Christine and Michael
Fenton encourage students of all ages to develop a passion for learning
and problem solving. As a means of promoting science, they set up and
managed the Nexus Research Group voluntarily, donating their time and
expertise over many years, on top of work and family commitments. They
have a wealth of teaching and research experience to draw upon,
becoming known for their innovative approach in science &
They are proud and honoured to have been
associated with Dr Sir William
Pickering, former head of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and
widely recognised as responsible for America's success in exploring the
planets, as patron of the Nexus Research Group.
Christine and Michael continue to develop
and promote alternative educational pathways for school age students
and have been sought after for advice from all around New Zealand. The
"fast-track" programs are about to be published as case studies in the Careers Advice and Gifted Children sections
of this website.
1997...the vision of things to come...
First NPBHS newsletter item:
"At the start of Term Four a Research Group
was started involving 20 students from Year 9 to Year 13. The group is
supervised by two scientists, Mr Michael Fenton and Mrs Christine
Fenton. Mr Mike Goble is the Information Technology consultant.
The aim is to foster a lively curiosity
about the world we live in by providing challenging and stimulating
learning experiences through real on-going scientific investigations.
The emphasis is on developing problem solving skills, manipulation
skills, analytical skills, and communication skills. Working in the
group will provide an insight for students interested in attending
university or provide work experience for the job market. It is
intended that students will be able to visit industrial, medical and
research laboratories, prepare and give lectures (firstly to those in
the group and then to outside audiences) and prepare material for
The group also hopes to act as an outpost
for various University research groups. Students work as part of a team
as either a technician, programmer or researcher where safety, honesty,
trustworthiness and co-operation are expected to the highest standard.
Some of the things the students are
involved in are AIDS research, educational games programming,
microbiology research, genetics studies, and the construction of
science kits for classroom use.
Founding members for 1997 are Martin Soh,
Karan Sumbaly, Ian Luxmore, Rowan McCaffrey, Nilan Ekanayake, Gareth
Godfrey, Ben Carter, Jeff Mercer, Tim Parsons, Mark Honnor, Laurie
Neville, Bruce Corbett, Colin White, Jared Kyle, Chamila Kiriwattuduwa,
Sayuj, Joe Kirkwood, and Oh Harris.
The Group would like to thank all those
staff and members of the community who have donated computer equipment,
software and other equipment without which none of this work could be
carried out. "
first bit of publicity...
Nexus Research Group website initial
"Welcome to New Zealand's only High School
based research lab. Volunteers carry out on-going investigations as a
researcher, programmer or technician. They attend conferences, give
seminars, build equipment, create software and visit other scientific
This research group is an extra-curricula
activity which means that the students volunteer to use their own time
out of class to get the projects completed. They become part of real
on-going scientific investigations as a researcher, programmer or
technician. This involves signing a code of conduct agreement and
receiving a photo-identification access card. This is to ensure that
projects do not interfere with other school work, experiments are
carried out safely, and that procedures meet the standards required by
the international scientific community. In return students choose their
own project and gain access to a network of advisers from various
educational, research and industrial agencies both nationally and
overseas. The network is always expanding and includes Christine Fenton
(NZ's authority on Caulobacter) and Alvin Smith (a world authority on
Daily News article: September 9. "Lunch-time
scientists too busy for tuck shop"
first two research publications from students...
From NPBHS newsletter:
1. Congratulations to Nexus researcher Jared Broad on his
highly successful efforts at the Kiwi Dairies Science Fair. Awarded a
First in his section and receiving two special awards, he was also the
top student overall representing New Plymouth Boys' High School. He
also received the Kiwi Dairies Nexus Research Prize for Scientific
2. We were amongst other leading national
and international scientists able to attend the New Zealand
Microbiological Society conference held at Otago University from the
23rd to 26th of November. Conference convenor Dr Greg Cook was reported
in the Otago Daily Times as saying that the two research posters we
presented were "brilliant". Nexus co-supervisor Christine Fenton is
NZ's leading authority on Caulobacter and the poster presented in
conjunction with Form Five student Kelly Stewart was well recieved.
