Research in Microbiology

The Research Publications track research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. The most recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal Title, Subject, USDA Grant Funding Agencies or FDA Grant Funding Agencies. The research publications are tracked across five subject areas: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, and Viruses.

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Priscila R. Guerra, Gang Liu, Sebastien Lemire, Arkadiusz Nawrockic, Egle Kudirkiene, Jakob Møller-Jensen, John E. Olsen, Lotte JelsbakAbstractPolyamines are small cationic amines required for modulating multiple cell process, including cell growth and DNA and RNA stability. In Salmonella polyamines are primarily synthesized from L-arginine or L-ornithine. Based on a previous study,...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Birson Ingti, Supriya Upadhyay, Monalisha Hazarika, Annie Bakorlin Khyriem, Deepjyoti Paul, Prithwis Bhattacharya, S.R. Joshi, Debajyoti Bora, Debadatta Dhar (Chanda), Amitabha BhattacharjeeAbstractA wide range of intrinsic Acinetobacter-derived cephalosporinases (ADC) along with other carbapenemases has now been detected in Acinetobacter baumannii leaving clinicians with few treatment...
Thu, 10/24/2019 - 03:29
Author(s): Marisol Goni-Urriza, Christophe Klopp, Magali Ranchou-Peyruse, Anthony Ranchou-Peyruse, Mathilde Monperrus, Bahia Khalfaoui-Hassani, Rémy GuyoneaudAbstractMercury methylation converts inorganic mercury into the toxic methylmercury, and the consequences of this transformation are worrisome for human health and the environment. This process is performed by anaerobic microorganisms, such...
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Lingyan Jiang, Xiaomin Li, Runxia Lv, Lu FengAbstractSalmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium uses virulence factors encoded by Salmonella pathogenicity island 1 (SPI-1) to invade the intestinal epithelium. The low oxygen-induced transcriptional regulator LoiA is established to be a positive regulator of SPI-1 genes and can also repress the expression of the ATP-dependent Lon protease,...
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Marie-Christine Etty, Sabato D'Auria, Carole Fraschini, Stephane Salmieri, Monique LacroixAbstractThis paper presents the effects of the composition of different media (i.e., Tryptic soy broth (TSB), Brain heart infusion (BHI), Listeria enrichment broth (LEB), Fraser broth (FB) and University of Vermont medium (UVM)) on the detection of a short peptide fragment PepD specific to the p60...
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2019Source: Author(s): Marie-Christine Etty, Sabato D’Auria, Carole Fraschini, Stephane Salmieri, Monique LacroixAbstractThis paper presents the effects of the composition of different media (i.e., Tryptic soy broth (TSB), Brain heart infusion (BHI), Listeria enrichment broth (LEB), Fraser broth (FB) and University of Vermont medium (UVM)) on the...
Thu, 11/08/2018 - 01:09
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2018Source: Author(s): Hebin Liao, Xiaowu Zhong, Lei Xu, Qiang Ma, Yongjian Wang, Yan Cai, Xiaolan GuoAbstractOxyR is an important regulatory protein that plays a key role in anti-oxygenation, and its deletion causes a special VBNC (Viable But Non-Culturable) state in many bacteria including Salmonella typhimurium. The S. typhimurium in the VBNC state...
Sun, 11/04/2018 - 01:10
Publication date: Available online 3 November 2018Source: Author(s): Tantan Gao, Mingzheng Ding, Ching-Hong Yang, Haiyan Fan, Yunrong Chai, Yan LiAbstractThe rhizosphere bacterium Bacillus cereus 905 is capable of promoting plant growth through effective colonization on plant roots. The sodA2-encoding manganese-containing superoxide dismutase (MnSOD2) is important for survival of B. cereus 905 in...
