Armadillos: Burrowing, chiefly nocturnal mammals of the family Dasypodidae having bodies and heads encased in small bony plates. They are widely distributed in the warmer parts of the Americas.Armadillo Domain Proteins: A family of proteins that contain several 42-amino acid repeat domains and are homologous to the Drosophila armadillo protein. They bind to other proteins through their armadillo domains and play a variety of roles in the CELL including SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION, regulation of DESMOSOME assembly, and CELL ADHESION.Xenarthra: An order of New World mammals characterized by the absence of incisors and canines from among their teeth, and comprising the ARMADILLOS, the SLOTHS, and the anteaters. The order is distinguished from all others by what are known as xenarthrous vertebrae (xenos, strange; arthron, joint): there are secondary, and sometimes even more, articulations between the vertebrae of the lumbar series. The order was formerly called Edentata. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, vol. I, p515)Wnt1 Protein: A proto-oncogene protein and member of the Wnt family of proteins. It is expressed in the caudal MIDBRAIN and is essential for proper development of the entire mid-/hindbrain region.Mycobacterium leprae: A species of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria that causes LEPROSY in man. Its organisms are generally arranged in clumps, rounded masses, or in groups of bacilli side by side.Plakophilins: Members of the armadillo family of proteins that are found in DESMOSOMES and interact with various proteins including desmocadherins; DESMOPLAKIN; ACTIN FILAMENTS; and KERATINS.gamma Catenin: A multi-functional catenin that is highly homologous to BETA CATENIN. Gamma catenin binds CADHERINS and helps link their cytoplasmic tails to ACTIN in the CYTOSKELETON via ALPHA CATENIN. It is also found in DESMOSOMES where it mediates the link between DESMOSOMAL CADHERINS and DESMOPLAKIN.Drosophila Proteins: Proteins that originate from insect species belonging to the genus DROSOPHILA. The proteins from the most intensely studied species of Drosophila, DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, are the subject of much interest in the area of MORPHOGENESIS and development.Catenins: A family of cytoskeletal proteins that play essential roles in CELL ADHESION at ADHERENS JUNCTIONS by linking CADHERINS to the ACTIN FILAMENTS of the CYTOSKELETON.Desmoplakins: Desmoplakins are cytoskeletal linker proteins that anchor INTERMEDIATE FILAMENTS to the PLASMA MEMBRANE at DESMOSOMES.Insect Proteins: Proteins found in any species of insect.Cytoskeletal Proteins: Major constituent of the cytoskeleton found in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. They form a flexible framework for the cell, provide attachment points for organelles and formed bodies, and make communication between parts of the cell possible.beta Catenin: A multi-functional catenin that participates in CELL ADHESION and nuclear signaling. Beta catenin binds CADHERINS and helps link their cytoplasmic tails to the ACTIN in the CYTOSKELETON via ALPHA CATENIN. It also serves as a transcriptional co-activator and downstream component of WNT PROTEIN-mediated SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS.Leprosy: A chronic granulomatous infection caused by MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE. The granulomatous lesions are manifested in the skin, the mucous membranes, and the peripheral nerves. Two polar or principal types are lepromatous and tuberculoid.alpha Catenin: A catenin that binds F-ACTIN and links the CYTOSKELETON with BETA CATENIN and GAMMA CATENIN.Drosophila: A genus of small, two-winged flies containing approximately 900 described species. These organisms are the most extensively studied of all genera from the standpoint of genetics and cytology.Trans-Activators: Diffusible gene products that act on homologous or heterologous molecules of viral or cellular DNA to regulate the expression of proteins.Cadherins: Calcium-dependent cell adhesion proteins. They are important in the formation of ADHERENS JUNCTIONS between cells. Cadherins are classified by their distinct immunological and tissue specificities, either by letters (E- for epithelial, N- for neural, and P- for placental cadherins) or by numbers (cadherin-12 or N-cadherin 2 for brain-cadherin). Cadherins promote cell adhesion via a homophilic mechanism as in the construction of tissues and of the whole animal body.Sloths: Slow-moving exclusively arboreal mammals that inhabit the tropical forests of South and Central America.Transcription Factors: Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.Adenomatous Polyposis Coli Protein: A negative regulator of beta-catenin signaling which is mutant in ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS COLI and GARDNER SYNDROME.Desmosomes: A type of junction that attaches one cell to its neighbor. One of a number of differentiated regions which occur, for example, where the cytoplasmic membranes of adjacent epithelial cells are closely apposed. It consists of a circular region of each membrane together with associated intracellular microfilaments and an intercellular material which may include, for example, mucopolysaccharides. (From Glick, Glossary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1990; Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)Disease Reservoirs: Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.Axin Protein: A scaffolding protein that is a critical component of the axin signaling complex which binds to ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS COLI PROTEIN; GLYCOGEN SYNTHASE KINASE 3; and CASEIN KINASE I.Adherens Junctions: Anchoring points where the CYTOSKELETON of neighboring cells are connected to each other. They are composed of specialized areas of the plasma membrane where bundles of the ACTIN CYTOSKELETON attach to the membrane through the transmembrane linkers, CADHERINS, which in turn attach through their extracellular domains to cadherins in the neighboring cell membranes. In sheets of cells, they form into adhesion belts (zonula adherens) that go all the way around a cell.WingDrosophila melanogaster: A species of fruit fly much used in genetics because of the large size of its chromosomes.Signal Transduction: The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.Axin Signaling Complex: A specific complex of WNT SIGNALING PATHWAY proteins that mediates the phosphorylation-dependent destruction of cytosolic BETA-CATENIN. The complex is disrupted by cell surface binding of WNT PROTEINS, which allows beta-catenin levels to rise to the point where they migrate to the CELL NUCLEUS and activate transcription.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Animals, Wild: Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.Genes, Insect: The functional hereditary units of INSECTS.Insect Hormones: Hormones secreted by insects. They influence their growth and development. Also synthetic substances that act like insect hormones.Proto-Oncogene Proteins: Products of proto-oncogenes. Normally they do not have oncogenic or transforming properties, but are involved in the regulation or differentiation of cell growth. They often have protein kinase activity.Harderian Gland: A sebaceous gland that, in some animals, acts as an accessory to the lacrimal gland. The harderian gland excretes fluid that facilitates movement of the third eyelid.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Floods: Sudden onset water phenomena with different speed of occurrence. These include flash floods, seasonal river floods, and coastal floods, associated with CYCLONIC STORMS; TIDALWAVES; and storm surges.MedlinePlus: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE service for health professionals and consumers. It links extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other reviewed sources of information on specific diseases and conditions.ArgentinaMotion Pictures as Topic: The art, technique, or business of producing motion pictures for entertainment, propaganda, or instruction.TurtlesPhysiology: The biological science concerned with the life-supporting properties, functions, and processes of living organisms or their parts.Educational Measurement: The assessing of academic or educational achievement. It includes all aspects of testing and test construction.Anatomy: A branch of biology dealing with the structure of organisms.Animal Population Groups: Animals grouped according to ecological, morphological or genetic populations.Hair: A filament-like structure consisting of a shaft which projects to the surface of the SKIN from a root which is softer than the shaft and lodges in the cavity of a HAIR FOLLICLE. It is found on most surfaces of the body.Helminthiasis, Animal: Infestation of animals with parasitic worms of the helminth class. The infestation may be experimental or veterinary.Mammals: Warm-blooded vertebrate animals belonging to the class Mammalia, including all that possess hair and suckle their young.ChileLeper Colonies: Residential treatment centers for individuals with leprosy.Hockey: A game in which two parties of players provided with curved or hooked sticks seek to drive a ball or puck through opposite goals. This applies to either ice hockey or field hockey.Leprosy, Lepromatous: A chronic communicable infection which is a principal or polar form of LEPROSY. This disorder is caused by MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE and produces diffuse granulomatous skin lesions in the form of nodules, macules, or papules. The peripheral nerves are involved symmetrically and neural sequelae occur in the advanced stage.

Species-specific identification of Mycobacterium leprae by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the hsp65 gene. (1/144)

PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis (PRA) of the hsp65 gene present in all mycobacteria was used in the present investigation to characterize Mycobacterium leprae. Bacilli were extracted and purified from different organs from experimentally infected armadillos and nude mice (Swiss mice of nu/nu origin). A total of 15 samples were assayed in duplicate, and the results were compared with those obtained for a total of 147 cultivable mycobacteria representing 34 species. Irrespective of its origin or viability, M. leprae strains from all the samples were uniformly characterized by two fragments of 315 and 135 bp upon BstEII digestion and two fragments of 265 and 130 bp upon HaeIII digestion. PRA is a relatively simple method and permits the conclusive identification of M. leprae to the species level.  (+info)

Localization of Mycobacterium leprae to endothelial cells of epineurial and perineurial blood vessels and lymphatics. (2/144)

Infection of peripheral nerve by Mycobacterium leprae, the histopathological hallmark of leprosy, is a major factor in this disease, but the route and mechanisms by which bacilli localize to peripheral nerve are unknown. Experimentally infected armadillos have recently been recognized as a model of lepromatous neuritis; the major site of early accumulation of M. leprae is epineurial. To determine the epineurial cells involved, 1-cm segments of 44 nerves from armadillos were screened for acid-fast bacilli and thin sections were examined ultrastructurally. Of 596 blocks containing nerve, 36% contained acid-fast bacilli. Overall, M. leprae were found in endothelial cells in 40% of epineurial blood vessels and 75% of lymphatics, and in 25% of vessels intraneurally. Comparison of epineurial and endoneurial findings suggested that colonization of epineurial vessels preceded endoneurial infection. Such colonization of epineurial nutrient vessels may greatly increase the risk of endoneurial M. leprae bacteremia, and also enhance the risk of ischemia following even mild increases in inflammation or mechanical stress. These findings also raise the possibility that early, specific mechanisms in the localization of M. leprae to peripheral nerve may involve adhesion events between M. leprae (or M. leprae-parasitized macrophages) and the endothelial cells of the vasa nervorum.  (+info)

