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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...

Spatial zoning of microbial functions and plant-soil nitrogen dynamics across a riparian area in an extensively grazed livestock system

Journal Article
de Sosa, L. L., Glanville, H. C., Marshall, M. R., Williams, A. P., Abadie, M., Clark, I. M., …Jones, D. L. (2018)
Spatial zoning of microbial functions and plant-soil nitrogen dynamics across a riparian area in an extensively grazed livestock system. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 120, 153-164. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.02.004
Anthropogenic activities have significantly altered global biogeochemical nitrogen (N) cycling leading to major environmental problems such as freshwater eutrophication, biodi...

Sources and contamination routes of microbial pathogens to fresh produce during field cultivation: A review

Journal Article
Alegbeleye, O. O., Singleton, I., & Sant’Ana, A. S. (2018)
Sources and contamination routes of microbial pathogens to fresh produce during field cultivation: A review. Food Microbiology, 73, 177-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2018.01.003
Foodborne illness resulting from the consumption of contaminated fresh produce is a common phenomenon and has severe effects on human health together with severe economic and ...

The abundance of nitrogen cycle genes and potential greenhouse gas fluxes depends on land use type and little on soil aggregate size

Journal Article
Blaud, A., van der Zaan, B., Menon, M., Lair, G. J., Zhang, D., Huber, P., …Banwart, S. (2018)
The abundance of nitrogen cycle genes and potential greenhouse gas fluxes depends on land use type and little on soil aggregate size. Applied Soil Ecology, 125, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.11.026
Soil structure is known to influence microbial communities in soil and soil aggregates are the fundamental ecological unit of organisation that support soil functions. However...

Pathogenic outcome following experimental infection of sheep with Chlamydia abortus variant strains LLG and POS

Journal Article
Livingstone, M., Wheelhouse, N., Ensor, H., Rocchi, M., Maley, S., Aitchison, K., …Longbottom, D. (2017)
Pathogenic outcome following experimental infection of sheep with Chlamydia abortus variant strains LLG and POS. PLOS ONE, 12(5), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177653
This study investigated the pathogenesis of two variant strains (LLG and POS) of Chlamydia abortus, in comparison to a typical wild-type strain (S26/3) which is known to be re...

Listeria monocytogenes

Book
Rees, C., Doyle, L., & Taylor, C. (2017)
Listeria monocytogenes. In Foodborne Diseases, 253-276. (3rd). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-385007-2.00012-7
Listeria monocytogenes was first described in 1923. Before 1982, L. monocytogenes was recognized as a cause of abortions and encephalitis in many animals (particularly cattle ...

Effects of Dry and Wet Sieving of Soil on Identification and Interpretation of Microbial Community Composition

Book Chapter
Blaud, A., Menon, M., van der Zaan, B., Lair, G., & Banwart, S. (2017)
Effects of Dry and Wet Sieving of Soil on Identification and Interpretation of Microbial Community Composition. In D. Sparks, & S. Banwart (Eds.), Quantifying and Managing Soil Functions in Earth's Critical Zone - Combining Experimentation and Mathematical Modelling, (119-142). Academic Press Books. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.agron.2016.10.006
Soil aggregates are microhabitats for microorganisms, and directly influence microorganisms that live within and are influenced by microorganisms in return. Two methods are us...

Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach

Journal Article
Wani, S., Maker, J., Thompson, J., Barnes, J., & Singleton, I. (2015)
Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach. Agriculture, 5(2), 155-169. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture5020155
The efficacy of “gaseous” ozone in reducing numbers and re-growth of food-borne pathogens, (Escherichia coli and Listeria spp.), on leafy salads was investigated using spinach...

Dynamics of bacterial communities in relation to soil aggregate formation during the decomposition of 13C-labelled rice straw

Journal Article
Blaud, A., Lerch, T., Chevallier, T., Nunan, N., Chenu, C., & Brauman, A. (2012)
Dynamics of bacterial communities in relation to soil aggregate formation during the decomposition of 13C-labelled rice straw. Applied Soil Ecology, 53, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2011.11.005
The addition of fresh organic matter is known to modify both microbial community structure and soil aggregation. The objective of this study was to understand the relationship...