Bonnie Bowen

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Methodology used to support changes to the Regulations for bottled water in the Food and Drugs Act of Canada, which include criteria for Pseudomonas aeruginosa (0 colony-forming units/100 mL of water), was used to assess the survival of P. aeruginosa in inoculated bottled water. The effects of P. aeruginosa on the survival of Salmonella spp. in bottled(More)
Proposed changes to the Regulations for bottled water in the Food and Drugs Act of Canada include criteria for Aeromonas hydrophila (0 colony-forming units/100 mL water). The development of the methodology used to support these proposed Regulations and the survival of A. hydrophila in inoculated water are described. The methodology used in the isolation of(More)
The loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta is an endangered species in the Mediterranean. Therefore, the definition of the Mediterranean population, and their relationships to the Atlantic population is of fundamental importance. For this purpose, we have sequenced a portion of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene to generate genetic markers. Results indicate(More)
Following extensive digestion of HeLa metaphase chromosomes with either Hae III endonuclease or micrococcal nuclease, nonhistone protein scaffolds may be isolated. Scaffolds isolated after Hae III digestion have about 1.5% of the chromosomal DNA attached to them. This DNA is heterogeneous in size, ranging from about 0.2 to 20 kbp. It can be cleaved with(More)
Seventeen Canadian Federal, Provincial and Public Health Laboratories took part in different phases of a comparative/collaborative study that evaluated rapid methods to the standard Health Protection Branch (HPB) method for the detection of Salmonella. A variety of commercial media were tested, including Brilliant Green Sulpha Agar, Bismuth Sulphite Agar,(More)
The viscoelastic properties of T2 DNA solutions are used to determine the NaDNA molecular weight in four independent ways from the theory of the beads-springs model. The four molecular weights are 131.9, 132.7, 130.5, and 127.6 X 10(6). The average of these values, adjusted for the probable errors in viscoelasticity and concentration measurements, is (126(More)
The debate whether most profitably to study nonhuman apes, henceforth "apes", in the field or in captivity rests on questionable conceptions about the history of the two research traditions and on questionable notions such as the idea of a species' natural environment. Exposing these assumptions lets us more readily examine the current evidence we have for(More)
For centuries, biologists have asked "why are there so many species, and why do we see such magnificent biological diversity?" This dissertation addresses this question by examining sexual size and shape dimorphism hummingbird bills at both a micro and macroevolutionary scale. Specifically, I quantify sexual size and shape dimorphism of bill morphology of(More)