Identification and localisation of glycoconjugates in the olfactory mucosa of the armadillo Chaetophractus villosus. (3/144)

Conventional histochemistry and the binding patterns of 22 biotinylated lectins were examined for characterisation of glycoconjugates in the components of the olfactory mucosa of the armadillo Chaetophractus villosus. The mucous lining the olfactory epithelium showed binding sites for DSL, WGA, STL, LEL, PHA-E and JAC. Only the basilar processes of the supporting cells stained for Con-A and S-Con A. The olfactory receptor neurons stained with LEL, LCA, Con A, S-Con A, JAC and PNA. The layer of basal cells did not react with any of the lectins studied. Bowman's glands in the lamina propria showed subpopulations of acinar cells reacting with SBA, S-WGA, WGA, STL, Con A, PSA, PNA, SJA, VVA, JAC and S-Con A, but in our optical studies with lectins we were unable to differentiate between mucous and serous cells in the way that is possible on electron microscopy. The ducts of Bowman's glands were labelled with S-WGA, STL, LEL, PHA-E, BSL-I and JAC. This histochemical study on the glycoconjugates of the olfactory mucosa in the order Xenarthra provides a basis for further experimental investigations.  (+info)

Further characterization of the combining sites of Bandeiraea (Griffonia) simplicifolia lectin-I, isolectin A(4). (4/144)

Bandeiraea (Griffonia) simplicifolia lectin-I, isolectin A(4)(GS I-A(4)), which is cytotoxic to the human colon cancer cell lines, is one of two lectin families derived from its seed extract. It contains only a homo-oligomer of subunit A, and is most specific for GalNAcalpha1-->. In order to elucidate the GS I-A(4)-glycoconjugate interactions in greater detail, the combining site of this lectin was further characterized by enzyme linked lectino-sorbent assay (ELLSA) and by inhibition of lectin-glycoprotein interactions. This study has demonstrated that the Tn-containing glycoproteins tested, consisting of mammalian salivary glycoproteins (armadillo, asialo-hamster sublingual, asialo-ovine, -bovine, and -porcine submandibular), are bound strongly by GS I-A(4.)Among monovalent inhibitors so far tested, p-NO2-phenylalphaGalNAc is the most potent, suggesting that hydrophobic forces are important in the interaction of this lectin. GS I-A(4)is able to accommodate the monosaccharide GalNAc at the nonreducing end of oligosaccharides. This suggests that the combining site of the lectin is a shallow cavity. Among oligosaccharides and monosaccharides tested as inhibitors of the binding of GS I-A(4), the hierarchy of potencies are: GalNAcalpha1-->3GalNAcbeta1-->3Galalpha1-->4Galbeta 1-->4Glc (Forssman pentasaccharide) > GalNAcalpha1-->3(LFucalpha1-->2)Gal (blood group A)()> GalNAc > Galalpha1-->4Gal > Galalpha1-->3Gal (blood group B-like)> Gal.  (+info)

Transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans to the nine-banded armadillo. (5/144)

Animal models for Mycobacterium ulcerans infections (Buruli ulcer) include guinea pigs, rats, and mice, but each has limitations in replicating the spectrum of human disease. Here, 19 adult nine-banded armadillos were inoculated intradermally with M. ulcerans. Injection sites were examined and skin samples obtained for histologic and microbiology studies. Necropsies were conducted to assess systemic involvement. In group 1 (n = 4), 2 animals developed progressive skin ulcers with undermined borders at the injection sites within 6-10 weeks. Biopsies showed features similar to human disease including extensive necrosis in the deep dermis and subcutaneous fat, mixed cellular infiltrates, and acid-fast bacilli (AFB). In group 2 (n = 15), 5 animals developed progressive skin ulcers, 3 had evanescent papulo-nodules, 3 died shortly after inoculation of unknown causes, and 4 showed no signs of infection. Lesion samples from 3 animals with progressive ulcers were culture positive for AFB. Our findings indicate that nine-banded armadillos are susceptible to M. ulcerans and may develop cutaneous lesions that closely mimic Buruli ulcer.  (+info)

The vomeronasal organ of the South American armadillo Chaetophractus villosus (Xenarthra, Mammalia): anatomy, histology and ultrastructure. (6/144)

The vomeronasal organ (VNO) is a chemoreceptive structure that has not been extensively studied in the Xenarthran order. Tissue samples from the VNO of the armadillo Chaetophractus villosus were prepared for light and electron microscopy. The VNO is located in the anterior part of the base of the nasal septum. It is tubular in shape, approximately 18 mm in length and opens in the rostral region of the nasal cavity and with a blind caudal end. Its lumen is lined by sensory (SE) and nonsensory (NSE) epithelium. The SE shows sensory, supporting and basal cells whereas the NSE contains ciliated and nonciliated secretory cells and basal cells. At the ultrastructural level, the sensory cells appear as bipolar neurons with conspicuous microvilli on their free surface. The supporting cells of the SE contain numerous membrane-bound vesicles in their apical regions. A peculiar feature not found in other mammals, is the presence of concentric whorls of RER cisterns frequently observed in their basal expansions. Infiltrating plasma cells can be detected in the SE basal region close to the dorsal junctional area. This region also exhibits an unusual type of basal cell, probably responsible for the generation of new vomeronasal receptor neurons. The ciliated NSE cells exhibit numerous ovoids or irregularly shaped membranous protrusions projecting from the plasma membrane of the cilia. As far as we know, this is the first study reporting the presence of this feature in ciliated NSE cells. The nonciliated cells are characterised by scarce large secretory granules and apical microvilli. The vomeronasal glands are compound-branched tubuloacinar glands with serous acinar cells. Four types of secretory granules are present. The ducts of these glands reach the lumen in the dorsolateral region between the NSE and SE. Hypolemmal nerve terminals were observed contacting secretory cells. Fenestrated and nonfenestrated capillaries constitute the vascular supply to these glands. Plasma cells, intimately associated with acinar cells, were frequently observed.  (+info)

PCR with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis specific primers: potential use in ecological studies. (7/144)

The precise microenvironment of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis has not yet been discovered perhaps because the methods used are not sensitive enough. We applied to this purpose the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using three sets of specific primers corresponding to two P. brasiliensis genes. This fungus as well as several other fungi, were grown and their DNA obtained by mechanical disruption and a phenol chloroform isoamylalcohol-based purification method. The DNA served for a PCR reaction that employed specific primers from two P. brasiliensis genes that codify for antigenic proteins, namely, the 27 kDa and the 43 kDa. The lowest detection range for the 27 kDa gene was 3 pg. The amplification for both genes was positive only with DNA from P. brasiliensis; additionally, the mRNA for the 27 kDa gene was present only in P. brasiliensis, as indicated by the Northern analysis. The standardization of PCR technology permitted the amplification of P. brasiliensis DNA in artificially contaminated soils and in tissues of armadillos naturally infected with the fungus. These results indicate that PCR technology could play an important role in the search for P. brasiliensis' habitat and could also be used in other ecological studies.  (+info)

Spleen of Dasypus hybridus (Mammalia, dasypodidae): a light and electron microscopic study. (8/144)

Armadillos are relictual mammals important as models for biomedical studies. They contain adaptative and primitive characteristics in both anatomical and physiological aspects. In this study we describe the splenic histology and cytology of the "mulita," Dasypus hybridus. Organ samples were processed for light and electron microscopy study. The microanatomy of the organ samples as well as their different cell types are described. The spleen is non-sinusoidal, with the typical arrangement for storage functions. White pulp is lightly diffuse. Red pulp is a meshwork of circulating, immunocompetent and hemopoietic cells. Differences with other studied members of the group are discussed. The general structure of the organ agrees with the semi-fossorial habit of the species. Persistence of myeloid activity in the adult suggests the existence of specific inductive functions of the stroma. Better knowledge of this fact may give further insight on the phylogeny of hemopoiesis.  (+info)

