Research Publications from Peer-Reviewed Journals

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 03:25
Some nonthermal technologies have gained special interest as alternative approaches to thermal treatments. High pressure homogenization (HPH) and ultrasound (US) are two of the most promising approaches. They rely upon two different modes of action, although they share some mechanisms or ways of actions (mechanic burden against cells, cavitation and micronization, primary targets being the cell...
Tue, 12/03/2019 - 03:25
Bactericidal effects of various concentrations of phenyllactic acid on Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7, O26:H11, O103:H2, and O121:H19, and on Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 in pure culture and microplates assays were studied. Beef cuts were surface sprayed with phenyllactic acid or lactic acid for inactivation of E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium....
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Gaoyang Wang, Yutong Lei, Ting Kang, Zhi Li, Hui Fei, Shun Yang, Peng Zhou, Chunsheng Wang, Zhengbing Lv, Mengmeng Huang, Xuewei XuAbstractC-type lectins are Ca2+-dependent carbohydrate-binding proteins containing one or more carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRDs). C-type lectins play crucial roles in innate immunity, including nonself-recognition and pathogen elimination. In the...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Daniel J. Lane, Olli Sippula, Hanna Koponen, Mikko Heimonen, Sirpa Peräniemi, Anna Lähde, Niko M. Kinnunen, Taina Nivajärvi, Narasinha Shurpali, Jorma JokiniemiAbstractThis study assesses the volatility of 15 elements (As, Bi, C, Cd, Cl, Cu, K, Mn, Na, P, Pb, S, Sb, Sn, and Zn) during thermal processing of fly ashes obtained from four waste-to-energy plants and one wood-combustion...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Ivana Kubašová, Dzung B. Diep, Kirill V. Ovchinnikov, Andrea Lauková, Viola StrompfováAbstractOne of the relatively widespread properties of many enterococcal strains is the production of bacteriocins, which could be useful as natural food preservatives inhibiting pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms. However, knowledge of the distribution and spectrum of bacteriocin activity as well...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Chang-Wei Lei, Yu Zhang, Zhuang-Zhuang Kang, Ling-Han Kong, Yi-Zhi Tang, An-Yun Zhang, Xin Yang, Hong-Ning WangAbstractHuman salmonellosis caused by the consumption of eggs and chicken meat contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis has become a continuing public health concern worldwide. In this study we adopted whole genome sequencing (WGS) to determine the genetic relationship and...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Mayada Gwida, Amal Awad, Maged El-Ashker, Helmut Hotzel, Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht, Elke Müller, Annett Reißig, Stefanie A. Barth, Christian Berens, Sascha D. BraunAbstractThe objective of our study was to provide a molecular analysis using DNA-microarray based assays of commensal E. coli populations from apparently healthy livestock and their attendants to assess the virulence...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Maged El-Ashker, Mayada Gwida, Stefan Monecke, Fatma El-Gohary, Ralf Ehricht, Mona Elsayed, Akinduti Paul, Mohamed El-Fateh, Sven MaurischatAbstractMethicillin-resistant S. aureus from cows with mastitis has received a growing interest worldwide. The present study aimed to provide a detailed description of the resistance and virulence traits of isolates from bovine mastitis samples.A...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Doris Aper, Janna Frömbling, Murat Bağcıoğlu, Monika Ehling-Schulz, Isabel Hennig-PaukaAbstractMost outbreaks of disease due to infection with Actinobacillus (A.) pleuropneumoniae are caused by pigs already pre-colonised in tonsillar tissue, where the pathogen is protected from exposure to antibiotic substances administered for treatment. As it has been shown recently under...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Jihai Zhou, Kun Cheng, Guomin Huang, Guangcai Chen, Shoubiao Zhou, Yongjie Huang, Jie Zhang, Honglang Duan, Houbao FanAbstractIndoleacetic acid (IAA) is a plant growth regulator that plays an important role in plant growth and development, and participates in the regulation of abiotic stress. To explore the effect of IAA on cadmium toxicity in Cinnamomum camphora, an indoor potted...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Yong Huang, Hao Sheng, Ping Zhou, Yangzhu ZhangAbstractLiming has been widely used to remediate Cd-contaminated acidic soils, but the effects of consecutive liming are still unclear. Four-year liming experiments were conducted to assess the remediation of Cd-contaminated acidic paddy fields in a double rice cropping system. With four-year consecutive liming (quicklime, 2.25 t ha−1 per...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Hiago de O. Gomes, Jorge Marcell C. Menezes, José Galberto M. da Costa, Henrique Douglas M. Coutinho, Raimundo Nonato P. Teixeira, Ronaldo F. do NascimentoAbstractIntroductionPesticides are organic compounds widely used in modern agriculture, being relevant for helping plantations and increasing food production. The banana, a fruit with oriental origin, stands out for being widely...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:21
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Author(s): Mariana Cap, Paola Fleitas Paredes, Diego Fernández, Marina Mozgovoj, Sergio R. Vaudagna, Anabel RodriguezAbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the pressure level and holding time on the Salmonella spp inactivation during HHP processing in frozen chicken breast fillets. Once identified the most effective process, meat quality (color and texture) was evaluated....
