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    APS meeting 2001 - Salt Lake City, Utah
        Page 1
    The new and improved PLP News
        Page 2
    Upcoming trip to Milwaukee APS 2002
        Page 3
    Poetry in plant pathology
        Page 4
    Chemical spills in Fifield
        Page 5
    Did you know?
        Page 6
    New graduate students as of Fall 2001
        Page 7
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PahoPLP Nogews

A publication created and maintained by the Plant Pathology Graduate Students at the
University of Florida

Spring 2002 Edition

APS Meeting 2001 Salt Lake City, Utah

By: Matt Brecht

My first big meeting and excur-
sion out west was a great success. This
trip served not only as a professional
congregation of scientific exchange but
also my impromptu vacation. For those
of you who have not been to Salt Lake
City (SLC), Utah, here are a few things
you need to know. Mormons, members
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints, founded Salt Lake City, lo-
cated in the basin of the Wasatch Moun-
tains in 1847. The Mormons came for a
religious purpose, to establish a religious
utopia in the wilderness, which they
called the Kingdom of God on Earth.
The Mormon Church is a dominant
force within the city, but a deep division
between Mormons and non-Mormons
continues, particularly on the social and
cultural levels. There is still much to Nels
Anderson's observation in 1927 that Salt
Lake is "a city of two selves," a city with
a "double personality." The Salt Lake
City immediate metropolis area has a
population of 174,000 and is at an eleva-
tion of 4330 feet. The state fruit is the
cherry, the state flower is the Sego lily,
the state cooking pot is the dutch oven,
and the state insect is the honeybee.
Summer is usually warm, dry, sunny with
low humidity and the whole time we
were at the meeting it was absolutely
SLC's liquor laws are weird so
let me explain. If you go to a bar or tav-

ern you can only purchase beer which
contains no more than 3.2% alcohol
content and wine spritzers. Private clubs
require a "membership" or you can ask
someone to "sponsor" you so you can
get in and drink all kinds of regular beer,
wine and liquor. At restaurants that sell
alcohol you can drink regularly but only
with food, and if you buy a beer at the
bar it's the low alcohol kind and you
can't leave the immediate bar area with it.
Liquor, wine and full-strength beer must
be bought through a state-owned liquor
store. The Utah Department of Alco-
holic Beverage Control Commission
administers Utah liquor laws. Currently,
this commission is composed of five
appointed members, four of whom are
male Mormon lawyers and teetotalers.
You may have noticed that the airport
lounges can serve beer, wine and mixed
drinks with or without food. There are
only a very few of these and surprise,
surprise, they are all located at the Salt
Lake International Airport and are in-
tended to give visitors a warm first im-
pression. Fun fact: if a restaurant derives
more than 7.1" .. of its profit from alco-
holic beverage sales it can lose its license.
I arrived at the Shilo Inn, lo-
cated right across from the convention
center on Thursday afternoon and im-
mediately noticed a city that was clean,
organized and free of eye pollution due
to the city's small sign ordinance law.
Friday morning I got up early to see if I

could get on the bus for the Utah agri-
cultural tour arranged by the APS pacific
division. As a stand by I didn't get on the
bus, however another professor drove a
car that followed the bus and a bunch of
us got to go nonetheless. The driver
either accelerated hard or braked hard,
there was no maintenance of smooth
speed and believe me we kissed the
ground every time we stopped. Aside
from minor whiplash, the agricultural
tour was a lot of fun and a great learning
experience. The group saw diseases of
apple, cherry, and peach orchards, a foli-
age and landscape greenhouse operation,
u-pick tomatoes, peppers and melons,
and onion, cabbage and carrot fields.
On Saturday I went on the
MSA mushroom foray, which took us
into the mountains. This time I had bus
reservations and was accompanied by
Dr. Bob Kemerait, Dr. Kimbrough, and
others. The local mycology club accom-
panied the group, and after we broke up
into small groups lead by a club member
we hiked through the woods and around
pristine lakes in search of mushrooms.
The view and surroundings were breath
taking and the elevation became obvious
if you walked to fast. People collected
hundreds of mushrooms and at the end
of the day the entire collection was iden-
tified and put out on tables for everyone
to see.
Sunday through Wednesday the
APS meeting sessions, symposium, post-

