Browse by Subject "disease"
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Characterizing the epidemiology of ranavirus in North American chelonians: diagnosis, surveillance, pathogenesis, and treatment (2012-09-18)Ranaviruses have been proposed as a major threat to amphibian biodiversity, however the impact of these pathogens on reptiles is less well understood. In this dissertation, a quantitative PCR was developed that was 100% ...
Clarifying the concept of disease: how science determines the biologically normal from the abnormal (2012-02-01)This is an investigation of the modern concept of disease and an explication of the concept consistent with scientific and medical usage. The core notion involved in the modern concept of disease (taken broadly as pathology) ...
Cluster analysis of soybean pathogen-responsive genes and functional characterization in Arabidopsis (2013-02-03)Defense against pathogens involves coordinated activation/deactivation of thousands of genes. When plants defend against some pathogens, the presence/absence of a single gene can make all the difference between resistance ...
(2012-02-06)Urban and suburban development has expanded beyond the traditional core of major cities. Preservation of open spaces in metropolitan landscapes provides aesthetic and recreational values for humans. However, white-tailed ...
Investigating the epidemiology of Terrapene herpesvirus 1 in freeranging eastern box turtle populations (2016-03-18)Herpesviruses are ubiquitous, well described pathogens in captive chelonians worldwide, but their importance on free-ranging populations are less defined. In this thesis, a quantitative PCR was developed that detected a ...