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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)
INTRODUCTION Intentional release of Yersinia pestis will likely be propagated by aerosol exposure. We explored the effects of neutropenia on the outcome of doxycycline and gentamicin therapy. METHODS Female BALB/c mice were exposed to 20 LD(50) of Y. pestis CO92 by aerosol. Treatments were saline (negative control), levofloxacin at 15 mg/kg every 12 h(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)
The inhaled form of Bacillus anthracis infection may be fatal to humans. The current standard of care for inhalational anthrax postexposure prophylaxis is ciprofloxacin therapy twice daily for 60 days. The potent in vitro activity of oritavancin, a semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide, against B. anthracis (MIC against Ames strain, 0.015 microg/ml) prompted us to(More)
Francisella tularensis, a gram-negative facultative intracellular bacterial pathogen, is the causative agent of tularemia and able to infect many mammalian species, including humans. Because of its ability to cause a lethal infection, low infectious dose, and aerosolizable nature, F. tularensis subspecies tularensis is considered a potential biowarfare(More)
Two in-depth case studies of pre-adolescent males diagnosed on the autism spectrum who were having difficulty in school were studied over sixteen (16) weeks in seven (7) sessions. Both received therapeutic riding and/or hippotherapy in addition to a clinic-based special education classroom and recreational therapy with and without dogs. Individualized(More)
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