Tjakko Abee

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Affiliation: Wageningen University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Germinant receptor diversity and germination responses of four strains of the Bacillus cereus group
    Menno van der Voort
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 139:108-15. 2010
  2. pmc From transcriptional landscapes to the identification of biomarkers for robustness
    Tjakko Abee
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microb Cell Fact 10:S9. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of genomics on microbial food safety
    Tjakko Abee
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, P O Box 557, 6700 AN Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Trends Biotechnol 22:653-60. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Biofilm formation and dispersal in Gram-positive bacteria
    Tjakko Abee
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 22:172-9. 2011
  5. pmc Role of ureolytic activity in Bacillus cereus nitrogen metabolism and acid survival
    Maarten Mols
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:2370-8. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Germination and outgrowth of spores of Bacillus cereus group members: diversity and role of germinant receptors
    Tjakko Abee
    TI Food and Nutrition TIFN, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Food Microbiol 28:199-208. 2011
  7. pmc Identification of the sigmaB regulon of Bacillus cereus and conservation of sigmaB-regulated genes in low-GC-content gram-positive bacteria
    Willem van Schaik
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, P O Box 557, 6700AN Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Bacteriol 189:4384-90. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Analysis of acid-stressed Bacillus cereus reveals a major oxidative response and inactivation-associated radical formation
    Maarten Mols
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 12:873-85. 2010
  9. pmc Molecular and physiological analysis of the role of osmolyte transporters BetL, Gbu, and OpuC in growth of Listeria monocytogenes at low temperatures
    Henrike H Wemekamp-Kamphuis
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2912-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Metabolic capacity of Bacillus cereus strains ATCC 14579 and ATCC 10987 interlinked with comparative genomics
    Maarten Mols
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 9:2933-44. 2007

