaluate the relative likelihoods of alternative topological(More)
Most reptiles and mammals, with the exceptions of crocodilians, aquatic mammals and some primates, have a functional vomeronasal organ that detects and perceives semi-volatile chemicals in the environment. This organ is used in detection of prey and is also important for recognition of conspecifics and potential predators. We tested eight species of North(More)
PURPOSE The influence of radical prostatectomy on the hypothalamic pituitary axis has not been well studied. It is also unclear how alterations in serum androgen levels that result from surgical removal of the prostate might influence the recovery of libido and sexual function following radical prostatectomy. We determined the influence of radical(More)
The morphologic findings from 18 autopsy lungs of systemic lupus erythematosus were studied. Each case revealed varying degrees of pleuropulmonary disease. A universal feature was visceral pleural thickening, while findings present in more than one half of the cases included pulmonary congestion (17/18) and edema (15/18), pleural adhesions (11/18) and(More)
We have constructed and tested a laser interferometer transducer for a long, wideband, laser-linked gravitational radiation antenna. Photon-noise-limited performance was achieved using 80 microW from a single mode Spectra-Physics 119 laser in a modified Michelson interferometer on a vibration isolation table in a quiet room. A piezoelectric driver on one of(More)
We present extensive optical and infrared photometry of the afterglow of gamma-ray burst (GRB) 030329 and its associated supernova (SN) 2003dh over the first two months after detection (2003 March 30-May 29 UT). Optical spec-troscopy from a variety of telescopes is shown and, when combined with the photometry, allows an unambiguous separation between the(More)
Autopsy reports on 155 successive end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and 147 control patients without ESRD, matched for age, race and gender, were collected. Cystic transformation of the kidneys was noted in 58% of the ESRD patients and 13.6% of the control patients. There were 25 ESRD patients with renal adenoma and 3 with renal cell carcinoma. The(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) images of 57 implants in 32 women were reviewed for possible complications. Spin-echo T2-weighted MR imaging of one or both breasts was performed with dedicated breast coils in axial, coronal, and sagittal planes. At surgery in 19 patients, MR evaluation for rupture correlated in 17 cases (two false-negative ruptures). Implant(More)
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