Otago Daily Times: Schoolboy
Scientist Impresses Meeting: By JOHN GIBB. Jared Broad may be
only 15 but his plans to become a career scientist should be taken
seriously. Jared, a fourth former at New Plymouth Boys High School,
raised eyebrows at the New Zealand Microbiological Society Conference
in Dunedin this week with his contributions to two scientific poster
presentations. He took high magnification photographs of small
organisms, showing the value of a low-cost digital camera system, used
in one poster. He also contributed to a second poster on the isolation
and analysis of a species of micro-organism believed to play a
significant indirect role in transferring antibiotic resistance to
humans. The presentations were made in association with the Nexus
Research Group, run by Michael Fenton, a science and chemistry teacher
at the New Plymouth school. Mr Fenton said Jared's conference
involvement was ground-breaking. Fifth former Kelly Stewart had also
been involved in the research, but could not attend. For secondary
school pupils to put up their findings for review by the general
scientific community was normally unheard of, he said. Jared said he
planned to pursue a career as a scientist. Conference convener Dr Greg
Cook said Jared was the youngest participant he had met at any
scientific conference. His efforts were brilliant and other research
contributions by university students at the conference were also
impressive, Dr Cook said.
for a return to the NZMS conference next year...
Jared Broad had a mission to complete for
the Ball Committee. He was asked to design the software for the giant
Mission Control wall display, complete with countdown timer and world
map tracking the progress of the Secret Agents during the Ball. It
would be fair to say that atmosphere created in the Hall wouldn't have
been the same without it.
The new Windwand website to promote
Taranaki is the brain-child of Lila Smith. The Nexus students have been
given sole responsibility of submitting the site to search engines
world-wide. This has resulted in NPBHS and the students gaining public
acknowledgement at many public meetings attended by Lila.
Further afield, the international Seimens
Science company is using some of the new genetics protocols we
developed and published on the website to produce an international
multimedia Gene Technology package. We have also received more contacts
from overseas research labs and students wanting technical information.
After the success of the research posters
presented at the Otago conference last year, we have the chance to get
nearly all of our students involved with outside institutions or
industries. Our students can look forward to becoming part of:
the creation and
publication of Biotechnology, Health and Disease curriculum resource
webpage design for the regional
Science Fair & creation of a promotional CD-ROM.
modernisation of the former school amateur radio station
construction of a school Solar
observatory with links to NASA
monitoring and remote sensing.
microbes that will breakdown oil pollution
Volunteer holiday work at an institution of
a students choosing. This should help the student gain a more realistic
expectation of the requirements and nature of a possible future career.
There are many more opportunities that are not listed. Some of these
types of projects, while worthy, have not been carried out by other
commercial or research labs. This is due to limited research funds,
other projects usually being given a higher priority for political or
economic reasons. Within limits, this is our chance to do some real
science and make a real difference. Our students benefit, and
potentially the rest of the community. Lastly, we have received three
awards for the website.
conference guest speaker, Royal Society interest, first gifted
extension programme trial...
"1. Conference success: The New Zealand
Microbiological Society conference was held in Wellington from the 18th
to 21st of November. This conference involves research and developments
in medicine, the environment, the food industry, biotechnology and
genetics. Many experts nationally and internationally are invited to
present their work, usually in the form of research posters. Jared
Broad had the privilege of addressing the conference delegates as a
guest speaker. Third form student Tobias Montagna-Hay also attended to
help present a research
poster co-authored by Andrew Raynes. The research presented by
the NRG in 1999
was the inspiration for a 2-hour session of presentations about the
teaching of Microbiology in New Zealand High Schools. It is exciting to
see that such young students have been an important influence in
academic circles. Our students hold the record for being the youngest
presenters at an international science conference.
2. The Royal Society of New Zealand has
presented some of our work presented at the NZMS conference to the
Ministry of Education, an indication of the significance of the work
3. Science Fair The ID Card Scanner
developed by Jared Broad proved to be a winner in many ways. The device
scans an ID card when activated by a touch plate and can then activate
any other devices attached to it. It was a winner with the judges who
gave Jared First Prize in the Technological Development section of the
Fair. It was also a winner with the public, with many students who got
a "buzz" out of trying out the system for themselves.
4. Senior Ball special effects: Once again
we have been happy to assist with some "special effects" props for this
years Senior Ball. Last year we provided the Mission:Impossible
look-alike world map that tracked the movements of the secret agents as
well as the ID scanner. This year as usual we were sworn to secrecy by
the Ball Committee
5. We have won our fifth award for our
website. For those yet to visit our site, have a look at the original
research we have carried out and the amateur science experiments you
can do at home. Play the first of the on-line games or read the 25
latest news stories in Science, Health and Information Technology
updated daily from around the world. "
The littlest student:
8 year old Jamie sits School Certificate
Science as part of a trial exploring balancing her academic needs
versus with socialising with students her age. Bell Block Primary
School is very supportive and co-operative with part-time home
schooling to accomplish this.
programme trial continues for Secondary as well as Primary
students...and the first NRG workshops with WITT...