INTRODUCTION Chaetophractus villosus is a dasypodid commonly known as larger hairy armadillo. It is distributed from the Chaco of Paraguay and Argentina; in Argentina to Tierra del Fuego (Deferrari et al., 2002); in Chile along the south-eastern edge (Atalah, 1975; Wetzel, 1985). The dasypodids constitute a significant xenarthran group owing to the place they have occupied in the mammalian phylogeny (Gaudin et al., 1996; Delsuc et al., 2003). Notwithstanding the essential of morphological evidence to phylogenetic studies, the knowledge about the skull of the extant dasypodids is incomplete. Some significant contributions on the cranial morphology of this group are available from Parker (1885), Patterson et al. (1989), Wible et al. (1990), Squarcia et al. (1993), Gaudin (1995). However, references about bone-by-bone description are very scarce (Wible & Gaudin, 2004), and no antecedents are available for C. villosus. The objectives of the present work are a) to perform morphological and ...
Background. With their Pan-American distribution, long-nosed armadillos (genus Dasypus) constitute an understudied model for Neotropical biogeography. This genus currently comprises seven recognized species, the nine-banded armadillo (D. novemcinctus) having the widest distribution ranging from Northern Argentina to the South-Eastern US. With their broad diversity of habitats, nine-banded armadillos provide a useful model to explore the effects of climatic and biogeographic events on morphological diversity at a continental scale. Methods. Based on a sample of 136 skulls of Dasypus spp., including 112 specimens identified as D. novemcinctus, we studied the diversity and pattern of variation of internal paranasal cavities, which were reconstructed virtually using µCT-scanning or observed through bone transparency. Results. Our qualitative analyses of paranasal sinuses and recesses successfully retrieved a taxonomic differentiation between the traditional species D. kappleri, D. pilosus and D.
In Argentina, Chaetophractus villosus has a wide distribution that overlaps with agricultural areas where soybean is the predominant crop. In such areas the pesticide Roundup Full II® (RU) is widely applied. The genotoxic effect of its active ingredient glyphosate (RU is 66.2% glyphosate) on the peripheral blood lymphocytes of C. villosus was tested over a range of concentrations (280, 420, 560, 1120 μmol/L). Culture medium without glyphosate served as negative control, while medium containing mitomycin C served as positive control. Genetic damage was characterized in terms of the percentage of cells with chromosome aberrations (CA), the mean number of sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) per cell, and the modification of cell proliferation kinetics via the calculation of the replication index. Significant increases (p | 0.0001) were seen in the CA frequency and the mean number of SCEs per cell compared to negative controls at all the RU concentrations tested. Chromatid breaks, the only form of CA
Dasypus novemcinctus is one of 24 mammals that will be sequenced as part of the Mammalian Genome Project, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The species were chosen to maximise the branch length of the evolutionary tree while representing the diversity of mammalian species.. Low-coverage 2X assemblies will be produced for these mammals and used in alignments for cross-species comparison. The aim is to increase our understanding of functional elements, especially in the human genome. Dasypus novemcinctus is of particular interest to developmental biologists owing to its habit of producing litters of four genetically-identical young, and it is also the animal model for leprosy.. ...
Doing Data Science is collaboration between course instructor Rachel Schutt, Senior VP of Data Science at News Corp, and data science consultant Cathy ONeil, a senior data scientist at Johnson Research Labs, who attended and blogged about the course.. Review: Dasypus novemcinctus Whats the animal featured on the cover? The animal on the cover of Doing Data Science is a nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), a mammal widespread throughout North, Central, and South America. From Latin, novemcinctus literally translates to "nine-banded" (after the telescoping rings of armor around the midsection), though the animal can actually have between 7 to 11 bands. The three-banded armadillo native to South America is the only armadillo that can roll into a ball for protection; other species have too many plates. The armadillos skin is perhaps its most notable feature. Brownish-gray and leathery, it is composed of scaly plates called scutes that cover everything but its underside.. The ...
conditions, taking into account the many secondary effects elicited by these climatic factors. References made below to fat levels for specific populations and seasons apply to data given in Figures 8 and 9; corresponding weather data are given in the section on weather and in appendix A. The effects of the north-south temperature gradient prevalent in the winter months is demonstrated by differences in body fat levels for the three populations during that season. In addition, the effects of the harsher conditions experienced during season 5 are shown by the significantly lower fat levels for the Georgia and south Florida populations relative to those for season 1. The effects of drought are seen in the responses of the south Florida populations during the spring of 1976 (season 2) and of all three populations during the spring and summer of 1977 (seasons 6 and 7). The extremely severe conditions imposed on the south Florida population by the flood that occurred in the summer of 1976 are ...
Leprosy (also known as Hansens disease) is an infectious peripheral neurological disorder caused by Mycobacterium leprae that even today leaves millions of individuals worldwide with life-long disabilities. The specific mechanisms by which this bacterium induces nerve injury remain largely unknown, mainly owing to ethical and practical limitations in obtaining affected human nerve samples. In addition to humans, nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) are the only other natural host of M. leprae, and they develop a systemically disseminated disease with extensive neurological involvement. M. leprae is an obligate intracellular parasite that cannot be cultivated in vitro. Because of the heavy burdens of bacilli they harbor, nine-banded armadillos have become the organism of choice for propagating large quantities of M. leprae, and they are now advancing as models of leprosy pathogenesis and nerve damage. Although armadillos are exotic laboratory animals, the recently completed whole genome ...
The nine-banded armadillo is a cat-sized mammal that is covered with a scaled shell, or carapace, that protects it from predators. It ranges in color from brownish-black to grey, with yellowish white hair on its underside. The carapace is constructed of tough, leathery skin and dermal plates on its back, head, tail, and sides. The nine-banded armadillo has nine jointed bands across its midsection which allow for flexibility in movement. This armadillo ranges in size from 15-17 inches in length, with a ringed tail that measures between 14-16 inches long. The nine-banded armadillo has four toes on each of its front feet and five toes on each of its hind feet. It also has strong claws for digging and burrowing. The armadillo has a small head with long ears and a pointed snout that it uses to forage for food ...
Nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) are naturally infected with Mycobacterium leprae and have been implicated in zoonotic transmission of leprosy. Early studies found this disease mainly in Texas and Louisiana, but armadillos in the southeastern United States appeared to be free of infection. We screened 645 armadillos from 8 locations in the southeastern United States not known to harbor enzootic leprosy for M. leprae DNA and antibodies. We found M. leprae-infected armadillos at each location, and 106 (16.4%) animals had serologic/PCR evidence of infection. Using single-nucleotide polymorphism variable number tandem repeat genotyping/genome sequencing, we detected M. leprae genotype 3I-2-v1 among 35 armadillos. Seven armadillos harbored a newly identified genotype (3I-2-v15). In comparison, 52 human patients from the same region were infected with 31 M. leprae types. However, 42.3% (22/52) of patients were infected with 1 of the 2 M. leprae genotype strains associated with armadillos. The
The authors studied 66 wild nine-banded armadillos from Brazil. the ear samples were collected and Ziehl-Neelsen or Fite-Faraco stains were performed, as well as immunostaining using polyclonal BCG antibody, to avaluate the presence of the Mycobacterium leprae. the AFB were not detected by the Ziehl-Neelsen or Fite-Faraco staining, neither immunoexpression of the BCG marker. However, many normal structures from the ears of the nine-banded armadillos, such as condrocytes, condroblasts, fibroblasts and endothelial cells, and Gram positive bacteria cocci, showed false positive reaction by the BCG marker. the authors discuss the use of the immunohistochemical studies with the polyclonal BCG antibody to identify M. leprae antigens in wild armadillos ...
Due to its subterranean lifestyle, the armadillo is forced to leave its burrows when heavy storms roll in due to the threat of drowning and the risk of wetting its fur. If its fur is wet the armadillo cannot properly thermoregulate and could experience hypothermia during night hours. Once above ground during a rainstorm the armadillo is subject to an array of predators, which can easily get to it since it is not able to burrow back to safety. Domestic dogs have also greatly preyed on these armadillos.. The animals face domestic dogs and cats that forage in their burrows as well as wild boars doing the same.[13] These armadillos also do not do well in captivity. The survival rate is so low that many will die just through transport from where the armadillo was captured to the new area of captivity.[14] Armadillos that are put into captivity typically do not last longer than a few hours or at most 8 days. In fact, not a single specimen has survived more than 4 years.[15] In spite of the high ...
Even if the armadillos do not bite, they are risky to your cat or dog because of the diseases they carry around. When they fear that they are threatened they may claw. When you have armadillos you may be tempted to get rid of them on your own but this is not a good idea especially since you will be putting your home or your family at risk. Because the armadillos are unique animals it is hard for someone who is not qualified to get rid of them. It is advised to call for armadillos removal expert who will help you to get rid of the armadillos and he will give you advice on what you should to prevent future infestation. You got yourself a pet, whether it is cat, dog, rabbit, parrot etc, you are excited as well as you will do anything that is essential to keep it safe and sound ...