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 2 August 2018Source: Author(s): Hin-chung Wong, Tzu-Yun Wang, Chu-Wen Yang, Chung-Tao Tang, Chingwen Ying, Chun-Hsiung Wang, Wei-Hau ChangAbstractVibrio parahaemolyticus is a human enteropathogenic bacterium and is also pathogenic to shrimp and finfish. In a search for a biocontrol agent for V. parahaemolyticus and other pathogenic Vibrio species, a lytic phage...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 18:05
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2018 Source: Author(s): Carolina E. Cabezas, Alan C. Briones, Camila Aguirre, Coral Pardo-Esté, Juan Castro-Severyn, César R. Salinas, María S. Baquedano, Alejando A. Hidalgo, Juan A. Fuentes, Eduardo H. Morales, Claudio A. Meneses, Eduardo Castro-Nallar, Claudia Paz Saavedra Salmonella Typhimurium is an intracellular...
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 16:52
Publication date: Available online 8 May 2018 Source: Author(s): Xin Zhao, Rui Liu, Hao Tang, George Osei-Adjei, Shungao Xu, Ying Zhang, Xinxiang Huang Bacterial non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are widely studied and found to play important roles in regulating various cellular processes. Recently, many ncRNAs have been discovered to be transcribed or processed from 3’ untranslated...
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 16:52
Publication date: Available online 8 May 2018 Source: Author(s): Xiaohan Jiang, Xiaomin Li, Shuangyong Sun, Lingyan Jiang Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is a major intracellular pathogen of humans and animals and its survival and growth in macrophages is essential for its pathogenicity. The S. Typhimurium genome encodes more than 50 putative regulatory...
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:14
Publication date: Available online 4 November 2017 Source: Author(s): Bassam A. Elgamoudi, Julian M. Ketley In this study, a LOV-based fluorescent reporter (light, oxygen, or voltage-sensing domains of phototropin), termed iLOV, was adapted for Campylobacter jejuni and used to investigate promoter activity via monitoring fluorescence intensity and to study the localisation of two...
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:14
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2017 Source: Author(s): Natasha Weston, Prateek Sharma, Vito Ricci, Laura J.V. Piddock Bacterial multidrug efflux systems are a major mechanism of antimicrobial resistance and are fundamental to the physiology of Gram-negative bacteria. The resistance-nodulation-division (RND) family of efflux pumps is the most clinically significant, as...
Sun, 10/01/2017 - 08:39
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2017 Source: Author(s): Alex Fiori Silva, Adriele Rodrigues dos Santos, Daliah Alves Coelho Trevisan, Alessandra Braga Ribeiro, Paula Aline Zanetti Sá-Campanerut, Caroline Kukolj, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Rosilene Fressatti Cardoso, Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski, Benicio Alves de Abreu Filho, Miguel Machinski Junior...
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 22:44
Publication date: Available online 9 September 2017 Source: Author(s): Shaomeng Wang, Fan Yang, Bin Yang The post-transcriptional regulator CsrA regulates multiple unrelated processes such as central carbon metabolism, motility, biofilm formation and bacterial virulence in different bacteria. However, regulation by CsrA in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O157:H7 is still...
Thu, 09/07/2017 - 22:40
Publication date: Available online 6 September 2017 Source: Author(s): Kaboré Saidou, Philippe Cecchi, Thomas Mosser, Toubiana Mylène, Traoré Oumar, Aboubakar S. Ouattara, Alfred S. Traoré, Nicolas Barro, Rita R. Colwell, Patrick Monfort Africa is currently an important region in which cholera epidemics occur. Little is known about the presence of Vibriocholerae in...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:33
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2017 Source: Author(s): Tantan Gao, Yan Li, Mingzheng Ding, Yunrong Chai, Qi Wang Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria effectively enhance plant growth and root colonization by the bacteria is a prerequisite during the process. Bacillus cereus 905, a rhizosphere bacterium originally isolated from wheat roots, colonizes the wheat rhizosphere...
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:24
Publication date: May 2017 Source:, Volume 168, Issue 4 Author(s): Emilie Verplaetse, Leyla Slamti, Michel Gohar, Didier Lereclus The spore-forming bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis is an efficient biofilm producer, responsible for persistent contamination of industrial food processing systems. B. thuringiensis biofilms are highly heterogeneous bacterial structures in which three...