Nexus puts Taranaki students on course. By
Ryan Hill was a high achiever at school,
who blitzed School Certificate subjects with three A passes. But Ryan
was bored. The New Plymouth student hated the sixth form subjects that
were compulsory and he wanted to specialise in science, especially
genetics. The system just didn't allow him to do it. So he left, but
hasn't dropped out. At 16, Ryan is now studying his first university
papers at Western Institute of Technology (Witt). What allowed him to
change his learning direction is a newly developed approach to
secondary education in Taranaki. Inglewood teacher Michael Fenton has
created a programme called Nexus Research Group Charitable Trust, which
is a way of helping students connect with careers they want to follow.
Under the Nexus system, students are guided to the right contacts so
they can prepare themselves for their chosen career paths.
Mr Fenton, the head of physics at Inglewood
High School, voluntarily helps children of all ages find ways to excel
in their chosen career path. He has contacts around New Zealand who can
assist students in their chosen paths. Mr Fenton said Nexus used to be
science-based when it was first established in 1997, but now students
could pursue any academic or career area. "There are plenty of
opportunities. We will help wherever we can." Mr Fenton said Nexus
students from 1999 and 2001 had the record for being the youngest
presenters at international science conferences. Nexus, which now had
dozens of students, was a non-profit, charitable organisation looking
for funding or local support from community, he said. "We've had
interest from Auckland. Apparently, it is the only one in the Southern
Hemisphere." Three other teachers involved with Nexus are Heather
Moore, head of nursing at WITT, Marie Barret, principal of St John
Bosco Primary School, and Christine Fenton, a course co-ordinator at
WITT's science department. Ms Moore said WITT had given Nexus students
access to science labs to help them with projects. Now that Nexus was
broadening from just science, Witt planned to broaden its assistance to
any area students wanted. New Plymouth Mayor Peter Tennent said he
endorsed and applauded what they were doing as a group: "It's one of
the benefits of living in Taranaki that people give a hoot about
children." Meanwhile, Ryan said he was happy studying at WITT. He was
now meeting interesting people and wanted to pursue a career in
genetics. "Now I know where I want to go in life"
Gore Galore: By GLENN MCLEAN
New Plymouth police called in 25 students
to investigate the vicious murder of a wheelchair- bound man in the
city yesterday. The investigation centred on a small classroom in the
middle of the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (Witt), where
the man's body was found surrounded by large pools of blood. Despite
the horrific nature of the crime, Detective Senior Sergeant Grant
Coward calmly gave the students instructions on how to approach the
scene. The majority of the students seemed unfazed by the huge amount
of forensic work that lay ahead. Instead, most were satisfied that the
three-day course that they had signed up had only cost them $40.
The murder scene was, after all, set up as
part of the first CSI Forensics course offered at Witt. Spokesperson
Christine Fenton said the course, which was set up to promote science
at the polytech, had proved extremely popular. The first course was
full within hours of applications being opened, forcing tutors to
schedule another three-day course next week. "Even that filled up so
quickly we've had to turn away people," said Mrs Fenton. The students
would spend the three days undertaking lectures from senior police,
learning fingerprint and blood sampling techniques, criminal
photography and forensic science. Mrs Fenton said students ranged in
age from 13 to some people in their mid-60s.
From the NRG website: School
Certificate is New Zealand's national examination for Year 11 (Form
Five) students at the end of their third year at High School. Jamie Fenton, who was 8 years
old, is the youngest person in the history of the examination to pass a
School Certificate subject. She thought the three-hour Science exam was
fun and is currently completing papers at the Western Institute of
Technology at Taranaki while also attending her local Primary School.
She highlights the balance between keeping the mind stimulated and
still being able to socialise with an appropriate peer group.
One of the NRG physics projects won
the Best in Fair prize at the NZMP Taranaki Science and Technology
Fair. Form Three (Year 9) student Jithan Varma travelled to Auckland to
represent our region at the New Zealand National Fair.
Also in that same year Jargil Santos (Year
12) was selected to attend the Genesis Research National Science and
Technology Forum in Auckland.
