Mandee Wilson

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The non-native invasive plant Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae) was studied at 6 sites, with a chronosequence of ages from <1 to ≥15 years, at St Lucia, South Africa. C. odorata density, biomass, seed production and soil seed banks were quantified in three microsites: sun, semi-shade and shade. C. odorata density decreased with invasion age, apparently as a(More)
Variation in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region as detected by sequence-specific oligonucleotide (SSO) probes is described for 595 individuals from six European or European-derived populations. Estimates of diversity for mtDNA types exceed 0.91 in all populations, while 50% of the 158 types which were observed occur only once. Of 68 shared types,(More)
Quantitative diffusion-weighted MRI has been applied to the study of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, where the molecular self-diffusion coefficient D has been measured in both lesions and normal-appearing white matter. Histograms of D have been used as a novel measure of the "lesion load", with potential applications that include the(More)
The Ulysses spacecraft made the first exploration of the region of Jupiter's magnetosphere at high Jovigraphic latitudes ( approximately 37 degrees south) on the dusk side and reached higher magnetic latitudes ( approximately 49 degrees north) on the day side than any previous mission to Jupiter. The cosmic and solar particle investigations (COSPIN)(More)
Soft contact lenses are widely used for correction of refractive errors and in diseases related to corneal surface irregularities. In this case series we have used soft contact lenses in treatment of patients having bullous keratopathy, corneal ulcer, dry eye, trichiasis and corneal perforation. Soft contact lenses were found to be superior than(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a long-term inflammatory skin disorder, with negative effects on employment, relationships and social function, frequently causing reduced quality of life. People with psoriasis often present to secondary care late into their condition but the reasons for this are unknown. OBJECTIVES To examine the patient pathway, health-seeking(More)
Salinization of freshwater ecosystems as a result of human activities has markedly increased in recent years. Much attention is currently directed at evaluating the effects of increased salinity on freshwater biota. In the Central Appalachian region of the eastern United States, specific conductance from alkaline discharges associated with mountain top(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited clinical data on enteric fever in the Pacific and New Zealand (NZ) compared with the Indian subcontinent (ISC) and South-East Asia (SEA). Our objective was to describe enteric fever in Auckland - a large Pacific city, focusing on disease acquired in these regions. METHODS We reviewed enteric fever cases hospitalised in(More)
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