Vicki A Luna

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Publications

  1. pmc Novel sample preparation method for safe and rapid detection of Bacillus anthracis spores in environmental powders and nasal swabs
    Vicki A Luna
    Center for Biological Defense, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:1252-5. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Bacillus acidiceler sp. nov., isolated from a forensic specimen, containing Bacillus anthracis pX02 genes
    K Kealy Peak
    USF Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 3602 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612 9401, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:2031-6. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Improvement of a selective media for the isolation of B. anthracis from soils
    Vicki A Luna
    Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, United States
    J Microbiol Methods 79:301-6. 2009
  4. pmc Two-year study evaluating the potential loss of methicillin resistance in a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus culture collection
    William Veguilla
    Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 3602 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:3494-7. 2008
  5. pmc Bacillus anthracis virulent plasmid pX02 genes found in large plasmids of two other Bacillus species
    Vicki A Luna
    Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 3602 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2367-77. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus cereus, Bacillus mycoides, Bacillus pseudomycoides and Bacillus thuringiensis to 24 antimicrobials using Sensititre automated microbroth dilution and Etest agar gradient diffusion methods
    Vicki A Luna
    Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 3602 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:555-67. 2007
  7. pmc Bacillus Strains Most Closely Related to Bacillus nealsonii Are Not Effectively Circumscribed within the Taxonomic Species Definition
    K Kealy Peak
    USF Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 3602 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612 9401, USA
    Int J Microbiol 2011:673136. 2011
  8. pmc Use of two selective media and a broth motility test can aid in identification or exclusion of Bacillus anthracis
    Vicki A Luna
    Center for Biological Defense, University of South Florida, Tampa, 33612, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:4336-41. 2005
  9. pmc Fatal necrotizing pneumonia due to a Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive community-associated methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus and Influenza co-infection: a case report
    Jill C Roberts
    Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa Florida, USA
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 7:5. 2008

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Publications9

  1. pmc Novel sample preparation method for safe and rapid detection of Bacillus anthracis spores in environmental powders and nasal swabs
    Vicki A Luna
    Center for Biological Defense, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:1252-5. 2003
    ..We wanted to develop a safe, rapid method of sample preparation that provided safe DNA for the detection of spores in environmental and clinical specimens. Our method reproducibly detects B. anthracis in samples containing <10 spores...
  2. ncbi request reprint Bacillus acidiceler sp. nov., isolated from a forensic specimen, containing Bacillus anthracis pX02 genes
    K Kealy Peak
    USF Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 3602 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612 9401, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:2031-6. 2007
    ..9 relative to that at pH 7.1. Therefore, it is proposed that strain CBD 119(T) represents a novel species, Bacillus acidiceler sp. nov. The type strain is strain CBD 119(T) (=NRRL B-41736(T)=DSM 18954(T))...
  3. doi request reprint Improvement of a selective media for the isolation of B. anthracis from soils
    Vicki A Luna
    Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, United States
    J Microbiol Methods 79:301-6. 2009
    ..anthracis and will facilitate agricultural, environmental and forensic investigations of B. anthracis isolates...
  4. pmc Two-year study evaluating the potential loss of methicillin resistance in a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus culture collection
    William Veguilla
    Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 3602 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:3494-7. 2008
    ..There were no significant declines in the methicillin-resistant populations with either method over a two-year period...
  5. pmc Bacillus anthracis virulent plasmid pX02 genes found in large plasmids of two other Bacillus species
    Vicki A Luna
    Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 3602 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2367-77. 2006
    ..anthracis alerts us to the necessity of identifying additional sequences that will signal the presence of B. anthracis in clinical, forensic, and environmental samples...
  6. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus cereus, Bacillus mycoides, Bacillus pseudomycoides and Bacillus thuringiensis to 24 antimicrobials using Sensititre automated microbroth dilution and Etest agar gradient diffusion methods
    Vicki A Luna
    Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 3602 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:555-67. 2007
    ..To examine susceptibilities of Bacillus anthracis and related species to 24 antimicrobials using and concurrently comparing two methods...
  7. pmc Bacillus Strains Most Closely Related to Bacillus nealsonii Are Not Effectively Circumscribed within the Taxonomic Species Definition
    K Kealy Peak
    USF Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 3602 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612 9401, USA
    Int J Microbiol 2011:673136. 2011
    ..Coherent genomic groups were not however supported by similarly organized phenotypic clusters. Therefore, the strains were not effectively circumscribed within the taxonomic species definition...
  8. pmc Use of two selective media and a broth motility test can aid in identification or exclusion of Bacillus anthracis
    Vicki A Luna
    Center for Biological Defense, University of South Florida, Tampa, 33612, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:4336-41. 2005
    ..anthracis before expensive molecular and antibody-based tests are performed. By doing so, costs could be reduced and analysis time shortened...
  9. pmc Fatal necrotizing pneumonia due to a Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive community-associated methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus and Influenza co-infection: a case report
    Jill C Roberts
    Center for Biological Defense, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa Florida, USA
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 7:5. 2008
    ..We describe a fatal case of necrotizing pneumonia in a patient co-infected with Influenza B and a community-associated, PVL-positive methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)...