Bacteria Research

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Doris H. D'Souza
Foodborne pathogens

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage



Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018

Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016

Five Things You Didnít Know about the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 9/17/2015


Recent Publications

Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Dairy Cows and Genetic Diversity of Resistant Isolates Abdi, R. D., B. E. Gillespie, J. M. Vaughn, C. E. Merill, S. I. Headrick, D. B. Ensermu, D. H. D'Souza, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, G. E. Agga, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2018 Jul;15(7):449-458. [Abstract]

Comparison of uterine and vaginal bacterial communities between pregnant and non-pregnant postpartum cows prior to fixed timed artificial insemination.  Ault, T. B.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Bovine intramammary infection associated immunogenic surface proteins of Streptococcus uberis Kerro Dego, O., R. A. Almeida, A. M. Saxton, R. D. Abdi, D. B. Ensermu, and S. P. Oliver.  2018.  Microbial Pathogenesis, Volume 115: 304 - 311, February 2018. [Abstract]

Dynamics of transcriptomic response to infection by nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and its bacterial symbiont Photorhabdus temperata in Heliothis virescens larvae An, R., K. Suri, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and P. Grewal.  2017.  Insect Molecular Biology, 26(5): 584-600. [Abstract]

Switchgrass extractives reduce bacterial diseases of tomato foliage and populations of foodborne pathogens on tomato fruit.  Bruce, A., B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2017.  Phytopathology, 107 (Suppl. 5): S5.51. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, August 5-9, San Antonio, TX.

Vaginal and uterine bacterial communities in postpartum lactating cows Clemmons, B. A., F. G. Dantas, G. A. Franco, S. T. Reese, O. I. Adeyosoye, T. P. L. Smith, P. Myer, and K. Pohler.  2017.  Journal of Animal Science, 95(Supplement 1) 51-53.

Vaginal and uterine bacterial communities in postpartum lactating cows Clemmons, B. A., S. T. Reese, F. G. Dantas, G. A. Franco, T. P. L. Smith, O. I. Adeyosoye, K. Pohler, and P. Myer.  2017.  Frontiers in Microbiology, 8:1047.

Anticancer properties of rsin isolated from Sciadopitys verticillata.  D. I. Yates, H. A. Miller, III, J. S. Foster, T. A. Ford, and K. D. Gwinn.  2017.  Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Cancer Research Symposium., Knoxville, TN. (February 23, 2017). [Abstract]

A Quasi-chemical Model for Bacterial Spore Germination Kinetics by High Pressure.  Doona, C.J., F. E. Feeherry, K. Kustin, H. Chen, R. Huang, X. Ye, and P. Setlow.  2017.  Food Engineering Reviews, 9(3), 122.

Microbial attenuation of atrazine in agricultural soils: Biometer assays, bacterial taxonomic diversity, and catabolic genes Douglas, J. F., M. A. Radosevich, and O. H. Tuovinen.  2017.  Chemosphere, 176:352-360.

Identification of probiotic bacteria with antifungal activity in the cutaneous microbiome of endangered Tennessee bats.  Grisnik, M., J. P. Munafo, D. Istvanko, J. Campbell, C. Simpson, D. Thames, C. Holliday, and D. Walker.  2017.  Mycological Society of America.

The influence of root exudates of maize and soybean on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons degradation and soil bacterial community structure Guo, M. X., Z. Q. Gong, R. H. Miao, D. Su, X. J. Li, C. Y. Jia, and J. Zhuang.  2017.  Ecological Engineering, 99, 22-30.