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:21
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Author(s): Ali Heshmati, Sabah Ghadimi, Akram Ranjbar, Amin Mousavi KhaneghahAbstractPekmez can be considered as one of the most favored traditional grape's products, however, it can be contaminated with ochratoxin A (OTA). In this regard, for the first time, the effects of unit operations including washing, juicing (crushing and pressing), clarification with the aid of various clarifier (...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:21
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Author(s): Andréia Saldanha de Lima, Darla Volcan Maia, Louise Haubert, Thaís Larré Oliveira, Ângela Maria Fiorentini, Cesar Valmor Rombaldi, Wladimir Padilha da SilvaAbstractAraçá (Psidium cattleianum Sabine) is a native fruit of South America, with high levels of bioactive compounds as well as antimicrobial potential. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial activity of the...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:21
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Author(s): Suganya Jeyaprakash, Jessica E. Heffernan, Robert H. Driscoll, Damian C. FrankAbstractThe impact of different drying technologies (heat pump drying-HPD, freeze drying-FD, spray drying-SPD and refractance window drying-RWD) on tomato flavor was investigated using non-volatile parameters (pH, Brix, titratable acidity, glucose, fructose, and citric acid) and odor-active volatiles....
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:21
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Author(s): Alberto Alía, Juan J. Córdoba, Alicia Rodríguez, Carmen García, María J. AndradeAbstractThe anti-Listeria monocytogenes activity of 30 Debaryomyces hansenii strains was evaluated to be used as protective cultures in sliced dry-cured ham. Some of the yeast strains exhibited inhibitory potential against the L. monocytogenes strains S2, S4-2, S12–1 and S7-2 belonging to the serotypes 1/2a...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:21
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Author(s): Jasim Ahmed, Linu Thomas, Mehrajfatema MullaAbstractHummus is a popular dip of the Middle Eastern countries and widely sold in the supermarket. The consumption of hummus from these sources could be a potential source of microbial contamination and food-borne diseases. In this work, the hummus samples were subjected to high-pressure treatment (300–600 MPa for 15 min) in three selected...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:21
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Author(s): Yu-Wei Chang, Xiang You Zeng, Wen-Chieh SungAbstractPrevious studies have shown chitosans (50–190 kDa) reduce the formation of acrylamide in the Maillard reaction model system. Low-molecular-weight chitosans (52.5 kDa, 71.4 kDa, and 189 kDa) and chitooligosaccharide (1.2 kDa) were added to model systems of glucose/fructose-asparagine solutions in order to evaluate the impact of these...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:21
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Author(s): Francesca Patrignani, Luigi Parrotta, Stefano Del Duca, Lucia Vannini, Lucia Camprini, Marco Dalla Rosa, Oliver Schlüter, Rosalba LanciottiAbstractThis research was aimed at producing, by the use of Yarrowia lipolytica and Debaryomyces hansenii strains, cricket powder hydrolysates endowed with high food safety, functionality, sensory and technological properties to be further used as...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:19
Effective control of avian diseases in domestic populations requires understanding of the transmission dynamics facilitating viral emergence and spread. In 2016–17, Italy experienced a significant avian influenza epidemic caused by a highly pathogenic A(H5N8) virus, which affected domestic premises housing around 2.7 million birds, primarily in the north‐eastern regions with the highest density...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:16
Edible microalgae have potential as low-cost cell factories for the production and oral delivery of recombinant proteins such as vaccines, anti-bacterials and gut-active enzymes that are beneficial to farmed animals including livestock, poultry and fish. However, a major economic and technical problem associated with large-scale cultivation of microalgae, even in closed photobioreactors, is...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Stéfani T.A. Dantas, Carlos H. Camargo, Monique R. Tiba-Casas, Ricardo C. Vivian, José P.A.N. Pinto, José C.F. Pantoja, Rodrigo T. Hernandes, Ary Fernandes Júnior, Vera L.M. RallAbstractSalmonella spp. is responsible for severe foodborne disease, and is one of the main agents involved in foodborne outbreaks worldwide. Contamination occurs mainly as a result of poultry and egg...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Kelly Lameiro Rodrigues, Anita Eves, Caroline Pereira das Neves, Bruna Kerstner Souto, Sara Joana Gadotti dos AnjosAbstractThis study evaluates the influences on food handlers’ intention to conduct safe handling behaviours in food service settings in Brazil and the United Kingdom, focusing on Optimistic bias (OB). Although OB has been identified in food handlers in other studies, this...