Sunil Palchaudhuri

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria colonies have been analyzed by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using nanosecond laser pulses. LIBS spectra were obtained after transferring the bacteria from a nutrient-rich culture medium to a nutrient-free agar plate for laser ablation. To study the dependence of the LIBS spectrum on growth and environmental(More)
Transducing λ bacteriophages have been isolated which carry the divergently transcribed argECBH operon of E. coli K12 and various portions of the adjacent ppc and bfe chromosomal regions. They were recovered from lysates prepared by the procedure of Schrenk and Weisberg using a Ppc+ Arg+ Bfe+ strain carrying a deletion of the usual attachment site of λ.(More)
Escherichia coli K12 cells carrying a cloned 1.4 kb HindIII fragment from plasmid ColV2-K94, showed increased survival in guinea pig serum. The recombinant plasmid also conferred group II surface exclusion, i.e. the cells were reduced in recipient ability towards the incoming plasmid R538drd in conjugation experiments. Southern blotting suggested homology(More)
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy has been utilized to classify and identify bacterial specimens on the basis of their atomic composition. We have characterized the effect that the presence of a second bacterial species in the ablated specimen had on the identification of the majority species. Specimens with a reduced number of bacterial cells(More)
Three strains of Escherichia coli, one strain of environmental mold, and one strain of Candida albicans yeast have been analyzed by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using nanosecond laser pulses. All microorganisms were analyzed while still alive and with no sample preparation. Nineteen atomic and ionic emission lines have been identified in the(More)
In this paper we investigate the effect that adverse environmental and metabolic stresses have on the laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) identification of bacterial specimens. Single-pulse LIBS spectra were acquired from a non-pathogenic strain of Escherichia coli cultured in two different nutrient media: a trypticase soy agar and a MacConkey agar(More)
We are engaged in the genetic and physical characterization of an enterotoxin (Ent) plasmid, Ent P307, which contains genes for the production of a hear-labile and a heat-stable enterotoxin. We are using an Escherichia coli K-12 strain, 711 (P307), constructed by S. Falkow, which contains no other plasmids besides Ent P307. Our genetic studies have shown(More)
The regulation of Shiga toxin expression in a clinical isolate of S. dysenteriae 1 by the Fe-Fur (Iron-ferric uptake regulatory protein) repressor complex was investigated. The presence of an endogenous Fur repressor protein capable of binding to either a Fur binding consensus sequence or the regulatory region of SLT-1A was determined in toxinogenic strains(More)
The colicin-producing plasmid pWS12, a Tn903 derivative of ColV2-K94, was found to be incompatible with the IncFI plasmids KLF1 and R386. It was compatible with the IncFII plasmids R538 and R100. Three overlapping mini-ColV derivatives, pWS15, pWS16 and pWS17, were obtained by restriction digestion of pWS12. Unlike pWS12, pWS16 exhibited incompatibility(More)