Special Issue "Biocontrol of Food Borne Pathogens"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Gianluigi Mauriello

Division of Microbiology, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Università, 100, 80055 Portici (Napoli), Italy
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Interests: antimicrobials; lactic acid bacteria; meat quality and safety; food microbiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Prof. Lothar Leistner firstly used the term Hurdle Technology in 1995, and he said that it is used to identify a gentle but effective strategy for the preservation of foods. This means that the application of more hurdles at a low level, to control microbial growth during food processing, could better preserve sensorial and nutritional features of foods, compared to the application of few hurdles at a high level. The biopreservation of foods is a fascinating approach to food safety, and the biocontrol systems of food-borne pathogens, have to be considered new hurdles. Indeed, they affect food characteristics little and, remarkably, are harmless to human health. Therefore, research on the use of bacteria and/or their metabolites, bacteriophages, herb metabolites, and all bio-based food-borne pathogen control systems, are welcome in this Special Issue. Due to the high number of manuscripts in the current literature describing “in vitro” experiments, particular attention will be given to manuscripts describing use of potential biocontrol agents in real food systems, both at the laboratory or industrial scales.

Prof. Gianluigi Mauriello
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • biocontrol
  • biopreservation
  • food borne pathogens
  • food safty
  • food quality

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Open AccessArticle Distribution and Antimicrobial Resistance of Salmonella Isolated from Pigs with Diarrhea in China
Microorganisms 2018, 6(4), 117; https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms6040117
Received: 30 September 2018 / Revised: 15 November 2018 / Accepted: 18 November 2018 / Published: 26 November 2018
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Abstract
Salmonella can cause enteric diseases in humans and a wide range of animals, and even outbreaks of foodborne illness. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and distribution of serovars, and antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolates from pigs with diarrhea
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Salmonella can cause enteric diseases in humans and a wide range of animals, and even outbreaks of foodborne illness. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and distribution of serovars, and antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolates from pigs with diarrhea in 26 provinces in China from 2014 to 2016. A total of 104 Salmonella isolates were identified and the dominant serovar was S. 4,[5],12:i:- (53.9%). All Salmonella isolates were resistant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and many were resistant to ampicillin (80.8%) and tetracycline (76.9%). Among 104 Salmonella isolates, aac(6′)-Ib-cr was the dominant plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance gene (80.8%), followed by qnrS (47.1%). The pulsed-field gel electrophoresis results suggest that the Salmonella isolates from different regions were genetically diverse, and ST34 was the most prevalent. S. 4,[5],12:i:- isolates is the widespread presence of heavy metal tolerance genes. The fact that the same sequence types were found in different regions and the high similarity coefficient of S. 4,[5],12:i:- isolates from different regions indicate the clonal expansion of the isolates, and the isolates carried various antimicrobial resistance genes. The multidrug resistant Salmonella can be widely detected in pigs, which will present a challenge for farm husbandry. Full article
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