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Soil pathogens are believed to be major contributors to negative plant-soil feedbacks that regulate plant community dynamics and plant invasions. While the theoretical basis for pathogen regulation of plant communities is well established within the plant-soil feedback framework, direct experimental evidence for pathogen community responses to plants has(More)
Soil pathogens affect plant community structure and function through negative plant-soil feedbacks that may contribute to the invasiveness of non-native plant species. Our understanding of these pathogen-induced soil feedbacks has relied largely on observations of the collective impact of the soil biota on plant populations, with few observations of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assesses physician attitudes toward clinical practice guidelines, in an organization where guidelines have long been incorporated into the clinical practice. Attitudes toward institutional guidelines and guidelines in general are explored, and are compared to a published study describing attitudes among a sample of American College of(More)
Within minutes of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus attack on prey cells, such as Escherichia coli, the cytoplasmic membrane of the prey is altered. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of purified invaded prey cell (bdelloplast) membranes revealed the appearance of a noncytoplasmic membrane protein. This protein is not observed in(More)
Peronosporomycete (oomycete) communities inhabiting the rhizospheres of three plant species were characterized and compared to determine whether communities obtained by direct soil DNA extractions (soil communities) differ from those obtained using baiting techniques (bait communities). Using two sets of Peronosporomycete-specific primers, a portion of the(More)
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