ers, and workgroups were in full swing at
the convention center. I won't go into
them all but there was definitely some-
thing of interest to all, and careful plan-
ning of seminars and activities hour by
hour was key to having a successful
meeting. There were of course breakfast
and evening socials and for me the high-
light was the evening social our depart-
ment put on. It drew a large crowd of
not only UF graduate students, and fac-
ulty, but former graduates, faculty and
friends of our department. As many of
you are aware three of our faculty re-
ceived very prestigious awards at the
meeting. Dr. Zettler was given the APS
Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr.
Jones was awarded the APS Fellow and
Dr. Kimbrough received the MSA Dis-
tinguished Mycologist Award. Congratu-
lations !!!
With serious scientific material
and long seminar sessions comes the
need to venture out and do some fun
things. A group of us rented a car on the
last day and went to Antelope Island,
which was surrounded by the Great Salt
Lake. We enjoyed hiking, seeing wild
buffalo, and floating in the hyper saline
waters. The super salty water of Great
Salt Lake contains billions of brine
shrimp, and on top of the water there
was billions of brine flies. Denise,
Aaron, Fabricio and I floated and swam
in the salty goodness and when we got
out the air evaporated the water from
our bodies making us walking salt
crystals. Finally, the lack of humidity in
the air out west became apparent after a
couple of days. My lips got chapped and
no matter how much fluid I consumed I
always seemed to be thirsty. However, I
did have the best hair-days I've ever had!

The PLP News staff has
redesigned the front page and has added
some new features to the newsletter. We

have also decided to publish the
newsletter bi-yearly to reduce the
amount of redundant material covered.
We plan to publish a fall and spring
edition with the possibility of a summer
edition. The mission and scope of the
newsletter is primarily to inform, but also
to through some humor around. Let us
know what you think. We welcome
feedback and constructive criticism.

Thanks to all the people who
helped with Tailgator 2001(Carol Stiles,
Jeff Rollins, Tom Kucharek, Penny
Robinson, Matt Pettersen, Patty Hill,
Jerry Bartz, Mike Mahovic, Lucious
Mitchell). Our poster was well received
by people of all ages. We will continue
to work on the poster to improve it as
we get more experience with these
events. The bbq was terrific, the national
anthem was one of the most beautiful
renditions I have ever heard, and we got
some attention from alumni and
administrators. Some of our visitors
included Art Englehart (former faculty at
Bradenton), the former Ag commis-
sioner Doyle Conner and his brother,
Mike Martin, Jimmy Cheek, Jane Luzar
and Chris Waddill. Our youngest visitor
was about 8 years old. Tom Kucharek's
hand lenses were a big hit, and everyone
was impressed with the dead "Weed
from Hell", and the various forms of
rn~itn -nmi-npc I

The College of Agriculture and
Life Science annual open house was held
on April 6,2' 2 in the Florida Gym. Ga-
tor Encounter, an event for prospective
students and their families, teachers and
advisors, will gave participants an oppor-
tunity to view interactive displays from
all of our departments and many of our
student organizations. Faculty, staff, stu-
dents and representatives from admis-
sions, financial aid, and housing were

available to answer questions about our
diverse programs and transfer proce-
dures in CALS. This was a great oppor-
tunity for prospective students to ex-
plore their options. The event was free
and included lunch.

The American Phytopathologi-
cal Society (APS) Southern Division held
its 79th annual meeting in Orlando, For-
ida from February 2-5, 2' 1 2 This meet-
ing was held in conjunction with the 99th
Annual Meeting of the Southern Asso-
ciation of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS).
The meeting was held at the Orlando
Hyatt. The meeting began with a wel-
come address by Bonnie H. Owley
(president of the Southern Division) and
our very own Gail C. Wisler (Chair, Plant
Pathology Department at the University
of Florida).
The graduate students were rep-
resented by Matt Brecht who partici-
pated in the highly competitive graduate
student competition. Matt's presentation
was tied "Effect of silicon (Si) on the
components of resistance in St.
Augustine grass to gray leaf spot in Flor-
ida." Four brave graduate students,
Botond Balogh, Ronald French, Eddie
Anderson, and Penny Robinson, drove
to Orlando to attend the Tuesday ses-
sion of the meeting. Immediately after
the talks were over, they headed back to
Gainesville to make it on time for semi-
Next year, the Southern Divi-
sion Meeting will be held jointly with the
APS Caribbean Division and the Asocia-
cion Latinoamericana de Fitopatologia
(ALF) at the Pan American Plant Pa-
thology Conference on Padre Island,
TX, April 6-11:
http://firstone.tamu.edu/ r.'2 '1. hr'm


