Jordan Bryner

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Bacteriophages were isolated from 22 of 38 strains of Vibrio fetus by an enrichment process, utilizing the donor and host strains growing together in fluid thioglycollate medium. One phage, V-45, isolated by the conventional lawn-spot method, was characterized by stability in broth, growth kinetics, and morphology. It was sensitive to rapid thermal(More)
Five phages isolated from lysogenic strains of Vibrio fetus var. venerealis and two from V. fetus var. intestinalis were tested for lytic activity on 95 V. fetus strains from various animal and human hosts. In addition, virion and plaque morphology of the seven phages were compared. Electron micrographs showed that all were the kite-tailed variety with(More)
Thirty-two isolates of Campylobacter fetus subsp venerealis were obtained from 1 bull and 4 heifers with experimentally induced infection. When whole-cell antigens of isolates were cross titrated with antisera to the infecting strain, isolates from 3 heifers had limited antigenic variation, whereas whole-cell antigens of isolates from 2 cattle (the bull and(More)
Study was made of the pathogenicity of a spirillum-like, anaerobic, gram-negative bacterium, originally isolated from aborted lambs, for pregnant guinea pigs. Reproducible conditions for propagation and preservation of the bacterium were determined as requisite for the preparation of cultures for animal inoculation. A preliminary experiment was done with 10(More)
To determine whether lipopolysaccharide (LPS) structures of Campylobacter fetus are related to the three known heat-stable serogroups, proteinase K-treated whole cell lysates obtained from strains of each serogroup were electrophoresed in polyacrylamide gels. All strains had smooth-type LPS with multiple high-molecular-weight repeating units. The profiles(More)
Three groups of neonatal calves were inoculated orally with pathogenic strains of Campylobacter jejuni or C coli. The calves developed a mild, self-limiting enteritis characterized by thick mucoid feces. Bacteremia and fecal shedding of Campylobacter were sporadic in all inoculated calves. Two groups of calves were killed 1 to 3 weeks after inoculation to(More)
Four isolates of an unclassified microaerophilic bacterium resembling Campylobacter species were characterized by growth requirements, microscopic examination, biochemical characteristics, antimicrobial susceptibility tests, and protein profile analysis. The unclassified isolates were differentiated from Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter coli,(More)
Campylobacter fetus subspecies fetus causes both systemic and diarrheal illnesses. We studied 38 strains of C. fetus isolated from 34 patients; underlying illness was present in eight (89%) of nine patients with only systemic isolates compared with three (20%) of 15 patients with only fecal isolates (P = .002). In a standardized assay of susceptibility to(More)
Ten lactating Holstein cows that had been given multiple injections of Listeria monocytogenes (serotype 4B, Scott A strain) via the intramammary route were allotted to 2 groups: group 1 (n = 5) was treated with the synthetic glucocorticoid, dexamethasone (0.04 mg/kg of body weight), for 3 consecutive days, and group 2 (n = 5) served as controls. Two days(More)