Bacteria Research

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Doris H. D'Souza
Foodborne pathogens

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage



Israeli and UTIA Scientists Receive Grant to Study Bovine Mastitis in Dairy Cows, 2/18/2019

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 Didn’t Know about the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 9/17/2015


Recent Publications

Antimicrobial resistance patterns of S. aureus and other bacterial mastitis pathogens isolated from milk of dairy cows.  Abdi, R. D., B. E. Gillespie, G. M. Pighetti, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  Mastitis Research Workers Annual meeting, October 24 – 26, Chicago, Illinois..

Antimicrobial resistance patterns of bacterial isolates from cases of mastitis in dairy cows.  Abdi, R. D., B. E. Gillespie, S. I. Headrick, G. M. Pighetti, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting, June 24 – 27, Knoxville, TN..

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.

Evaluation of bacterial communities in the uterus and vagina between resulting pregnant and non-pregnant postpartum beef cows Ault, T. B., B. A. Clemmons, P. Myer, and K. Pohler.  2018.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN.

Antibacterial activity of acidified sodium benzoate against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes in tryptic soy broth and on cherry tomatoes Chen, H., and Q. Zhong.  2018.  International Journal of Food Microbiology, 274: 38-44.

Diversity and functional evolution of terpene synthases in dictyostelid social amoebae Chen, X., T. G. Köllner, G. Shaulsky, Q. D. Jia, J. S. Dickschat, J. Gershenzon, and F. Chen.  2018.  Scientific Reports, 25;8(1):14361. [Abstract]

How soil bacterial communities with seasonal variation respond differently to long-term fertilization and plastic film mulching Farmer, J., S. M. Schaeffer, B. Zhang, T. T. An, J. B. Pei, J. Zhuang, and J. K. Wang.  2018.  Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 27(4), 1483-1495.

Entomopathogenic bacteria in insect biological control Grijalba, E., M. Hurst, J. Ibarra, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and T. Jackson.  2018.  Biological Conrol of Phytopathogens, Insects and Acari, Chapter 5, pp. 296-333, Edited by A. M. Cotes, Agrosavia, Bogota, Colombia. [Abstract]

Enhanced polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons degradation in rhizosphere soil planted with tall fescue: Bacterial community and functional gene expression mechanisms Guo, M. X., Z. Q. Gong, R. Miao, C. Jia, J. Bookes, D. Cahill, and J. Zhuang.  2018.  Chemosphere, 212, 15-23.

Purification and behavior of proteins and membrane-associated peptides through extraction via Winsor-III systems into bicontinuous microemulsions.  Hayes, D. G., R. Ye, V. S. Urban, N. M. O'Neill, S. V. Pingali, V. Sharma, and R. N. Dunlap.  2018.  22nd International Symposium on Surfactants in Solutions Conference, Norman, OK, 3-8 June, 2018. [Abstract]

An investigation of surface water sediment source tracking using bacterial metagenomics and elemental fingerprinting.  Huangfu, Y.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

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]