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  • We have deer, gopher tortoises, piliated woodpeckers, armadillos, and many other wild creatures, some of whom are becoming unconscionably rare elsewhere.

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  • In terms of biofilm formation these mutants, which tend to release polymerized pili into the culture supernatants, behave like a non piliated strain.

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  • To support this finding, we generated an isogenic knock-out (KO) mutant strain 515ΔPI-2a in which the whole pilus island 2a was deleted and we complemented this non piliated strain with each of the three pilus islands identified in GBS.

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  • We feel like it's summer here too because it's in the 40s! just took a nice walk to the other end of the lake where we saw a giant piliated woodpecker! they're Huge and make the classic woody woodpecker call. made my day.

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  • I've seen a tree full of ibis at sunset, red-shouldered hawks flying overhead in the morning, piliated woodpeckers drumming away, splashy river otters (and their less-welcome imported cousins nutria), a host of turtles and snakes, alligators (a bit of a drive to get to Alligator River, but zomg!), and lots of very, very cool-looking trees and plants.

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  • This observation could be of relevance for other piliated Gram-positive pathogens, including GBS isolates analyzed in this work were collected by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta (100 strains); Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Houston (103 strains) and Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy (86 strains).

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  • A pileated woodpecker has a kind of cap on top of its head, and the cap has a crest. Pileated comes from a Latin word that means "cap."

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