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The Role Of Recombination In Gonococcal Pilin Gene Variation, Conley Lynch Apr 1991

The Role Of Recombination In Gonococcal Pilin Gene Variation, Conley Lynch

Life and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Theses

Pili show remarkable variation in Neisserria gonorrhoeae. This variation is due to variable pilin, the primary protein component of pili. The variation in pilin is in turn due to events at the genetic level. Intragenic recombination (i.e., recombination from a homologous duplex located on the same chromosome) is one means by which variation could be brought about. The presence of the recBCD gene wpuld be consistent with such a mechanism since the presence of this gene is involved in recombinational events. This past summer at the Rocky Mountain Labs under the direction of Stuart Hill, I attempted to identify ...


A Preliminary Microbiological Survey Of Helena Area Water For The Presence Of Pseudomonas : Potentially Pathogenic Microorganisms, Patricia Palagi Apr 1991

A Preliminary Microbiological Survey Of Helena Area Water For The Presence Of Pseudomonas : Potentially Pathogenic Microorganisms, Patricia Palagi

Life and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Theses

A preliminary survey of Helena water for the presence of Pseudomonas, a potentially pathogenic genus of bacteria, was undertaken from June through August 1990. Microbiological methods suited specifically for recognizing this genus were utilized. The details of those methods, the results obtained through their use, and various ways the survey could be expanded are presented here. A particular member of the genus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is also looked at in detail due to its growing importance as an opportunistic pathogen.


Direct Immunofluorescence Detection Of Giardia Spp. In Selected Mammals In Central Illinois, Using Anti-Giardia Polyclonal And Monoclonal Antibodies, Jeanette Aba Ackon Brown Jan 1991

Direct Immunofluorescence Detection Of Giardia Spp. In Selected Mammals In Central Illinois, Using Anti-Giardia Polyclonal And Monoclonal Antibodies, Jeanette Aba Ackon Brown

Masters Theses

Giardia species occur in many kinds of mammals, and some of these hosts have been postulated as potential reservoirs for human infections. A study was initiated in fall 1990 to determine the distribution and frequency of giardiasis in populations of selected wild animals in 12 counties in Illinois. Fecal samples from 64 white-tailed deer, 13 coyotes, 9 muskrats, 6 raccoons, and 5 badgers were examined for the presence of Giardia spp. and specifically for G. lamblia. Anti-Giardia lamblia cysts polyclonal (PAb) and monoclonal (MAb), FITC-labeled antibody solutions were used for the direct immunofluorescence detection of Giardia cysts in the ...