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Biodegradation and detoxification of nicotine in tobacco solid waste by a Pseudomonas sp.
A Pseudomonas sp. grew with nicotine optimally 3 g l−1 and at 30 °C and pH 7. Nicotine was fully degraded within 10 h. The resting cells degraded nicotine in tobacco solid waste completely within 6 hExpand
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Helminths from six species of Iowa bats.
Sixty-four bats, representing six species, namely, Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat), Lasionycteris noctivagans (silver-haired bat), Lasiurus borealis (red bat), Lasiurus cinereus (hoary bat), MyotisExpand
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Potentiation of zinc stress caused by parasitic infection of snails
The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effects of parasitism (Schistosomatium douthitti Price and Trichobilharzia sp.) on the tolerance of snails Lymnaea stagnalis (L.) to acutely lethalExpand
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Paragonimiasis in Ecuador: prevalence and geographical distribution of parasitisation of second intermediate hosts with Paragonimus mexicanus in Esmeraldas province.
To determine whether the human cases of pulmonary paragonimiasis detected in the province of Esmeraldas were autochthonous a total of 1,457 freshwater crabs, species Hypolobocera aequatorialis, wereExpand
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Host-induced Variation in Plagiorchis noblei Park, 1936 (Plagiorchiidae: Trematoda)
Eggs of Plagiorchis noblei Park, 1936, used for this study, were recovered from a single worm obtained from a naturally infected red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus). Laboratory-reared snailsExpand
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Swimmer's itch: incidence and risk factors.
Swimmer's itch (cercarial dermatitis) affects people engaged in open-water activities. We report incidence and risk factors for a US lake. Water exposures and swimmer's itch experience were reportedExpand
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Methods for the preparation of a biodesulfurization biocatalyst using Rhodococcus sp.
Several methods to prepare a biodesulfurization (BDS) biocatalyst were investigated in this study using a strain of Rhodococcus sp. 1awq. This bacterium could selectively remove sulfur fromExpand
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Toxic effects of aflatoxin B1 in male Holstein calves with prior infection by flukes (Fasciola hepatica).
This experiment was designed to compare 3 dose levels of aflatoxin B1 (0.0, 0.5, and 1.0 mg/kg of body weight) and 2 infection levels of Fasciola hepatica metacercariae (0 and 220) to determineExpand
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Induced expression of CYP2A5 in inflamed trematode-infested mouse liver.
Trematode infections have long been associated with specific types of cancer. We investigated the ability of the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica to alter host enzymes in a manner that might provideExpand
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