Research Publications from Peer-Reviewed Journals

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, 04/05/2021 - 00:00
The prevalence of multidrug resistant, extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae is increasing worldwide. The present study aimed to provide an overview of the multidrug resistance phenotype and genotype of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) isolates of livestock and wild bird origin in Greece. Nineteen phenotypically confirmed ESBL-producing E. coli strains...
Sun, 04/04/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): María Izco, Ariane Vettorazzi, Raquel Forcen, Javier Blesa, Maria de Toro, Natalia Alvarez-Herrera, J Mark Cooper, Elena Gonzalez-Peñas, Adela Lopez de Cerain, Lydia Alvarez-Erviti Some epidemiological studies with different levels of evidence have pointed to a higher risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD) after exposure to environmental toxicants. A practically unexplored potential...
Sun, 04/04/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Firouzeh Hassani Moghadam, Mohammad A. Taher, Hassan Karimi-Maleh A sensitive and fast approach has been introduced for the voltammetric sensing of bisphenol A based on modification of a paste electrode with Pt-SWCNTs and 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium n-butylsulfate as a highly conductive binder. The new sensor was used to determine the concentration of bisphenol A in food products in I-...
Sun, 04/04/2021 - 06:04
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Author(s): Xinrui Lv, Xiaokui Gu, Li Wang, Xiaoxin He, Chunai He, Jingfeng Zhang, Lichao Zhao Cronobacter sakazakii (C. sakazakii) in viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state might evade traditional culture detection, and pose a serious threat to food safety. The objective of this study was to establish an improved propidium monoazide (PMAxx), combined with a single intact cell droplet digital PCR (...
Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:01
We aimed to compare the percentage of explained variance given by the relationship of species and functional groups of metazoan parasites of the dusky flounder Syacium papillosum and environmental variables from water and sediments in the Yucatan shelf (YS). Parasite data were obtained from 127 S. papillosum specimens collected from 17 of 67 stations. At each station, 46 environmental variables...
Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:01
Tobacco readily accumulates cadmium (Cd), an unnecessary and poisonous element. A total of 107 soil and tobacco leaf samples were collected from South China, to clarify the quantitative relationship between soil properties and Cd content in tobacco leaves. The results showed that 86.9% of the total sampling points had soil cadmium in excess of standard value, and the ratio of active Cd content to...
Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:01
One hundred and twenty samples of breast milk were collected from five northern governorates and districts in Jordan in 2019 and 2020 to monitor results for organochlorine pesticides as organic contaminants. The results showed that 36 samples (30%) of total 120 analyzed samples were contaminated as follows: 16 samples (13.3%) were contaminated with dieldrin, 4 samples (3.3%) with p,p′-DDE, 4...
Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:01
Abstract To deal with the problems of increasing the heavy metal (HM) bioavailability and declining the soil biological properties resulting from a direct application of solid digestate (SD). A low-temperature fruit biochar and pig-SD (BSD-0, BSD-1, BSD-2, BSD-4, BSD-8) co-application experiment was performed to evaluate enzyme activities and HM bioavailability in Cd-polluted greenhouse soil. The...
Sun, 04/04/2021 - 00:00
The genome characterization of the Lactiplantibacillus plantarum strain UTNGt2, isolated from wild copoazu or white cacao (Theobroma grandiflorum), is described. A total of 31 contigs is assembled with a total length of 3,264,448 bases, with all contigs matching the core genome of different groups in the database. The genome size is 3,540,752 bases with GC content of 44.53% and the genome repeat...