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Simone Mancini, Filippo Fratini, Tiziano Tuccinardi, Chiara Degl’Innocenti, Gisella PaciAbstractMealworm (Tenebrio molitor) is one of the most interesting insects studied as feed and food. Usually, mealworms are reared in a close environment in constant contact with their feed, called substrate. Mostly of the substrates employed for mealworms rearing, used alone or as an ingredient in...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Amin Mousavi Khaneghah, Khadijeh Abhari, Ismail Eş, Mariana B. Soares, Rodrigo B.A. Oliveira, Hedayat Hosseini, Mohammad Rezaei, Celso F. Balthazar, Ramon Silva, Adriano G. Cruz, C. Senaka Ranadheera, Anderson S. Sant’AnaAbstractBackgroundFoodborne diseases can be highlighted as one of the most significant health concerns among the last decades. Probiotic food products can be...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Dongdong Wang, Gong Chen, Yao Tang, Heng Li, Wenxi Shen, Meng Wang, Shuliang Liu, Wen Qin, Qisheng ZhangAbstractPaocai is a widely consumed Chinese traditional fermented vegetable product. To understand the effect of temperature on paocai fermentation flora, the bacterial community structure of paocai fermented at 10 °C, 15 °C, 25 °C and 35 °C was analyzed by culture-dependent and...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:16
Aim To develop a novel in vitro urethra model and use it to determine if insertion of an intermittent urinary catheter (IC) displaces pathogenic bacteria from the urethral meatus along the urethra. Methods Displacement of microbial growth after catheter insertion was assessed using a novel in vitro urethra model. The in vitro urethra model utilised chromogenic agar and was inoculated with...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:15
This study evaluated the relationships between metal pollution and carbon production at six sites along a 285 km length of the Ganga River. Metal contaminated sites did show a significant reduction in microbial biomass, substrate induced respiration, fluorescein diacetate hydrolytic assay (FDAase) and β-d-glucosidase. Concordantly, despite a high concentration of total organic carbon at these...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:15
Human bocavirus (HBoV) has a global distribution and is associated with respiratory and enteric infections, particularly in the paediatric population. In this study, raw sewage and mussel samples were analysed for the presence of HBoV using nested PCR with primers targeting the VP1/VP2 junction. Amplification and sequencing of the 382 bp region followed by phylogenetic analysis indicated the...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:15
Specific and sensitive detection of fecal microbes in potable water is essential for ensuring the safety of water supplies. To this end, because conventional culture-based methods typically require at least 24 h to detect fecal bacteria, rapid and simple microbiological detection methods are considered necessary. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is a useful culture-independent technique...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:14
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a widespread mycotoxin and induces liver inflammation to human and various species of animals. The intestinal microbiota has critical importance in liver inflammation; however, it remains...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Sushmita Sadangi, Arpita Mohanty, Mahismita Paichha, Suchismita Gouda, Ashis Saha, Surajit Das, Mrinal SamantaAbstractInterleukin-1 receptor associated kinase (IRAK1) is one of the crucial signal transduction mediators in TLR/IL-1R signaling pathways in host immune system. To investigate about it in rohu (Labeo rohita), one of the economically important freshwater fish species in the...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Dimitrios Drakopoulos, Andreas Kägi, Alejandro Gimeno, Johan Six, Eveline Jenny, Hans-Rudolf Forrer, Tomke Musa, Giuseppe Meca, Susanne VogelgsangAbstractFusarium head blight (FHB) is a devastating fungal disease of wheat worldwide causing yield losses and grain contamination with mycotoxins that jeopardise food and feed safety. Field experiments using mulch layers or botanicals were...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Paula A. Gonzalez-Rivas, Surinder S. Chauhan, Minh Ha, Narelle Fegan, Frank R. Dunshea, Robyn D. WarnerAbstractHeat stress is one of the most stressful events in the life of livestock with harmful consequences for animal health, productivity and product quality. Ruminants, pigs and poultry are susceptible to heat stress due to their rapid metabolic rate and growth, high level of...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Sophie Reissier, Isabelle Lazareth, Louise Adjiman, Carine Couzigou, Barbara Vidal, Assaf Mizrahi, Jean Claude Nguyen Van, Benoît Pilmis, Alban Le Monnier, Julie Lourtet-HascoëtAbstractObjectivesUnyvero i60 ITI multiplex PCR (mPCR) may identify a large panel of bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. In this study, we compared results obtained by mPCR to standard bacteriology in...