The first of the Summer School workshops
ran at the end of 2002 at the Western Institute of Technology at
Taranaki. The Crime
Scene Investigation course attracted students from all over
Taranaki, including two investigators from the New Zealand Fire Service.
programme trial success...
From the NRG website:
In 2003 Jargil, a Seventh Form (Year 13)
student was selected as one of only 6 in New Zealand by The Royal
Society to attend the Prof. Harry Messel International Science School
Jared Broad passed the tough entry
requirements for a BioEngineering course in Auckland, due in part to
his successful Nexus research activities.
Inglewood High School has made Nexus
projects part of the Year 12 Physics and Year 13 Physics courses. As a
result the students dominated the Senior Technology section of the Fontera Science and
Technology Fair that year and featured on the 7Taranaki TV
programme. Year 12 Physics student Andrew Downes won
a Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) Scholarship worth
$3500 while Year 11 Science students Sonia Dunn and Tessa Munro won a
$1000 Tertiary Study Scholarship.
the winning projects here...
Nexus also had a display to promote Science
and Technology with a full-scale TARDIS console with
flashing lights, onboard games and Solar System Naviogator! It was
extremely popular as the photos show, and many NRG students took turns
to "man" the dsplay. Great fun!
Ten year old Jamie graduated
from WITT with a Certificate in Science Studies, having passed most of
the Level 2 and Level 3 papers with A's. Because of her high level of
achievement she also received the Science Departments award for
consistent high standards.
Off to a great start in 2004 is Ryan Hill
who was the first Nexus student to trial a "fast-track"
programme of study at WITT. He gained a Diploma of Applied
Science while working part-time in a lab and has been exempted the
first year of a B.Sc degree at Otago University and will go straight
into second year. The classmates he left behind at High School have
only just finished Year 13 and are about to begin their first year of
study at University, without the work experience, qualifications or
savings Ryan has acquired!
Big Day Out" to assist the Science Fair...Careers Expo invasion...
Science Big Day Out: The whole
Fenton family gets in on the act to organise and take part in an
enrichment/extension programme to assist the Taranaki Science Fair
organising committee. The idea is to give the students attending the
Fair some engaging and stimulating activities across the road at WITT
while the judging is going on in the morning.
Approximately 250 Science Fair students
were busy programming computer games, dissecting piglets, taking part
in a light hearted quiz or one of the other great activities. Students
of all ages reported that this was a valuable experience and was quite
different from the usual practice of waiting at the venue while judging
occurred. They even thought Michaels quiz session jokes were funny! The
hugely successful "Science Big Day Out" at WITT was to be run again in
2006 but due to the closure of the Science labs this was held instead
at Puke Ariki with a cut-down range of activities to suit the venue.
Careers Expo: In a whirl of activity
the Fentons built a time
machine and an alien
creature...almost! Using popular movies or TV shows such as Dr
Who as a theme can get students and teachers excited about learning,
not just for exams, but also to create something in the real world. A
reliable source told us that some people went to the Expo just
to see the Dalek and TARDIS! Piloted by the older Fenton girls, the
Dalek is a hands on vehicle to encourage students and teachers to
develop practical skills and make their ideas a reality...with help
from experts if needed! For physics teachers or primary teachers, the
circuitry was very straight forward and a great example of where
parallel and series circuits are appropriate.
Western Institute of
Technology at Taranaki Research Leadership Award (2009)
Waikato Doctoral Scholar
CITATIONS / NEWSPAPER
Taranaki Midweek, June 24. Robots test skills;
Culture: fresh out of the box. Edited by Susette Goldsmith.
Published by Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
2009 Daily News, 8 June. "WITT work in gallery
2009 Game Maker
Technology Magazine Issue 16, June. "Game Maker in Schools"
Taranaki Midweek, May 20. School radio station a tool for learning
2009 Daily News, 6 May. "High school teachers bound
2009 New Zealand Doctor,
April 22. "Official HPV DVD gets 'not achieved'
and South, March. Making school work
2009 Daily News, February 18. School science gains an F
Press, Christchurch, November 29. Papers: must try harder
Stratford Press, October 29. Finding the missing link
Education Weekly, October 20. Award for Inglewood innovator
Taranaki Midweek, October 15. Innovation has its rewards for teacher
News, October 16. Invention one out of the box
2008 Daily News, April
30. Shining a light
on the future
2007 Daily News, December 26. The Wow!
Factor "Mad Scientist of the Year"
2007 Ministry of Education Press Release,
October 10 Innovative teachers to explore
new technology horizons
2007 Daily News, June 4 "Teacher's
invention makes a lot of sensor" - RIGEL system main
feature in the Breakthroughs section
2007 Daily News, June 4 "Science-fiction
fuelled Dad" - other things Michael makes for his children
2005 Daily News, November 2 "Avian flu
action plans outlined"
2005 Daily News, October 1 "Special
projects keep girls at school " - using WITT science facilities
for gifted children.
