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Research Publications (Food Safety)

The Food Safety Publications tracks research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. Recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal, Article Title, and Category. The research publications are tracked across six categories: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, Produce Safety, and Viruses. Articles produced by USDA Grant Funding Agencies and FDA Grant Funding Agencies are also tracked.

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  1. Characterization of Emerging Pathogens Carrying blaKPC-2 Gene in IncP-6 Plasmids Isolated From Urban Sewage in Argentina

    • Tue, 08/24/2021 - 16:00
    • Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
    • Untreated wastewater is a reservoir for multidrug-resistant bacteria, but its role in the spread of antibiotic resistance in the human population remains poorly investigated. In this study, we isolated a KPC-2-producing ST2787 Klebsiella quasipneumoniae subsp. quasipneumoniae (WW14A), recovered from raw sewage at a wastewater treatment plant in Argentina in 2018 and determined its complete genome sequence. Strain WW14A was resistant to all β-lactams, ciprofloxacin and amikacin.

      • Heavy Metals
      • Pesticide residues
      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Chemical contaminants