69th meeting Oct 9 & 10

Poster Session

P1. Exploring relationship among agr types and clinical phenotypes/genotypes of Staphylococcus aureus

Ashley Pokallus, Po-Huang Chyou, and Sanjay K Shukla;
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, WI


P2.  The role of the NSs gene of Tomato spotted wilt virus in viral virulence

Elizabeth L. Martinez and Mark Kainz;
Ripon College, Ripon, WI


P3.  Identification of amino acid residues involved in Tomato spotted wilt virus N protein interactions

Amber Rico and Mark Kainz;
Ripon College, Ripon, WI


P4. Inhibition of Jurkat T cell and peripheral blood lymphocyte IL-2 production by novel fungal extracts

Amanda Kastenmeier, Anita Healy and Ward Jones;
Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI


P5. Bacterial diversity and culturability in the prairie phyllosphere

Hart Danielle Ford and Dr. Shannon Hinsa: 
Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa


P6.  Phenotypic analysis of MBP1/SKN7 double null mutant strains of Candida albicans

Jenna Karras and Daniel Herman;
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Biology Department, Eau Claire, WI


P7.  Surveillance of antibiotic susceptibility of Staphylococcus in milk samples from a dairy herd while transitioning to organic management

Hanson, J.A., Gerber, M.M., and Wyckoff, T.J.O.;
Division of Science and Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Morris, Morris, MN


P8. Role of cell-surface proteins in gliding motility of Flavobacterium johnsoniae

Soumya Pochiraju1, Ryan G. Rhodes1, Jun Liu2, and Mark J. McBride1;
1Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2Laboratory of Cell Biology, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD


P9. Genes contributing to the induced multicellularity of Bacillus cereus growing in soil organic matter

Brittany Brown and Volker S. Brozel;
Department of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD


P10.  Molecular analysis of R-type bacteriocins in Xenorhabdus nematophila and their role in interspecies competition

Nydia Morales-Soto and Steven Forst; 
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


P11. Characterization of Psyc_1601 and other Psychrobacter arcticus biofilm forming deficient mutants

Janna Niehaus and Cassandra Koid;
Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa


P12. Whole-genome gene expression profiling of globally important cyanobacteria: role of the cytochrome bf complex low- and high-potential chains in redox signaling

George L. Weir IV(1), Justin Zangl(1), Alina Ott(2), David E. Rivera Aponte(3), Kraig Short(1), Saurabh J. Ranade910, Matthew Nelson1 and Toivo Kallas1;
1Department of Biology-Microbiology, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 2University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 3University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon


P13. Nisin conditioning affects B. cereus surface characteristics

D.M. Wrigley(1), M. Khaliq(2), A. Johnson(1), and K. Felske(1);
(1)Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN, (2)Purdue University, Lafeyette, IN


P14. Role of polysaccharides in Flavobacterium johnsoniae gliding motility

Sreelekha Bollampalli, Shawn S. Nelson, Soumya Pochiraju and Mark J. McBride;
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI


P15. Ratio of fungi:bacteria as an indicator of change in soil quality

Darci Borkowski, and R. Michael Lehman;
NCARL-USDA, Brookings, SD


P16. Population dynamics of a four-member soil bacterial consortium comprised of Bacillus cereus, an r- and K-strategist, and a cellulose degrader

Ursula Waack and Volker S. Brozel;
Department of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD


P17. Intestinal bacterial flora within Arion fasciatus

Nathan Rudnick(1) and Bonnie Jo Bratina(2);
(1)University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI, (2)University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI


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