Michael Dick

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Physical maps of mitochondrial DNA from Pythium torulosum (73 kb) and Pythium diclinum (70 kb) reveal that an exceptionally large proportion (75 and 80%, respectively) of the mitochondrial genomes of these oomycetes exists in the form of an inverted repeat. The size of the inverted repeat is more highly conserved between the two species than is the size of(More)
DNA from 14 Pythium species, Verrucalvus flavofaciens and Zoophagus insidians was characterized by CsCl-bisbenzimide density gradients in order to investigate its taxonomic potential. A few incomplete analyses were made for other species. All clearly assignable Pythium species produced three DNA bands in the gradient. Pythium undulatum along with(More)
T cells with T cell receptor (TCR) transgenes that recognized CD1 on syngeneic B cells stimulated B cells to secrete immunoglobulins in vitro. The CD4+, CD8+, or CD4-CD8- T cells from the spleen of the TCR transgenic BALB/c donors induced lupus with anti-double stranded DNA antibodies, proteinuria, and immune complex glomerulonephritis in irradiated BALB/c(More)
Alfalfa, maize, sorghum and sugarbeet plants were inoculated with zoospores ofPhytophthora andPythium species in order to assess the effects of inoculum density, plant age and temperature on disease severity. Seedlings were grown axenically in test tubes and inoculated with zoospore suspensions. Disease severity was assessed by measuring the root growth and(More)
Seven plant species (lucerne, maize, oat, sugarbeet, sorghum, tomato, wheat) and 12 Pythium and Phytophthora species were used in a comparative study designed to investigate the effects of plant and oomycete inter-specific variation on zoospore encystment density and pathogenicity. Zoospores showed differential encystment behaviour and they encysted more on(More)
Today, organizations within the engineering and manufacturing domains place as much emphasis on the management and flow of knowledge through a value chain as they do commodities that are more tangible in nature. For example, parts suppliers in the Canadian automotive sector are often asked to collaborate with auto manufacturers in designing and engineering(More)
UNLABELLED The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) can occur following traumatic brain injury (TBI), but is usually transient. There are very few case reports describing chronic SIADH and all resolved within 12 months, except for one case complicated by meningo-encephalitis. Persistent symptomatic hyponatremia due to chronic(More)