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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. Dispersion of synonymous codon usage patterns in hepatitis E virus genomes derived from various hosts

    • Sun, 07/03/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an important zoonotic pathogen infecting a wide range of host species. It has a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA genome encoding three open reading frames (ORFs). Synonymous codon usages of viruses essentially determine their survival and adaptation to susceptible hosts.

      • Viruses
      • Hepatitis
  2. Bacteriostatic effects of phage F23s1 and its endolysin on Vibrio parahaemolyticus

    • Sun, 06/05/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a common foodborne pathogenic bacterium and drug-resistant strains are now widespread. Phages led by drug-resistant V. parahaemolyticus strains are promising means to decrease the pressure on public health. We isolated a V. parahaemolyticus-specific bacteriophage F23s1 that was active at wide ranges of temperature (30–60°C) and pH (4–10).

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Vibrio
  3. Prospective of fungal pathogen‐based bioherbicides for the control of water hyacinth: A review

    • Wed, 01/12/2022 - 22:17
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  4. Effects of algal–bacterial ratio on the growth and cadmium accumulation of Chlorella salina–Bacillus subtilis consortia

    • Wed, 01/12/2022 - 22:17
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  5. Bioaccumulation of arsenic(V) from wastewater by live and dead Spirogyra sp.

    • Wed, 01/12/2022 - 22:17
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  6. Propionic acid induces apoptosis‐like death in Escherichia coli O157

    • Wed, 01/12/2022 - 22:17
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, Volume 62, Issue 1, Page 22-34, January 2022.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
  7. Efficacious bioremediation of heavy metals and radionuclides from wastewater employing aquatic macro‐ and microphytes

    • Tue, 01/11/2022 - 22:04
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView.

  8. A comprehensive review on nanobiotechnology for bioremediation of heavy metals from wastewater

    • Mon, 01/03/2022 - 22:04
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. Removal of contaminants from wastewater is a big concern for the scientific community. Heavy metals are one of the major contaminants present in wastewater. Heavy metals such as Cd2+, Pb2+, Mn2+, and so forth, are highly toxic and pose a serious threat to the environment due to their nonbiodegradable nature. With the advent of nanobiotechnology, heavy metal contaminants can be mitigated with the help of nanomaterials produced by eco-friendly methods.

  9. Propionic acid induces apoptosis‐like death in Escherichia coli O157

    • Mon, 12/13/2021 - 22:05
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. Propionic acid (PPA), utilized in the manufacture of cellulose acetate propionate, is known to exhibit antimicrobial effects, but its mechanism in Escherichia coli O157 is still unknown. In general, antimicrobial activity is associated with reactive oxygen species (ROS), but ROS generation is not observed under PPA treatment.

      • Bacterial pathogens
  10. Nanobioremediation of heavy metals: Perspectives and challenges

    • Mon, 11/01/2021 - 22:05
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. Sustainable agriculture and humanity's civilization rest upon valuable natural resources such as earth and water, which have gone maximal exploitation and have been deteriorated by human activities. Heavy metals are natural components and one of the major pollutants of our environment, with a high atomic number and five times the density of water.

  11. Emerging role of microalgae in heavy metal bioremediation

    • Mon, 11/01/2021 - 22:04
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. Microalgae have been publicized for their diversified dominance responsiveness and bioaccumulation potential toward pollutants in an ecosystem. Also, algal's incredible capability as biocatalysts in environmental appliances has been well elucidated owing to their robustness and simple nutritional demand.

  12. Nanotechnological approaches as a promising way for heavy metal mitigation in an aqueous system

    • Wed, 10/06/2021 - 22:04
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. The ever-rising environmental problems because of heavy metals emerging from anthropogenic activities pose an impending threat to all biota globally. Considering their persistence and possibility in biomagnification, they are prominent among pollutants. There has been an apparent shift of research interest in advancing cost-effective and competent technologies to mitigate environmental contaminants, specifically heavy metals.

  13. Enzyme‐assisted bioremediation approach for synthetic dyes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons degradation

    • Tue, 10/05/2021 - 22:04
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. Environmental protection from emerging pollutants has become a significant challenge for mankind as an increasing number of contaminants, including synthetic dyes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), represent a serious risk to ecological and environmental balance.

      • Chemical contaminants
  14. Application of acid and heavy metal resistant bacteria from rat‐hole coal mines in bioremediation strategy

    • Mon, 09/13/2021 - 22:04
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. Abstract

  15. Effects of algal–bacterial ratio on the growth and cadmium accumulation of Chlorella salina–Bacillus subtilis consortia

    • Tue, 09/07/2021 - 22:04
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. Abstract

      • Heavy Metals
      • Chemical contaminants
  16. Genomic insights into Pseudoalteromonas sp. JSTW coping with petroleum‐heavy metals combined pollution

    • Sat, 08/14/2021 - 22:04
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, Accepted Article.