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Somenath Das, Vipin Kumar Singh, Abhishek Kumar Dwivedy, Anand Kumar Chaudhari, Neha Upadhyay, Akanksha Singh, Deepika, Nawal Kishore DubeyAbstractThe present study deals with encapsulation of Myristica fragrans essential oil (MFEO) into chitosan nano-matrix, their characterization and assessment of antimicrobial activity, aflatoxin inhibitory potential, safety profiling and in situ...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Weiyi Tao, Junzhang Lin, Weidong Wang, He Huang, Shuang LiAbstractThe utilization of thermophilic hydrocarbon-degrading microorganisms is a suitable strategy for improving biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons and PAHs, as well as enhancing oil recovery from high-temperature reservoirs. In this study, the thermophilic strain Aeribacillus pallidus SL-1 was evaluated for the...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Zhichao Wu, Qi Jiang, Tao Yan, Xin Zhang, Shoujun Xu, Hanzhi Shi, Teng-hao-bo Deng, Furong Li, Yingqiong Du, Ruiying Du, Chengxiao Hu, Xu Wang, Fuhua WangAbstractNitrogen (N) forms not only affect cadmium (Cd) accumulation in plants, but also affect plant resistance to Cd toxicity. However, few researches have been reported underlying the mechanism of the relationship between nitrogen...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Hong-Nan Huang, Jia-Li Lu, Shou-Er Lin, Ren-Jin Zheng, Jie LinAbstractIn this study, an ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method was originally developed for simultaneously quantitative analysis of twelve paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins, referring to STX, NEO, dcSTX, GTX1, GTX2, GTX3, GTX4, GTX5, C1, C2, dcGTX2, and dcGTX3 in bivalve...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:18
Graphical overview of the monitoring and risk assessment of fipronil in eggs. Abstract In 2017, an outbreak regarding the release to the market of contaminated eggs with fipronil, alerted all EU authorities as to monitor and take relevant measures. In Greece, a total of 40 samples of poultry fat and eggs taken from the primary production (poultry farms) were analyzed, as to investigate the...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:17
The aim of the present study was to examine the sterility of follicular fluid in large ovarian follicles in dairy cows. Seventeen samples of paired follicular fluids and uterine contents collected from post‐slaughtered dairy cows were cultured to detect aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria. Further, the origin of the bacterial isolates from samples of follicular fluid and the uteri was also...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:17
Bacterial communities strongly influence the digestion, health and immune status of fish. This study investigates the microbial distribution of the anterior, middle and distal gut sections of three economically‐important carp species in Bangladesh, rohu, catla and mrigal (commonly known as Indian major carps), using 16S rRNA‐based Illumina sequencing technology. The alpha diversity measurement...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:15
Water is considered to play a role in the dissemination of antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteria including those encoding Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) and carbapenemases. To investigate the role of water for their spread in more detail, we characterized ESBL/Carbapenemase-producing bacteria from surface water and sediment samples using phenotypic and genotypic approaches. ESBL/...
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:15
Microbial communities in the coastal Arctic Ocean experience extreme variability in organic matter and inorganic nutrients driven by seasonal shifts in sea ice extent and freshwater inputs. Lagoons border more than half of the Beaufort Sea coast and provide important habitats for migratory fish and seabirds; yet, little is known about the planktonic food webs supporting these higher trophic...
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Menglu Xi, Qi Yao, Wupeng Ge, Ying Chen, Binyun Cao, Zhongfu Wang, Xiuxiu Cui, Qiwu SunAbstractEnterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is an important pathogen causing diarrhea in humans. Finding natural, safe and effective functional ingredients to replace antibiotics is an important direction for preventing and treating E. coli infection and protecting intestinal health. However, it...
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 03:19
Author(s): Dan Tang, Xueling Shi, Huayun Guo, Yuze Bai, Chenchen Shen, Yiping Zhang, Zhengfei WangAbstractThe red-swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) is the most important economic shrimp species in China, and is an important model crustacean organism in many fields of research. In crustaceans, gills interface directly with the ambient environment and thus play a vital role in the toxicology. In...
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 03:19
Author(s): Brian Friker, Marina Morach, Sabrina Püntener, Nicole Cernela, Jule Horlbog, Roger StephanAbstractIn recent years, popularity of raw milk has increased in many industrialised countries.This study (i) enumerated total viable counts (TVC) and Escherichia coli counts, (ii) assessed prevalence of Staphylococcus (S.) aureus, Salmonella spp. and STEC, (iii) screened for methicillin resistant...

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