Marwa M. Zakaria

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Studies by prior workers have shown that insect repellents can act as attractants when present as low concentrations, deposits or residues. In the present study deet and ethyl hexanediol were tested in 2-fold serial doses from 1.9 X 10(-9) to 1.6 X 10(-2) mg/cm2 on the forearms of volunteers against colonized Anopheles albimanus, Aedes aegypti and Ae.(More)
We found that a psychrophilic bacterium, Flavobacterium sp., characterized in this study, has a beta-mannanase (EC 3.2.1.78) activity in the culture medium. The mannanase activity was the highest in the culture medium, containing 1.0% (w/v) guar gum (as a carbon source), 0.3% (NH4)2SO4 (as a nitrogen source), and 0.06% (w/v) yeast extract, of five-days(More)
A cryptic plasmid found at high copy number was isolated from Flavobacterium sp. KP1, a psychrophilic Gram-negative bacterium, cloned, and sequenced. The sequence will appear in the DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank databases under the accession number AB007196. The pFL1 plasmid is 2311 nucleotides in length with 32.7% GC content, and shows a distinctive nucleotide(More)
Renal enlargement at time of diagnosis of acute leukemia is very unusual. We here in report 2 pediatric cases of acute leukemia who had their renal affection as the first presenting symptom with no evidences of blast cells in blood smear and none of classical presentation of acute leukemia. The first case is a 4-year-old girl who presented with pallor and(More)
β-Thalassemia (β-thal) is the most common hereditary anemia in humans. With improvement of treatment protocols, patients are living longer and new complications have emerged. Few articles have reported the occurrence of malignancies among patients with β-thal in different parts of the world. We herein report the first pediatric patient with β-thal major(More)
Renal enlargement at time of diagnosis of acute leukemia is very unusual. We here in report 2 pediatric cases of acute leukemia who had their renal affection as the first presenting symptom with no evidences of blast cells in blood smear and none of classical presentation of acute leukemia. The first case is a 4-year-old girl who presented with pallor and(More)
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