Laurie G Greenfield

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Transferrin (Tf) receptor-variant Chinese hamster ovary cells have been isolated by selection for resistance to two Tf-toxin conjugates. The hybrid toxins contain Tf covalently linked to ricin A chain or a genetically engineered diphtheria toxin fragment. The Tf-receptor-variant (TRV) cells do not have detectable cell-surface Tf receptor; they do not bind(More)
A 1,942-base-pair DNA segment encoding the structural gene for diphtheria toxin was sequenced, and the primary structure of the toxin was deduced. Restriction enzyme fragments corresponding to nontoxic or hypotoxic peptides of the toxin were isolated from corynebacteriophage beta and cloned into Escherichia coli on plasmid pBR322, and the sequence was(More)
Leptospermum is one of only three New Zealand genera that are colonised by ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungi, and L. scoparium is one of the very few New Zealand species that can be colonised by both arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) and EM fungi. This study examined AM and EM colonisation on L. scoparium growing within AM grassland ecosystems or adjoining Nothofagus(More)
Sewage effluent application to land is a treatment technology that requires appropriate consideration of various design factors. Soil type, level of sewage pre-treatment and irrigation rate were assessed for their influence on the success of soil treatment in removing pharmaceuticals remaining after conventional sewage treatment. A large scale experimental(More)
The DNA fragments generated by restriction endonuclease BamI which contain the araCBAD genes from E.coli B/r have been cloned. The DNA fragments containing ara genes were idenified by a compairson of the BamI fragments of lambdah80dara phages containing different ara deletion mutations. The ara genes were cloned into the plasmid pBR317, a derivative of(More)
The L-arabinose operon in Escherichia coli is a model system for the study of the control of gene expression. Maximal expression of the araBAD operon requires two positive control components: the araC protein-L-arabinose complex and the cyclic AMP receptor protein-cyclic AMP complex. Both araC protein and cyclic AMP receptor protein are required for the(More)
An estimation of the size of the araC gene in Escherichila coli B/r was made by sub-cloning restriction fragments of the araC-containing hybrid plasmid pTB1 into the plasmid pBR322. Plasmids which contained a functional araC gene were identified by genetic complementation tests. DNA sequence analysis of the promoter-proximal region of the araC gene revealed(More)
For phytoremediation to be effective, seeds must germinate and subsequently grow, or seedlings must become established, in contaminated soil. In this study, the effect of diesel oil on the viability of seeds of white clover and ryegrass together with long term abiotic diesel oil loss were investigated. Losses of diesel by volatilisation were found to be as(More)