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Frontiers in Microbiology
A Systematic Approach to Identify and Characterize the Effectiveness and Safety of Novel Probiotic Strains to Control Foodborne Pathogens
A total of forty-four lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains originally isolated from cattle feces and different food sources were screened for their potential probiotic features. The antimicrobial activity of all isolates was tested by well-diffusion assay and competitive exclusion on broth against Salmonella Montevideo, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes strain N1-002. Thirty-eight...
Bacterial pathogens maintain disulfide bonds for protein stability and functions that are required for pathogenesis. Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a Gram-negative pathogen that causes food-borne gastroenteritis and is also an important opportunistic pathogen of aquatic animals. Two genes encoding the disulfide bond formation protein A, DsbA, are predicted to be encoded in the V. parahaemolyticus...
The aim of this study is to investigate the antimicrobial synergistic effect against Campylobacter jejuni, a leading foodborne pathogen that causes human gastroenteritis, by cinnamon oil, encapsulated curcumin, and zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs). We compared three approaches to study the antimicrobial interactions, including the time-killing method, the fractional inhibitory concentration...
Comparative Analysis of Tools and Approaches for Source Tracking Listeria monocytogenes in a Food Facility Using Whole-Genome Sequence Data
As WGS is increasingly used by food industry to characterize pathogen isolates, users are challenged by the variety of analysis approaches available, ranging from methods that require extensive bioinformatics expertise to commercial software packages. This study aimed to assess the impact of analysis pipelines (i.e., different hqSNP pipelines, a cg/wgMLST pipeline) and the reference genome...
Global Proteomic Analysis of the Resuscitation State of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Compared With the Normal and Viable but Non-culturable State
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a common pathogen which has become a major concern of seafood products. The bacteria in the viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state are unable to form colonies on growth media, but under appropriate conditions they can regain culturability. In this study, V. parahaemolyticus was induced into VBNC state at low temperature and oligotrophic condition, and was resuscitated to...
The Safety, Technological, Nutritional, and Sensory Challenges Associated With Lacto-Fermentation of Meat and Meat Products by Using Pure Lactic Acid Bacteria Strains and Plant-Lactic Acid Bacteria Bioproducts
Listeria monocytogenes is an important foodborne pathogen with a significant impact on public health worldwide. A great number ofMany outbreaks caused by L. monocytogenes hasve been reported, especially in the United States and European countries. However, listeriosis has isuncommonnot yet been included ina notifiable disease in China, and thus information on this infection has been scarce among...
Antibiotic Resistance in Salmonella Typhimurium Isolates Recovered From the Food Chain Through National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System Between 1996 and 2016
Salmonella is a major foodborne pathogen which causes widespread contamination and infection worldwide. Salmonella Typhimurium is one of the leading serovars responsible for human and animal salmonellosis, globally. The increasing rate of antibiotic resistance in Salmonella Typhimurium poses a significant global concern, and an improved understanding of the distribution of antibiotic resistance...
Isolation, Potential Virulence, and Population Diversity of Listeria monocytogenes From Meat and Meat Products in China
Listeria monocytogenes is a globally notoriousfoodborne pathogen. This study aimed to qualitatively and quantitatively detect L. monocytogenes from meat and meat products in China and to establish their virulence profiles and population diversity. From 1212 meat and meat product samples, 362 (29.9%) were positive for L. monocytogenes. Serogroup analysis showed that the most prevalent serogroup of...
Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG Induces Alterations in Ileal Microbiota With Associated CD3-CD19-T-bet+IFNγ+/- Cell Subset Homeostasis in Pigs Challenged With Salmonella enterica Serovar 4,,12:i:-
Salmonella enterica serovar 4,,12:i:- (S. 4,,12:i:-) is an emerging foodborne pathogen causing salmonellosis in humans and animals. Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) is an effective strategy for controlling enteric infections through maintaining gut microbiota homeostasis and regulating the intestinal innate immune response. Here, LGG was orally administrated to newly weaned...
