Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291550
Title:
Virus transport through porous media
Author:
Jing, Wen, 1966-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Investigated in laboratory column experiments were the effects of 0.01 M and 0.001 M CaPO₄ concentrations and pH on the attachment-detachment of bacteriophages PRD-1 and MS-2. Bacteriophages PRD-1 and MS-2 exhibited attachment to the soil at concentrations of 0.01M CaPO₄ and 0.5M NaCl. Release of attached phage at 0.001 M CaPO₄ and without NaCl was observed. The pH was also found to affect the attachment-detachment of PRD-1 and MS-2. However, they attached at pH 5.5 and detached at pH 8.0 at a limited extent and over an extented long period of time. The effect of salt concentration on deattachment was greater than the effect of pH. Similar results were obtained when glass beads were used as the adsorbent. These results suggest that changes in pH and ionic strength (as might occur after a rainfall) can result in the rapid release of previously adsorbed virus. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Genetics.; Biology, Microbiology.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Microbiology and Immunology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Gerba, Charles P.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleVirus transport through porous mediaen_US
dc.creatorJing, Wen, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorJing, Wen, 1966-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractInvestigated in laboratory column experiments were the effects of 0.01 M and 0.001 M CaPO₄ concentrations and pH on the attachment-detachment of bacteriophages PRD-1 and MS-2. Bacteriophages PRD-1 and MS-2 exhibited attachment to the soil at concentrations of 0.01M CaPO₄ and 0.5M NaCl. Release of attached phage at 0.001 M CaPO₄ and without NaCl was observed. The pH was also found to affect the attachment-detachment of PRD-1 and MS-2. However, they attached at pH 5.5 and detached at pH 8.0 at a limited extent and over an extented long period of time. The effect of salt concentration on deattachment was greater than the effect of pH. Similar results were obtained when glass beads were used as the adsorbent. These results suggest that changes in pH and ionic strength (as might occur after a rainfall) can result in the rapid release of previously adsorbed virus. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Genetics.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Microbiology.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMicrobiology and Immunologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGerba, Charles P.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1350838en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27746094en_US
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