Cheryl A. Dawson

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Twenty-seven strains of gram-negative anaerobic bacteria isolated from patients with non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU-associated strains) were compared with reference strains of Bacteroides ureolyticus and representatives of other species of Bacteroides and Fusobacterium. Conventional biochemical tests, electrophoretic (PAGE) protein profiles and DNA base(More)
Eleven strains comprising representatives of different subspecies, biotypes, and serotypes of Campylobacter jejuni and reference strains of C. coli, C. fetus subsp. fetus, C. hyointestinalis, and C. sputorum subsp. sputorum were studied to assess the utility of different DNA profiles for measuring fine differences between allied bacteria. Strains were(More)
Chromosomal DNA from 26 strains of Providencia stuartii isolated mainly in hospitals in the United Kingdom and reference strains of P. stuartii, P. rustigianii, and Proteus vulgaris were digested with the restriction endonucleases EcoRI and HindIII. After electrophoresis in agarose gels, the fragments were subjected to Southern blot hybridization analysis(More)
A probability matrix for computer-assisted identification of vibrios has been constructed, based on the API 20E system. Data were gathered from 173 strains representing 31 taxa of vibrios and related organisms, from a variety of sources. The matrix was tested internally by four statistical programs. Program OVERMAT tested the separation and program MOSTTYP(More)
Results of the identification of 621 strains of Gram-negative, aerobic, non-fermentative bacteria by a computer-based probabilistic method are given. Although many of the strains were atypical and have caused difficulty in identification in the medical diagnostic laboratory, the identification rate on this matrix was 91.5%.
The results of the identification of 933 strains of Gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped, fermentative bacteria (Enterobacteriaceae, Pasteurellaceae, Vibrionaceae) by a probabilistic method, in a computer, are given. The identification rate on the matrix was 89.2%. Many of the strains were atypical and had caused difficulty in identification in medical(More)
One hundred strains were referred to us for identification because they apparently could not be identified satisfactorily with the API 20E system (appareils et procédés d'identification). The inability to identify 31 strains was due primarily to failure to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Twenty six further strains were found to have been correctly(More)
Six hundred and twenty one strains (555 Enterobacteriaceae, 46 Vibrionaceae, and 20 Acinetobacter) were examined in the Mast system. The results were consulted in the code book supplied by the manufacturer and those not listed were processed through the manufacturer's full database held on an Apricot microcomputer in our laboratory. The proportion of(More)
Methods for the spatial estimation of risk of harm to soil by erosion by water and wind and by soil organic matter decline are explored. Rates of harm are estimated for combinations of soil type and land cover (as a proxy for hazard frequency) and used to estimate risk of soil erosion and loss of soil organic carbon (SOC) for 1 km(2)pixels. Scenarios are(More)
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