Random Mutagenesis Applied to Reveal Factors Involved in Oxidative Tolerance and Biofilm Formation in Foodborne Cronobacter malonaticus
Random Mutagenesis Applied to Reveal Factors Involved in Oxidative Tolerance and Biofilm Formation in Foodborne Cronobacter malonaticus Maofeng Zhang1,2†, Xiyan Zhang1†, Liaowang Tong1†, Dexin Ou1, Yaping Wang1, Jumei Zhang2, Qingping Wu2* and Yingwang Ye1,2* 1School of Food Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China 2State Key Laboratory...
Surveillance and Genomics of Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 From Fish, Phytoplankton and Water in Lake Victoria, Tanzania
Surveillance and Genomics of Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 From Fish, Phytoplankton and Water in Lake Victoria, Tanzania Yaovi M. Gildas Hounmanou1*, Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon2, Rene S. Hendriksen2, Tamegnon V. Dougnon3, Robinson H. Mdegela4, John E. Olsen1 and Anders Dalsgaard1 1Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen...
Role of Starter Cultures on the Safety of Fermented Meat Products Marta Laranjo1*, Maria Eduarda Potes1,2 and Miguel Elias1,3 1ICAAM-Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais Mediterrânicas, Universidade de Évora, Pólo da Mitra, Évora, Portugal 2Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Évora, P...
Impact of ROS-Induced Damage of TCA Cycle Enzymes on Metabolism and Virulence of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium
Impact of ROS-Induced Damage of TCA Cycle Enzymes on Metabolism and Virulence of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium Janina Noster1†, Marcus Persicke2, Tzu-Chiao Chao3, Lena Krone1, Bianca Heppner1, Michael Hensel1* and Nicole Hansmeier1,3,4* 1Abteilung Mikrobiologie, Universität Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany 2Microbial Genomics and Biotechnology, Center for...
Antimicrobial Resistance, Virulence Determinants, and Biofilm Formation of Enterococcus Species From Ready-to-Eat Seafood
Antimicrobial Resistance, Virulence Determinants, and Biofilm Formation of Enterococcus Species From Ready-to-Eat Seafood Etinosa O. Igbinosa1,2* and Abeni Beshiru1 1Applied Microbial Processes and Environmental Health Research Group, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria 2Sustainable Development Office, University of Benin, Benin...
Salmonella enterica Growth Conditions Influence Lettuce Leaf Internalization Yulia Kroupitski1, Rachel Gollop1, Eduard Belausov2, Riky Pinto1 and Shlomo Sela (Saldinger)1* 1Microbial Food-Safety Research Unit, Department of Food Science, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel 2Confocal Microscopy Unit, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural...
Structural and Proteomic Changes in Viable but Non-culturable Vibrio cholerae Susanne Brenzinger1*, Lizah T. van der Aart1, Gilles P. van Wezel1, Jean-Marie Lacroix2, Timo Glatter3 and Ariane Briegel1* 1Department of Microbial Biotechnology & Health, Institute of Biology Leiden, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands 2Unité de Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionnelle, UMR...
Large-Scale Genomic Analyses and Toxinotyping of Clostridium perfringens Implicated in Foodborne Outbreaks in France
Large-Scale Genomic Analyses and Toxinotyping of Clostridium perfringens Implicated in Foodborne Outbreaks in France Abakabir Mahamat Abdelrahim, Nicolas Radomski, Sabine Delannoy, Sofia Djellal, Marylène Le Négrate, Katia Hadjab, Patrick Fach, Jacques-Antoine Hennekinne, Michel-Yves Mistou and Olivier Firmesse* Université PARIS-EST, Agence Nationale de Sécurité...
