|Title:||Biology and Control of Human Pathogens on Fresh Produce|
|Objective:||Objective 1: Identify and chacterize the microbial genes that are involved in the attachment, colonization and survival of enteric pathogens on produce. |
Objective 2: Determine the genetic and biochemical factors in plants that effect the attachment, growth and survival of human pathogens in/on plants.
Objective 3: Assess the role of other microflora and aerosols in survival and transmission of enteric pathogens in agricultural environments.
Objective 4: Develop methods for the detection of enteric viral and bacterial pathogens from produce and soil.
|More Info:||Approach: Plant-microbe model systems in combination population studies, molecular methods, genomics, and microscopy, will be used to investigate the interaction of human pathogens with plants and plant-associated bacteria, as well as well as to develop improved methods for detection of human pathogens on produce. Replacing 5325-42000-044-00D 03/2011.|
|Funding Source:||United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS)|
|Institutions:||USDA/ARS - Pacific West Area|
Carter, John Mark
|Project Reports:||2011 Annual Report|
|Published USDA ARS Articles|
Occurrence of generic E. coli, E. coli O157 and Salmonella spp. in water and sediment from leafy green produce farms and streams on the Central California coast
Benjamin L, Atwill ER, Jay-Russell M, Cooley MB, Carychao DK, Gorski LA, Mandrell RE .
Int J Food Microbiol. 2013 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print]
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|Food Safety Categories:||On-Farm Food Safety|
Plant Science & Plant Products
|Farm-to-Table categories:||On-farm food production|
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