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Microbes associated with fresh produce: sources, types and methods to reduce spoilage and contamination

Book Chapter
Kaczmarek, M., Avery, S. V., & Singleton, I. (2019)
Microbes associated with fresh produce: sources, types and methods to reduce spoilage and contamination. In G. M. Gadd, & S. Sariaslani (Eds.), Advances in Applied Microbiology. Vol 107, (29-82). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.aambs.2019.02.001
Global food security remains one of the most important challenges that needs to be addressed to ensure the increasing demand for food of the fast growing human population is s...

Sources and survival of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh, leafy produce

Journal Article
on fresh, leafy produce. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 125(4), 930-942. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14025

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on fresh, leafy produce. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 125(4), 930-942. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14025
Listeria monocytogenes in an intracellular human pathogen which enters the body through contaminated food stuffs and is known to contaminate fresh leafy produce such as spinac...

Evidence for rapid, tide-related shifts in the microbiome of the coral Coelastrea aspera

Journal Article
Sweet, M. J., Brown, B. E., Dunne, R. P., Singleton, I., & Bulling, M. (2017)
Evidence for rapid, tide-related shifts in the microbiome of the coral Coelastrea aspera. Coral Reefs, 36(3), 815-828. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-017-1572-y
Shifts in the microbiome of the intertidal coral Coelastrea aspera (formally known as Goniastrea aspera) from Phuket, Thailand were noted over the course of a four day period ...

Isolation of Indigenous Hydrocarbon Transforming Bacteria from Oil Contaminated Soils in Libya: Selection for Use as Potential Inocula for Soil Bioremediation

Journal Article
Hakima, A., & Ian, S. (2017)
Isolation of Indigenous Hydrocarbon Transforming Bacteria from Oil Contaminated Soils in Libya: Selection for Use as Potential Inocula for Soil Bioremediation. International journal of environmental bioremediation & biodegradation, 5(1), 8-17. https://doi.org/10.12691/ijebb-5-1-2
The Libyan oil industry has left a significant legacy of contamination and methods are required to remediate oil-contaminated soils in the area. In this work hydrocarbon utili...

Biological tools to assess contaminant bioavailability in soils

Book Chapter
Keatinge, Z., & Singleton, I. (2008)
Biological tools to assess contaminant bioavailability in soils. In Chemical Bioavailability in Terrestrial Environment; Developments in Soil Science, 479-494. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0166-2481%2807%2932019-9
This chapter provides an overview of the biological tools to assess contaminants bioavailability in soils. Compounds that cause contamination include heavy metals, polyaromati...

Impact of atmospheric ozone-enrichment on quality-related attributes of tomato fruit

Journal Article
Tzortzakis, N., Borland, A., Singleton, I., & Barnes, J. (2007)
Impact of atmospheric ozone-enrichment on quality-related attributes of tomato fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 45(3), 317-325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2007.03.004
Tomato fruit (Lycopersicon esculentum L. cv. Carousel) were exposed to ozone concentrations ranging between 0.005 (controls) and 1.0 μmol mol−1 at 13 °C and 95% RH. Quality-re...

Deployment of low-level ozone-enrichment for the preservation of chilled fresh produce

Journal Article
Tzortzakis, N., Singleton, I., & Barnes, J. (2007)
Deployment of low-level ozone-enrichment for the preservation of chilled fresh produce. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 43(2), 261-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2006.09.005
Tomatoes, strawberries, table grapes and plums were inoculated with Botrytis cinerea (grey mould), transferred to chilled storage (13 °C) and exposed to ‘clean air’ or low-lev...

Rapid quantification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPCD) soil extracts by synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy (SFS)

Journal Article
Hua, G., Broderick, J., Semple, K. T., Killham, K., & Singleton, I. (2007)
Rapid quantification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPCD) soil extracts by synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy (SFS). Environmental Pollution, 148(1), 176-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2006.10.040
Synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy (SFS) was directly applied to rapidly quantify selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs: benzo[a]pyrene and pyrene) in aqueous hyd...

Identifying contemporary and historic sources of soil polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in an industrial urban setting

Journal Article
Vizard, C. G., Rimmer, D. L., Pless-Mulloli, T., Singleton, I., & Air, V. S. (2006)
Identifying contemporary and historic sources of soil polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans in an industrial urban setting. Science of the Total Environment, 370(1), 61-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.06.006
A study of soil polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) concentrations was undertaken in the vicinity of a municipal solid waste incinerat...

Enhanced biodegradation of diesel oil by a newly identified Rhodococcus baikonurensis EN3 in the presence of mycolic acid.

Journal Article
Lee, M., Kim, M., Singleton, I., Goodfellow, M., & Lee, S. (2006)
Enhanced biodegradation of diesel oil by a newly identified Rhodococcus baikonurensis EN3 in the presence of mycolic acid. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 100(2), 325-333. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2005.02756.x
Aims:  The aim of the present study was to isolate and characterize a bacterium, strain EN3, capable of using diesel oil as a major carbon and energy source, and to analyse th...