Environmental and Clinical Strains of Vibrio cholerae Non-O1, Non-O139 From Germany Possess Similar Virulence Gene Profiles
Environmental and Clinical Strains of Vibrio cholerae Non-O1, Non-O139 From Germany Possess Similar Virulence Gene Profiles Keike Schwartz, Jens Andre Hammerl, Cornelia Göllner and Eckhard Strauch* Department Biological Safety, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany Vibrio cholerae is a natural inhabitant of aquatic ecosystems globally. Strains of the...
Antimicrobial Resistance Diversity Suggestive of Distinct Salmonella Typhimurium Sources or Selective Pressures in Food-Production Animals
Antimicrobial Resistance Diversity Suggestive of Distinct Salmonella Typhimurium Sources or Selective Pressures in Food-Production Animals Kate C. Mellor1,2*, Liljana Petrovska3, Nicholas R. Thomson2,4, Kate Harris3, Stuart W. J. Reid1 and Alison E. Mather5*† 1Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, United Kingdom 2London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United...
Campylobacter jejuni Demonstrates Conserved Proteomic and Transcriptomic Responses When Co-cultured With Human INT 407 and Caco-2 Epithelial Cells
Campylobacter jejuni Demonstrates Conserved Proteomic and Transcriptomic Responses When Co-cultured With Human INT 407 and Caco-2 Epithelial Cells Nicholas M. Negretti1, Geremy Clair2, Prabhat K. Talukdar1, Christopher R. Gourley1, Steven Huynh3, Joshua N. Adkins2, Craig T. Parker3, Colby M. Corneau1 and Michael E. Konkel1* 1School of Molecular Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine...
Identification of a nth-Like Gene Encoding an Endonuclease III in Campylobacter jejuni Lei Dai1, Jing Xia1,2, Orhan Sahin3 and Qijing Zhang1* 1Departments of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States 2National Risk Assessment Laboratory for Antimicrobial Resistance of Animal Original Bacteria, College...
O-Antigen Gene Clusters of Plesiomonas shigelloides Serogroups and Its Application in Development of a Molecular Serotyping Scheme
O-Antigen Gene Clusters of Plesiomonas shigelloides Serogroups and Its Application in Development of a Molecular Serotyping Scheme Daoyi Xi1,2,3,4†, Xiaochen Wang1,2,3,4†, Kexin Ning1,2,3,4, Qian Liu1,2,3,4, Fuyi Jing1,2,3,4, Xi Guo1,2,3,4 and Boyang Cao1,2,3,4* 1Key Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and Technology of the Ministry of Education, TEDA College, Nankai...
A Comparative Analysis of the Metabolomic Response of Electron Beam Inactivated E. coli O26:H11 and Salmonella Typhimurium ATCC 13311
A Comparative Analysis of the Metabolomic Response of Electron Beam Inactivated E. coli O26:H11 and Salmonella Typhimurium ATCC 13311 Sohini S. Bhatia and Suresh D. Pillai* National Center for Electron Beam Research, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Collaborating Centre for Electron Beam Technology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States Ionizing...
Gamma Irradiation Influences the Survival and Regrowth of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Antibiotic-Resistance Genes on Romaine Lettuce
Gamma Irradiation Influences the Survival and Regrowth of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Antibiotic-Resistance Genes on Romaine Lettuce Vaishali Dharmarha1, Giselle Guron2, Renee R. Boyer1, Brendan A. Niemira3, Amy Pruden2, Laura K. Strawn1 and Monica A. Ponder1* 1Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, United States 2Department of Civil and...
Molecular and Physiological Characterization of Fluoroquinolone-Highly Resistant Salmonella Enteritidis Strains
Molecular and Physiological Characterization of Fluoroquinolone-Highly Resistant Salmonella Enteritidis Strains Sinisa Vidovic*, Ran An and Aaron Rendahl Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, United States Four clinical isolates of Salmonella Enteritidis, susceptible to ciprofloxacin, and their spontaneous ciprofloxacin resistant (...