Sun, 04/04/2021 - 00:00
The emergence of bacterial resistance to traditional small-molecule antibiotics is fueling the search for innovative strategies to treat infections. Inhibiting the expression of essential bacterial genes using antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs), particularly composed of nucleic acid mimics (NAMs), has emerged as a promising strategy. However, their efficiency depends on their association with...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 22:06
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, EarlyView. Consumers’ preference to have a healthy eating pattern has led to an increasing demand for more nutrient‐dense and healthier plant‐based foods. Pulse proteins are exceptional quality ingredients with potential nutritional benefits, and might act as health‐promoting agents for addressing the new‐generation foods. However, the...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 22:06
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, EarlyView. Pulse crops have received growing attention from the agri‐food sector because they can provide advantageous health benefits and offer a promising source of starch and protein. Pea, lentil, and faba bean are the three leading pulse crops utilized for extracting protein concentrate/isolate in food industry, which simultaneously...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 22:05
Letters in Applied Microbiology, Accepted Article. Jogaejeot, seasoned Venerupis philippinarum, is a traditional Korean fermented food, and hepatitis A virus (HAV) can be transmitted through contaminated food, especially bivalve shellfish, causing acute gastroenteritis worldwide. Here, we carried out a phylogenetic analysis to identify and characterize HAV strains in jogaejeot samples associated...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 22:04
Journal of Applied Microbiology, Accepted Article. Aim The aim of this study was to develop a saltatory rolling circle amplification (SRCA) assay for rapid, simple and visual detection of Salmonella in meat. Methods and Results SRCA assay was established using simple PCR primers targeting the invA gene of Salmonella enterica. The specificity of the SRCA assay was determined by using 28...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 22:04
International Journal of Food Science & Technology, Accepted Article. Millets of different types like Barnyard (Echinochloa utilis), Finger (Eleusine coracana), Foxtail (Setaria italic), Kodo (Paspalum setaceum) Little (Panicum sumatrense), Pearl (Pennisetum glaucum), Proso millets (Penicum miliaceum) are staple foods for Indian and African diets. The germination, fungal and microbial...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 14:02
Salmonella has been implicated in multiple foodborne outbreaks and recalls associated with low water activity foods (LawF). To verify the effectiveness of a process against Salmonella in LawF, validation using a nonpathogenic surrogate strain is essential. Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 strain has been used as a potential surrogate of Salmonella in different processing of LawF. However, the...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 06:12
Author(s): Cong Shen, Furong Ma, Suiyan Deng, Lan-Lan Zhong, Mohamed Abd El-Gawad El-Sayed Ahmed, Guili Zhang, Bin Yan, Min Dai, Fan Yang, Yong Xia, Guo-Bao Tian Background Previous studies reported the prevalence of mcr-1 among clinical infected Salmonella isolates in China. However, the transmission dynamics of mcr-1 in different ecological niches were not well investigated. Our objective is...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 06:11
Author(s): Vahideh Mahdavi, Arnavaz Keikavousi Behbahan, Gholamreza Golmohammadi, Behrouz Tajdar, Zahra Eslami, Amin Mousavi Khaneghah Saffron is a strategic agricultural product having extensive flavoring applications in Asia. Although utilization of pesticides for its cultivation is limited, there is a possible risk of contamination in this prominent spice. Herein, 88 pesticides were analyzed...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 06:10
Author(s): Lin Li, Rui Li, Caili Qi, Haixia Gao, Qiling Wei, Lei Tan, Feifei Sun The increase incidence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) Salmonella has become a major global health concern. Polymyxin, an ancient polypeptide antibiotic, has been given renewed attention over recent years, resulting in resistance of Gram-negative bacteria to polymyxin, but its resistance mechanism is not completely...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 02:01
Food allergy has become one of the food safety issues in the world. As a common source of food allergy, soybean poses a dietary risk to allergic individuals due to the presence of β-conglycinin, a main allergenic protein in soybean. Therefore, an efficient and sensitive detection method using highly specific antibody materials is necessary for the detection of allergens. In this study, we have...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 02:01
With the drying process, the water activity and moisture content of the foods are reduced, so the growth of microorganisms in the foods is largely prevented/postponed. But low-aw foods should not be considered sterile they can be contaminated by fungi and other contaminants during the drying process under unhygienic conditions. If drying is not done to a sufficient degree of moisture during food...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 02:01
A bacterial strain ODT-83 is isolated from oysters, which is capable of adsorbing norovirus (NoV) via histo-blood group antigen-like (HBGA-like) substances. To better understand its genetic background associated with the production of HBGA-like substances, the genome of the ODT-83 was completely sequenced and analyzed. The ODT-83 only contains one circular chromosome, with a length of 5,384,159 ...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 02:01
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous pollutants having health hazards. PAH-utilizing bacterial strains were isolated from petroleum-contaminated soil from siding area, Bijwasan supply location of BPCL, Delhi, India. Bacterial strains with different morphology were isolated and acclimatized to a mixture of low molecular weight PAH compounds in the concentration range of 50–10,000...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 02:01
Environmental health is a critical concern, continuously contaminated by physical and biological components (viz., anthropogenic activity), which adversely affect on biodiversity, ecosystems and human health. Nonetheless, environmental pollution has great impact on microbial communities, especially bacteria, which try to evolve in changing environment. For instance, during the course of...
