Finally, the great morphologic plasticity of bivalves from rather distinct systematic entities is shown to result from different causes, thus demonstrating that careful studies of the involved species are a prerequisite to draw correct palaeoecological conclusions.”
“Borrelia miyamotoi, a member of the relapsing fever group borreliae, was
first isolated in Japan and subsequently found JNJ-26481585 inhibitor in Ixodes ticks in North America, Europe and Russia. Currently, there are three types of Borrelia miyamotoi: Asian or Siberian (transmitted mainly by lxodes persulcatus), European (Ixodes ricinus) and American (Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus). Despite the great genetic distances between Borrelia miyamotoi types, isolates within a type are characterised by an extremely low genetic variability. In particular, strains of Borrelia miyamotoi of Asian type, isolated in Russia from the Baltic sea to the Far East, have been shown to be identical based on the analysis of several conventional genetic markers, such as 16S rRNA, flagellin, outer membrane protein p66 and glpQ genes. Thus, protein or rRNA – coding genes were shown not to be informative enough in studying genetic diversity of Borrelia miyamotoi within a type. In the present paper, we have attempted to design a new multilocus technique based on eight non-coding inter-genic spacers (3686 bp in total) and have applied it to the analysis of intra-type genetic
variability of Borrelia miyamotoi detected in different regions of Russia and from two tick species, I. persulcatus and Ixodes pavlovskyi. However, even though potentially the most variable loci were selected, SCH727965 supplier no genetic variability between studied DNA samples was found, except for one nucleotide substitution in two of them. The sequences obtained were identical to those of the reference strain FR64b. Analysis of the data obtained with the GenBank sequences
indicates a highly homogeneous genetic background of Borrelia miyamotoi from the Baltic LOXO-101 Sea to the Japanese Islands. In this paper, a hypothesis of clonal expansion of Borrelia miyamotoi is discussed, as well as possible mechanisms for the rapid dissemination of one Borrelia miyamotoi clone over large distances. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.”
“Background An improved understanding of the characteristics, treatment, and outcome of patients with “Stage D” heart failure (HF) may improve patient outcomes. We conducted an analysis of the ADHERE LM to enhance this understanding.\n\nMethods ADHERE LM is a multicenter registry designed specifically to prospectively collect observational data on chronic Stage D HF. The findings were analyzed and compared to data from ADHERE CM, a multicenter registry designed to prospectively collect data on the entire spectrum of acute decompensated HF. Descriptive statistics and Kaplan-Meier analysis were used to evaluate data from all 1433 patients in ADHERE LM.