Research Publications from Peer-Reviewed Journals

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:25
Here, we report a draft genome sequence of Aeromonas veronii strain CTe-01 (4.5 Mb), a hemolytic, heavy metal-resistant bacterium isolated from a wastewater treatment plant located at Cachiche, Ica, Peru. These characteristics could be used for bioremediation of contaminated environments.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:25
Salmonella enterica is a major global foodborne pathogen that causes gastroenteritis and, in some cases, death. Salmonella serovar Anatum has been increasingly associated with foodborne salmonellosis outbreaks. In this report, we announce two complete genome sequences of Salmonella Anatum isolated from papaya fruit.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): ZAHRA H. MOHAMMAD, ELSA A. MURANO, ROSANA G. MOREIRA, ALEJANDRO CASTILLOAbstractSince two outbreaks of salmonellosis were linked to the consumption of almonds in 2001 and 2004, the study of pathogen inactivation kinetics in almonds has been encouraged, often by conducting inoculated challenge studies. The inoculation method could affect the results of such challenge studies, because of...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Victoria Stephen Kwol, Kayode Kolawole Eluwole, Turgay Avci, Taiwo Temitope LasisiAbstractBuilding on the knowledge, attitude and practice model, this study investigated the role of food handlers in adherence to hygienic-sanitary standards for food safety. Specifically, using data gathered from food handlers in restaurants, hotels, and hospitals in Nigeria, the study examined the...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Ganjar Alfian, Muhammad Syafrudin, Umar Farooq, Muhammad Rifqi Ma'arif, M. Alex Syaekhoni, Norma Latif Fitriyani, Jaeho Lee, Jongtae RheeAbstractRadio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has significantly improved in the past few years and is presently sought for implementation in the identification and traceability of perishable food in the food sector to safeguard food safety...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Benqin Yang, Xukun Li, Zhiqiang Lin, Die Hu, Yanmei Liu, Xuejun PanAbstractLaboratory investigations documented enzyme activity, heavy metals’ bioavailability and the bacterial community during co-bioevaporation treatment of food waste and landfill leachate. The activities of dehydrogenase, protease, urease and phosphatase were sensitive to the changes in operating temperature inherent...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Giorgia Pertile, Magdalena Frąc, Emilia Fornal, Karolina Oszust, Agata Gryta, Takaski YaguchiAbstractHeat Resistant Fungi (HRF) and toxigenic fungi are considered as a serious problem both in the agricultural field and for human health, due to ascospores and mycotoxins production, which can contaminate fruit and, as a consequence, adversely affect the agricultural food chain. One...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Qiang An, Shuman Deng, Jia Xu, Hongyan Nan, Zheng Li, Jia-Li SongAbstractThe interference of toxic heavy metals in the process of microbial aerobic denitrification is a hot issue in industry wastewater treatment in recent years. In this study, a multifunctional aerobic denitrifying bacterium - Pseudomonas aeruginosa G12 isolated from sewage sludge was used to explore the simultaneous...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Antonio De Agostini, Claudia Caltagirone, Alberto Caredda, Angela Cicatelli, Annalena Cogoni, Domenica Farci, Francesco Guarino, Alessandra Garau, Massimo Labra, Michele Lussu, Dario Piano, Cinzia Sanna, Nicola Tommasi, Andrea Vacca, Pierluigi CortisAbstractUnderstanding how environmental pollutants influence plant occurrence, growth, and development is key for effective management...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Mobarok Hossain, Pulak Kumar PatraAbstractTrace elements (TEs) concentration in groundwater is a key factor for health risk assessment (HRA). To achieve high level of accuracy in HRA, the present study performed Monte Carlo simulations, sensitivity analysis and uncertainty analysis to a total of 184 (N = 184) groundwater samples, collected during December 2016 from Birbhum district....
