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Of 200 water isolates screened, five strains of Pseudomonas fluorescens and one strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were cyanogenic. Maximum cyanogenesis by two strains of P. fluorescens in a defined growth medium occurred at 25 to 30 degrees C over a pH range of 6.6 to 8.9. Cyanide production per cell was optimum at 300 mM phosphate. A linear relationship was(More)
The prevalence of chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide uptake by chemoorganotrophic bacteria has been investigated. Thirteen bacterial species were observed to sorb and concentrate (bioconcentratc)α-chlordane,β-chlordane, dieldrin, heptachlor epoxide, and lindane from aqueous systems. Bioconcentration, as expressed by the ratio of cellular insecticide in(More)
The reported occurrence of synergistic false-positive coliform reactions on M-Endo MF medium was investigated. The objectives of the study were (i) to isolate populations of bacteria which produced such false-positive reactions, (ii) to determine whether false-positive sheen reactions are a result of synergistic interaction, and (iii) to determine the(More)
Tendons are elastic structures that connect muscle to the skeletal system and transmit force relative to the amount of stretch they experience. The mechanical properties of human tendons are difficult to measure non-invasively, so generic values are often assumed in musculoskeletal models to represent all subjects. We aimed to determine the in vivo(More)
We investigated the germicidal activity of 2,537 A ultraviolet (UV) radiation on bacteria in ice cubes of varying thickness and in aqueous suspensions beneath an ice layer. The test bacteria used were Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens, Bacillus subtilis, and Sarcina lutea; aqueous suspensions of the selected organisms were frozen into ice cubes, 2 mm to(More)
A membrane filter procedure was developed for the isolation of Yersinia enterocolitica from aquatic environments. Primary differentiation was based on the fermentation of sorbitol, the absence of lysine decarboxylase and arginine decarboxylase-dihydrolase activities, and the production of urease. Sodium deoxycholate was incorporated as an inhibitor of(More)
Renal autoregulation is impaired in early (1 wk) diabetes mellitus (DM) induced by streptozotocin, but effective in established DM (4 wk). Furthermore nitric oxide synthesis (NOS) inhibition with N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) significantly improved autoregulation in early DM but not in established DM. We hypothesized that autoregulation is(More)