Abstracts from Masters Theses in the Chasteen Research Group

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Synthesis of CdTe quantum dots and study of their photo-stability and thermal-stability

by Poorna Tharaka Wansapura, 2014 -----> Texas Tech Ph.D. program

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Study of the toxicity of synthetically- and biologically-produced cadmium telluride nanoparticles and an examination of the effects of S-adenosyl methionine amendment on bnf05 bacterial headspace

by Desiré Lopez, 2014 -----> ChemJet International, Conroe Texas

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Resistance of Escherichia coli Towards Toxic Metalloidal Oxyanions and gsha, gshb Genes in Their Glutathione Biosynthetic Pathway, and an Effort to Produce an Escherichia coli Strain with a Higher Glutathione Content

by Gayan A. Appuhamillage, 2013 -----> University of Texas, Dallas Ph.D program

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The Bacterial Toxicity of Selenocyanate and the Incorporation of Tellurium and Selenium in Bacterial Cells, and the Synthesis and Biosynthesis of Cadmium Telluride Nanoparticles and Their Elemental Quantification via ICP-AES

by Rebecca A. Montes, 2012 -----> Houston ISD

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Determination of Selenium and Tellurium Oxyanion Toxicity, Detection of Metalloid-Containing Headspace Compounds, and Quantification of Metalloid Oxyanions in Bacterial Culture Media

by Radhika Burra, 2009 -----> University of Louisville, Ky

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The Analysis of Selenocyanate from the Broth Cultures of Selenium-Resistant Bacteria Using Solid-Phase Extraction and Capillary Electrophoresis

by James D. Fox, 2008 -----> University of North Texas Ph.D. program

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Capillary Electrophoretic Determination of Selenocyanate and Selenium and Tellurium Oxyanions in Bacterial Cultures

by Bala Krishna Pathem, 2007 -----> UCLA Ph.D. program ----> HGST (formerly IBM)

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Identification of Organo-tellurium and Organo-selenium Compounds in the Headspace Gases Above Genetically Modified Escherichia coli Amended with Tellurium and Selenium Salts

by Jerry W. Swearingen, Jr., 2005 -----> Core Laboratories, Houston Texas

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The Biological Metabolism of Nitrate and Nitrite in Pseudomonas fluorescens K27 Amended with Tellurium

by Wei Tian, 2004

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Mass Balance and Trapping of Headspace Samples of Bioremediation
in Selenium-Amended Samples

by Suminda Hapuarachchi, 2002 -----> U. Arizona Ph.D. program -----> Ph.D 2006 -----> Amgen Inc.

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Developing a Method for Determining the Mass Balance of Selenium and Tellurium Bioprocessed by a Selenium-Resistant Bacterium Grown in the Presence of Selenite or Tellurite

by Janet H. Bius, 2001 -----> University of Kansas Ph.D. program

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Inorganic Selenium and Tellurium Speciation in Aqueous Medium of Biological Samples

by Rukma S.T. Basnayake, 2001 -----> Texas Tech. Ph.D. program-----> Ph.D. 2006

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Reduction and Methylation of Various Selenium Anions by Pseudomonas fluorescens K27 in Bioreactor-Based Batch Cultures

by Lynn A. Eriksen, Jr., 1999 

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Following the Headspace Production of Dimethyl Telluride Produced by Pseudomonas fluorescens Amended with Sodium Tellurate or Sodium Tellurite

by Osman M. Akpolat, 1999 

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Isolation And Investigation of Antimony-Resistant Bacterial Cultures

by Eser Becer, 1997 -----> General Electric Corp, Houston Texas

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Toxicity Comparison of Selenium Oxyanions with a Proposed Biomethylation Intermediate Dimethyl Selenone in a Minimal Medium Accompanied by Selenium Distribution Analysis

by Rui Yu, 1996 

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Investigation of the Biological Reduction and Methylation of Antimony Compounds

by Hakan Gürleyük, 1996  -----> U. Mass. Ph.D. Program -----> Ph.D 2001 -----> Applied Speciation LLC.

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Design and Application of a Dynamic Headspace Sampling System for the Study of Bioremediation of Toxic Metalloids by Bacteria

by Steve McCarty, 1994  -----> Valero Refining

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Delineating the Distribution of Selenium in Bacterial Cultures That Reduce and Methylate Oxyanions of This Toxic Metalloid

by Wenbiao Jiang, 1994

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Synthesis of Dimethyl Selenone and Studies on the Biomethylation Intermediates of Selenium Reduction and Methylation

by Limin Zhang, 1993 ----> Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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