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Author (up) Downing, K.J.; Thomson, J.A. file  url
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  Title Introduction of the Serratia marcescens chiA gene into an endophytic Pseudomonas fluorescens for the biocontrol of phytopathogenic fungi Type Journal Article
  Year 2000 Publication Canadian Journal of Microbiology Abbreviated Journal Can J Microbiol  
  Volume 46 Issue 4 Pages 363-369  
  Keywords Chitinases/*genetics/metabolism; DNA-Binding Proteins/genetics/metabolism; Escherichia coli/genetics; Fabaceae/microbiology; *Pest Control, Biological; Plant Diseases/microbiology; Plants, Medicinal; Plasmids/genetics; Polymerase Chain Reaction/methods; Promoter Regions, Genetic; Pseudomonas fluorescens/*enzymology/*genetics/growth & development/isolation & purification; Repressor Proteins/genetics/metabolism; Rhizoctonia/*growth & development; *Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins; Serratia marcescens/enzymology/*genetics; *Telomere-Binding Proteins  
  Abstract An endophytic strain of Pseudomonas fluorescens was isolated from micropropagated apple plantlets and introduced into beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) via their root tips. It was shown to be present as an endophyte in the roots at a level of 1.2 x 10(5) CFU/g fresh weight. The gene coding for the major chitinase of Serratia marcescens, chiA, was cloned under the control of the tac promoter into the broad-host-range plasmid pKT240 and the integration vector pJFF350. Pseudomonas fluorescens carrying tacchiA either on the plasmid or integrated into the chromosome is an effective biocontrol agent of the phytopathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani on bean seedlings under plant growth chamber conditions.  
  Call Number Serial 1662  
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Author (up) Romero, C.D.; Chopin, S.F.; Buck, G.; Martinez, E.; Garcia, M.; Bixby, L. file  url
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  Title Antibacterial properties of common herbal remedies of the southwest Type Journal Article
  Year 2005 Publication Journal of Ethnopharmacology Abbreviated Journal J Ethnopharmacol  
  Volume 99 Issue 2 Pages 253-257  
  Keywords Anti-Bacterial Agents/administration & dosage/*pharmacology/therapeutic use; Gram-Negative Bacteria/*drug effects; Gram-Positive Bacteria/*drug effects; Humans; Medicine, Traditional; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; *Phytotherapy; Plant Components, Aerial; Plant Extracts/administration & dosage/*pharmacology/therapeutic use; Plant Roots; *Plants, Medicinal; Texas  
  Abstract Curanderismo, widely practiced in the southwest, is an alternative medical system that has been neglected by scientific research. This project analyzed the antibiotic properties of 23 common herbal remedies used in South Texas to treat wounds and infections. Ethanolic tinctures and aqueous extracts of each plant were prepared and applied to blank diffusion disks. These disks were desiccated and used in Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion susceptibility tests on three bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli. Control disks contained solvent only. The efficacy of the tinctures and aqueous extracts was compared to that of commercially prepared antibiotic diffusion disks. No inhibition was observed with the aqueous extracts. The various tincture-saturated disks produced zones of clearance ranging from 1 to 5 mm. Ten plants consistently inhibited bacterial growth of Staphylococcus aureus. None of the plants tested produced consistent inhibition of the two Gram-negative species, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. No zones of clearance were produced by the solvent-only control disks. The zones of clearance produced by commercial antibiotics were, on average, larger and more uniform than those produced by the tincture disks. Thus, it appears that some of the herbal remedies used in folk medicine are potentially effective antibacterial agents against Staphylococcus aureus.  
  Call Number Serial 1529  
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