Sat, 04/03/2021 - 02:01
In this study, eighteen 3.30-m-long sediment profiles were sampled in Maozhou River. In order to investigate the sediment pollution status and potential sources of heavy metals, we performed heavy metal contents, grain size, organic matter concentration, moisture concentration and total phosphorus analysis, and assessed the ecological risk of heavy metal pollution in the study area using...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Marco Cossu, Luigi Ledda, Andrea Cossu The food and drink manufacturing industry is constantly seeking for alternative sanitation and disinfection systems that may achieve the same antimicrobial efficiency of conventional chemical sanitisers and at the same time be convenient in terms of energy and water savings. A candidate technology for this purpose is the use of light in...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Shang Wu, Yang Yang, Tingwei Wang, Jiadi Sun, Yinzhi Zhang, Jian Ji, Xiulan Sun Antibiotic resistance in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. ser. Typhimurium) has become a critical safety hazard in food. Sublethal environmental stresses can influence resistance in Salmonella during food processing. This study simulated environmental stresses in food processing. The antibiotic...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Ourania Misiou, Konstantinos Koutsoumanis Background Climate change constitutes a complex challenge posing an urgent threat to our planet and life and creating an entirely different way of conceptualising the world and our chances to provide safe food within it. There are currently numerous studies dealing with the potential effect of increased temperature, extreme weather events and...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Philipp Eyring, Marc Tienstra, Hans Mol, Susan Strange Herrmann, Peter Have Rasmussen, Henrik Lauritz Frandsen, Mette Erecius Poulsen Various generic extraction methods have been used to determine pesticide residues, mycotoxins, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in food and animal feed to ensure consumer safety. However, these methods cannot extract all relevant compounds at...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Riley M. Seeger, Amy D. Hagerman, Kamina K. Johnson, Dustin L. Pendell, Thomas L. Marsh The 2014–2015 H5N2/H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) epidemic required $879 million dollars in public expenditures to eradicate the disease from poultry production, making it the most costly animal health incident in US history. Cost and resource availability are important considerations...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Renpeng Li, Jing Wang, Lu Wang, Bin Hu, Zongdong Liu, Na Sun, Ying Yang, Song Miao, Xi Guo Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which is commonly found in marine and estuarine environments worldwide and isolated from aquatic products, is one of the most important food-borne pathogens. Among the various typing methods, serotyping is widely accepted and utilized by infectious disease specialists and...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Hong Bai, Donggen Zhou, Xiaowei Zhang, Yifang Cao, Xinglong Xiao, Yan Zhang, Yigang Yu Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium can survive some extreme environment in food processing, and vanillin generally recognized as safe is bactericidal to pathogens. Thus, we need to explore the responses of S. Typhimurium to vanillin in order to apply this antimicrobial agent in food processing....
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Olanrewaju E. Fayemi, Gabriel B. Akanni, James A. Elegbeleye, Olusimbo O. Aboaba, Patrick M. Njage Fresh beef and meat products have been implicated in outbreaks of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) worldwide. This study investigated the prevalence of E. coli O157: H7 and non-O157 STEC serogroups in fresh beef in the open market and street vended meat products (n = 180) in...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Clayton J. Smith, Magdalena A. Olszewska, Francisco Diez-Gonzalez Current consumer preferences for both clean label food ingredients and convenience-based foods has provided a unique opportunity to explore the application of novel natural food preservatives in sous vide products. The anaerobic environment and relatively low thermal processing of the sous vide process creates a...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Amir Saber Marouf, Shahram Hanifian, Jalal Shayegh Brucellosis is one of the most prevalent zoonotic diseases with worldwide distribution. Although the incidence of brucellosis varies widely in different regions, it is a major concern for public health around the world. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and quantity of Brucella spp. in sheep and goat raw milk, as well as...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 04:02
Hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) has long been studied as an aqueous sanitizer to enhance microbial safety of fresh produce. Recently, we demonstrated that cold plasma-activated H 2 O 2 aerosols, hereafter referred to as ionized hydrogen peroxide (iHP), reduced populations of Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli by up to 5.5 logs on surfaces of various produce items. However, the amount and fate of H 2...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 04:02
Contamination with potentially pathogenic microorganisms may occur at all stages of the food chain. We conducted a representative cross-sectional survey of 1008 consumers aged 16 years and older in Germany via an online panel; the aim was to assess the perception of consumers regarding the influence of aspects of meat production on the safety and quality of meat. Over 70 % of the participants...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 04:02
Here, a Bacillus strain, UTK D1-0055, is described that was isolated from a laboratory environment. It was of interest as it demonstrated antilisterial activity. The genome was sequenced, which identified the strain as Bacillus altitudinis, and a high-quality complete annotated genome was produced. Additionally, the taxonomy of this and related species was evaluated, including B. aerophilus, B....