Native Americans called Mil-
waukee the "gathering place by the
waters" and it's where APS will be for
its 94th annual meeting, July 27-31,
21 I'2 The "Genuine American City,"
Milwaukee is steeped in tradition but is
alive with growth and development.
From the clean, sparkling waters of
Lake Michigan to the rich heritage of
ethnic neighborhoods, Milwaukee in-
vites you to discover its uniqueness
and diversity. Sessions that will stimu-
late, invigorate, and challenge your per-
spective will take place at the Midwest
Express Center. The program commit-
tee and other APS leaders are dedi-
cated to bringing you: high-quality
technical sessions with an emphasis on
recent advances and issues in research,
t ,..1i6 i-, extension, and outreach; Fo-
rums for discussing issues in plant pa-
thology and APS; Workshops for the
"hands-on" experience; Opportunities
to network with colleagues and meet
new people.

Milwaukee's new Midwest Ex-
press Center is architecturally beautiful
and has an extensive art collection.
Two of our contracted hotels, the Hil-
ton and the Hyatt, are right across the
street from the center, and the Holiday
Inn and Ramada are a very close walk-
ing distance as well. The Hilton offers
an urban water park-the first in the
nation-called Paradise Landing. Mil-
waukee's nationally recognized attrac-
tions include a world-renowned zoo,
museums, breweries, gardens, and

parks. During the summer, free out-
door concerts take place nearly every
night at various downtown venues.
The new Riverwalk, where restaurants,
brew pubs, offices and urban living
spaces line the riverside, offers a great
place to relax and sightsee.
Registration materials will be
mailed in early April to all APS mem-
bers, exhibitors, speakers, and others
on our mailing list. They will also be
available on this web site. Genuine,
comfortable, welcoming. If you haven't
been to Milwaukee in a while, you'll
want to come to get new perspectives
on the city as well as APS program
content to stimulate your professional
life. We hope you'll be inspired, invigo-
rated, and excited about attending.

Our gratitude goes to Ronald
French and Aaron Hert who solely rep-
resented our department in the 2nd An-
nual IFAS Graduate Research Sympo-
sium held on Monday, March 18th at the
Reitz Union. Aaron presented his re-
search on bacteriocins while Ronald pre-
sented his research on survival of Phy-
tophthora capsici.

The April issue of the IFAS
Sponsored Programs newsletter "IFAS
Opportunities", contains funding infor-
mation, updates on compliance issues,
and news of grant/contract activities.
We hope you will find this publication of
interest. Simply open the following link
below to view the latest issue along with
the archived newsletters on our home
page available at this address- http:

Mystery oak disease may threaten
nation's forests

By John Ritter, USA TODAY (April
09, "2 1)
SAN FRANCISCO On the rolling
hills and low mountains of coastal
Northern California, green and lush now
after winter rains, live oaks, tan oaks,
black oaks and madrones have been dy-
ing for more than two years. A mysteri-
ous microscopic organism that causes
Sudden Oak Death has been found on a
widening list of trees. Even the stately
redwood, a California icon as well as a
valuable timber product, may be vulner-
able. But a far more troubling scenario is
gaining currency among plant patholo-
gists and federal regulators: that the dis-
ease will make its way out of California
and infect the forests of the interior
United States with potentially disastrous
That seemed unlikely until the
organism suddenly appeared last fall on
a maple tree in the foothills of the Si-
erra Nevada more than 100 miles away.
If confirmed by tests on more samples,
that would mean it had somehow
moved east from the Pacific coast
across the agricultural Central Valley
- signaling a highly aggressive patho-
gen capable of adapting to new envi-
ronments and different trees.