With some genetic sleuthing, scientists have fingered a likely culprit in the spread of leprosy in the southern United States: the nine-banded armadillo.
Over the years, armadillos are being blamed for the hundreds of people acquiring the leprosy disease. This is because armadillos are prone to Mycobacterium (a leprae bacterium that causes nerve damage among many others). Aside from that, these animals are also potential carriers of rabies, tapeworm and salmonella. If you have small pets around, there is also the risk (on them) getting "attacked" by an armadillo (in more physical sense ...
Now, after obtaining the armadillos, take them to your patio where the buzzards are roosting and let them out of their cages. As any fool knows, armadillos are the absolute favorite food of Florida buzzards. However, the vast majority of Florida buzzards have never seen a live armadillo before. Their primitive buzzard brains will see the armadillos and go, "Food!". But, when they see the armadillos move those same primitive buzzard brains will go, "Holy Shit! Food dont sposed ta move!". The very presence of moving food will scare off approximately ninety percent of the buzzards in question. The other ten percent will simply follow the armadillos around, waiting for them to assume the flattened and immobile condition with which the buzzards are more familiar. The dillos will walk out into traffic and be struck by cars in short time (after all, that is the armadillos true raison detre) and the buzzards who will have been following them closely, will be dispatched by the very same vehicles ...
Timothy always had a hard time interacting with others and making friends. He was always so keen about animals, so we decided to let him keep the animal after he had caught him last spring" admits Jane Whitestone, mother of the 22-year old man.. "He was very fond of the little critter, he would spend all his time with him, even sleeping with him at night. We knew it was a bit awkward for a 22-year old to spend so much time with an armadillo, but he looked so happy, we never said a thing" she told local reporters.. According to the Center for Disease Control, armadillos are the only animal to carry leprosy, a bacterial disease that affects the skin and nerves. The Health Resources and Services Administration has reported that there are currently about 6,500 cases of the disease in the U.S.. ...
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The southern three-banded armadillo and the other member of the genus Tolypeutes, the Brazilian three-banded armadillo, are the only species of armadillo capable of rolling into a complete ball to defend itself. The three characteristic bands that cover the back of the animal allow it enough flexibility to fit its tail and head together, allowing it to protect its underbelly, limbs, eyes, nose and ears from predators. The shell covering its body is armored and the outer layer is made out of keratin, the same protein that builds human fingernails. Armadillos in general have low body temperatures (33-36 °C) and basal metabolic rates (from 40-60% of that expected in a placental mammal of their mass). This is particularly true of types that specialize on using termites as their primary food source (e.g., Priodontes and Tolypeutes). The 2nd, 3rd and 4th toes of the hind foot are grown together, almost like a hoof. The 1st and 5th toes remain separate. The southern three-banded armadillo has four ...
Differentiation of RPE cells from integration-free iPS cells and their cell biological characterization. Hazim RA, Karumbayaram S, Jiang M, Dimashkie A, Lopes VS, Li D, Burgess BL, Vijayaraj P, Alva-Ornelas JA, Zack JA, Kohn DB, Gomperts BN, Pyle AD, Lowry WE, Williams DS. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2017 Oct 2;8(1):217. doi: 10.1186/s13287-017-0652-9.. Manipulation of neural progenitor fate through the oxygen sensing pathway. Xie Y, Lowry WE. Methods. 2017 Aug 31. pii: S1046-2023(17)30138-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2017.08.018. [Epub ahead of print] Review.. Patel S, Bonora G, Sahakyan A, Kim R, Chronis C, Langerman J, Fitz-Gibbon S, Rubbi L, Skelton RJ, Ardehali R, Pellegrini M, Lowry WE, Clark AT, Plath K. Human Embryonic Stem Cells Do Not Change Their X Inactivation Status during Differentiation. Cell Reports 2017. Gaeta X, Le L, Lin Y, Xie Y, Lowry [email protected] Defining Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms for Primary let-7 miRNAs. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 4;12(1):e0169237. doi: ...
A new analysis of ancient DNA belonging to glyptodont confirms the giant tank-like creature is an ancestor to the modern-day armadillo. Glyptodonts, shelle
When Isaac was born, I planned to give breastfeeding my very best try and hoped that everything would work out for us. I certainly had no idea at that time that we would still be nursing three years down the line! But he continues to want and need mama boobie, and so here we are. I could also never have predicted that our nursing relationship would inspire a thriving little business and a consuming passion for me, and that we would be helping other mamas and nurslings to have more settled, comfortable (and stylish!) feeds. My little monkey turns 3 on 15th February, and Im unable to host any Monkey Mama celebrations as Im off on holiday. Happily, the wonderful Analytical Armadillo has stepped into the breach to host a giveaway of three unique necklaces, to celebrate 3 years of Isaac and representing the evolution of Monkey Mama over time. Theres a twiddle buster in cream, sky blue and rust, and purple to green spectrum twiddly teether and a purple and grey twiddle cluster." ...
I am disappointed that Tizzie will not be replying further as I do believe some good points were brought up but regardless of those points I do believe that she should state her research or where her recommendations come from.. Tizzie - why havent you addressed WHERE the number of 16 blankets came from?! I think you are damaging your reputation further by ignoring this points or not including the research YOU looked at! Its seems that you are being quite defensive and you have NO reason to be if you have the research. As a first time parent I do follow your advice because I agreed with the majority of it and it seemed all fairly reasonable but the lack of further response has made me question whether I am following blindly. It really does disappoint me as now I have lost confidence in the only person who I saw as talking sense and now I feel as lost as when I first had my newborn in my arms! Please for your readers and fans could you just state where the number came from and what evidence do you ...
Armadillos are curious little animals but were all of them as small as they are today? DNA extracted from a 12,000 year old bone of an extinct glyptodont the size of a small car revealed a genetic code that clearly places this huge animal inside the group (clade) of diverse animals we collectively call armadillos. These results just published […]. ...
I thoroughly recommend this new book on South American fossil mammals of the Caenozoic Era. Intended for a broad readership, it is a times fanciful. The full caption to the above figure reads, "A giant caiman (Purussaurus neivensis) finally strikes in a fury of mud and water after quietly approaching a group of small litopterns (Megadolodus molariformis) drinking at the river." ...
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Can you pick whether each trivia statements describes an Armadillo, a Tortoise, or Both? Test your knowledge on this science quiz to see how you do and compare your score to others. Quiz by Bolafssonify
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out-foxed by sheep! I bobbed around between an ambling armadillo and sluggish snail. Only once did I make it to bobbing bobcat. This was fun! Yesterday, I painted wildflower meadows over at Bobbies (Almost There). You folks have found some nice entertainment for a snowy (GRRR!) evening ...
When you turn over a rock, old board, mulch or leaf litter in your yard, you may see a bunch of small, slate-gray buglike creatures that resemble miniature armadillos. When you touch one, it rolls ...
世界の避妊事情と日本の避妊の仕方を比較してみた - 世界の避妊事情は日本とは異なります》 日本ではコンドームで避妊をしていることが多いです》 フランス アメリカ スウェーデン イギリスなど欧米諸国では比較的にピルを服用することが多いです》 イギリスではピルを無料で手にする […] 世界の避妊事情と日本の避妊の仕方を比較してみたは目的別にピルを選ぼう(薬の種... ...
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Instabilities of a microcavity laser with a weak injected signal. D. Boggavarapu, R. Jin, J. Grantham, Y. Z. Hu, F. Brown de Colstoun, C. W. Lowry, G. Khitrova, S. W. Koch, M. Sargent, H. M. Gibbs, and W. Chow. Opt. Lett. 18(21), 1846-1848 (1993) View: HTML , PDF ...
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This is a list of the mammal species recorded in El Salvador. These are the mammal species in El Salvador, of which 0 are critically endangered, 1 is endangered, 3 are vulnerable, and 2 are near-threatened. The following tags are used to highlight each species conservation status as assessed by the IUCN: Some species were assessed using an earlier set of criteria. Species assessed using this system have the following instead of Near Threatened and Least Concern categories: The armadillos are small mammals with a bony armored shell. They are native to the Americas. There are around 20 extant species. Family: Dasypodidae (armadillos) Subfamily: Dasypodinae Genus: Dasypus Nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus LC Subfamily: Tolypeutinae Genus: Cabassous Northern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous centralis DD The order Pilosa is extant only in the Americas and includes the anteaters, sloths, and tamanduas. Suborder: Vermilingua Family: Myrmecophagidae (American anteaters) Genus: Tamandua ...
Similar in appearance and habits to the commonly seen Black Vine Weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus, Armadillo Weevils, Otiorhynchus armadillo, are recent arrivals from continental Europe, where they are a serious pest species. So far only recorded from a handful of other locations in the UK (in which they appear to have become successfully established), they have now been confirmed from Swansea. In contrast to O. sulcatus, which is parthenogenetic, there are males in O. armadillo. In fact, spotting a mating pair of what superficially looked like O. sulcatus in my garden is what piqued my interest and led to the subsequent identification of the individuals as O. armadillo. Identification was kindly made by M.G. Morris after I approached him for assistance as the recently introduced O. armadillo is not included in his 1997 key to broad-nosed weevils. Viewed side by side, O. armadillo is somewhat stouter and broader and of a slightly lighter colour than O. sulcatus. O. armadillo also lacks spines on the ...
