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...
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 ...
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. doi: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...
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Rhodococcus equi (Req) is responsible for severe respiratory disease of foals with a major economic impact on the equine industry, and can be endemic on stud farms. In foals under 6 months of age, thi...
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Microalgal Biofuels – Fact or Fantasy?
Microalgae have been used commercially since the 1950s and 1960s, particularly in the Far East for human health foods and i...
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On the 4th June 2019, we will welcome a visit from Dr Katerina Steventon from the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (an Innovation Knowledge Centre jointly funded by the BBS...
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...
Megharaj, M., Singleton, I., McClure, N. C., & Naidu, R. (2000). Influence of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination on Microalgae and Microbial Activities in a Long-Term Contaminated Soil. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 38(4), 439-445. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002449910058
Petroleum hydrocarbons are widespread environmental pollutants. Although biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons has been the subject of numerous investigations, information ...
Davenport, R. J., Curtis, T. P., Goodfellow, M., Stainsby, F. M., & Bingley, M. (2000). Quantitative Use of Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization To Examine Relationships between Mycolic Acid-Containing Actinomycetes and Foaming in Activated Sludge Plants. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 66(3), 1158-1166. https://doi.org/10.1128/aem.66.3.1158-1166.2000
The formation of viscous foams on aeration basins and secondary clarifiers of activated sludge plants is a common and widespread problem. Foam formation is often attributed to...
Megharaj, M., Singleton, I., & McClure, N. C. (1998). Effect of Pentachlorophenol Pollution Towards Microalgae and Microbial Activities in Soil from a Former Timber Processing Facility. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 61(1), (108-115). doi:10.1007/s001289900736. ISSN 0007-4861
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Blackwell, K. J., Singleton, I., & Tobin, J. M. (1995). Metal cation uptake by yeast: a review. Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 43(4), (579-584). doi:10.1007/s002530050454. ISSN 1432-0614
This review addresses metal uptake specifically by yeast. Metal uptake may be passive, active or both, depending on the viability of the biomass, and is influenced by a number...
Simmons, P., Tobin, J. M., & Singleton, I. (1995). Considerations on the use of commercially available yeast biomass for the treatment of metal-containing effluents. Journal of industrial microbiology, 14(3-4), 240-246. doi:10.1007/bf01569934
Three strains ofSaccharomyces cerevisiae and one strain of aCandida sp. obtained from different industrial sources were screened for uptake of silver and copper. Considerable ...
Singleton, I. (1994). Microbial metabolism of xenobiotics: Fundamental and applied research. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 59(1), 9-23. doi:10.1002/jctb.280590104
The ability of microorganisms to metabolise xenobiotic compounds has received much attention due to the environmental persistence and toxicity of these chemicals. The microbia...
Singleton, I. (2001). Fungal remediation of soils contaminated with persistent organic pollutants. In G. M. Gadd (Ed.), Fungi in Bioremediation, 79-96. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511541780.005
Laboratory-based studies have shown that fungi are able to degrade a wide range of organic pollutants (see other chapters) and have great potential for use as inoculants to re...
Singleton, I., & Tobin, J. M. (1996). Fungal interactions with metals and radionuclides for environmental bioremediation. In J. C. Frankland, N. Magan, & G. M. Gadd (Eds.), Fungi and environmental change, 282-298. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511753190.018
Microorganisms, including fungi, are known to accumulate metals from their external environment and the possibility of using fungi as a means of treating metal/radionuclide-co...
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