Sharon O. L. Muller

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To address the dual needs for improved methods to assess potential health risks associated with chemical exposure in aquatic environments and for new models for in vivo mutagenesis studies, we developed transgenic fish that carry multiple copies of a bacteriophage lambda vector that harbors the cII gene as a mutational target. We adapted a forward mutation(More)
Natural populations of Culiseta melanura (Coquillett) and Cs. morsitans (Theobald) were marked and released at three sites associated with the Toad Harbor-Big Bay Swamp eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus focus in central New York. Collections of Culiseta from surveillance sites within 12.8 km of the release sites were screened for marked specimens. A(More)
The vascular macrophyte Typha latifolia Linnaeus (common cattail) may be a sentinel for evaluating potential phytotoxicity to rooted aquatic macrophytes in aquatic systems. To further evaluate the potential utility of this species, T. latifolia seed germination, shoot growth, and root elongation were measured in 7-day aqueous exposures using mean measured(More)
We adapted transgenic rodent mutation assays based on fish carrying bacteriophage lambda and plasmid pUR288 vectors to address the needs for improved methods to assess health risks from exposure to environmental mutagens and also to establish new animal models to study in vivo mutagenesis. The approach entails separating the vectors from fish genomic DNA(More)
An otherwise healthy 47-year-old male is described, he developed craniofacial necrotizing fasciitis of the scalp and face after having undergone dental extraction. Escherichia coli and coagulase-negative staphylococci were isolated from his wound cultures. Multiple debridement operations were necessary, with subsequent loss of his left eye and which(More)
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