Roger F. Meyer

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Direct detection of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus from infected bovine and porcine tissue was investigated using a modified polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. A high degree of conservation was found in the genomic region coding for the viral RNA polymerase among the seven FMD viral (FMDV) serotypes. An oligomeric primer pair and probe were(More)
Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) seedlings osmoregulate when the supply of water is limited around the roots. The osmoregulation involves solute accumulation (osmotic adjustment) by the elongating region of the hypocotyls. We investigated the relationship between growth, solute accumulation, and the partitioning of solutes during osmoregulation. Darkgrown(More)
Eight 7-month-old pigs were inoculated intradermally with 10(3) plaque-forming units of foot-and-mouth disease virus, type O, and killed 24, 48, 72, or 96 h later. Numerous tissues from each animal were collected and examined histopathologically and by in-situ hybridization to determine the presence of virus and its correlation with lesion development. The(More)
Determining whether animals have been infected with foot-and-mouth disease virus or vaccinated is important because infected animals frequently become carriers of the virus, shed it intermittently and thus may be the source of new outbreaks of the disease. We had shown previously that the sera of convalescent animals contain antibodies to 2C, a highly(More)
This study was undertaken in order to explore possible sites of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) persistence during the carrier state. Tissue samples taken from experimentally infected animals at different times post-infection (p.i) were examined by conventional viral isolation and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. The analysis of samples(More)
A fatal disease of rabbits was first reported in the People's Republic of China in 1984. Since 1986, the disease has been reported in most countries of Europe and in the Republic of Korea. In 1989 a similar disease, presumably linked to the importation of rabbit meat from the People's Republic of China, spread rapidly through ten states in Mexico; it was(More)
Eight calves were exposed in an aerosol chamber to nebulized foot-and-mouth disease virus. Two control animals were exposed in a similar manner to cell culture media only. Animals were euthanized at intervals and various tissues examined by in situ hybridization using a biotinylated RNA probe corresponding to a portion of the viral gene coding for the(More)
A randomized clinical trial was conducted to contrast two techniques of suturing in penetrating keratoplasty (PK) surgery: double running 10-0 and 11-0 sutures (DR), and a combination of 12 interrupted 10-0 sutures with a single running 11-0 suture (IR), followed by selective suture removal. The primary outcome evaluated in the 60 patients within each group(More)
Based on their own study of nine corneas with clinically documented posterior polymorphous dystrophy and a review of the literature, the authors describe the morphologic features of this entity. Study by phase contrast light microscopy and transmission and scanning electron microscopy found that changes were primarily in the endothelium and consisted of(More)
The San Miguel sea lion viruses (SMSV) and vesicular exanthema of swine viruses (VESV) are related morphologically and antigenically, but little has been done to determine their genotypic relationship to each other and to other caliciviruses. To examine this relationship, reverse transcriptase PCRs were performed by using oligonucleotide primer sets(More)