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Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen of concern in meat products. Also, many fresh meat products packaged for retail sale with oxygen permeable films are prone to browning, leading to a decrease in sales. The first objective of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of C....
The epilithic microbial and micro-invertebrate communities under conditions of light and shade were studied from April to November 1978. During a period of increasing light intensity from May to June, the level of chlorophyll a (an algal biomass indicator) and numbers of Bacillariophyta in the...
Development of a Novel Engineered Bioprocess for Oil Sands Process-Affected Water and Tailings Fines/Bitumen/Water SeparationDownload
The oil sands bitumen extraction process results in the creation of waste products including oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) and mature fine tailings (MFT). Many technologies are currently under investigation to treat these waste products that are currently contained in vast storage...
Methane is the second most important greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide with a global warming potential over 100 years 25 times that of CO2. Today, anthropogenic sources of methane comprise 60% of the global methane budget per year and tools for mitigating emissions have become increasingly...
Acinetobacter baumannii remains a poorly understood, but very dangerous opportunistic pathogen. Though it lacks clear virulence traits expected of pathogens, it none the less poses a massive threat to the hospital system due to its inherent and acquired resistance to antibiotics, survival on...
Identification and Exploitation of Oligosaccharyltransferase Dependent Bacterial Glycosylation SystemsDownload
Protein glycosylation, the covalent attachment of carbohydrates to amino acids, was once thought to be a unique attribute of Eukaryotes and select bacteria. However, both N- (attached to asparagine) and O- (attached to serine or threonine) glycosylation systems have been identified in an ever...
The direct epifluorescence method has been adapted for counting bacteria in the sometimes turbid water of the Athabasca River and this method has been used to quantify planktonic bacteria. Monthly samples over an annual cycle beginning in May 1976 showed this population ranged from 1 x 105 to 2...
A microcosm-based experiment was conducted to investigate the ability of community level physiological profiling (CLPP) to detect changes in an aquatic microbial community resulting from exposure to oil sands process affected water (OSPW). Detection of the microbial response was done by using...
Wild Rose Consulting, Inc. (Edmonton) and the Vegetation Branch of AEC (Vegreville) began a four year project in spring of 1990 to collect, multiply, evaluate, and select native legume species for inclusion in a native seed mixture being developed at AEC for reclamation in the mountains and...
Next Generation Sequencing of Protists as a Measure of Microbial Community in Oil Sands Tailings Ponds: Amplicon Versus Metagenomic ApproachesDownload
The Alberta oil sands provide a major benefit to the province as an economic driver. At the same time, their responsible exploitation, particularly in mitigating the environmental impact of oil extraction stands as a significant challenge to be addressed. One of the most contentious aspects is...