Episode #7 – From Instability to Infections

For this episode, join Emma Farquharson and Hannah Zurier as these two friends summarize some of the most recent and fascinating literature in Food Microbiology. As you may recall, Hannah was last featured in Season 1, Episode #3, “From Plastics to Pathogens” while we last heard from Emma on our very first episode, “From Fruit Flies to Phages”! This month, for our seventh episode, our returning champions not only walk us through the general outlines of these three new papers but also masterfully articulate the ways in which these findings connect to what currently is practiced within the field of Food Microbiology. The topics covered this month’s definitely are growing concerns and our day and age, but by using some humor and the positivity shared between friends, Emma and Hannah deliver their messages tactfully while keeping you chuckling to yourself. Join us as they speak about unstable plasmidomes, the newer technology of neutral electrolyzed oxidizing water, and what we can do to help stop emerging superbugs. Needless to say, it will be another month filled with fascinating new literature and passionate people to explain it!

van Mastrigt, O., E. Di Stefano, S. Hartono, T. Abee, and E. J. Smid. 2018. Large plasmidome of dairy Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis FM03P encodes technological functions and appears highly unstable. BMC Genomics. 19:620.

Han, D., Y.-C. Hung, C. L. Bratcher, E. A. Monu, Y. Wang, and L. Wang. 2018. Formation of Sublethally Injured Yersinia enterocolitica, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Salmonella enterica Serovar Enteritidis Cells after Neutral Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water Treatments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84.

Liu, C. M., M. Stegger, M. Aziz, T. J. Johnson, K. Waits, L. Nordstrom, L. Gauld, B. Weaver, D. Rolland, S. Statham, J. Horwinski, S. Sariya, G. S. Davis, E. Sokurenko, P. Keim, J. R. Johnson, and L. B. Price. 2018. Escherichia coli ST131 as a Foodborne Uropathogen. mBio. 9.

Have a few minutes? Check out this youtube video from kurzgesagt: Antibiotic Apocalypse Explained – kurzgesagt

Episode 7

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