Denise Sievers

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Most bacterial strains isolated from a swine manure digester grew sufficiently to permit transfer of cultures, but not characterization. Substrates, crude extracts, growth factors, and electron acceptors were evaluated for growth promotion. The growth of all but one group of the isolates was substantially increased with a medium containing glucose,(More)
The presence of phenylacetic acid (PAA) in an anaerobic swine manure digester was determined by gas chromatography of the butyl ester and confirmed by mass spectroscopy. PAA concentration increased during start-up of a digester and with low carbon, high nitrogen loading. Unlike acetate, propionate and butyrate, the concentration of PAA varied little through(More)
One-hundred thirty bacteria isolated from a swine manure digester were predominately gram-positive anaerobes which were tentatively classified into the following genera: Peptostreptococcus, Eubacterium, Bacteroides, Lactobacillus, Peptococcus, Clostridium, and Streptococcus plus two unidentified groups. The major fermentation products formed by these(More)
A habitat-simulating medium was developed for the enumeration and isolation of bacteria from a swine waste digester. A roll tube medium with growth factors for strict anaerobes from previously studied anaerobic ecosystems was used to evaluate the effects of deletion, addition, or level of digester fluid, digester fluid treated with acid or base, rumen(More)
The submerged–flow (SF) wetland concept offers high organics and solids removal at relatively low cost for construction, operation, and maintenance. In this comparative study, vegetated and non–vegetated SF wetlands were investigated for their ability to treat primary lagoon effluent. The experimental design was comprised of three vegetated and three(More)
A total of 146 Klebsiella isolates from human asymptomatic bacteriuria (n = 73), cystitis (n = 54), and acute pyelonephritis (n = 19) were examined for the presence of particular virulence factors. Capsular type K2 was the most common serotype observed (13%). This capsule type was prevalent in isolates from asymptomatic bacteriuria and cystitis but not from(More)
Non-restorative sleep has considerable consequences for daily life. A sleep disorder is recognized by symptoms such as daytime fatigue and performance or concentration disorders. Furthermore, it increases the risk of developing cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurologic diseases. The diagnosis and therapy of sleep disorders is not only in the sleep medicine(More)
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