Elizabeth A. Edwards

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Binary Ti vectors are the plasmid vectors of choice in Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation protocols. The pGreen series of binary Ti vectors are configured for ease-of-use and to meet the demands of a wide range of transformation procedures for many plant species. This plasmid system allows any arrangement of selectable marker and reporter gene at(More)
An anaerobic mixed microbial culture was enriched from soil and groundwater taken from a site contaminated with trichloroethene (TCE). This enrichment culture was divided into four subcultures amended separately with either perchloroethene (PCE), TCE, cis-dichloroethene (cDCE) or vinyl chloride (VC). In each of the four subcultures, the chlorinated ethenes(More)
Six obligately anaerobic bacterial isolates (195(T), CBDB1, BAV1, VS, FL2 and GT) with strictly organohalide-respiring metabolisms were obtained from chlorinated solvent-contaminated aquifers, contaminated and uncontaminated river sediments or anoxic digester sludge. Cells were non-motile with a disc-shaped morphology, 0.3-1 µm in diameter and 0.1-0.2 µm(More)
A laboratory microcosm study and a pilot scale field test were conducted to evaluate biostimulation and bioaugmentation to dechlorinate tetrachloroethene (PCE) to ethene at Kelly Air Force Base. The site groundwater contained about 1 mg/L of PCE and lower amounts of trichloroethene (TCE) and cis-1,2-dichloroethene (cDCE). Laboratory microcosms inoculated(More)
On sodium-dodecyl-sulfate polyacrylamide gels, purified glutathione reductase (GR; EC 1.6.4.2) from the leaves of two- to three-week-old pea (Pisum sativum L. cv. Birte) seedlings was represented by a single band with an apparent molecular weight of 55 kilodaltons. This polypeptide was resolved to multiple isoforms by two-dimensional electrophoresis.(More)
A highly enriched culture that reductively dechlorinates trichloroethene (TCE), cis-1,2-dichloroethene (cDCE), and vinyl chloride (VC) to ethene without methanogenesis is described. The Dehalococcoides strain in this enrichment culture had a yield of (5.6 +/- 1.4) x 10(8) 16S rRNA gene copies/micromol of Cl(-) when grown on VC and hydrogen. Unlike the other(More)
Nine distinct anaerobic benzene-degrading cultures were enriched from sediment samples from four different sites. These cultures used nitrate, sulphate or CO2 as electron acceptors. The shortest doubling times were observed in nitrate-reducing cultures, although cell yield was lowest in these cultures. The highest substrate concentration utilized and(More)
The widespread detection of environmentally persistent perfluorinated acids (PFCAs) such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its longer chained homologues (C9>C15) in biota has instigated a need to identify potential sources. It has recently been suggested that fluorinated telomer alcohols (FTOHs) are probable precursor compounds that may undergo(More)
An extensive microcosm survey of perchlorate-contaminated sites was undertaken to assess the ability of indigenous microorganisms to degrade perchlorate. Samples from 12 contaminated sites and from one pristine location were analysed. Perchlorate was degraded to below detection limit in all electron donor-amended microcosms. Perchlorate-reducing(More)
Toluene and the three isomers of xylene were completely mineralized to CO2 and biomass by aquifer-derived microorganisms under strictly anaerobic conditions. The source of the inoculum was gasoline-contaminated sediment from Seal Beach, Calif. Evidence confirming that sulfate was the terminal electron acceptor is presented. Benzene and ethylbenzene were not(More)