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Juncai Wang, Xunfeng Chen, Yaowei Chi, Shaohua Chu, Kashif Hayat, Yuee Zhi, Sikandar Hayat, Dimitar Terziev, Dan Zhang, Pei ZhouAbstractIn the current experiment, influence of NPK composition on the Cd contaminated soil-plant (Solanum nigrum L.) system as well as the phytoremediation efficiency were comprehensively studied. The composition of NPK was optimized for a sustainable...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:19
The quality of the forecasts, i.e., the accuracy in predicting the observed streamflow, affects the decisions that can be taken thus determining the success or failure of hydropower operations, i.e., the so‐called forecast value. Although pre‐processing techniques can be employed to improve forecast quality, the corresponding improvement in forecast value to hydropower is not straightforward to...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:18
Yogurt is a health food with notable market production and demand. Because of this, we conducted a study on prominent commercial brands of yogurts in Pakistan for microbial content and the probiotic potential of the contained lactic acid bacteria (LAB), in the context of their label claims. All contained viable LAB, but the numbers (cfu g−1) varied considerably. Three of the products made...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:18
High prevalence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to drugs of critically/highly importance of human and veterinary medicine was observed among the recovered Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., and Staphylococcus aureus, circulating over the different stages of poultry in India. Upward trend in AMR rates was observed in poultry‐retail shops than in poultry‐farms. Multi‐drug resistance was observed...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:18
Fruit beers are a special type of beers made with fruit addition in the production process. They are becoming popular especially in the field of craft breweries. Their production can be influenced by the seasonality of fruit harvest and by the risk of contamination due to the presence of microorganisms on the fruit skin. The purpose of the present study was to verify the use of sterile Ohmic‐...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:16
Consumers’ demand is increasing for safe foods without impairing the phytochemical and sensory quality. In turn, it has increased research interest in the exploration of innovative food processing technologies. Cold plasma technology is getting popularity now days owing to its high efficacy in decontamination of microbes in fruit and fruit based products. As a on‐thermal approach, plasma...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:16
BACKGROUND The consumption of pesticides‐contaminated sour cherry as fruit or juice has become a major health concern, and thus, intensified the search for alternative processing technologies such as pulsed electric fields (PEF), ozone (O), and ultrasonication (US). The novelties of this experimental study for sour cherry juice were four‐fold: (1) to quantify the removal efficiency of the new...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:15
Abstract Thuricin 4AJ1, produced by Bacillus thuringiensis strain 4AJ1, showed inhibition activity against Bacillus cereus 0938 and ATCC 10987. It began to appear in the stationary phase and reached its maximum activity level of 209.958 U at 18 h against B. cereus 0938 and 285.689 U at 24 h against B. cereus ATCC 10987. Tricine–SDS-PAGE results showed that the partly purified thuricin 4AJ1 was...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:15
In this study, a cobalt-based mesoporous carbon material (Co@C) was prepared by self-assembly method and impregnation method, and carboxyl functionalization was carried out to obtain COOH-Co@C. Then, the penicillinase (Pen X) was immobilized on the carrier material by covalent binding. The methylene blue was electropolymerized onto the glassy carbon electrode, and then the immobilized enzyme...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:15
ABSTRACT Microorganisms are intentionally added at different stages of the food and feed chain (food or feed additive, novel food or plant protection product) and are subjected to regulation and safety assessment by the European Food Safety Authority. Safety evaluation is based on application dossiers for market authorisation to the European Commission. The qualified presumption of safety (QPS)...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:15
ABSTRACT Genomes of 21 strains of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Slovakian traditional cheeses were sequenced on an Illumina MiSeq platform. Subsequently, they were analysed regarding taxonomic classification, presence of genes encoding defence systems, antibiotic resistance and production of biogenic amines. Thirteen strains were found to carry genes encoding at least one bacteriocin, 18...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:15
ABSTRACT This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and bacterial profile of Dhanaan (Ethiopian traditional fermented camel milk). The composition of the microbial community in Dhanaan samples was analysed by a metagenomic approach of 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. Metagenomic profiling identified 87 different bacterial microorganisms (OTUs) in six samples analysed. Although the Dhanaan...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:15
ABSTRACT In order to provide a harmonised preassessment to support risk assessment performed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the Biohazard Panel in 2007 published guidelines for evaluation of the safety of a strain included in the food chain, the Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS). Since 2008, the Biohazard Panel has published on a regular basis an update of the microbial...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:14
Fumonisins are toxic secondary metabolites produced mainly by Fusarium verticillioides and Fusarium proliferatum. Their toxicity was evaluated, and health-based guidance values established on the basis of both Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommendations. This study presents the results of fumonisin analyses in different maize...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:14
Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) therapy combined with rehabilitation on motor function in post-stroke patients. Methods: The following sources up to December 31, 2018, were searched from inception for articles in English: Pubmed, Scopus, CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO, and CENTRAL. Trials using injections of BoNT-A for upper and lower limb...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:14
The ecological conditions during the ripening of dry-cured ham favour the development of moulds on its surface, being frequently the presence of Penicillium nordicum, a producer of ochratoxin A (OTA). Biocontrol using moulds and yeasts usually found in dry-cured ham is a promising strategy to minimize this hazard. The aim of this work is to evaluate the effect of previously selected Debaryomyces...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:14
Honey is a complex sweet food stuff with well-established antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It has been used for millennia in a variety of applications, but the most noteworthy include the treatment of surface wounds, burns and inflammation. A variety of substances in honey have been suggested as the key component to its antimicrobial potential; polyphenolic compounds, hydrogen peroxide,...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:14
The aim of this study was to determine the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of 57 Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and 56 Porphyromonas gingivalis strains isolated from subgingival biofilm samples of periodontitis patients in Switzerland from 1980 to 2017. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of the most commonly used antibiotics in periodontal therapy (amoxicillin, metronidazole,...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:46
by Catalina Pardo-Roa, Geraldyne A. Salazar, Loreani Noguera, Francisco J. Salazar-Echegarai, Omar P. Vallejos, Isidora Suazo, Bárbara M. Schultz, Irenice Coronado-Arrazola, Alexis M. Kalergis, Susan M. Bueno Pathogenicity island excision is a phenomenon that occurs in several Salmonella enterica serovars and other members of the family Enterobacteriaceae. ROD21 is an excisable pathogenicity...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:46
by Julian E. Grass, Sunkyung Kim, Jennifer Y. Huang, Stephanie M. Morrison, Andre E. McCullough, Christy Bennett, Cindy R. Friedman, Anna Bowen Gastrointestinal illnesses are the most frequently diagnosed conditions among returning U.S. travelers. Although most episodes of travelers’ diarrhea do not require antibiotic therapy, fluoroquinolones (a type of quinolone antibiotic) are recommended for...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:43
Author(s): Elvira Frías, Yenea Iglesias, Avelino Alvarez-Ordóñez, Miguel Prieto, Montserrat González-Raurich, Mercedes LópezAbstractThe efficacy of Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma (CAPP) for the inactivation of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on tofu was evaluated. The potential of using Plasma...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:42
Author(s): Haijing Hu, Kun Jia, Huhu Wang, Xinglian Xu, Guanghong Zhou, Shuwen HeAbstractSalmonella is the leading cause of infectious disease outbreaks associated with meat products, residual meat particles on food-contact surfaces can influence the biofilm formation of microorganisms. The transcriptional landscape and expression of novel small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) were investigated during...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:42
Author(s): Nermin Sajic, Michalina Oplatowska-Stachowiak, Lucia Streppel, Jan Wouter Drijfhout, Martin Salden, Frits KoningAbstractAn inter-laboratory study with 15 participating laboratories was performed to determine the performance characteristics of a rapid and simple competitive DQ2.5-glia-α3 Gliadin ELISA for the detection of gluten in food. The ELISA test kit used in this study was...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:41
Author(s): Angela Assurian, Helen Murphy, Laura Ewing, Hediye Nese Cinar, Alexandre da Silva, Sonia AlmeriaAbstractOutbreaks and sporadic cases of Cyclospora cayetanensis have been linked to consumption of berries. The efficacy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) method for detection of C. cayetanensis was evaluated in fresh berries (blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and mixed...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:41
Author(s): Yan Qi, Yingshu He, Larry R. Beuchat, Wei Zhang, Xiangyu DengAbstractThe common use of gloves in retail practices represents a potential route for cross contamination of foodborne pathogens in fresh-cut produce. Using fresh-cut cantaloupe as a food model, we investigated factors that may influence glove-mediated cross contamination by Listeria monocytogenes and developed mathematical...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:40
Author(s): Hang Yin, Zhijie Li, Jikai Zhang, Jiapei Huang, Hongtao Kang, Jin Tian, Liandong QuAbstractSince 2011, to control the spread of pseudorabies (PR), US7/US8/UL23-deleted recombinant PRV (rPRV) vaccines based on current variants have been developed. The vaccines can provide effective immune protection to pigs, but fur-bearing animals, such as dogs, foxes, and minks, are increasingly...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:40
Author(s): Kaiqiang Wang, Da-Wen Sun, Hongbin Pu, Qingyi WeiAbstractThe design of a novel and reliable plasmonic platform for detecting multiple chemical contaminants in the complex matrix is an exciting topic in the food industry. Herein, a high-performance surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) two-dimensional (2D) nanodot array was designed through liquid-liquid interfacial self-assembly of...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Ingridd Ayslane Torres de Araújo Ribeiro, Rosimere da Silva, Alexandre Gomes da Silva, Paulo Milet-Pinheiro, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva, Daniela Maria do Amaral Ferraz Navarro, Márcia Vanusa da Silva, Thiago Henrique Napoleão, Maria Tereza dos Santos CorreiaAbstractThe control of insect pests (such as Sitophilus zeamais) depends mostly on the utilization of synthetic pesticides....
