In addition, FTA cards are widely available, inexpensive, and adequate for the shipment of samples nationally and internationally. Template DNA was obtained from tissues of the affected bird and from blood of all the gallinaceous birds of the Zoo.
The location and the importance of this estuarine delta is supported by the theoretical model of graded profile constructed for Ma'adim Vallis, and by two approaches: i the reconstruction of Ma'adim Vallis downstream course from Gusev to Elysium Basin, and ii the survey of the sediment deposit in the alleged estuary.
The longitudinal graded profile of Ma'adim Vallis finds its base-level in the Elysium Basin, at a about m elevation, which is in agreement with the observed Basin shoreline.
This model is supported by observational evidence of flow between the northern rim of Gusev crater, and the Elysium Basin shoreline.
This downstream course of Ma'adim Vallis can be divided into three hydrogeologic regions. Morphologic indicators of the flood process are: 1 the sediment deposit over the Gusev crater northern rim that reflects the overspilling of the crater-lake water through a km wide gap provided by an ancient impact crater, 2 the tear-drop shaped feature on the northeastern flank of Apollinaris Patera, and 3 the chaotic terrain that suggest the emergence of ground water generated by the seepage of the crater lake through high-permeable broken rampart material.
Grossly, 0. Microscopically, numerous atypical round neoplastic cells were noted. The molecular detection of MDV DNA was implemented to amplify part of the meq gene and products were sequenced for the phylogenetic analysis.
Template DNA was obtained from tissues of the affected bird and from blood of all the gallinaceous birds of the Zoo. The expected amplicon for the partial amplification of MDV meq gene was obtained and the amplicons were sequenced. Sequences obtained enabled grouping the strain accession no.
Based on the anatomopathological and molecular findings, the diagnosis of MD in a white-peafowl was reached, and to the authors' knowledge, no previous report regarding MD was published in Pavo cristatus.