Shonda Jones

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Lactobacillus plantarum is used in a wide range of agricultural and food fermentations. In this paper we report the introduction of alpha-amylase into the organism from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens on a stable recombinant plasmid. The genetically manipulated organism grew on MRSB medium supplemented with starch and it may be a prototype for the development of(More)
The analysis of the genetic basis of phenotypic traits is moving towards the complex diseases prevalent in wealthy populations. There is an increasing requirement for the detection of different types of sequence variation, particularly single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). SNPs occur about once every 100 to 300 bases. High-density SNP maps will help to(More)
Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections are a vexing global health problem and have rendered ineffective many previously-used antibiotics. Here we demonstrate that antibiotic-linkage to surface-functionalized silica nanoparticles (sNP) significantly enhances their effectiveness against Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus, and even(More)
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