  17. Lead metal biosorption and isotherms studies by metal‐resistant Bacillus strain MRS‐2 bacterium

    • Wed, 07/07/2021 - 22:05
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. In this study, lead (Pb) biosorption studies in aqueous solution were performed with metal-resistant Bacillus strain MRS-2 (ATCC 55674) bacterium which was previously isolated from wastewater plant. It showed minimum inhibition concentration of 300 ppm Pb on the nutrient agar plates.

      • Heavy Metals
      • Chemical contaminants
  18. Studies on the characteristics and mechanism of aerobic biodegradation of tetrabromobisphenol A by Irpex lacteus F17

    • Tue, 03/16/2021 - 22:08
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology, EarlyView. The study investigated the characteristics of aerobic degradation of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) by Irpex lacteus F17 (I. lacteus F17) under four different cometabolic substrates (phenol, glucose, sodium pyruvate, and sodium citrate). The biodegradation of TBBPA by I. lacteus F17 could be enhanced via cometabolism, and glucose (8 g/L) was confirmed to be the optimum carbon source.

      • Chemical contaminants
  19. Protective role of l‐threonine against cadmium toxicity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    • Thu, 02/11/2021 - 22:07
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Environment and food contamination with cadmium (Cd) can cause serious toxicity, posing a severe threat to agricultural production and human health. However, how amino acids contribute to defenses against oxidative stress caused by Cd in cells is not fully understood. As a model eukaryote with a relatively clear genetic background, Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been commonly used in Cd toxicity research.

      • Heavy Metals
      • Chemical contaminants
  20. Complete genome sequence of plant growth‐promoting and heavy metal‐tolerant Enterobacter tabaci 4M9 (CCB‐MBL 5004)

    • Mon, 01/25/2021 - 22:15
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Enterobacter tabaci 4M9 (CCB‐MBL 5004) was reported to have plant growth‐promoting and heavy metal tolerance traits. It was able to tolerate more than 300 mg/L Cd, 600 mg/L As, and 500 mg/L Pb and still maintained the ability to produce plant growth‐promoting substances under metal stress conditions. To explore the genetic basis of these beneficial traits, the complete genome sequencing of 4M9 was carried out using Pacific Bioscience (PacBio) sequencing technology.

      • Bacterial pathogens
  21. Cadmium and antibiotic‐resistant Acinetobacter calcoaceticus strain STP14 reported from sewage treatment plant

    • Mon, 01/25/2021 - 22:15
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • A bacterium designated as strain STP14 was isolated from a sewage treatment plant and identified as Acinetobacter calcoaceticus based on 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing. Strain STP14 exhibited resistance to several metals such as mercury, cobalt, copper, nickel, lead, and cadmium. Among these metals, the bacterium showed maximum resistance to cadmium in concentration up to 1200 mg/L. The antimicrobial susceptibility test of A.

      • Heavy Metals
      • Chemical contaminants
  22. Role of cAMP receptor protein in phenotype and stress tolerance in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium

    • Fri, 09/11/2020 - 22:20
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is exposed to biotic and abiotic stresses. The survival of Salmonella in nature depends on the global regulators like cAMP receptor protein (CRP). The role of CRP in the phenotypic characteristics and stress tolerance was elucidated in S. Typhimurium using a crp gene null mutant (Δcrp).

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Salmonella
  23. Supplementation of Aspergillus glaucus with gfdB gene encoding a glycerol 3‐phosphate dehydrogenase in Aspergillus nidulans

    • Mon, 06/08/2020 - 22:09
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • In Aspergillus nidulans, there are two putative glycerol 3‐phosphate dehydrogenases encoded by the genes gfdA and gfdB, while the genome of the osmophilic Aspergillus glaucus harbors only the ortholog of the A. nidulans gfdA gene. Our aim was to insert the gfdB gene into the genome of A. glaucus, and we reached this goal with the adaptation of the Agrobacterium tumefaciens‐mediated transformation method. We tested the growth of the gfdB‐complemented A.

  24. Increased Cd2+ biosorption capability of Aspergillus nidulans elicited by crpA deletion

    • Wed, 05/27/2020 - 03:25
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • The P‐type ATPase CrpA is an important Cu2+/Cd2+ pump in the Aspergilli, significantly contributing to the heavy metal stress tolerance of these ascomycetous fungi. As expected, the deletion of crpA resulted in Cu2+/Cd2+‐sensitive phenotypes in Aspergillus nidulans on stress agar plates inoculated with conidia.

  25. Optimization of enhanced microbial production of zinc bacitracin by submerged fermentation technology

    • Tue, 05/05/2020 - 03:41
    • Journal of Basic Microbiology
    • Bacitracin is one of the most important antibiotics used in different biomedical fields. It helps to achieve sizeable amount of foreign exchange due to its use in the poultry feed. The cheap agricultural wastes are readily available for the preparation of fermentation media used for bacitracin production. The microorganisms could be mutated with different chemicals and UV radiation to improve bacitracin production.

      • Bacterial pathogens