Genomics And Molecular Typing

The Chlamydia genome is composed of a chromosome of approximately 1.04 million base pairs and a plasmid of 7493 base pairs.[19] The trachoma and LGV biovars have high gene sequence homology and usually only single base-pair mutations are found between the two. Several genes show heterogeneity that is important.

The major outer membrane protein (MOMP) gene exhibits extensive sequence variation within the serovars. The differences are mainly clustered in four regions (VD1 through 4), which form the basis of serovar differentiation, using sequencing methods and antibody typing.[20,21] The finding that the tryptophan synthase gene becomes inactivated in the ocular infection could prove to be useful in differentiating ocular chlamydial isolates from those normally causing genital tract disease.[22] The finding of polymorphism in the pmpH gene has enabled us to differentiate the trachoma from the LGV biovars.[23]

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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