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Rationale and methods of a randomized controlled trial of immunogenicity, safety and impact on carriage of pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines in infants in Papua New Guinea

Background Children in third-world settings including Papua New Guinea (PNG) experience early onset of carriage with a broad range of pneumococcal serotypes, resulting in a high incidence of severe pneumococcal disease and deaths in the first 2 years of life. Vaccination trials in high endemicity settings are needed to provide evidence and guidance on optimal strategies to...

Discriminant Analysis of Defective and Non-Defective Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.) into Broad Market Grades Based on Digital Image Features

Field peas (Pisum sativum L.) are generally traded based on seed appearance, which subjectively defines broad market-grades. In this study, we developed an objective Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) model to classify market grades of field peas based on seed colour, shape and size traits extracted from digital images. Seeds were imaged in a high-throughput system consisting of...

Childhood pneumonia and meningitis in the Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea in the era of conjugate vaccines: study methods and challenges

2 Rebecca Ford 5 Joycelyn Sapura 5 Tonny Kumani 5 Geraldine Masiria 5 John Kave 5 Lapule Yuasi 5 Andrew Greenhill 4 5 Ilomo Hwaihwanje 3 Amanda Lang 5 Deborah Lehmann 0 5 William Pomat 0 5 on behalf ... not have been possible. Members of the Papua New Guinea Pneumonia and Meningitis Etiology Study Team include: Yazid Abdad, Celestine Aho, Christopher Blyth, Trevor Duke, Rebecca Ford, Andrew Greenhill

High-throughput novel microsatellite marker of faba bean via next generation sequencing

Background Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is an important food legume crop, grown for human consumption globally including in China, Turkey, Egypt and Ethiopia. Although genetic gain has been made through conventional selection and breeding efforts, this could be substantially improved through the application of molecular methods. For this, a set of reliable molecular markers...

Transcriptional profiling of chickpea genes differentially regulated in response to high-salinity, cold and drought

Background Cultivated chickpea (Cicer arietinum) has a narrow genetic base making it difficult for breeders to produce new elite cultivars with durable resistance to major biotic and abiotic stresses. As an alternative to genome mapping, microarrays have recently been applied in crop species to identify and assess the function of putative genes thought to be involved in plant...