A Rapid Method for Detection of Salmonella in Milk Based on Extraction of mRNA Using Magnetic Capture Probes and RT-qPCR
Yalong Bai, Yan Cui, Yujuan Suo, Chunlei Shi, Dapeng Wang, Xianming Shi
The Combined Effect of Cold and Copper Stresses on the Proliferation and Transcriptional Response of Listeria monocytogenes
Ana María Quesille-Villalobos, Angel Parra, Felipe Maza, Paola Navarrete, Mauricio González, Mauricio Latorre, Magaly Toro, Angélica Reyes-Jara
Multi-Laboratory Validation of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Method for Screening Salmonella in Animal Food
Beilei Ge, Kelly J. Domesle, Qianru Yang, Thomas S. Hammack, Shizhen S. Wang, Xiaohong Deng, Lijun Hu, Guodong Zhang, Yuan Hu, Xiaokuang Lai, Kyson X. Chou, Jan Ryan Dollete, Kirsten A. Hirneisen, Sammie P. La, Richelle S. Richter, Diyo R. Rai, Azadeh A. Yousefvand, Paul K. Park, Cindy H. Wu, Tameji Eames, David Kiang, Ju Sheng, Dancia Wu, Lori Hahn, Lisa Ledger, Cynthia Logie, Qiu You, Durda...
Volatile Molecule Profiles and Anti-Listeria monocytogenes Activity of Nisin Producers Lactococcus lactis Strains in Vegetable Drinks
Lorenzo Siroli, Lucia Camprini, Maria Barbara Pisano, Francesca Patrignani, Rosalba Lanciotti
Edible Coatings Fortified With Carvacrol Reduce Campylobacter jejuni on Chicken Wingettes and Modulate Expression of Select Virulence Genes
Sandip Shrestha, Basanta R. Wagle, Abhinav Upadhyay, Komala Arsi, Indu Upadhyaya, Dan J. Donoghue, Annie M. Donoghue
Genetic Relationship, Virulence Factors, Drug Resistance Profile and Biofilm Formation Ability of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Isolated From Mussel
Md. Ashrafudoulla, Md. Furkanur Rahaman Mizan, Heedae Park, Kye-Hwan Byun, Nari Lee, Si Hong Park, Sang-Do Ha
Xin-xin Liu, Xin Hu, Yue Cao, Wen-jing Pang, Jin-yu Huang, Peng Guo, Lei Huang
Musca domestica Cecropin (Mdc) Alleviates Salmonella typhimurium-Induced Colonic Mucosal Barrier Impairment: Associating With Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress Response, Tight Junction as Well as Intestinal Flora
Lun Zhang, Shuiqing Gui, Zhaobo Liang, Along Liu, Zhaoxia Chen, Yanan Tang, Mingzhu Xiao, Fujiang Chu, Wenbin Liu, Xiaobao Jin, Jiayong Zhu, Xuemei Lu
Phage Biocontrol of Campylobacter jejuni in Chickens Does Not Produce Collateral Effects on the Gut Microbiota
Philip J. Richards, Phillippa L. Connerton, Ian F. Connerton
Occurrence and Characterization of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Processed Raw Foods and Ready-to-Eat Foods in an Urban Setting of a Developing Country
Mohammad Aminul Islam, Sahana Parveen, Mahdia Rahman, Mohsina Huq, Ashikun Nabi, Zahed Uddin Mahmood Khan, Niyaz Ahmed, Jaap A. Wagenaar
The Influence of Heat-Killed Enterococcus faecium BGPAS1-3 on the Tight Junction Protein Expression and Immune Function in Differentiated Caco-2 Cells Infected With Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 19111
Nikola Popović, Jelena Djokić, Emilija Brdarić, Miroslav Dinić, Amarela Terzić-Vidojević, Nataša Golić, Katarina Veljović