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 04:02
Bacillus cereus, which causes foodborne disease, is detected using selective media. However, competing flora is the most common factor preventing the correct enumeration of B. cereus on selective agars. In this study, we aimed to improve the selectivity of mannitol-yolk-polymyxin B agar (MYPA) and its modified version containing trimethoprim (mMYPA) developed in our previous study by...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 04:02
Recently, ready-to-eat vegetable salads have gained popularity worldwide. However, the microbial safety of ready-to-eat salads is a health concern, primarily due to Salmonella enteritidis contamination during the growing, harvesting, processing, and handling of produce. This study aimed to develop a bacteriophage-based strategy to control S. enteritidis growth in mixed-ingredient salads. A lytic...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 04:02
Dried parsley is regularly contaminated with foodborne pathogens, especially Salmonella (S.) spp. Application of contaminated ingredients in ready-to-eat dishes without further thermal treatment represents a considerable health risk. This study examines the suitability of pulsed light as a novel decontamination method of Salmonella spp. in dried parsley, the impact on selected quality parameters...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 02:01
Fusarium verticillioides is a prolific producer of useful secondary metabolites such as naphthoquinone pigments, monoterpenes, and sesquiterpenes, as well as the harmful mycotoxins fumonisins. A strategy to increase their production includes creating a proper nutritional environment that enables the fungus to produce the compounds of interest. The aim of the present work was to study the effect...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 02:01
As a tool for assessing water quality in the Arctic Basin, a new technology is proposed based on the coupling of spectral observations of multi-channel optical sensors and mathematical model estimates for the qualitative and quantitative distribution of water pollutants. Adaptive spectrophotometer and spectroellipsometer structures are used to carry out the observations, the operation of which is...
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 22:04
Journal of Applied Microbiology, Accepted Article. Aims To determine the occurrence, diversity, antibiotic resistance and biofilm formation of V. parahaemolyticus isolated from marine fishes in Bangladesh. Methods and Results A total of 80 marine fishes were obtained from the local markets and examined for the presence of V. parahaemolyticus. All the isolates were characterized for the...
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 16:00
A comparative whole genome analysis was performed on three newly sequenced Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains with different stx profiles, previously isolated from feedlot cattle [C1-010 (stx1−, stx2c+), C1-057 (stx−), and C1-067 (stx1+, stx2a+)], as well as five foodborne outbreak strains and six stx-negative strains from NCBI. Phylogenomic analysis demonstrated that the stx2c-carrying C1-010 and...
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 16:00
The role of livestock animals as a putative source of ESBL/pAmpC E. coli for humans is a central issue of research. In a large-scale pan-European surveillance, 2,993 commensal Escherichia spp. isolates were recovered from randomly collected fecal samples of healthy cattle, pigs and chickens in various abattoirs. One-hundred Escherichia spp. isolates (0.5% from cattle, 1.3% pigs, 8.0% chickens)...
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 16:00
This study aimed to investigate the impact of the food matrix (orange juice and yogurt) on the effects of the spore-forming probiotic microorganism Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086 in health parameters and gastrointestinal tract (gut) bacterial diversity in Wistar male rats. Rats (n=48) were randomly distributed into six groups. The groups were Control (which received sterile distilled water),...
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 10:01
We report the complete genome sequence of selenate [Se(VI)]-reducing Shigella sonnei SE6-1, which was isolated from stream sediment from an industrial complex in Jeonju, South Korea. The genome sequence is 4,762,774 bp long, with a G+C content of 50.7% and 4,548 genes, including 4,440 coding sequences, 22 rRNA genes, and 86 tRNA genes.
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 06:13
Author(s): Zhanwen Zheng, Yawen Xie, Sheng Ma, Junhong Tu, Jiahui Li, Sen Liang, Yunfeng Xu, Chao Shi Cronobacter sakazakii is an opportunistic pathogen that can survive extreme desiccation, heat, acid, and osmotic stress. This can increase the risk of infection, resulting in severe diseases, mainly in neonates. The inactivation effect of 405 ± 5-nm light-emitting diode (LED) illumination on C....
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 06:12
Author(s): R. Paranthaman, J.A. Moses, C. Anandharamakrishnan This study aimed to develop and validate a powder X-ray diffraction method for the direct detection of PbCrO4 adulteration in turmeric powder. Different X-ray tube voltage (25–45 kV), tube current (25–45 mA), and scanning parameters (step size, 2θ° and time per step, s) were used and optimized on the angle of 15°–50° at 25°C with CuKα...

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