Linda Berube

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Colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa exhibit sectors that were shown to be located at specific intervals within the colony. Maxima in the distribution of sectors were observed every 5 mm as measured from the center of the colony. These maxima correlated with changes in the expansion rates of colonies. The absolute average number of sectors per colony was(More)
The expression of nonagglutinating fimbriae (NAF) and mannose-resistant/Proteus-like (MR/P) pili in swarming colonies of Proteus mirabilis was investigated. Elongated swarmer cells do not express pili, and the relative number of bacteria expressing NAF during swarming and early consolidation phases was very low (<5%). Relative expression of NAF in a terrace(More)
Nearly 80% of the adherence of several strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae to A549 lung cells was inhibited by dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC), as well as by the following mixtures of lipids: DMPC/globoside, DMPC/asialo GM-1 and DMPC/asialo GM-1/globoside liposomes. Control phosphatidylserine liposomes were ineffective at inhibiting bacterial(More)
The adherence of Streptococcus pneumoniae to epithelial (A549) lung cells was studied and the bacterial binding distribution was found to be nonrandom (non-Gaussian). Analysis of the dependency of bacterial binding on the cell cycle of A549 cells revealed that approximately 1.8 times more bacteria bind to G2 cells than to G0-G1 phase cells. Furthermore,(More)
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