Prevalence, Antibiotic Susceptibility, and Molecular Characterization of Cronobacter spp. Isolated From Edible Mushrooms in China
Chengsi Li, Haiyan Zeng, Jumei Zhang, Wenjing He, Na Ling, Moutong Chen, Shi Wu, Tao Lei, Haoming Wu, Yingwang Ye, Yu Ding, Juan Wang, Xianhu Wei, Youxiong Zhang, Qingping Wu
Salmonella and Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli Serogroups O45, O121, O145 in Wheat Flour: Effects of Long-Term Storage and Thermal Treatments
Fereidoun Forghani, Meghan den Bakker, Jye-Yin Liao, Alison S. Payton, Alexandra N. Futral, Francisco Diez-Gonzalez
Nanocomposite of Ag-Doped ZnO and AgO Nanocrystals as a Preventive Measure to Control Biofilm Formation in Eggshell and Salmonella spp. Entry Into Eggs
Belchiolina Beatriz Fonseca, Paula Luiza Alves Pereira Andrada Silva, Anielle Christine Almeida Silva, Noelio Oliveira Dantas, Aline Teodoro de Paula, Otavio Cintra Lemos Olivieri, Marcelo Emilio Beletti, Daise Aparecida Rossi, Luiz Ricardo Goulart
Prevalence and Characterization of Food-Related Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in China
Shi Wu, Jiahui Huang, Feng Zhang, Qingping Wu, Jumei Zhang, Rui Pang, Haiyan Zeng, Xiaojuan Yang, Moutong Chen, Juan Wang, Jingsha Dai, Liang Xue, Tao Lei, Xianhu Wei
Survival and Environmental Stress Resistance of Cronobacter sakazakii Exposed to Vacuum or Air Packaging and Stored at Different Temperatures
Yichen Bai, Haibo Yu, Du Guo, Shengyi Fei, Chao Shi
Transcriptomic Analysis of the Brucella melitensis Rev.1 Vaccine Strain in an Acidic Environment: Insights Into Virulence Attenuation
Mali Salmon-Divon, Tamar Zahavi, David Kornspan
Characterization of Emetic and Diarrheal Bacillus cereus Strains From a 2016 Foodborne Outbreak Using Whole-Genome Sequencing: Addressing the Microbiological, Epidemiological, and Bioinformatic Challenges
Laura M. Carroll, Martin Wiedmann, Manjari Mukherjee, David C. Nicholas, Lisa A. Mingle, Nellie B. Dumas, Jocelyn A. Cole, Jasna Kovac
Comparative Genomic Analysis Reveals the Potential Risk of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Isolated From Ready-To-Eat Foods in China
Rui Pang, Tengfei Xie, Qingping Wu, Yanping Li, Tao Lei, Jumei Zhang, Yu Ding, Juan Wang, Liang Xue, Moutong Chen, Xianhu Wei, Youxiong Zhang, Shuhong Zhang, Xiaojuan Yang
Tengfei Xie, Rui Pang, Qingping Wu, Juemei Zhang, Tao Lei, Yanping Li, Juan Wang, Yu Ding, Moutong Chen, Jianlin Bai
Priyanka Ghosh, Ritam Sinha, Prosenjit Samanta, Dhira Rani Saha, Hemanta Koley, Shanta Dutta, Keinosuke Okamoto, Amit Ghosh, T. Ramamurthy, Asish K. Mukhopadhyay
A Periplasmic Antimicrobial Peptide-Binding Protein Is Required for Stress Survival in Vibrio cholerae
Jessica Saul-McBeth, Jyl S. Matson
Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Yen Hai Doan, Hirokazu Kimura, Hiroto Shinomiya, Komei Shirabe, Kazuhiko Katayama
Identification of in vivo Essential Genes of Vibrio vulnificus for Establishment of Wound Infection by Signature-Tagged Mutagenesis
Kohei Yamazaki, Takashige Kashimoto, Mio Morita, Takehiro Kado, Kaho Matsuda, Moeko Yamasaki, Shunji Ueno