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  • Survival and recovery of Escherichia coli O157:H7 during starvation at sub-optimal temperatures

    Xavier, Ron Neo (University of Waikato, 2014)
    Escherichia coli O157:H7 is an important foodborne pathogen with a dual lifestyle of growth within a host and persistence in non-host environments. Environmental survival of E. coli O157:H7 is particularly important in New ...
  • A microbial community description of a heavy metal contaminated soil site

    Tan, Lin (University of Waikato, 2012)
    Tui mine area, with extremely low pH (2.9-3.3) values and high-metal concentrations, is one of the most contaminated sites in NZ. The structure of the microbial community in different soil layers (Top, Middle and Bottom) ...
  • A Reinvestigation of Salvarsan and Related Arsenic Chemistry.

    Lloyd, Nicholas (University of Waikato, 2011)
    In 1910 the first deliberately targeted search for a new chemotherapeutic agent came to fruition when Paul Ehrlich introduced Salvarsan for the treatment of syphilis. This thesis presents a detailed review of the history ...
  • The Microflora of the Huhu Grub

    Williams, Thomas Carl (University of Waikato, 2011)
    New Zealand's endemic longhorned beetle larvae, the Huhu grub (Prionoplus reticularis) feeds on dead coniferous wood. No studies have been conducted on its gut microflora. Given that the Huhu grub feeds solely on ...