Amanda Peek Phillips

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When Azotobacter vinelandii is grown under nitrogen-fixing conditions, the mean cell volume fluctuates from 2.7 to 6.6 microns 3 as determined using a Coulter counter. When NH4Cl is supplied as nitrogen source, the mean cell volume fluctuates from 4.6 to 7.4 microns3. Parallel experiments using flow cytometric measurements show similar characteristic(More)
A radioimmunoassay (RIA) procedure for the quantification of bupropion (dl-2-tert-butylamino-3'-chloropropiophenone) in biological fluids is described. Immunization of rabbits with conjugates of bovine serum albumin and p-succinoyl propylbupropion or p-carbomethoxybupropion resulted in the production of antisera which are capable of detecting less than 1 ng(More)
Six methods for the purification of immunoglobulin G (IgG) from serum were compared, using rabbit antiserum to Bacillus anthracis spores as a model. Antibody activity was monitored by a solid-phase immunoradiometric assay (IRMA). Salt precipitation/ion exchange chromatography and ethanol precipitation both resulted in IgG of high purity but there was(More)
A commercially available flow cytometer (Cytofluorograf) was used for the immunofluorescence (IF) analysis of spores of Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus cereus, and Bacillus subtilis, using fluorescein-labelled antispore conjugates. The cytometer was modified to allow analysis of known numbers of bacteria. In attempting to identify the region of the cytometer(More)
Two murine monoclonal antibodies of the IgG3 class have been isolated after immunization with Brucella abortus. An indirect immunofluorescence test was used to screen hybridoma supernatants and subsequently to determine the cross-reactivity of the monoclonal antibodies with other bacteria. One monoclonal antibody reacted with all the smooth Brucella(More)
A fluorescein-conjugated antibody against formalin-inactivated spores of Bacillus anthracis Vollum reacted only weakly with a variety of Bacillus species in microfluorometric immunofluorescence assays. A conjugated antibody against spores of B. anthracis Sterne showed little affinity for spores of several B. anthracis isolates including B. anthracis Vollum,(More)
A solid phase immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) is described in which Bacillus anthracis spores were heat fixed to the wells of glass multispot microscope slides. Assays for spores of B. anthracis Vollum and Sterne strains with 3H labels were evaluated in the direct and indirect versions. Neither single nor signal-to-noise characteristics of indirect assays(More)
A quantitative immunofluorescence assay based on fiber optic microscopy was used to measure the reaction of formalized spores of Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus cereus isolates with fluorescein conjugates prepared by hyperimmunization with B. anthracis Vollum spores. The spores of 11 of the 20 B. cereus strains reacted with the anti-anthrax conjugate to(More)