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The Riverside County Health Department did put up a link for Leprosy (Hansens Disease) Frequently Asked Questions on their website.. How concerned should parents be?. Hansens disease, formerly known as leprosy, is caused by Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae )bacteria. The infection has also been identified in nine-banded armadillos. Approximately 95 percent of people are resistant to infection; people who develop clinical illness can experience a wide range of clinical manifestations, but typically develop infections involving the skin, peripheral nerves and nasal mucosa.. Although the mode of transmission of Hansens disease is not clearly defined, most investigators believe that M. leprae is usually spread person-to-person in respiratory droplets following extended close contact with an infected person, such as living in the same household.. Feared as a highly contagious and devastating disease, it is well established that leprosy is not highly transmissible, is very treatable, and with early ...
Riveral said they crafted a modular together with DepEd in order to incorporate the topic in their Science subject. This will be introduced to Grades 3, 4 and 6 students.. "Our aim is to spread awareness to the younger ones. Leprosy can be treated and DOH is giving the treatment for free," Riveral said.. Hansens disease, formerly known as leprosy, is caused by Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae ) bacteria. The infection has also been identified in nine-banded armadillos. Approximately 95 percent of people are resistant to infection; people who develop clinical illness can experience a wide range of clinical manifestations, but typically develop infections involving the skin, peripheral nerves and nasal mucosa.. Although the mode of transmission of Hansens disease is not clearly defined, most investigators believe that M. leprae is usually spread person-to-person in respiratory droplets following extended close contact with an infected person, such as living in the same household.. Feared as a ...
Members of the Texas Spacecraft Laboratory (TSL) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics are getting a taste of what working as an engineer will be like after graduation. In the TSL, students from a variety of engineering and science disciplines at UT Austin gain valuable hands-on experience with space research by designing, building and operating satellites. The group works in collaboration with universities such as Baylor and Georgia Tech and organizations like NASA and the U.S. Air Force. In fact, several TSL alumni have gone on to work for institutions like NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).. Lab members are currently working on the award-winning ARMADILLO satellite, a CubeSat mission designed to collect data on submillimeter dust particles in low Earth orbit. Built in collaboration with Baylor University, the ARMADILLO (Atmosphere Related Measurements and Detection of Submillimeter Objects) satellite is being ...
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Lowry, D. B., T. L. Logan, L. Santuari, C. S. Hardtke, J. H. Richards, L. J. DeRose-Wilson, J. K. McKay, S. Sen, T. E. Juenger. The genomic architecture of transcriptional response to soil water availability in the Tsu x Kas mapping population of Arabidopsis thaliana. Submitted Lowry D. B., K. D. Behrman, P. Grabowski, G. P. Morris, J. R. Kiniry, T. E. Juenger. Local and climatic adaptations across the Panicum virgatum species complex. Submitted Sexton J. P., M. B. Hufford, A. Bateman, D. B. Lowry, H. Meimberg, S. Y. Strauss, K. J. Rice. Mechanisms generating species range limits: Inference from patterns of gene flow and abundance across a species range. Submitted Aspinwall M. J., D. B. Lowry, S. H. Taylor, T. E. Juenger, C. V. Hawkes, M. V. Johnson, J. R. Kiniry, P. A. Fay. Evidence of a genetically-based leaf functional trait syndrome linked to climate and aboveground productivity in a widespread C4 grass. Submitted Wright, K. M., D. Lloyd, D. B. Lowry, M. R. Macnair, J. H. Willis. (2013) ...
this sub-family, is the largest Armadillo known, measuring about three feet in the length of its body: it inhabits the forests of Guiana and Brazil. The three species of Tolypeutes, which have the power of rolling themselves up into a ball like a Woodlouse, are restricted to the pampas of Argentina and Bolivia. The members of the two other genera of Dasypodinae (Dasypus and Xenurus) range from Guiana to Patagonia, but are mostly met with in the south.. Of the third sub-family (Tatusiime), distinguished from the rest of the group by the peculiar structure of the fore-feet, five species, all belonging to the genus Tatusia, are known. One of these, the Peba Armadillo, passes up through Central America into Texas, and is also widely distributed throughout South America down to Paraguay. Another species of this genus, T. hirsuta, distinguished by its thick covering of hair, occurs in Western Peru, and the remainder are found in different parts of South America.. The very curious Armadillo, described ...
TORONTO (AP) -- All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors missed practice Thursday because of his sprained left ankle, and the team says more tests are scheduled to determine the severity of the injury.. Toronto coach Dwane Casey says Lowry is being listed as questionable to play in Fridays Game 3 of the Raptors Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.. Cleveland leads the series 2-0.. Lowry was hurt early in the second half of Torontos loss in Cleveland on Wednesday after colliding with a teammate and taking an awkward fall. Lowry returned to the game briefly, and was then shut down when the Cavaliers took full control by the start of the fourth quarter. ...
TORONTO (AP) - Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry and center Serge Ibaka will be out indefinitely after injuries against the New Orleans Pelicans. Lowry fractured his left thumb during the first quarter of Friday nights 122-104 victory. The team said Saturday he will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Ibaka sprained his right ankle and will undergo additional imaging in Los Angeles, where Toronto plays the Lakers on Sunday and the Clippers and former teammate Kawhi Leonard on Monday. Lowry is averaging 21.8 points and 6.5 assists. Ibaka is averaging 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds. Lowry went to the bench after he was hurt but returned a few minutes later. He made two 3-pointers in the second quarter before subbing out midway through the period and retreating to the locker room. He said after the game the injury is unrelated to the surgery he had in July to repair ligaments in the same thumb. Ibaka was in a walking boot after the game. He was injured when he contested a layup by Brandon Ingram with about a minute
Ho, J.; Walter, T. Chad (2010). Notopterophoroides armadillo Schellenberg, 1922. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2017). World of Copepods database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/copepoda/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=353958 on 2017-12- ...
The karyotypes of diploid P. fragilis subsp. villosus (2n = 2x = 14) and tetraploid subsp. secaliformis (2n = 4x = 28) were studied by Giemsa C- and N-banding, and AgNO3 staining and compared with the karyotype of subsp. fragilis (2x). The complements of subsp. villosus and subsp. fragilis were similar, with 8 metacentric and 6 SAT-chromosomes, one metacentric and two submetacentric pairs, with small to minute, polymorphic, heterochromatic satellites. The complement of subsp. secaliformis on the whole agreed with a doubling of the complement of diploid P. fragilis, suggesting autopolyploidy. Only the presence of 12 nucleoli in interphases identified 6 SAT-chromosome pairs. In subsp. villosus one or two extra micronucleoli indicated a chromosome pair with very low nucleolus-forming activity, bringing the number of SAT-chromosome pairs to 4. This number may be a characteristic of Psathyrostachys. Besides very small, inconsistently observed bands, the C-banding pattern consisted of 0-3 small bands ...
Suborbital vehicle developer Armadillo Aerospace has suspended work on its reusable launch vehicles and is in a "hibernation mode" while it looks for new investors, the companys founder said Aug. 1. John Carmack said he had supported Armadillo using "crazy money" he set aside from his video game business earnings, but is now actively looking for outside investors to restart the companys operations. "Ive basically expended my crazy money on Armadillo," he said, "so I dont expect to see any rockets in the real near future unless we do wind up raising some investment money." (8/2 ...
DISCUSSION. As a non-invasive method, the analysis of feces is a fundamental tool for field work in ecological studies, not only to identify the presence of certain species in a particular area (Ciuccio et al. 2007), but also for studying threatened species or animals difficult to observe and trap. For the identification, the original fecal shape must be maintained; however, as several factors can corrode it through time, visual identification is not always reliable (Chame 2003, Khorozyan et al. 2007). Particularly, feces from Xenarthra are sometimes difficult to identify in the wild because they are, commonly, total or partially mixed with the substrate.. The chromatographic determination of fecal bile acids has become a more precise method to identify unknown feces from the wild. The comparison of the whole pattern of fecal bile acids between field-collected scats and scats with known origin allows identifying the species from fecal material (Khorozyan et al. 2007), avoiding capture and ...
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Did anyone see the movie "Naked Lunch"? I think it was a Tarentino film, very weird. A typewriter was growing something that looked like the critter above on it. Very disturbing. (BUT SOMEHOW FASCINATING.). ...
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Thanks for the help! Jon On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Sokol Serguei ,[email protected], wrote: , Hi Jonathan, , , Jonathan Fintzi has written at Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:43:20 -0700 , , Hello, , , I am trying to use the std::copy() function to copy elements from an , Rcpp::NumericVector into rows of armadillo matrices. A simplified version , of my code is as follows: , , cppFunction(void copyinto(Rcpp::NumericVector& v, arma::mat& d1, , arma::mat& d2) { , std::copy(v.begin(), v.begin() + 3, d1.begin_row(0)); , std::copy(v.begin() + 3, v.end(), d2.begin_row(0)); , }, depends = RcppArmadillo) , , v ,- runif(6) , d1 ,- matrix(0.0, 3,3) , d2 ,- matrix(0.0, 3,3) , , copyinto(v, d1, d2) , , However, when I attempt to compile the code, I receive a list of , compilation errors including no type named XXXXXX in class , arma::Mat,double,row_iterator, where XXXXXX is iterator_category, , value_type, difference_type, pointer, and reference. , , If I change the iterators to column iterators ...
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I really like both of these whales.... I can see them both at other sides of the globe thinking of each other....... even though that sounds very cheesy. Also, I think an armadillo wallpaper would be awesome and cool..... I always enjoy your wallpapers ...
