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In order to develop a diagnostic tool to identify phytoplasmas and classify them according to their phylogenetic group, we took advantage of the sequence diversity of the 16S-23S intergenic spacer regions (SRs) of phytoplasmas. Ten PCR primers were developed from the SR sequences and were shown to amplify in a group-specific fashion. For some groups of(More)
The phylogenetic relationships of 17 phytopathogenic mycoplasmalike organisms (MLOs) representing seven major taxonomic groups established on the basis of MLO 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) restriction patterns were examined by performing a sequence analysis of the 16S rDNA gene. The sequence data showed that the MLOs which we examined are members of a relatively(More)
Neonatal testicular infarction is a rare occurrence. We report on a newborn infant with bilateral testicular infarction. At birth, the uncut umbilical cord ran taut between the thighs making a complete loop around the genitals, compressing the testes. At the age of 6 hours, because of increasing agitation and the beginnings of scrotal discoloration, the(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to determine whether the responses to the same questionnaire differ between women living in a large city and women living in a rural area. METHODS We evaluated the medical records of 88 patients living in the large city of Cologne and of 86 patients living in Brühl and its surrounding rural regions. The(More)
The insertion of two thermoformable ureteral titanium spiral stents (Memokath® 051) through ileal conduit due to bilateral ureteral stenosis distally has not been described in the English literature so far. We present the case of a young female patient with a history of ileal conduit urinary diversion due to congenital urinary bladder exstrophy, who had(More)
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