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Dynamics of bacterial communities in relation to soil aggregate formation during the decomposition of 13C-labelled rice straw

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Blaud, A., Lerch, T., Chevallier, T., Nunan, N., Chenu, C., & Brauman, A. (2012)
Dynamics of bacterial communities in relation to soil aggregate formation during the decomposition of 13C-labelled rice straw. Applied Soil Ecology, 53, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2011.11.005
The addition of fresh organic matter is known to modify both microbial community structure and soil aggregation. The objective of this study was to understand the relationship...

Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach

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Wani, S., Maker, J., Thompson, J., Barnes, J., & Singleton, I. (2015)
Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach. Agriculture, 5(2), 155-169. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture5020155
The efficacy of “gaseous” ozone in reducing numbers and re-growth of food-borne pathogens, (Escherichia coli and Listeria spp.), on leafy salads was investigated using spinach...

Characterization of relA and codY mutants of Listeria monocytogenes: identification of the CodY regulon and its role in virulence

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Bennett, H. J., Pearce, D. M., Glenn, S., Taylor, C. M., Kuhn, M., Sonenshein, A. L., …Roberts, I. S. (2007)
Characterization of relA and codY mutants of Listeria monocytogenes: identification of the CodY regulon and its role in virulence. Molecular Microbiology, 63(5), 1453-1467. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2958.2007.05597.x
Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive intracellular parasite and the causative organism of human listeriosis. In this article we demonstrate that L. monocytogenes encodes ...

Mutations in the waaR Gene of Escherichia coli Which Disrupt Lipopolysaccharide Outer Core Biosynthesis Affect Cell Surface Retention of Group 2 Capsular Polysaccharides.

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Taylor, C. M., Goldrick, M., Lord, L., & Roberts, I. S. (2006)
Mutations in the waaR Gene of Escherichia coli Which Disrupt Lipopolysaccharide Outer Core Biosynthesis Affect Cell Surface Retention of Group 2 Capsular Polysaccharides. Journal of Bacteriology, 188(3), 1165-1168. https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.188.3.1165-1168.2006
On the basis of increased resistance to K5 capsule-specific bacteriophage, a waaR transposon mutant defective in the biosynthesis of lipopolysaccharide outer core was isolated...

Identifying contemporary and historic sources of soil polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in an industrial urban setting

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Vizard, C. G., Rimmer, D. L., Pless-Mulloli, T., Singleton, I., & Air, V. S. (2006)
Identifying contemporary and historic sources of soil polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in an industrial urban setting. Science of the Total Environment, 370(1), 61-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.06.006
A study of soil polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) concentrations was undertaken in the vicinity of a municipal solid waste incinerat...

Pathogenic outcome following experimental infection of sheep with Chlamydia abortus variant strains LLG and POS

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Livingstone, M., Wheelhouse, N., Ensor, H., Rocchi, M., Maley, S., Aitchison, K., …Longbottom, D. (2017)
Pathogenic outcome following experimental infection of sheep with Chlamydia abortus variant strains LLG and POS. PLOS ONE, 12(5), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177653
This study investigated the pathogenesis of two variant strains (LLG and POS) of Chlamydia abortus, in comparison to a typical wild-type strain (S26/3) which is known to be re...

Listeria monocytogenes relA and hpt Mutants Are Impaired in Surface-Attached Growth and Virulence

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Taylor, C. M., Beresford, M., Epton, H. A. S., Sigee, D. C., Shama, G., Andrew, P. W., & Roberts, I. S. (2002)
Listeria monocytogenes relA and hpt Mutants Are Impaired in Surface-Attached Growth and Virulence. Journal of Bacteriology, 184(3), 621-628. https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.184.3.621-628.2002
We describe here the identification and characterization of two Listeria monocytogenes (Tn917-LTV3) relA and hpt transposon insertion mutants that were impaired in growth afte...

Effects of long-term contamination of DDT on soil microflora with special reference to soil algae and algal transformation of DDT

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Megharaj, M., Kantachote, D., Singleton, I., & Naidu, R. (2000)
Effects of long-term contamination of DDT on soil microflora with special reference to soil algae and algal transformation of DDT. Environmental Pollution, 109(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0269-7491%2899%2900231-6
DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane) and its principle metabolites, DDE (1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene) and DDD (1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophe...

Quantitative Use of Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization To Examine Relationships between Mycolic Acid-Containing Actinomycetes and Foaming in Activated Sludge Plants

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Davenport, R. J., Curtis, T. P., Goodfellow, M., Stainsby, F. M., & Bingley, M. (2000)
Quantitative Use of Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization To Examine Relationships between Mycolic Acid-Containing Actinomycetes and Foaming in Activated Sludge Plants. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 66(3), 1158-1166. https://doi.org/10.1128/aem.66.3.1158-1166.2000
The formation of viscous foams on aeration basins and secondary clarifiers of activated sludge plants is a common and widespread problem. Foam formation is often attributed to...

Determination of NTA and EDTA and Speciation of Their Metal Complexes in Aqueous Solution by Capillary Electrophoresis

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Owens, G., Ferguson, V. K., McLaughlin, M. J., Singleton, I., Reid, R. J., & Smith, F. A. (2000)
Determination of NTA and EDTA and Speciation of Their Metal Complexes in Aqueous Solution by Capillary Electrophoresis. Environmental science & technology, 34(5), 885-891. https://doi.org/10.1021/es990309m
The interest in the use of chelates for enhancing metal uptake by plants during phytoremediation and their widespread use in plant nutrient research requires that an easy, rep...