Dutch elm disease and chest-
nut blight, scourges that virtually wiped
whole species from the American land-
scape in the last century, began as
localized infestations. "Something like
this could be transported on a piece of
luggage from one place to the next,"
says Jim Skiera, associate executive
director of the International Society of
Arboriculture in Champaign, Ill. "If it's
as virulent as they say, it could be dev-
astating. It could have a huge economic
impact if it hit multiple species."
Lab tests already have con-
firmed that the Sudden Oak Death
pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum, kills
northern red oak, the dominant hard-

wood in the U.S. timber industry and a
preferred species in furniture, flooring,
cabinets and architectural interiors.

For the complete article, please go to:

By Dave Sands

We few, we happy few,
Banded about a band or two
Of genes turned on
And others off,
Like stop and go lights
Flickering throughout a busy city,
And many a mile of C's and G's
Loaded with antisense and the opposite.
Our challenge is clear,
But only to us.
We best disguise ourselves as tourists.

On Saturday, March 16, 2 '1,
twenty nine people from IFAS Plant
Pathology and the Doctor of Plant
Medicine program went canoeing on the
Santa Fe River. It was an opportunity to
fellowship with colleagues and also to
enjoy some of Florida's natural beauty.
The experience was enjoyed by both
international students as well as our very
own down home gators!

Profile of an Astro-Biologist

Andrew C. Schuerger received
his BS (1979) and MS (1981) degrees
from the University of Arizona and his
Ph.D. (1991) from the University of
Florida studying plant pathology. His
dissertation included research on the
effects of temperature and pH on spore
attachment of the fungal pathogen, Fusa-
nrum solani f sp. phaseo/, to roots of mung
bean plants grown in hydroponic sys-

teams. Dr. Schuerger worked for 16 years
at The Land pavillion (a hydroponic re-
search and education facility) at Epcot
Center, Florida developing disease man-
agement programs for viral, bacterial,
fungal, and nematode disease of vegeta-
ble and agronomic crops. His research
interests have closely paralleled NASA's
Advanced Life Support (ALS) program
in which he has published numerous
articles on plant-pathogen interactions in
semi-closed plant growing systems.
More recently, Dr. Schuerger joined the
Dynamac Corporation (a NASA con-
tractor at KSC specializing in environ-
mental and life sciences) to pursue re-
search on the remote sensing of plant
stress using spectral reflectance and fluo-
rescence imaging technologies. Fur-
thermore, he received two NASA re-
search (NRA) grants in 2000 to study the
survival of terrestrial microorganisms
and the growth of plants under simu-
lated Martian conditions.
This brief outline describes the
key research areas that Dr. Schuerger is
currently pursuing. The topics are ar-
ranged in priority from near-term to
long-term objectives, although many
topics in each section are active at this
time. In the near-term, Dr. Schuerger is
developing two separate programs re-
lated to Mars Astrobiology. First, he is
studying the survival of terrestrial micro-
organisms under simulated Martian envi-
ronments in order to characterize the
effects of UV irradiation on microbial
survival on spacecraft components. Re-
sults are important to accurately predict
the diversity and severity of "forward
contamination" of Mars and to predict
potential problems with life-detection
experiments that might be flown to Mars
on landers. Second, he is developing a
program related to learning how to grow
plants in Mars soils as a prelude to send-
ing small plant biology experiments to
Mars as near-term lander experiments.
Long-term research objectives
include beginning the development of
plant and microbial bioassays required
for screening the biosafety of returned
Mars samples. The Mars Sample Return

mission will be launched by NASA
within the next decade, and its intent will
be to bring approximately 1 kg of rock
and soil samples back to Earth for de-
tailed analysis. However, prior to releas-
ing the Mars samples to the general sci-
entific community, NASA must assure
that the samples pose no risk to Earth's
biosphere. Towards this end, bioassays
with a variety of plant, animal, and mi-
crobial species will have to be performed
with the Mars samples. There are cur-
rently no active research programs in the
US that involve studies on the use of
plants as bioassay species for returned
Mars samples. The role for plant pa-
thology in this endeavor is obvious.