I read your tale Mr ESB and thought to myself AH was this all a dream or was it partly a dream. Did your wife really go to get you McRibs (I dont even know if such a thing is available in the UK or not). Or did you dream your wife went to get your McRibs, your wife is very good if she did get it for you, a lot of wifes would hit their partners over the head with an Armadillo toaster if such a request was made of them. Particularly if the wife is vegetarian and the nearest McDonalds is about 15 miles away. ...
7. Segel, I. H. (1976) in Biochemical Calculations, 2nd Ed, John Wiley and Sons, London, pp225-229. 8. Groves, W. , Davis, F. C. and Sells, B. H. (1968) Spectrophotometric determination of microgram quantities of protein without nucleic acid interference. Anal. Biochem. 22, 195-210. 9. Itzhaki, R. F. and Gill, D. M. (1 964) A micro-biuret method for estimating protein. Anal. Biochem. 9, 401-410. 10. Lowry, O. , Rosebrough, N. , Farr, A. L. and Randall, R. J. (1951) Protein measurement with the Folin phenol reagent. Biol. Chem. 73, 627-650. 12. Peterson, G. L. (1979) Review of the Folin phenol protein quantitation method of Lowry, Rosebrough, Farr and Randall. Anal. Biochem. 100, 201-220. 13. Smith, P. , Krohn, R. , Hemianson, G. , Mallia, A. , Gartner, F. , Provenzano, M. , Fugimoto, E. , Goeke, N. , Olsen, B. J. and Klenk, D. C. (1985) Measurement of protein using bicinchoninic acid. Anal. Biochem. 150, 76-85. 14. Wiechelman, K. , Braun, R. D. and Fitzpatrick, J. D. (1988) Investigation of the ...
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The RPS6KA3 gene is associated with X-linked dominant Coffin Lowry syndrome (MedGen UID: 75556) and isolated intellectual disability (MedGen UID: 208676).
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Subphylum Vertebrata Class Mammalia Order Didelphimorpha Family Didelphidae Didelphis virginiana (Virginia opossum) Order Insectivora Family Soricidae Blarina hylophaga (Elliots short-tailed shrew) Cryptotis parva (least shrew) Family Talpidae Scalopus aquaticus (eastern mole) Order Chiroptera Family Vespertilionidae Myotis lucifugus (little brown myotis) Lasiurus cinereus (hoary bat) Lasionycteris noctivagans (silver-haired bat) Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat) Corynorhinus townsendii (Townsends big-eared bat) Family Molossidae Tadarida brasiliensis (Brazilian free-tailed bat) Order Xenarthra Family Dasypodidae Dasypus novemcinctus (nine-banded armadillo) Order Lagomorpha Family Leporidae Sylvilagus floridanus (eastern cottontail) Lepus californicus (black-tailed jackrabbit) Order Rodentia Family Sciuridae Marmota monax (woodchuck) Spermophilus tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) Cynomys ludovicianus (black-tailed prairie dog) Sciurus ...
Humans have various relationships with sloths, anteaters, and armadillos. People hunt xenarthrans for food, and they make pets of some species. Sometimes people keep anteaters at home to help get rid of ants. People kill some sloths for their fur pelts. Tamandua is hunted for the tendon, a cord-like tissue that attaches muscle to bone, in its tail. The tendon is used to make rope.. In addition, medical researchers are studying armadillos. They are the only mammals besides humans that contract leprosy, a skin disease. Research on armadillos helps to develop treatment of this condition in people.. ...
A query to the Straight Dope Science Advisory Board drew the following response: "Q. Why dont lepers play hockey? A. Too many face-offs." You see why scientific progress is slow. I have, however, established that the answer to your question is yes - armadillos do carry leprosy.. I know, I know. Armadillos?. Hey, dont look at me. Nobody else is quite sure what to make of it either. Leprosy, one of historys most dread diseases, has been around since ancient times. But it has never been easy to study because the bacillus that causes it, Mycobacterium leprae, cant be grown in the lab. Were still not sure of such basic facts as how you catch it. (Apparently nasal discharges are one form of transmission, so I guess you dont want to borrow a hanky in a leper colony.). It was long thought only humans could get leprosy. Then in the late 1960s researchers speculated that armadillos might be a good test bed for leprosy research because (a) M. leprae thrives in cooler parts of the body (feet, nose, ...
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The good news is, Noah Lowry felt fine a day after throwing a side session, his fourth in the past couple weeks. The bad news is, neither he nor Giants head trainer Dave Groeschner knows what the immediate -- or not-so-immediate -- future holds. The current plans dictate Lowry throwing every other day while taking the weekends off. The lefty, who led the Giants in wins last season, threw 25-30 pitches from about 50 feet Wednesday -- numbers Groeschner said will increase in the coming weeks. Lowry reported no day-after pain, saying the numbness and tingling he felt earlier in the season has disappeared. Thats a positive sign that his surgically repaired left forearm is finally healing, Groeschner said. Lowry was diagnosed with exertional compartment syndrome in early March after several wild starts in Spring Training. "I feel good, [the ball] was coming out good," Lowry said. "As far as a timetable, I dont have a timetable. Im hoping and praying and giving it everything I got ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Effect of detergents and sucrose derivatives on the modified protein determination of Lowry. AU - Gaál, D.. AU - Holczinger, L.. PY - 1975. Y1 - 1975. N2 - The effect on the protein determination method of Lowry, as modified by Hartree, of widely used detergents (sodium deoxycholate, sodium laurylsulphate, Triton X 100 and Triton WR 1339) and of sugar derivatives often used for preparing concentration gradients (sucrose, dextran, Ficoll and Metrizamide) was examined. Each of the compounds studied gave rise to a colored product in the test; however, the correlation between concentration and optical density was usually nonlinear. The majority of these substances, especially Ficoll, Metrizamide and dextran interfere with the procedure even at low concentrations, thus their elimination from the sample before protein determination is inevitable.. AB - The effect on the protein determination method of Lowry, as modified by Hartree, of widely used detergents (sodium deoxycholate, ...
ANTEATER, a term applied to several mammals, but (zoologically at any rate) specially indicating the tropical American anteaters of the family Myrmecophagidae (see Edentata). The typical and largest representative of the group is the great anteater or ant-bear (Myrmecophaga jubata), an animal measuring 4 ft. in length without the tail, and 2 ft. in height at the shoulder. Its prevailing colour is grey, with a broad black band, bordered with white, commencing on the chest, and passing obliquely over the shoulder, diminishing gradually in breadth as it approaches the loins, where it ends in a point. It is extensively distributed in the tropical parts of South and Central America, frequenting low swampy savannas, along the banks of rivers, and the depths of the humid forests, but is nowhere abundant. Its food consists mainly of termites, to obtain which it opens their nests with its powerful sharp anterior claws, and as the insects swarm to the damaged part of their dwelling, it draws them into its ...
The illness can now readily be cured through a sustained course of antibiotics, yet the basic nature of the microbial culprit, a waxy, rod-shaped character called Mycobacterium leprae, is still being sketched out. New research suggests that the leprosy parasite is a paradox encapsulated at once rugged and feeble, exacting and inept.. One research group recently proposed that leprosy may be the oldest infectious disease to go specifically for human beings, with origins dating back millions of years, certainly suggesting a pathogen of formidable persistence.. Yet scientists have also found that the leprosy bacillus is remarkably poor at migrating between human hosts. It dies quickly outside the body a couple of hours on a lab slide, and thats it and about 95 percent of people appear immune to it. ...
3.) Some features that the sloth has, including turned-in back feet and long arms, are similar to that of the giant ground sloth that once walked the earth. This giant sloth was said to be about 2.5 tonnes, and was about the size of an elephant. Sloths evolved from those creatures into the tree-living, slow-moving animals that exist today. Many people believe that the first variety of sloths were those called Megatherium, which means great beast in Greek. Megatherium are also known as giant ground sloths, which were the size of modern day elephants. These mammals lived in Central and South America from the Pliocene Era (5.4 million years ago) to the Pleistocene Era (1.8 million years ago). But; the truth is the first variety of sloths branched off with many other placental mammals about 100 million years ago in Central and South America, during the Cretaceous Era. The closest relatives to the sloth are the armadillo and the anteater. All three of these animals are members of the Xenarthra, ...
Lowry Campground: Lowry Campground is located on Swan Mountain Road, between Breckenridge and Keystone, at an elevation of 9,320 feet. Wildernet has Camping information about the Campground, which is located in the Dillon Ranger District in the White River National Forest in the state of Colorado
Hi Sarah, Perhaps if you hadnt spent all that time cutting armadillo ears, they may have been able to hear the traffic coming at them : ) Sorry, poor taste to animal lovers, Alex Brown Kilmarnock, Scotland. ---------- From: Sarah Christo To: [email protected]; [email protected] Subject: Re: Leprosy/road kill Date: Thursday, August 19, 1999 3:32PM Dear Janet, Contrary to popular belief, here in Texas, we do not collect our control tissues off the road, only dinner (just kidding). I would contact someone at UTMB in Galveston. The first tissues I cut there were armadillo ears and they were full of leprosy. Remember the next president of the US will be from Texas. Yee Ha. Sarah Christo, HT (ASCP) Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine Dept. of Vet. Anatomy & Public Health College Station, TX 77868-4458 [email protected] ,,, Tunnicliffe, Janet ,[email protected], 08/18 6:17 PM ,,, This is a plea to all Histo techs but especially those ...
A surprising amount of leprosy cases have been reported in Florida. Learn what spreads this ancient disease and what risks it may pose to your pets.
