This is a map of all of the ESRM samples, with each sample location represented by a pin symbol that describes the results of the analysis. A description of each pin symbol is shown below the map. You can click on a pin to view a popup that describes the sample in more detail. Clicking on the sample title in the popup displays a page with even further details about the sample.
You can filter the map according to whether the samples were positive for Paraoxon, Methyl Parathion or whether the sample was Cataloged. When a sample is cataloged that means that it has been registered in a third party database (e.g., NCBI).
Soil sample collected from Ballester's Fishing Area in Morgan's Point, Texas. Results are negative for OP hyldrolysis.
Sample was taken from a barren area by the water. The day was hot and it had not rained in a couple of days so the sample was dry.
This sample was collected near the Brazos River. The bacteria isolated was found to tolerate Paraoxon but unable to hydrolyze it.
Soil taken from 12 inches below frozen surface. Sample analyzed by Abigail Miller.
Soil collected from surface. Sample analyzed by Kara Morrison
Soil collected from 12 inches beneath the frozen surface. Sample analyzed by Kevin Schutt.
Soil collected from 12 inches below frozen surface. Sample analyzed by Jiacheng Wu and Kevin Schutt.
Soil collected from 12 inches below the frozen surface. Sample analyzed by Abigail Miller and Zachary Ward.
Soil collected from 12 inches below the frozen surface. Sample analyzed by Kara Morrison.
Sample taken from 12 inches below the frozen surface. Soil analyzed by Ben Hall and Breanna Laber.
Soil sample taken from 12 inches below the frozen surface. Sample analyzed by Zachary Ward.
Soil taken from 12 inches below the frozen surface. Analyzed by Abigail Miller and Kara Morrison.
The soil sample was collected from a retention basin that flooded during Hurricane Harvey.
PX MP negative due to only having growth but not hollows around it. sample cannot break down OP
The sample was collected in the Stude Park surrounded by a lot of plants.
The presence of growth on my Glycerol Minimal Media agar plate indicates I have bacterial strains that are capable of tolerating the pesticide, Paraoxon. I also have a few colonies with halos which are an indication of hydrolysis, meaning that I also have a strain that might be capable of degrading OP compounds.
Inoculation of CSM Px tube was plated on minimal media agar plate. The CSM Px tube had the most prevalent yellow coloration, indicating it may be able to degrade organophosphorus compounds; This is why CSM Px was chosen to be plated.
Found soil along a stream in Crighton Park in Conroe, Texas.
Sample collected near Stafford
Collected 8/29/2018, 7:30 AM. Soil sample was collected nearby bayou and construction site by a biking trail. Soil sample shows negative for Paraoxon under GGM- PX assay.
Located near the edge of Brays Bayou, sample was collected around 8:35 on the morning of the 10th of September, 2018.
Located by the fountain
Sample collected from: Northwest Houston from the soil near the outskirts of a retention pond.
Coordinates 29.988894, -95.475892
Colonies were tolerant when grown in PX GMM Plate, but showed no sign of OP degradation.
Sample was collected from a creek bed at a residential park.
The sample was collected by the Brays Bayou near the University of Houston.
Sample was taken from riverbed at Buffalo Bayou Park. Location was 15meters from a common running path. The site had indications that water levels were subject to constant change according to the weather. Soil sample was mostly sandlike in texture and fairly moist. Site was located under a bridge.
Tolerant of Paraoxon but not able to degrade it, and intolerable of methyl parathion. A gross colony count of around 615.
Soil Sample from Keegans Bayou
When collected, the soil sample had a dark muddy appearance.
The sample was collected at River Terrace park in Channelview Texas. The GMM plate was negative for Px degradation.
the sample was collected from my backyard
Sample was taken along the ditch line, about 8 - 12 inches deep
I had colony growth with a few cells that had Halos, indicative of OP degradation.
Sample found near a neighborhood man made pond.
The collected soil sample that I have provided was obtained at the coordinates 29.7238200, -95.1137860 on August 28, 2018 at 12:41PM on a sunny day. The collected sample was taken from the East Fork Patrick Bayou nearby the Buffalo Bayou. The sample was retrieved from an 8-12 inch hole along the bank of the bayou. For week 0, 1.05g of the sample is initially inoculated into an enriched media then for week 1-5 200µL of the previous week’s inoculation culture is added to separate minimal media tubes containing Carbon Selective Media with Paraoxon, Carbon Selective Media with Methyl Parathion, Sulfur Selective Media with Paraoxon, and Sulfur Selective Media with Methyl Parathion. The best indicator for the metabolism of pesticides is then inoculated onto the enriched media for bacteria revitalization then 100μL of the enriched media with bacteria is plated onto a minimal media with MP. The plated sample is then analyzed to confirm that the bacteria is able to tolerate the Methyl Parathion compounds, but not degrade it.
Outside of a neighborhood, in a big field with long grass and a tunnel water pipe running through it.
The sample was collected in Houston Texas.
My sample was collected on August 26th, in League City, TX 77573.