Cynthia Washam

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Glass wool, nonabsorbent cotton, fiberglass filter medium, and a commercial absolute filter were tested for effectiveness in removing aerosolized bacterial viruses under low flow rate (1 ft(3)/min) and high flow rate (10 to 25 ft(3)/min) air-flow conditions. Special equipment was designed for measurement of filter efficiencies under the two air-flow(More)
An agar medium containing arginine and calcium citrate as specific substrates, diffusible (K(2)HPO(4)) and undiffusible (CaCO(3)) buffer systems, and bromocresol purple as the pH indicator was developed to differentiate among lactic streptococci in pure and mixed cultures. Milk was added as the sole source of carbohydrate (lactose) and to provide(More)
A recently developed differential agar medium was used to study associative growth patterns in 17 different heterologous, three-strain mixtures of Streptococcus lactis, S. cremoris, and S. diacetilactis grown in milk. Mixtures were made by combining equal volumes of 18-hr milk cultures of the three species. Relative populations of component species were(More)
Preparative isolation of the active component(s) in skim milk whey inhibitory for propionibacteria was made by using (NH(4))(2)SO(4) salt fractionation. The crude preparation was further purified by Sephadex G-100 column separation. Disc-gel electrophoresis of the active peak from the Sephadex elution pattern (peak I) showed that this fraction contained(More)