JEMI Volume 14

JEMI
Volume 14
Fall 2009 / Winter 2010

Physiology and Metabolism

Assessment of Periplasmic Enzyme Isolation Methods: Isolating L-Asparaginase from Escherichia coli using Microwave Irradiation and Potassium Phosphate-Hexane Permeabilization Methods
Rebecca Chung, Caitlin Der, Jennie Kwan, Pamela Lincez
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 1 – 6

Antimicrobial Effect of Chitosan on the Growth of Lactic Acid Bacteria Strains Known to Spoil Beer
Pankaj Garg, Yoo Jin Park, Dona Sharma, and Tammy Wang
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 7 – 12

The Effect of a Fullerene Water Suspension on the Growth, Cell Viability, and Membrane Integrity of Escherichia coli B23
Anna Aquino, Joyce Chan, Kevin Giolma, and Madison Loh
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 13 – 20

RpoS Contributes to Variations in the Survival Pattern of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Response to Ciprofloxacin
Marlo Firme, Hasan Kular, Crystal Lee, and Diana Song
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 21 – 27

Role of OmpF and OmpC in Kanamycin-induced Resistance to Kanamycin and Transient Cross-Resistance to Ampicillin in Escherichia coli K12
Armin Ghaderi Esfahani, Jana Keogh, Terrance Mosley, and Sepehr Shahablou
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 28 – 33

The Role of Escherichia coli Porins OmpC and OmpF in Antibiotic Cross Resistance Induced by Sub-inhibitory Concentrations of Kanamycin
Olga Agafitei, Emma J. Kim, Tyrone Maguire, and Jared Sheridan
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 34 – 39

The Effect of Isolated Capsular Polysaccharides on Kanamycin Sensitivity of Escherichia coli B23
Minjee Park, Rozita Sabet and Yoonjeong Park
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 40 – 47

Determination of the Relative OmpA Expression and Membrane Integration in an OmpA-Deficient Escherichia coli Strain Complemented with a Plasmid Containing an OmpA Gene.
Jolina Carson and Alec Lee
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 48 – 50

Inhibitory Concentrations of Kanamycin in the Presence of ppGpp Synthase RelA Confer Protection Against Subsequent Lethal Antibiotic Assaults in E. coli CP78
Kenneth Cheng, Lili Ren, and Kevin Tsai
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 51 – 56

The Effect of Biofilm Disruption on Growth and Metabolism of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1
Katrina Duncan, Jessica Firus, Martin Hui, and Roger Kiang
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 57 – 62

Alginate does not Appear to be Essential for Biofilm Production by PAO1 Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Adam McIntyre-Smith, Julia Schneiderman and Kevin Zhou
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 63 – 68

Salicylic Acid Attenuates Biofilm Formation but not Swarming In Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Mei Lin Da, Aron K. Heroux, Zahra Pakzad, and Karl F.E.S. Schiffmacher
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 69 – 73

Confirmation of Caspase-3-Like-Protease, Clp, in Pseudomonas aeruginosa as an Individually Regulated Gene and its Involvement in Healthy Colony Formation
Gwenn Farrell, Alexis Handley, Carol Lewis and Alexander Sio
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 74 – 78

Characterization of the relationship between Pseudomonas aeruginosa Caspase-3-Like-Protease with Biofilm Formation and Quorum Sensing
Jonathan M. Han, Sheng Yuan Huang, Edison H. Lee and Yan Xu
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 79 – 84

The Effect of Cell Size on the Burst Size of T4 Bacteriophage Infections of Escherichia coli B23
Charles Choi, Eugene Kuatsjah, Elizabeth Wu, and Serena Yuan
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 85 – 91

Salicylate Treatment of Escherichia coli B23 with Capsular Polysaccharide Induced by Sub-Lethal levels of Kanamycin does not Sensitize the Cells to T7 Bacteriophage Adsorption
Shirley Chiang, Jennifer Koropatnick, Jonathan Lam and John Tiu
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 92 – 97

The Effects of the Ratio of Surface Area to Volume on Transformation Efficiency in Escherichia coli K-12
Eliana Pouchard, Steve Teng, and Cameron Wong
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 98 – 100

Genetics and Molecular Biology

The Effect of Lipopolysaccharide Core Structure Defects on Transformation Efficiency in Isogenic Escherichia coli BW25113 rfaG, rfaP, and rfaC Mutants
Vicky Chang, Ling-Yi Chen, Aileen Wang and Xiao Yuan
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 101 – 107

The Effect of rpoH for Heat Shock Gene Expression on Plasmid Transformation
Lloyd Yoo
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 108 – 111

Determining the Importance of a Specific rom Mutation in Plasmid Exclusion of pBR322 During pUC19 Co-Transformation
Nathan Plaa
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 112 – 115

The Persistent Effects of Chicken Cultivation on the Community Composition of Soil Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria
Sunny Dharni, Rex Kang, Adam K. K. Leigh and Chi-Chun Liu
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 116 – 122

Testing the Efficacy of PCR for DNA Fingerprinting Avian Isolates of E. coli from Trout Lake using the rpoS Gene
Siddharth Mehta
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 123 – 126

Antisense mRNA Method as an Alternative to Generate a Catalase Double Knockout Phenotype in a Escherichia coli katG Mutant
Elden Chan, Lena Kuang, Alice Lau and Jia Wang
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 127 – 134

Attempted Transformation of Catalase-Deficient Escherichia coli with pBAD24 Vector Containing katE
Omid Gerami, Luke McLaughlin, Juan Valle-Rivera, and Sebastian Yeung
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 135 – 141

Construction of pBAD24-OmpA for Modulating OmpA Expression in Escherichia coli to Assess Role in Conjugation
Bernard C. Lo
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 142 – 145

Troubleshooting for the Proposed Construction of pBAD24-ompA
Jeffrey Han, Frank Latulippe, Shamir Rai, and Eric Yim
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 146 – 152

Comparison of Four Template Preparation Methods and Optimization of BOX A1R PCR for DNA Fingerprinting of Escherichia coli Isolates
Jiehan Zhu
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 153 – 160

Investigating the Effects of DMSO on PCR Fidelity Using a Restriction Digest-Based Method
Amelia Hardjasa, Mark Ling, Kevin Ma, and Hang Yu
J. Exp. Microbiol. Immunol. Vol. 14: 161 – 164