Melissa L. Burgess

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RNA editing in Trypanosoma brucei inserts and deletes uridylates (U's) in mitochondrial pre-mRNAs under the direction of guide RNAs (gRNAs). We report here the development of a novel in vitro precleaved editing assay and its use to study the gRNA specificity of the U addition and RNA ligation steps in insertion RNA editing. The 5' fragment of substrate RNA(More)
Behavioral studies indicate that adult mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei) are the most terrestrial of all nonhuman hominoids, but that infant mountain gorillas are much more arboreal. Here we examine ontogenetic changes in diaphyseal strength and length of the femur, tibia, humerus, radius, and ulna in 30 Virunga mountain gorillas, including 18 immature(More)
Uridylate residues (Us) are inserted and deleted at precise positions in mitochondrial transcripts of Trypanosoma brucei. These sequence changes are determined by interactions with small guide RNAs (gRNAs) that are complementary to edited sequence. Adenylate (A) and guanylate (G) residues in gRNAs across from editing sites pair with inserted Us. We evaluate(More)
Two congruent, yet converging phenomena are taking place in teacher preparation programs. The first centers on the integration and use of social technologies in collaborative learning, and the second focuses on the shifting of student-teacher reflective practices from private activities to interactive and social practices. The catalytic nature of social(More)
Little is known about reading ability among doctoral students. Thus, we used a multi-stage mixed analysis to examine 205 doctoral students' levels of reading ability, their perceptions of barriers that prevented them from reading empirical articles, and the relationship between these two sets of constructs. Approximately 10% of doctoral students attained(More)
While there is broad agreement that early hominins practiced some form of terrestrial bipedality, there is also evidence that arboreal behavior remained a part of the locomotor repertoire in some taxa, and that bipedal locomotion may not have been identical to that of modern humans. It has been difficult to evaluate such evidence, however, because of the(More)
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of female sexuality and femininity. The main section of the bibliography presents literature covering all topical areas. Separate sections cover specific topics as listed below. Prostitution, pornography, and lesbianism are not included as topics in this bibliography. The literature on each of these three topics is huge and fraught with conceptual,(More)
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