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Recent Publications

Determination of the Chaperon Protein DnaK Production of the Big Six Non-O157:H7 Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) under Heat- and Acid-shock by Competitive Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA).  Valladares, M., P. M. Davidson, G. M. Pighetti, and D. H. D'Souza.  2016.  Proc., IAFP, Aug 3, 2016, St. Louis, MO. Oral presnatation.

Concentrated ethanol-derived switchgrass extractives inhibit plant and foodborne pathogens Bruce, A., H. B. Korotkin, B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, L. M. Kline, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2015.  Phytopathology, 105(Suppl. 4):S4.20, Annual Meeting, American Phytopathological Society. Pasadena, Ca. Aug 1-5, 2015.

Comparison of First-order and Weibull Modelling of the Thermal Inactivation Kinetics of E. coli O157:H7, Non- O157:H7 E. coli and Salmonella enterica in Fettuccine Alfredo.  Valladares, M, E. Monu, P. M. Davidson, and D. H. D'Souza.  2015.  Proceedings, Annual IAFP meeting, Portland, Oregon, July, Oral Presentation.

The effect of lecithin on the inactivation by eugenol of E. coli O157:H7.  Wilkinson, S.  2015.  M.S. Thesis.

Comparison of the thermal inactivation parameters Shiga-toxin producing E. coli O157:H7 and Non-O157 E. coli in turkey deli meat and ground beef.  Valladares, M., D. H. D'Souza, and P. M. Davidson.  2014.  International Association of Food Protection, 103rd Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Determination of the thermal inactivation kinetics of E. coli O157:H7 and Non-O157 E. coli in phosphate saline buffer and frozen chopped spinach.  Valladares, M., E. Monu, D. H. D'Souza, and P. M. Davidson.  2014.  Institute of Food Technologists, 74th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Antimicrobial properties of lauric arginate alone or in combination with essential oils in tryptic soy broth and 2% reduced fat milk Ma, Q., P. M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong.  2013.  International Journal of Food Microbiology, 166:77-84.

Nanodispersed eugenol has improved antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in bovine milk Shah, B., P. M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong.  2013.  International Journal of Food Microbiology, 161:53-59.

Antimicrobial activity of nanodispersed thymol in tryptic soy broth Shah, B., P. M. Davidson, and Q. Zhong.  2013.  Journal of Food Protection, 76:440-447.

Enrichment for improved detection of E. coli O157:H7 and other STECs by ELISA.  Gillespie, B. E., D. H. D'Souza, J. Lin, S. P. Oliver, et al.  2012.  Conference-IAFP, Providence, Rhode Island, July, 2012.

Detection of pentobarbital in leachate from an organic burial pit containing euthanized large animals Hawkins, S. A., F. Menn, and F. R. Walker.  2012.  Proceedings of the 22nd Tennessee Water Resources Symposium.

Implications of fecal bacteria input from latrine-polluted ponds for wells in sandy aquifers Knappett, P. S., L. D. McKay, A. Layton, D. E. Williams, M. J. Alam, M. R. Huq, J. Mey, J. E. Feighery, P. J. Culligan, B. J. Mailloux, and J. Zhuang.  2012.  Environmental Science and Technology, 46(3), 1361-1370.