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Characterization Of Five Brevibacillus Bacteriophages And Their Genomes, Michael Allen Sheflo Jun 2016

Characterization Of Five Brevibacillus Bacteriophages And Their Genomes, Michael Allen Sheflo

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Brevibacillus laterosporus (B. laterosporus) is a pathogen difficult to distinguish from Paenibacillus larvae (P. larvae), and contributes to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) of honeybees. To develop a biocontrol agent to limit its presence, bacteriophages were isolated from Utah County soil samples and used to infect B. laterosporus isolated from Utah County honey and larvae samples. Since CCD is prevalent in Utah beehives, bacteriophage that infect and lyse B. laterosporus may be isolated and characterized. Pathogens were isolated from soil samples, and 16S rRNA gene tests initially identified the strains as P. larvae. Bacteriophages were isolated, purified, and amplified sufficiently to ...


An Epidemiological Survey Of Avian Tuberculosis In Livestock, Poultry, And Wild Birds In Rich County, Utah, Royal Thair Carver May 1969

An Epidemiological Survey Of Avian Tuberculosis In Livestock, Poultry, And Wild Birds In Rich County, Utah, Royal Thair Carver

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A study was conducted in Rich County, Utah to determine the extent of avian tuberculosis in livestock, poultry and wild birds. Sensitivity was elicited in cattle, swine and chickens by tuberculin testing.

The Mycobacterium avium organism was obtained from tissues and specimens of cattle, swine, goats, chickens, magpies and sparrows.

Methods of eradication of avian tuberculosis and the relationship of avian tuberculosis to mammalian tuberculosis are discussed.