And finally, Dr. Schuerger is
continuing his research on developing an
IPM program for the control of plant
pathogens in Advanced Life Support
systems. The ALS program is directed at
developing a bioregenerative life support
system that uses higher plants to recycle
oxygen, water, and food from waste
products generated in long-term human
missions to Mars or the Moon.
Dr. Schuerger has been involved in this
area of research since 1984, and has re-
cently begun the development of a small
and light-weight remote sensing imaging
system that would automatically monitor
plants for biological and biological

Funny Business

Submitted by Bill Zettler :

1. Two vultures board an airplane,
each carrying two dead raccoons.
The stewardess looks at them and says,
"I'm sorry, gentlemen, only
one Carrion allowed per passenger."

2. Two boll weevils grew up in South
Carolina. One went to Hollywood
and became a famous actor. The other
stayed behind in the cotton fields
and never amounted to much. The sec-
ond one, naturally, became known as
the lesser of two weevils.

3. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were
chilly, but when they lit a
fire in the craft, it sank, proving once
again that you can't have your kayak and
heat it, too.

4. A three-legged dog walks into a saloon
in the Old West. He slides
up to the bar and announces: "I'm look-
ing for the man who shot my paw."

5. Did you hear about the Buddhist who
refused Novocain during a root
canal? He wanted to transcend dental

6. A group of chess enthusiasts checked
into a hotel and were standing
in the lobby discussing their recent tour-
nament victories. After about
an hour, the manager came out of the
office and asked them to
disperse. "But v!h l-" they asked, as they
moved off. "Because," he said, "I can't
stand chess nuts boasting in an open

7. A woman has twins and gives them up
for adoption. One of them goes
to a family in Egypt and is named "Ah-
mal." The other goes to a family in
Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later,
Juan sends a picture of
himself to his birth mother. Upon re-
ceiving the picture, she tells her
husband that she wishes she also had a
picture of Ahmal. Her husband
responds, "They're twins! If you've seen
Juan, you've seen Ahmal."

8. These friars were behind on their bel-
fry payments, so they opened up a small
florist shop to raise funds. Since every-
one liked to buy flowers from the men
of God, a rival florist across town
thought the competition as unfair. He
asked the good fathers to close down,
but they would not. He went back and
begged the friars to close. They ignored
him. So, the rival florist hired Hugh
MacTaggart, the roughest and most vi-
cious thug in town to "persuade" them
to close. Hugh beat up the friars and

trashed their store, saying he'd be back if
they didn't close up shop. Terrified, they
did so, thereby proving that Hugh, and
only Hugh, can prevent florist friars.

9. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know,
walked barefoot most of the time, which
produced an impressive set of calluses
on his feet. He also ate very little which
made him rather frail and with his odd
diet, he suffered from bad breath. This
made him what?
A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by

10. And finally, there was the person
who sent ten different puns to
friends, with the hope that at least one of
the puns would make them
laugh. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did

Chemical Spills in Fifield

It has been brought to the PLP
NEWS team's attention that some
chemical spills have gone unreported
and abandoned in Fifield Hall. Just a
friendly reminder that if you spill any-
thing, please have the courtesy to clean it
up and inform the chairman of the
safety committee! Remember that your
spill may negatively impact other peo-
ple's safety!

Open House at Lake Alfred

The Grand opening of Core Citrus
Transformation Facility at the Citrus Re-
search and Education Center in Lake Alfred
was held on April 5th 2002. This facility is
supposed to serve both academia and a
commercial sector. More information about
the facility can be found on the following
web address:

Open House at Quincy

The new facilities at our Quincy
location were dedicated on April 3, 2"C2
Over 350 people attended to hear UF

President Charles Young. IFAS VP Mike
Martin and other s helped welcome these
beautiful new facilities to our agricultural

From the Safety Committee

Here is your favorite safety
chairman again having to respond to
another complaint. This time I have
some muscle; Ulla Benny, as a safety
committee member and one who is quite
knowledgeable in laboratory techniques,
has offered significant help when I asked
for the help. Also, we tapped the re-
sources of Dr. Jeff Rollins.
Last Friday a student was ob-
served by more than one individual in
our so-called "library" removing left over
food from the morning coffee session
with laboratory gloves on. While we
would hope that this perpetrator of the
crime had not previously been working
with radioisotopes, we cannot be sure.
This individual may have been wearing
gloves to protect his hands from chemi-
cals and if so, he should NOT have kept
the gloves on when the task was com-
pleted for fear of movement of the
chemical or the radioisotope. If the in-
dividual's gloves were contaminated with
radioisotopes or chemicals, that person
has a true case of the dumbs. Hopefully,
the individual was wearing gloves for a
task where he was trying to protect his
prep or membranes from contamination
from his own hands.
Hopefully, the problem here is
the latter situation where a prep was be-
ing protected coupled with a false per-
ception by those that reported their con-
cem that maybe the gloves had been in
contact with chemicals or isotopes.
Therefore, we advise that gloves be re-
moved and left at the site when a task
for their use is completed. And for pity
sake, keep your gloved hands off of the
cookie platter. Over the years a number
of concerns from many people in our

