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Variation in Biofilm Formation among Strains of Listeria monocytogenes
ABSTRACT Contamination of food by Listeria monocytogenes is thought to occur most frequently in food-processing environments where cells persist due to their ability to attach to stainless steel andExpand
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Comparison of the mortality and inflammatory response of two models of sepsis: lipopolysaccharide vs. cecal ligation and puncture.
Sepsis remains a serious clinical problem despite intense efforts to improve survival. Experimental animal models of sepsis have responded dramatically to immunotherapy blocking the activity ofExpand
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Direct Detection of 16S rRNA in Soil Extracts by Using Oligonucleotide Microarrays
ABSTRACT We report on the development and validation of a simple microarray method for the direct detection of intact 16S rRNA from unpurified soil extracts. Total RNAs from Geobacter chapelleiExpand
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Detection of Pathogenic Vibrio spp. in Shellfish by Using Multiplex PCR and DNA Microarrays
ABSTRACT This study describes the development of a gene-specific DNA microarray coupled with multiplex PCR for the comprehensive detection of pathogenic vibrios that are natural inhabitants of warmExpand
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bla CMY-2-Positive IncA/C Plasmids from Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica Are a Distinct Component of a Larger Lineage of Plasmids
ABSTRACT Large multidrug resistance plasmids of the A/C incompatibility complex (IncA/C) have been found in a diverse group of Gram-negative commensal and pathogenic bacteria. We present threeExpand
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Listeria monocytogenes Serotype Identification by PCR
ABSTRACT Serotyping is a universally accepted subtyping method for Listeria monocytogenes. Identification of the strain serotype permits differentiation between important food-borne strains (1/2a,Expand
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Developmental Control of Titin Isoform Expression and Passive Stiffness in Fetal and Neonatal Myocardium
Abstract— Developmental changes in contractile behavior are known to occur during fetal and postnatal heart development. In this study, we examined whether adaptations take place in titin. A range ofExpand
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Production of Organic Acids by Probiotic Lactobacilli Can Be Used to Reduce Pathogen Load in Poultry
Probiotic Lactobacillus can be used to reduce the colonization of pathogenic bacteria in food animals, and therefore reduce the risk of foodborne illness to consumers. As a model system, we examinedExpand
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Evaluation of Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis as a Tool for Determining the Degree of Genetic Relatedness between Strains of Escherichia coli O157:H7
ABSTRACT Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) has been used extensively to investigate the epidemiology of Escherichia coli O157:H7, although it has not been evaluated as a tool for establishingExpand
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Feedstuffs as a vehicle of cattle exposure to Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica.
Feed has been reported as a vehicle for transmission of Salmonella enterica in cattle and several lines of evidence suggest that feed can be a vehicle for transmitting Escherichia coli O157:H7 asExpand
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