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Major Structural Differences and Novel Potential Virulence Mechanisms from the Genomes of Multiple Campylobacter Species
Sequencing and comparative genome analysis of four strains of Campylobacter including C. lari RM2100, C. upsaliensis RM3195, and C. coli RM2228 has revealed major structural differences that areExpand
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Bactericidal activities of plant essential oils and some of their isolated constituents against Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella enterica.
An improved method of sample preparation was used in a microplate assay to evaluate the bactericidal activity levels of 96 essential oils and 23 oil compounds against Campylobacter jejuni,Expand
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Incidence and Tracking of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in a Major Produce Production Region in California
Fresh vegetables have become associated with outbreaks caused by Escherichia coli O157:H7 (EcO157). Between 1995–2006, 22 produce outbreaks were documented in the United States, with nearly halfExpand
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Prevalence, Distribution, and Diversity of Salmonella enterica in a Major Produce Region of California†
ABSTRACT A survey was initiated to determine the prevalence of Salmonella enterica in the environment in and around Monterey County, CA, a major agriculture region of the United States. TrypticaseExpand
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Colonization of Arabidopsis thaliana with Salmonella enterica and Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Competition by Enterobacter asburiae
ABSTRACT Enteric pathogens, such as Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli O157:H7, have been shown to contaminate fresh produce. Under appropriate conditions, these bacteria will grow on andExpand
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The Complete Genome Sequence and Analysis of the Epsilonproteobacterium Arcobacter butzleri
Background Arcobacter butzleri is a member of the epsilon subdivision of the Proteobacteria and a close taxonomic relative of established pathogens, such as Campylobacter jejuni and HelicobacterExpand
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Comparison of Campylobacter jejuni Lipooligosaccharide Biosynthesis Loci from a Variety of Sources
ABSTRACT Campylobacter jejuni strains exhibit significant variation in the genetic content of the lipooligosaccharide (LOS) biosynthesis loci with concomitant differences in LOS structure. The C.Expand
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Intraspecific phylogeny and lineage group identification based on the prfA virulence gene cluster of Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is a serious food-borne pathogen that can cause invasive disease in humans and other animals and has been the leading cause of food recalls due to microbiological concerns inExpand
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Irrigation Waters as a Source of Pathogenic Microorganisms in Produce
There is increasing evidence that consumption of raw fresh produce is a major factor contributing to human gastrointestinal illness. A wide variety of pathogens contribute to food-borne illnesses,Expand
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Fitness of Salmonella enterica serovar Thompson in the Cilantro Phyllosphere
ABSTRACT The epiphytic fitness of Salmonella enterica was assessed on cilantro plants by using a strain of S. enterica serovar Thompson that was linked to an outbreak resulting from cilantro.Expand
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