Fig. 2. Roadkills of Priodontes maximus in central-western Brazil. A to D are respectively the road kill registers 2 to 5 in the Table 1 and Fig. 1.. The record in the Atlantic Forest fragment was a recent burrow (Fig. 1, Table 1) recorded in technical study regarding the viability of the implementation of a double track railroad in southern Mato Grosso do Sul. The last occur-ring fragments of the interior Atlantic Forest are under severe threat, being considered the most threatened phytophisiognomy in this do-main (Ribeiro et al. 2009). The forest fragment surveyed in this study borders 3.2 kilometers of a paved road, and the implementation of tunnels and a fence alongside the road was recommended to the road managers. Camera traps have been shown to be an efficient and non-invasive tool to study im-portant ecological aspects of P. maximus, such as activity patterns, density estimates, habitat use, home range, and interaction with other species (Silveira et al. 2009; Srbek-Araujo et al. 2009; ...
A gallery forest is a narrow stretch or strip of forest along the banks of a water body, such as a river or stream, flowing through an otherwise open country. In the above context, an open country is defined as a region that is treeless or sparsely covered with trees. A gallery forest is also known as a fringing forest or riparian forest or riverine forest. Such forests are commonly found along the water bodies flowing through the savanna (or savannah) regions. The gallery forests are known to contain different types of woody vegetation. The width of a gallery forest may vary from several miles to complete absence along the same river ...
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RORY MCILROY MIGHT MISS THE OPEN Championship and the US PGA but Irishman and world No. 46 Shane Lowry reckons the Holywood star should not be crucified for playing football with his mates. The Clara star, who was speaking at his announcement as the new brand ambassador for Heatons Irish golfing apparel Kartel, heard the news on Saturday and reckons people should try and keep things in perspective. ...
But she wouldnt let go of me with her tail and Stewies attack didnt help. She came back down my arm. - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamanduagirl/2195989206/. Stewie paces to get his courage up. ...
A Dan Brown-worthy mystery (forget about Dante, what about the zoo?) is as follows: Staffers at a zoological conservation center in Greenwich, Conn., are very confused - as are the rest of us - because their female giant anteater, Armani, has managed to conceive a baby, apparently without the presence
One thing Im guilty of - a bad habit if you will - is having preconceived notions of how a certain music is going to sound due to an ingrained conscious compartmentalization of genre. That said, Harsh Armadillo has smashed the walls of my psyche - in the most positive way. This isnt straight funk. Its not straight reggae. Its not straight rock. Its a bit of everything. Add in hip-hop. Add in some jazz rhythms. Heck,
There comes a time in life when it seems like almost everyone you know is having babies. At first, it kind of floors you every time you hear the news, and you struggle to come up with a gift commensurate to the occasion. In years past, I crafted ornate homemade cards, cooked obscene amounts of food, and stitched patchwork quilts and a stuffed pink satin armadillo. But as more and more friends began to have babies, I realized that keeping up with that sort of gifting protocol could quickly become a second job. I started turning to the gift registry, pairing a cotton onesie with a heartfelt card and calling it a day. For the most part, this seems appropriate. But every now and then, I hear about the pregnancy of a friend who is so dear that the registry just doesnt cut it. I start looking around for a more personal way to share the love. And recently, I hit upon these baby shower cookies."Thats when sperm cookies are called for. Oh yes, thats right. Try to eat those in front of others with a ...
At age three, Zachary went to pre-school, where he achieved notoriety for figuring out how to unlock the childproof latch on the gate. Lisa and I pulled him out of that school after the counselors got so angry with him for pooping on the playground that they put him in time-out for two hours. Never mind that he was pretending to be an armadillo and that he pooped behind a shed. Clearly, his inability to listen had stretched their limits.. Next was the Montessori school. How does a child get kicked out of a school that prides itself on its philosophy to nurture each child, to encourage him to be self-directed, an active explorer? Well, Zachary was a bit too active an explorer, even for them. He hid in closets and under computer tables. He refused to participate in circle time and became so disruptive that the other children couldnt participate either.. Strangers would come up to me at parks and say, after a few minutes of watching Zachary, "Hes just like my son. He has ADHD, doesnt he?" I ...
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Publications Peer reviewed papers: Lowry, D. B., C. T. Purmal, T. E. Juenger. A population genetic transect of Panicum hallii (Poaceae). Submitted Wright, K. M., D. Lloyd, D. B. Lowry, M. R. Macnair, J. H. Willis. Indirect evolution of hybrid lethality due to linkage with selected locus in Mimulus guttatus. In review Lowry, D. B. (2012) Ecotypes and the controversy over stages in the formation of new species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 106: 241-257. Lowry, D. B., C. S. Sheng, Z. Zhu, T. E. Juenger, B. Lahner, D. E. Salt, J. H. Willis. (2012) Mapping of ionomic traits in Mimulus guttatus reveals Mo and Cd QTLs that colocalize with MOT1 homologues. PLoS One 7: e30730. Lowry D. B., C. S. Sheng, J. R. Lasky, J. H. Willis. (2012) Five anthocyanin polymorphisms are associated with a R2R3-MYB cluster in Mimulus guttatus. American Journal of Botany 99:82-91. Lowry, D. B., C. T. Purmal, E. Meyer, T. E. Juenger. (2012) Microsatellite markers for the native Texas perennial grass, Panicum ...
In a new case report, scientists detail a gruesome anteater attack that left one hunter dead in northwestern Brazil, just two years after another man was killed in a similar confrontation with one of the long-nosed creatures. While such incidents are rare and anteaters usually avoid contact with humans, the attacks should serve as a warning to humans encroaching on anteater turf, the authors wrote in the journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine this month.. Giant anteaters, which live in savanna-like fields in South America and Central America, are the largest of the four living anteater species, and can grow up to 7 feet (2.1 meters) long in adulthood. They have four sharp claws on both of their forelimbs that they can use to quarry anthills and termite mounds - and, apparently, to inflict fatal wounds on humans.. The creatures assume a standing position when they feel threatened, sometimes referred to as an "anteaters hug." On the Internet, anteaters standing messiah-like with arms ...
Costa, M., et al. (1998). A putative catenin-cadherin system mediates morphogenesis of the Caenorhabditis elegans embryo. J. Cell Biol. 141(1): 297-308 Coste, A. L., et al. (1998). Somatic mutations of the beta-catenin gene are frequent in mouse and human hepatocellular carcinomas. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 95(15): 8847-8851 Cox, R. T., Kirkpatrick, C. and Peifer, M. (1996), Armadillo is required for adherens junction assembly, cell polarity and morphogenesis during Drosophila embryogenesis. J. Cell Biol. 134: 133-148 Cox, R. T., et al. (1999). Membrane-tethered Drosophila Armadillo cannot transduce Wingless signal on its own. Development 126: 1327-1335 Cox, R. T., et al. (2000). A screen for mutations that suppress the phenotype of Drosophila armadillo, the ß-catenin homolog. Genetics 155: 1725-1740 Daniels, D. L. and Weis, W. I. (2002). ICAT inhibits ß-Catenin binding to Tcf/Lef-family transcription factors and the general coactivator p300 using independent structural modules. Molec. Cell 10: ...
The Lowry. The Lowry opened on 28th April 2000, bringing together a wide variety of performing and visual arts under one roof. Opening its door to the best in entertainment and education in the arts, The Lowry aims to give everyone access to new areas of creativity and to embrace its broad community.. The Lowry houses two main theatres and studio space for performing arts (1,730, 466 and 180 seats respectively) presenting a full range of drama, opera, ballet, dance, musicals, childrens shows, popular music, jazz, folk and comedy and gallery spaces (1,610 metres of floor space); showing the works of LS Lowry alongside contemporary exhibitions.. The Lowry is a "must see" tourist attraction - not just a venue, but a destination. The Lowry increases opportunities for social interaction within the community and generate a spirit of participation. Above all, it is an exciting and stimulating venue for education, recreation and creativity.. A restaurant, cafes & bars are situated along the southern ...
Rifampin is currently the most potent drug used in leprosy control programs. We show that the rifampin resistance which emerged in nine patients with lepromatous leprosy, who had received rifampin monotherapy, stemmed from mutations in the rpoB gene, which encodes the beta subunit of RNA polymerase of Mycobacterium leprae. In eight cases missense mutations were found to affect a serine residue, Ser-425, while in the remaining mutant a small insertion was found close to this site. These findings will be of use for the development of a rapid screening procedure, involving the polymerase chain reaction, for monitoring the emergence of rifampin-resistant M. leprae strains. Honore, N; Cole, S T
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Rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium leprae in an elderly leprosy patient in the Peoples Republic of China Meiwen Yu,1,* Kan Wu,1,* Bing Pei,2 Degang Yang,2 Qiulin Wang,1 Hongsheng Wang,1 Jianping Shen,1 Liangbing Yan,1 Guochen Zhang1 1Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, National Center for STD and Leprosy Control, China CDC, Nanjing, Peoples Republic of China; 2Department of Infectious Diseases, Shanghai Skin Disease Hospital, Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: The reported number of registered leprosy patients worldwide declined with the introduction of multidrug therapy. However, the emergence of rifampicin resistance in leprosy patients engenders difficulties for an individual patient, and its dissemination could pose a threat to leprosy control. This study reports an elderly patient who was diagnosed with rifampicin-resistant lepromatous leprosy. This case indicates that
The Sloth's Tale replaces the Armadillo in the 2nd edition but the story is the same. South America broke off from Gondwana in ... Jaguars and other carnivorous placental mammals were introduced to South America, while armadillos migrated to North America. ...
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Cingulata (Armadillos). *Pilosa (Anteaters and sloths). Afrotheria. *Afrosoricida (Tenrecs and golden moles) ...
Armadillos (nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus, †D. bellus). *†Pachyarmatherium leiseyi, an enigmatic armored armadillo ... Croft, D. A. (29 August 2016). Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys: The Fascinating Fossil Mammals of South America. Indiana ... Armadillos, opossums and porcupines are present in North America today because of the Great American Interchange. Opossums and ... McNab, Brian K. (November 1980). "Energetics and the limits to the temperate distribution in armadillos". Journal of Mammalogy ...
