Dike O. Ukuku

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Yersinia enterocolitica are ubiquitous, being isolated frequently from soil, water, animals, and a variety of foods. They comprise a biochemically heterogeneous group that can survive and grow at refrigeration temperatures. The ability to propagate at refrigeration temperatures is of considerable significance in food hygiene. Virulent strains of Yersinia(More)
Pigeon pea is an important crop in the dry regions of Eastern Kenya because of its drought tolerance and high protein content. Preference and acceptability of 12 vegetable pigeon pea cultivars of medium duration to maturity were evaluated by consumers and farmers in Eastern Kenya on the basis of six seed parameters: color, appearance, taste, aroma,(More)
This special issue of Journal of Pathogens was designed to share some of the interested scientific studies published on yersiniosis, a foodborne outbreaks associated with consumption of food contaminated with Yersinia. In this issue, the focus was on yersiniosis-related foodborne illnesses, behavior of Yersinia in foods, incidence, persistence, survival, or(More)
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