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Xiaolin Kuang, Jihai Shao, Liang Peng, Huijuan Song, Xiangdong Wei, Si Luo, Ji-dong GuAbstractBiological soil crusts (BSCs), which are ubiquitous in paddy fields, are known to remove pollutants from paddy fields systems. The Nano-TiO2 enhanced the removal of Cd(II) by BSCS under acidic irrigation water was found, and its mechanism was investigated. After the addition of nano-TiO2, the...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:38
Author(s): Youngkee Jung, Yoojung Heo, Jaejoong Lee, Amanda Deering, Euiwon BaeAbstractWe report an application for the smartphone as an accurate and unbiased reading platform of a lateral flow immunoassays for food safety application. In particular, this report focuses on detection of food-borne bacteria in samples extracted from food matrices such as ground beef and spinach. The lateral flow...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:38
Author(s): Yiyi Liu, Yu Yuan, Yang Xiao, Yizhun Li, Yanqiu Yu, Tingting Mo, Haijing Jiang, Xiulou Li, Handong Yang, Chengwei Xu, Meian He, Huan Guo, An Pan, Tangchun WuAbstractMetals are widespread pollutants in the environment which have been reported to be associated with kidney dysfunction in many existing epidemiological studies. However, most of the studies are cross-sectional design and...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:37
Author(s): Hasan Deniz AKBORA, İmge KUNTER, Tuğba ERÇETİN, Ali Murat ELAGÖZ, Burak Ali ÇİÇEKAbstractLagocephalus sceleratus from the family Tetraodontidae, which is originated from the Red Sea, started to migrate to Mediterranean waters after the opening of the Suez Channel in 1869. Since they do not have any predators in the Mediterranean Sea, their population increased in number very fast....
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:37
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Author(s): Jin-Young Han, Won-Jae Song, Joo Hyun Kang, Sea C. Min, Sangheum Eom, Eun Jeong Hong, Seungmin Ryu, Seongbong Kim, Sangwoo Cho, Dong-Hyun KangAbstractWe evaluated the effect of plasma-activated water (PAW) on the populations of foodborne pathogens and food-spoilage microorganisms on Korean rice cake. PAW was produced by treating distilled water with two atmospheric dielectric-barrier...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:37
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Author(s): Mengna Zhang, Linqiu Li, Gongshuai Song, Honghai Wang, Haixing Wang, Qing ShenAbstractTuna oil (TO) is susceptible to oxidation thus induce unpleasant flavor during storage. Herein, a novel and efficient laser irradiation desorption headspace solid-phase microextraction coupling gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method was developed for fast analysis of flavor change in TO at...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:34
Background Human leptospirosis mainly affects people in close occupational contact with domestic livestock and their products in New Zealand. The disease has an unquantified impact on both human health and animal production in the country. This study aimed to estimate the burden of leptospirosis in terms of disability‐adjusted life years (DALYs) and cost associated with loss due to absence from...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:31
Heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs) as probable carcinogenic substances are mainly generated in meat products during thermal processing. Numerous studies have contributed to the analysis, formation, and mitigation of HAAs during food processing. However, few articles have comprehensively reviewed food safety aspects from both food processing and dietary intake regarding the formation, mitigation...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:27
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are persistent organic compounds of major concern that accumulate in the environment, especially soils, and require remediation. Researches to develop bioremediation and phytoremediation (alternative eco-friendly technologies) are being conducted. First, a bioaccessibility measurement protocol was adapted to a brownfield soil using Tenax® beads in order to...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:27
Abstract Aims As a vital polysaccharide related to mechanisms of plant resistance to trace metal in the root cell wall, the role of hemicellulose in cadmium (Cd) accumulation in hyperaccumulators is still unknown. We investigated hemicellulose modification in response to Cd in two populations of Sedum alfredii. Methods Nonhyperaccumulating population (NHP) and hyperaccumulating population (HP...

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