2005 Daily News, August 27 "Career
search quite a science" - using WITT science facilities for NCEA
2005 Daily News, August 18 "Timeless
Robot" - Bell Block School pupils get a visit from a Dalek!
2005 Daily News, June 4 "Robots
inspiring young engineers" - Mike's Cybot as example of cross
discipline co-operation to run novel courses for school students.
2004 Daily News, December 15 "WITT
scores lab testing deal" using WITT science facilities for work of
natioanl significance to the dairy industry.
2004 Daily News, August 20 "Dissection
just one tasks for studenmts" - using WITT science facilities for
STAR practical work.
News, December 19 "Jamie aims higher than the lab bench" - 10
year old Jamie graduates from the Western Institute of Technology at
Taranaki. She also receives the Science Departments award for
consistent high standards.
2003 The North Taranaki Midweek, November
5. "Website of wonders"
News, October 7. "Smiling Scientist" - 10 year old Jamie
passes 12 Tertiary level papers studying part-time over two years.
2003 Daily News, August 13. "Laser Wars
shines at Science Fair" - featuring the innovative Laser Wars combat
2003 Kiwi in Taranaki CDROM and booklet.
May. Taranaki Kiwi Trust
2002 Daily News December 12
CSI course - "Gore galore in latest WITT course". Christine
and Michael run Taranaki's first Crime scence Investigation course with
police co-operation and input from the New Plymouth CIB.
News November 22 Jamie Fenton at
WITT - "Jamie (9) needs to take an education fast-track"
News August 27 "Nexus puts Taranaki students on course"
Kids. Issue 9 March/April. "Gifted children"
News January 22 Jamie Fenton passes School Certificate Science
News November 22 Jamie Fenton "Jamie proves she's a cert for
2001 TKI website (Min of Ed),“gifted
2000 Educational / Key resource awards for
the Nexus Research Group website.
2000 The School Daily magazine, June
1999 Eduvac, The Education Weekly,
December. "Scientists impressed by New Plymouth school research"
1999 Otago Daily News, November 26. "Schoolboy
scientist impresses meeting" - Jared Broad, 14, is the youngest
researcher at an international Microbiology Society conference held at
1999 Daily News, November 26. "Bug
study earns accolades"
1999 The North Taranaki Midweeker, August
12. "Nexus Research Group"
1998 Daily News, September 9. "Lunch-time
scientists too busy for tuck shop"
1991 New Zealand Microbiological Society
award for best oral presentation of a scientific paper at the
Wellington Annual Conference.
PUBLICATIONS / PAPERS PRESENTED
Winter, M., Anderson, D., Fenton, M. and
Glasson, B. 2010. Supporting the Primary Science Teacher Fellows -
Transforming Primary Science. SciCon 2010 conference, Nelson, July.
Fenton, M. 2010. New Zealand INTERFACE, 22,
digital and dirty in maths and science
Fenton, M. 2009. RIGEL
- Learning from Life: Communities of learning via a connected
curriculum. Microsoft Partners in Learning Regional Innovative
Teachers conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 26th -29th.
Fenton, M. 2009. Ministry of Health vaccine DVD
gets a Not Achieved - cause of concern for 2009 NCEA
Fenton, M. 2009. Did the Ministry of Health
and schools share data in breach of the Privacy Act? Opinion
Fenton, M. 2009. New Zealand INTERFACE, Vol
19, No.761. Teaching and
Fenton, C. 2009. Waikato Doctoral Scholar
Christine Fenton Education
Fenton, M. 2008. Authentic learning
using mobile sensor technology with reflections on the state of science
education in New Zealand 2008 eLearning
Fenton, M. 2008. Pedagogy and student
involvement. In Energy
Conservation and Renewable Energy Generation (EnviroPower) Pilot -
Completion Report. Venture Taranaki Trust.