"Leprosy From An Armadillo? That's An Unlikely Peccadillo". NPR.org. National Public Radio. Archived from the original on 17 ... "How Armadillos Can Spread Leprosy". Smithsonianmag.com. Smithsonian.com. Archived from the original on 28 March 2017. Retrieved ... armadillos, Triatominae (kissing bug) Contact of mucosae or wounds with feces of kissing bugs. Accidental ingestion of ... armadillos, monkeys, rabbits, mice[34]. direct contact, including meat consumption. However, scientists believe most infections ...
Thus, in veterinary terminology, the ears would be cranial to (i.e., "toward the head from") the shoulders in the armadillo, ... the armadillo, and the dog. In veterinary terms, the belly would be ventral ("toward the abdomen") in all vertebrates. ... this fails when describing the armadillo, where the shoulders are above the ears. ...
Humans have a total of eight (two on each side, top and bottom). Opossums have 18, whereas armadillos have none.[1] ... Opossums have 18, whereas armadillos have none. Cats, dogs, foxes, pigs, and horses have twelve. Rodents have four. Rabbits and ...
La Plata three-banded armadillos, screaming hairy armadillos, sand cats, fennec foxs, naked mole-rats, southern tamanduas, rock ...
... armadillos,[37] and red squirrels.[38] Multilocus sequence typing of the armadillo M. leprae strains suggests that they were of ... Infected armadillos make up a large reservoir of M. leprae and may be a source of infection for some humans in the United ... In armadillo leprosy, lesions did not persist at the site of entry in animals, M. leprae multiplied in macrophages at the site ... Because of armadillos' armor, skin lesions are hard to see.[141] Abrasions around the eyes, nose and feet are the most common ...
Nine-banded armadillo. (Dasypus novemcinctus) 64 [92] Gray fox. (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) 66 [55] ...
... while humans are in the middle of the scale and the armadillo and the opossum (a marsupial) are among the most prolific ...
front teeth present in most (but not all - e.g. armadillos) mammals, located in the premaxilla above and on the mandible below ...
Xenarthra also includes sloths and armadillos. Edentates (meaning without teeth) diverged from insectivores during the ...
Nine-banded armadillo. *Ningali Cullen. *Nirbhaya 'Fearless'. *No Gravity (Shontelle album). *Nonverbal learning disorder ...
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Armadillos, Armadillo Pictures, Armadillo Facts Archived 2011-09-06 at the Wayback Machine. Animals.nationalgeographic.com ... Armadillos (Cingulata)[edit]. *The extant giant of this group is the giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus), native to tropical ... GIANT ARMADILLO Priodontes maximus (Kerr, 1792) Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine. faunaparaguay.com ...
... such as the armadillo. But Eomaia's molar to premolar ratio (it has more pre-molars than molars) is typical of eutherians, ...
Todas elas, agás a α-catenina, conteñen repeticións Armadillo. FunciónsEditar. Varios tipos de proteínas cateninas funcionan ...
Also common Tara butterfly, mountaineer armadillo and many more. There are two paths: the road to El Junquito and route La ...
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Anteaters and armadillos are also included among Xenarthra. The earliest xenarthrans were arboreal herbivores with sturdy ... "The evolution of armadillos, anteaters and sloths depicted by nuclear and mitochondrial phylogenies: implications for the ...
Ninety percent of clutches may be destroyed by predators such as armadillos, raccoons, foxes, skunks, and alligators[10] before ... nine-banded armadillos, dogs, and snakes. Red imported fire ants also have been known to prey on hatchlings. A 1980 report ...
Armadillo-like proteins are characterized by a series of armadillo repeats, first defined in the Drosophila 'armadillo' gene ... Calkins CC, Hoepner BL, Law CM, Novak MR, Setzer SV, Hatzfeld M, Kowalczyk AP (2003). "The Armadillo family protein p0071 is a ... Bonné S, van Hengel J, van Roy F (1998). "Chromosomal mapping of human armadillo genes belonging to the p120(ctn)/plakophilin ... Izawa I, Nishizawa M, Tomono Y, Ohtakara K, Takahashi T, Inagaki M (May 2002). "ERBIN associates with p0071, an armadillo ...
... and southeastern United States and Mexico the nine-banded armadillo joins these other omnivores but due to the armadillo's lack ...
An exception is the Nine-banded armadillo, which normally gives birth to identical quadruplets. ...
The closest relatives to the sloth are the armadillo and the anteater. All three of these animals are members of the Xenarthra ... Central and South America Sloth Anteater Armadillo On the left below is a Phylogenetic Tree, that shows the sloth and its ...
Cranial Osteology of the Armadillo Chaetophractus villosus (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Dasypodidae) Osteología Craneana del Armadillo ... Wetzel, R. M. Taxonomy and Distribution of Armadillos, Dasypodidae. In: Montgomery, G. G. (ed.). The evolution and ecology of ... Chaetophractus villosus is a dasypodid commonly known as larger hairy armadillo. It is distributed from the Chaco of Paraguay ... Smith, K. K. & Redford, K. H. The anatomy and function of the feeding apparatus in two armadillos (Dasypoda): anatomy is not ...
No more armadillo. We have used this quick inexpensive fix to stop our dogs from digging out and other things from digging in ... Husband poured some sack Crete on the bottom of the fence where the darling armadillo was coming under and then wet it down ...
But this morning I walked out to have my coffee there and an armadillo had gotten in and turned every bit of mulch in the ... I cant believe how blessed we were , but tonight we hunt armadillo.. Have started to clean straighten and organize in my food ...
"Wait, is Gary the secret father of Junipers baby? What does the symbol of the winged armadillo mean? WHO SHOT BOBOS PONY?" ( ...
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While they arent venomous, garter snakes can still be intimidating and you certainly dont want them in your house or garage. Keep reading to see how you can get rid of garter snakes safely.
... the bony scales of the armadillo, the horns, hoofs, nails, spines, and hair of animals, the epithelial covering of man. We ...
Falsetto hatching underneath vermeesch broadside 2009 unmasks in-depth genocide outwith all armadillos amongst malting to solve ...
Plakoglobin (gamma-catenin), a member of the armadillo family of proteins, is a constituent of the cytoplasmic plaque of ...
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Well it was games night down at the tap room of the Canal and Cadaver. Snodgrass was in there as usual. The old lecherous devil was eyeing up the ladies Arm Wrestling team. Apparently gripper from the marina was in there. She was cracking walnuts behind her knees to pass the time. The team performed well, they managed to break a few bones and records for the number of visitors they could cram in one ambulance. The Memsahib was unavailable due to work commitments for the event. So the team had to roll out a ringer called Mrs Capes. I thought the beard might be a bit of a give-away. However as most of the Canal and Cadaver ladies arm wrestling team also have a beard, no one even noticed. ...
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Analytical Armadillo IBCLC Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest ... Analytical Armadillo IBCLC. 16 March 2012 at 10:15. QUOTE Ive heard that we are told to eat 5 portions of fruit or veg a day ... Analytical Armadillo IBCLC Supporting parents since 2004 Founder: www.milkmatters.org.uk - infant feeding support for both ...
Analytical Armadillo IBCLC Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest ... Analytical Armadillo IBCLC. 1 October 2010 at 11:30. Hi Bec. I was REALLY naive as a new mum lol so BTDT! My first had a dummy ... Analytical Armadillo IBCLC. 4 October 2010 at 12:16. Hiya. Will see what I can do :). Yes when we tried co-sleeping when my DD ... Analytical Armadillo IBCLC. 1 July 2011 at 10:07. Told off for what by whom? :S Im not entirely sure that generally no dummy ...
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One Giant Hop for Armadillo... An Armadillo Aerospace vertical takeoff and landing vehicle made its first manned flight ... News brief... Check out the progress made over at Armadillo with their engines and VTVL prototype: Armadillo Aerospace News ... The Armadillo web site is open and provides a great database for others to build on. So no one has to start from scratch. ... The current update at Armadillo, for example, reports on some fuel tests and 5 lander hops with a pilot-capable vehicle flown ...
Macronodular adrenal hyperplasia due to mutations in an armadillo repeat containing 5 (ARMC5) gene: a clinical and genetic ...
Like the armadillo which was cited as proof of the coming ice age because it was moving from New Mexico back towards Mexico.. ...
CK2 phosphorylation of the armadillo repeat region of β-catenin potentiates Wnt signaling. J Biol Chem. 2003;278(26):24018-25. ...
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On view is a lion coffin from Ghana, Alexander McQueens Armadillo Shoes, and glittering in its glass case the metallic flow of ...
xenarthra: anteaters, armadillos in the Americas 59mya. *. boreoeutheria (most males have external testes; 80-100mya) ...
  • All three sites find humans co-occurring with other species - Aurochs, canids, birds in England, and a large variety of fauna in Argentina, including extinct megafauna such as giant ground sloths (in both bipedal and quadruped mode) and glyptodonts (a sort of giant armadillo) among other species. (qmackie.com)
  • On the other hand, I'm also not familiar with some other particulars of anatomy, which has me thinking of the very few animals that completely surround an appendage with a bony ring, such as glyptodonts and some armadillos, all terrestrial turtles and in the cases of the tail or limbs some meiolaniid turtles, highly ossified crocodilians, some lizards such as helodermatids, etc. (whatsinjohnsfreezer.com)
  • Armadillo repeat-containing protein 1 is a dual localization protein associated with mitochondrial intermembrane space bridging complex. (uio.no)
  • The Omaha store is the prototype for each Brass Armadillo location which followed, all of which are located along interstate highways for ease of visibility and vehicle access. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sept. 28, 2002: The first manned flight by an Armadillo Aerospace ' reusable, four axis stabilized, liquid fueled,' rocket powered vehicle. (hobbyspace.com)
  • An Armadillo Aerospace vertical takeoff and landing vehicle made its first manned flight yesterday (see the image at top, captured from the flight video). (hobbyspace.com)