department have been expressed about
the movement of individuals in the
building from room to room with gloves
on. We are not aware of a specific pol-
icy about when to wear and when not to
wear laboratory gloves, but it seems to us
that the gloves should be left at the site
when the task is completed and besides,
they are unnecessary for the removal of
cookies from a serving platter. Maybe
some think that the wearing of gloves is
a status symbol, but others do not. If
this continues to be a problem, we will
ask for interpretations and a training
program for students and others from
EH&S on safety issues related to glove
wearing in the laboratories and around
the building.

The enrollment for our two
undergraduate courses, Plants, Plagues
and People (Zetler) and Molds, Mil-
dews, Mushrooms and Man
(Kimbrough) account for 17% of all
CALS enrollment for 2001!

Drs. Jane Polston and Monica
Elliot were promoted to full professor.
Congratulations to Jane and Monica!

The PLP News staff would like to con-
gratulate the following people for their
recent accomplishments and awards.

F.A. Wood Award for Outstanding
Graduate Student:

Ronald French

G.F. Weber Award for Outstanding
Undergraduate Student:

Gina Corey

Departmental USPS Awards:

Research: Gary Marlow
Teaching: Mark Gooch
Service: Lucious Mitchell

USPS Superior


Richard Cullen

APS Awards:

Dr. Zettler for teaching and Dr. Jones as
research fellow.

MSA Award:

Dr. Kimbrough as distinguished my-

UF Undergrad Teaching Award:

Dr. Kimbrough

Research and

Team Teaching

Drs. Hiebert, Polston and McGovern

Alpha Zeta Outstanding Graduate
Student Award:

Botond Balogh

UFRF University of Florida Excel-
lence in Research:

Dr. JeffJones

Pictured below:
Jones (middle)

Dr. Zettler (left), Dr.
and Dr. Kimbrough

4-19 Charudattan & Hiebert
4-26 Gabriel & Jones

5-03 Kimbrough & Rollins
5-10 Kucharek & Song
5-17 Office Staff
5-24 Pring & Chourey
5-31 P.D. Clinic, Zettler, & E.M. Lab
6-07 Bartz, Berger, & Stiles
6-14 Charudattan & Hiebert
6-28 Gabriel & Jones
7-05 Kimbrough & Rollins
7-12 Kucharek & Song
7-19 Office Staff
7-26 Pring & Chourey
8-02 P.D. Clinic, Zettler, & E.M. Lab
8-09 Bartz, Berger, & Stiles
8-16 Charudattan & Hiebert
8-23 Gabriel & Jones
8-30 Kimbrough & Rollins

Recent Publications

Investigation of Seed Treatments for
Management of Bacterial Leaf Spot of
Lettuce. 2001. Ken Pernezny, Russell
Nagata, Richard N. Raid, Janice
Collins, and Amanda Carroll. Plant
Disease vol.86, n.2, p.151-155.

Characterization of Agrobactenim titis
Strains Isolated from Turkish Grape
Cultivars in the Central Anatolia Re-
gion. N. Argun, M. T. Momol, S.
Maden, E. A. Momol, C. L. Reid, H.
Celek, and T. J. Burr. Plant Disease
vol.86, n.2, p.162-166.

Evaluation of Citmllus sp. Germ Plasm
for Resistance to Acidovorax avenae
subsp. citrulm D. L. Hopkins and C. M.
Thompson. Plant Disease vol.86, n.1,

Evaluation of Agar and Grain Media
for Mass Production of Conidia of
Dactylaia hgginsii. Gabriela S. Wyss,
Raghavan Charudattan, and James T.
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