Fenton, M. 2008. Understanding versus
Knowledge…the new role of ICT and eLearning Opinion column.
Fenton, C.D. 2007. New Zealand BioScience.
(Vol16, No.2). What are we teaching?
Fenton, C.D. 2006. New Zealand BioScience.
(Vol15, No.3). Education - The Scholastic Era.
Fenton, C.D. 2006. New Zealand BioScience.
(Vol15, No.1). Education - A Collective Responsibility.
Fenton, C.D. 2004. Convenor. Report of
Special Education Interest Group to the New Zealand Microbiological
Society Annual General Meeting. NZMS Special Interest Group in
Education. Microbes Outside the Square Conference. Palmerston North.
Fenton, C.D. 2004. Assessment of Practical
Skills in Tertiary Science. New Zealand Microbiology Society
Conference. Palmerston North.
Fenton, M and Fenton, C.D. 2004. The NZ
Science Teachers Journal. (Term 1, Number 105). Bill Pickering, rocket scientist.
Fenton, M and Fenton, C.D. 2003. The NZ
Science Teachers Journal. (Term 3, Number 103). DNA and Genetic Engineering
Fenton, C.D. 2002. New Zealand Association
of Science Educators (NZASE) Science Teachers Journal, Term Two) Teaching Under the Microscope.
Broad, J., and Fenton, M. 2001 Education
under the Microscope. Proceedings of the New Zealand Microbiological
Society Wellington, New Zealand.
Fenton, C.D., Fenton, M., Raynes, A..
Misconceptions in Secondary Schools. New Zealand Microbiological
Society conference in Wellington, November 18th - 21st
- The Royal Society expressed particular interest in
the last paper above, presenting our findings to the Ministry of
Fenton, C.D. 2000. Highlights of the Nexus
Research Group. The Good Teacher, Term One
Fenton, M., Fenton C.D. 2000. The Nexus
Research Group - learning is a challenge not a chore. Presented at
Scicon 2000 June 7-11 Massey University.
Fenton, M. Fenton, C.D., Stewart, K. 1999. The Isolation and
Characterisation of Caulobacter species in New Zealand
Waterways. New Zealand Microbiological Society conference at Otago
University, November 23rd - 26th
Broad, J., Fenton, C.D., Fenton, M. 1999. Light Photomicroscopy Using
an Internet Webcam Digital Camera. New Zealand Microbiological
Society conference at Otago University, November 23rd - 26th
Fenton, C.D. 1999. The NZ Science Teachers
Journal. (Term 1).NEXUS.
Fenton, C.D. 1999. The Nexus Research
Group. The Good Teacher, Term Two
Fenton, C.D. October 30 1996. Playcentre
has much to offer all ages. Ruapehu Press, Taumarunui.
Brown,T.J., Kelly,P.J., Ionas, G., Clarke,
J.M., Fenton, M., Pickering, M. 1994. Giardia and Giardiasis in
New Zealand. In Thompson,Reynoldson & Lymbery, (eds).
Giardia: From Molecules to Disease. p124-125.
Fenton, M. 1994. The Expression in Soil
Bacteria of the Symbiotic Genes from Rhizobium leguminosarum
Biovar trifolii. M.Sc. thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North,
Fenton, C. D. 1994. The Isolation and
Characterisation of Caulobacter from Manawatu Water Systems.
M.Sc. thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Jarvis, B.D.W., and Fenton, M.1994.
Expression of the Symbiotic Plasmid From Rhizobium leguminosarum
Biovar trifolii in Sphingobacterium multivorum. Canadian
Journal of Microbiology. 40:873-879
Jarvis, B.D.W., and Tighe, S.W.1994.Rapid
Identification of Rhizobium Species Based on Cellular Fatty
Acid Analysis. Plant and Soil
Rao, J.R., Fenton, M., and Jarvis B.D.W.
1994. Symbiotic Plasmid Transfer in Rhizobium leguminosarum
Biovar trifolii and Competition Between the Inoculant Strain ICMP2163
and Transconjugant Soil Bacteria. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 26:339-351.
Fenton, C.D. August 26, 1991. Spectacular
Success…and Sorrow Too. New Zealand's Woman's Weekly.
Fenton, M., and Jarvis, B.D.W. 1991.
Plasmid Transfer in Soil / Plant Environments. New Zealand
Microbiological Society newsletter, August