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Character Analysis: David 8

Why did David cry while destroying the engineers?

While having a discussion about why David cried in that scene I had mentioned it was just like when Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) had to shoot Gasim for what he had done.

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Listeriosis outbreak traced to Enterprise food factory

The Department of Health has confirmed the source of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa was traced to an Enterprise food factory in Polokwane, Limpopo. Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi made this announcement yesterday – Sunday, 4 February. 148 more words

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Medical Microbiologist Interview

Please tell us how did you end up in such an offbeat, unconventional and uncommon career?

When I was young, I was a huge fan of the “Jurassic Park” movies and Dinosaurs simply fascinated me. 335 more words


Three draft genome sequences of Vibrio coralliilyticus strains isolated from bivalve hatcheries

Reported here are the genome sequences of three Vibrio coralliilyticus isolates RE87, AIC-7, and 080116A. Each strain was isolated in association with oyster larvae in commercial aquaculture systems. 39 more words


Alteration of host-pathogen interactions in the wake of climate change – Increasing risk for shellfish associated infections?

The potential for climate-related spread of infectious diseases through marine systems has been highlighted in several reports. With this review we want to draw attention to less recognized mechanisms behind vector-borne transmission pathways to humans. 230 more words


Isolation and characterization of a N4-like lytic bacteriophage infecting Vibrio splendidus, a pathogen of fish and bivalves

A novel virulent bacteriophage, vB_VspP_pVa5, infecting a strain of Vibrio splendidus was isolated from a sea-cage aquaculture farm in Greece, and characterized using microbiological methods and genomic analysis. 179 more words


Vibrio tapetis displays an original type IV secretion system in strains pathogenic for bivalve molluscs

The Brown Ring Disease (BRD) caused high mortality rates since 1986 in the Manila clam Venerupis philippinarum introduced and cultured in Western Europe from the 1970s. 168 more words