Richard J. Weld

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There is great controversy on how different set anode potentials affect the performance of a bioelectrochemical system (BES). It is often reported that more positive potentials improve acclimation and performance of exoelectrogenic biofilms, and alter microbial community structure, while in other studies relatively more negative potentials were needed to(More)
Biological control agents (BCA) are beneficial organisms that are applied to protect plants from pests. Many fungi of the genus Trichoderma are successful BCAs but the underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Trichoderma cf. atroviride strain LU132 is a remarkably effective BCA compared to T. cf. atroviride strain LU140 but these strains were(More)
The bacterial respiratory gene, nuoA, was previously used as a reporter gene in an amperometric, whole cell biosensor for tetracycline (Tet) detection. While the nuoA-based bioassay responded sensitively to Tet, the signal declined at high Tet concentrations, probably partly due to transgene over-expression. Also, at zero concentration of Tet, the assay(More)
Direct toxicity assessment (DTA) techniques seek to measure the impact of toxic chemicals on biological materials resident in the environment. This study features the use of freeze-dried bacterial cells in combination with a rapid DTA analyser, SciTOX™. The effects of three factors—cryoprotectant type, bacterial strain, and storage temperature—were tested(More)
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