Philip Bruce Morgan

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In recent years, culture-independent methods have been used in preference to traditional isolation techniques for microbial community analysis. However, it is questionable whether uncultured organisms from a given sample are important for determining the impact of anthropogenic stress on indigenous communities. To investigate this, soil samples were taken(More)
Biogeochemical processes controlling nitrate attenuation in aquifers are critically reviewed. An understanding of the fate of nitrate in groundwater is vital for managing risks associated with nitrate pollution, and to safeguard groundwater supplies and groundwater-dependent surface waters. Denitrification is focused upon as the dominant nitrate attenuation(More)
OBJECTIVE The accurate quantification of human diabetic neuropathy is important to define at-risk patients, anticipate deterioration, and assess new therapies. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 101 diabetic patients and 17 age-matched control subjects underwent neurological evaluation, neurophysiology tests, quantitative sensory testing, and(More)
This paper reviews aspects of the physiology and biochemistry of the microbial biodegradation of alkanes larger than methane, alkenes and alkynes with particular emphasis upon recent developments. Subject areas discussed include: substrate uptake; metabolic pathways for alkenes and straight and branched-chain alkanes; the genetics and regulation of(More)
Current conservation strategies for plant and animal species rarely address the need to protect the species throughout its geographic range thereby capturing potential genetic and ecological variation. We examined the degree that existing protected areas in the western United States satisfied this goal for four widespread vegetation cover types. We used(More)
Thermography is an investigative technique which allows rapid color-coded display of the temperature across a wide surface by means of infrared detection. We describe an ocular thermographic study of a normal population and present case studies describing the application of this technique for patients with ocular disease. We found that 95% of the normal(More)
The abilities of the white-rot fungi Chrysosporium lignorum, Trametes versicolor, Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Stereum hirsutum to mineralize 3,4-dichloroaniline, dieldrin and phenanthrene were investigated. S. hirsutum did not mineralize any of the test compounds but the other strains partly mineralized them all to varying degrees. The relative(More)
The cleanup of soils and groundwater contaminated with hydrocarbons is of particular importance in minimizing the environmental impact of petroleum and petroleum products and in preventing contamination of potable water supplies. Consequently, there is a growing industry involved in the treatment of contaminated topsoils, subsoils, and groundwater. The(More)
Infrared temperature measurement has found numerous applications in the detection and diagnosis of ocular and systemic disease. In the study of ocular temperature it is important to consider all parameters which might influence recorded measurements. Examples of such parameters include room temperature, time of day and age of subject. This communication(More)
Purpose To determine whether the more rapid cooling of the tear film in dry eyes is related to other tear film parameters, a battery of tear physiology tests was performed on dry eye patients and control subjects.Methods Tear evaporation rate was measured with a modified Servomed (vapour pressure) evaporimeter and ocular temperature with an NEC San-ei 6T62(More)