Judith McDowell

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An improved cell culture method for the recovery of Chlamydia trachomatis from clinical samples was evaluated. Freshly trypsinized HeLa 229 cells were infected in suspension culture and compared to a standard monolayer culture method. Among 1085 specimens evaluated, 84 were positive by both methods, 978 were negative by both methods, 2 were positive by the(More)
A review of six methods for deriving sediment quality criteria (SQC) was conducted. Each approach was analyzed according to cost, difficulty, applicability and reliability. Results of this analysis led to the recommendation that the state of Massachusetts should use a combination of the Equilibrium Partitioning modeling approach and the Threshold Effects(More)
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