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:24
Publication date: May 2017 Source:, Volume 168, Issue 4 Author(s): Gaelle André, Elise Haudecoeur, Emmanuelle Courtois, Marc Monot, Bruno Dupuy, Dmitry A. Rodionov, Isabelle Martin-Verstraete Cpe1786 of Clostridium perfringens is an Rrf2-type regulator containing the three-cysteine residues coordinating a Fe–S in IscR, the repressor controlling Fe–S homeostasis in enterobacteria...
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 07:39
Publication date: Available online 30 March 2017 Source: Author(s): Alexandre Ceugniez, Françoise Coucheney, Philippe Jacques, Georges Daube, Véronique Delcenserie, Djamel Drider Kluyveromyces marxianus S-2-05 and Kluyveromyces lactis S-3-05 were recently isolated from a traditional French cheese, Tomme d'Orchies, and characterized here for their advantages using a different...
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:31
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2017 Source: Author(s): Gil Rogiers, Biniam T. Kebede, Ann Van Loey, Chris W. Michiels Trans-cinnamaldehyde, the major compound of cinnamon essential oil, is a potentially interesting natural antimicrobial food preservative. Although a number of studies have addressed its mode of action, the factors that determine bacterial sensitivity or...
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:31
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2017 Source: Author(s): Eva Maria Sternkopf Lillebæk, Stine Lambert Nielsen, Rikke Scheel Thomasen, Nils J. Færgeman, Birgitte H. Kallipolitis The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is the causative agent of the invasive disease listeriosis. Infection by L. monocytogenes involves bacterial crossing of the intestinal barrier and...
Thu, 12/29/2016 - 05:45
Publication date: Available online 28 December 2016 Source: Author(s): Jakkapan Sakpirom, Duangporn Kantachote, Tomorn Nunkaew, Eakalak Khan This study was aimed at selecting purple non-sulfur bacteria (PNSB) isolated from various paddy fields, including Cd- and Zn-contaminated paddy fields, based on their biofertilizer properties. Among 235 PNSB isolates, strain TN110 was most...
Mon, 11/21/2016 - 21:12
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2016 Source: Author(s): Junyan Liu, Rong Zhou, Lin Li, Brian M. Peters, Bing Li, Chii-wann Lin, Tsung-Liang Chuang, Dingqiang Chen, Xihong Zhao, Zhiyong Xiong, Zhenbo Xu, Mark E. Shirtliff As major food-borne pathogens worldwide, Escherichia coli are capable of toxin production directly causing severe human disease....
Wed, 10/26/2016 - 09:14
Publication date: Available online 12 July 2016 Source: Author(s): Jean Guard, Michael J. Rothrock, Devendra H. Shah, Deana R. Jones, Richard K. Gast, Roxana Sanchez-Ingunza, Melissa Madsen, John El-Attrache, Bwalya Lungu Phenotype microarrays were analyzed for 51 datasets derived from Salmonella enterica. The top 4 serotypes associated with poultry products and one...
Wed, 10/26/2016 - 09:14
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2016 Source: Author(s): Rafael Patiño-Navarrete, Vincent Sanchis Bacteria of the Bacillus cereus group are environmental Gram-positive spore-forming bacteria ubiquitously distributed. Despite the high degree of genetic similarity among the different strains, they show strong phenotypic variability, from mammal or entomopathogen strains to soil-...
Wed, 10/26/2016 - 09:14
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2016 Source: Author(s): Julio C. Ayala, Anisia J. Silva, Jorge A. Benitez Vibrio cholerae has become a model organism for studies connecting virulence, pathogen evolution and infectious disease ecology. The coordinate expression of motility, virulence and biofilm enhances its pathogenicity, environmental fitness and fecal-oral transmission....
Wed, 10/26/2016 - 09:14
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2016 Source: Author(s): Agapi I. Doulgeraki, Pierluigi Di Ciccio, Adriana Ianieri, George-John E. Nychas There is increasing concern about the public health impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Food and animal are vectors of transmission, but the contribution of a contaminated environment is not well characterized. With...