Projects

The following are excerpts of the projects that MUAL has undertaken in the recent past:
  • Pesticide analysis of water samples and potting mix components to determine the runoff potential in ornamental nursery operations where pesticides are extensively used.
  • Investigating the effects of grassed waterways and pulse irrigation systems for the reduction of pesticide runoff.
  • Analysis of fatty acids extracted from soils associated with different crop rotation schemes for determination of microbial community associated with soils.
  • Analysis of ground beef from various strains of cattle on different feeding regimes for the determination of their effect on saturated and unsaturated fatty acid content.
  • Analysis of bacteriocin isolated from Propionibacterium jensenii.
  • Analysis of water samples containing various pesticides related to the development of new procedures for extraction of pesticides in water - associated with Southern Regional Project.
  • Analysis of fatty acid utilizing mass spectrometry for the determination of enzyme specificity related to double bond incorporation.
  • Identification of microbial isolates associated with the plant problem clinic using gas chromatograph/microbial identification system.
  • Analysis of fatty acid from fungi for the development of the usage of Microbial Identification software/system for the identification of species/subspecies of Phytophthora spp.
  • Extraction and analysis of fluranthene and phenanthrene degradation products from bacterial cultures.
  • Quantitation/comparison of fatty acids isolated from bacterial cultures grown at various cultural conditions.
  • Analysis of berberine from plants grown in tissue culture.
  • Identification of various pathogenic isolates of Propionibacterium acnes, P. avidum and P. granulosum utilizing fatty acid profiles which are being tested for the effect of the bactericin produced by Propionibacterium jensenii.
  • Analysis of ginkolides from plant tissue associated with tissue cultured plantlets.
  • Identification of bacterial aerobes and anaerobes associated with the bacterial wetwood disease complex of oak.
  • Identification of microbial degradation products of the fungicide metalaxyl.
  • Analysis of gibberellins and its relationship of phytochrome and gibberellins in rice.
  • Identification of bacterial isolates associated with wood samples from Chili containing green stain phenomenon.
  • Analysis of plant extracts for hypericin and pseudohypericin the active components of St John's Wort.
  • Analysis of fire ant baits for possible contamination by other insecticides and cigarette smoke.
  • Identification of microbial isolates from gravel remediation beds in which isoxaben was applied to determine the change in microbial populations as affected by the herbicide.
  • Identification of microbial isolates from cotton bolls affected with lock boll syndrome.
  • Assessment of microbial communities associated with solar pasteurization of peach tree short life sites.
  • Assessment of microbial communities associated with potting mix which contain a rhizosphere community compared with no rhizosphere after treatment with herbicide.