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Publications93

  1. doi request reprint Germinant receptor diversity and germination responses of four strains of the Bacillus cereus group
    Menno van der Voort
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 139:108-15. 2010
    ..cereus strains in food matrices, such as milk, rice water and meat bouillon, indicating that amino acid composition and/or availability of inosine are important germination determinants in foods...
  2. pmc From transcriptional landscapes to the identification of biomarkers for robustness
    Tjakko Abee
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microb Cell Fact 10:S9. 2011
    ..Extrapolation to other species and genera is discussed such as avenues towards mechanism-based design of microbial fitness and robustness...
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of genomics on microbial food safety
    Tjakko Abee
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, P O Box 557, 6700 AN Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Trends Biotechnol 22:653-60. 2004
    ..The future should bring the first practical benefits of genome sequencing to the field of microbial food safety, including strategies and tools for the identification and control of emerging pathogens...
  4. doi request reprint Biofilm formation and dispersal in Gram-positive bacteria
    Tjakko Abee
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 22:172-9. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc Role of ureolytic activity in Bacillus cereus nitrogen metabolism and acid survival
    Maarten Mols
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:2370-8. 2008
    ..Although a role for B. cereus ureolytic activity in acid survival cannot be excluded, its main role appears to be in nitrogen metabolism, where ammonium may be provided to the cells in nitrogen-limited, urea-containing environments...
  6. doi request reprint Germination and outgrowth of spores of Bacillus cereus group members: diversity and role of germinant receptors
    Tjakko Abee
    TI Food and Nutrition TIFN, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Food Microbiol 28:199-208. 2011
    ..cereus copes with these wake-up calls in different environments including foods, during food processing and upon interaction with the human host...
  7. pmc Identification of the sigmaB regulon of Bacillus cereus and conservation of sigmaB-regulated genes in low-GC-content gram-positive bacteria
    Willem van Schaik
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, P O Box 557, 6700AN Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Bacteriol 189:4384-90. 2007
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Analysis of acid-stressed Bacillus cereus reveals a major oxidative response and inactivation-associated radical formation
    Maarten Mols
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 12:873-85. 2010
    ..cereus strains in bactericidal conditions only. Our study shows that radicals can indicate acid-induced malfunctioning of cellular processes that lead to cell death...
  9. pmc Molecular and physiological analysis of the role of osmolyte transporters BetL, Gbu, and OpuC in growth of Listeria monocytogenes at low temperatures
    Henrike H Wemekamp-Kamphuis
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2912-8. 2004
    ..Here, we conclude that betaine and carnitine transport upon low-temperature exposure is mediated via three osmolyte transporters, BetL, Gbu, and OpuC...
  10. ncbi request reprint Metabolic capacity of Bacillus cereus strains ATCC 14579 and ATCC 10987 interlinked with comparative genomics
    Maarten Mols
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 9:2933-44. 2007
    ..cereus strains, and may supply indicators for the performance of these bacteria in different environments and ecological niches...
  11. doi request reprint Comparative analysis of transcriptional and physiological responses of Bacillus cereus to organic and inorganic acid shocks
    Maarten Mols
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 137:13-21. 2010
    ..In conclusion, our study has provided insights in phenotype-associated, and general and acidulant-specific responses in B. cereus...
  12. pmc Generation of variants in Listeria monocytogenes continuous-flow biofilms is dependent on radical-induced DNA damage and RecA-mediated repair
    Stijn van der Veen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e28590. 2011
    ..Therefore, we can conclude that generation of genetic variants in L. monocytogenes continuous-flow biofilms results from radical-induced DNA damage and RecA-mediated mutagenic repair of the damaged DNA...
  13. pmc Deletion of the sigB gene in Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 leads to hydrogen peroxide hyperresistance
    Willem van Schaik
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:6427-30. 2005
    ..The expression of katA, which encodes one of the catalases of B. cereus, is upregulated in the sigB deletion mutant, and this may contribute to the hydrogen peroxide-resistant phenotype...
  14. pmc Identification and characterization of Di- and tripeptide transporter DtpT of Listeria monocytogenes EGD-e
    Jeroen A Wouters
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences WCFS and Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:5771-8. 2005
    ..These studies reveal that DptT may contribute to the virulence of L. monocytogenes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Deletion of sigB in Bacillus cereus affects spore properties
    Ynte P de Vries
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 252:169-73. 2005
    ..cereus on spore properties. In particular, spores of the sigB deletion mutant showed a defect in germination upon exposure to the germinants alanine and inosine...
  16. doi request reprint Genome-wide screen for Listeria monocytogenes genes important for growth at high temperatures
    Stijn van der Veen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 295:195-203. 2009
    ..Furthermore, the majority of the mutants showed increased heat inactivation after exposure to 55 degrees C compared with the wild-type strain. The role of the specific genes in relation to growth at high temperatures is discussed...
  17. pmc Phenotypic and transcriptomic analyses of mildly and severely salt-stressed Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 cells
    Heidy M W den Besten
    TI Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:4111-9. 2009
    ..The linkage of transcriptomes and phenotypic characteristics can contribute to a better understanding of cellular stress adaptation strategies and possible cross-protection mechanisms...
  18. doi request reprint A novel hybrid kinase is essential for regulating the sigma(B)-mediated stress response of Bacillus cereus
    Mark de Been
    TI Food and Nutrition TIFN, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 12:730-45. 2010
    ..cereus group and in other bacilli, environmental and intracellular stress signalling routes are combined into one single protein. This strategy is markedly different from the sigma(B) activation pathway in other low-GC Gram-positives...
  19. doi request reprint Virulence aspects of Listeria monocytogenes LO28 high pressure-resistant variants
    Ineke K H Van Boeijen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, P O Box 557, 6700 AN Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microb Pathog 59:48-51. 2013
    ..Seven of the attenuated variants demonstrated a reduction in virulence factor activity. Compared to the wild type, all variants exhibited similar or increased susceptibility to multiple antibiotics commonly used in listeriosis treatment...
  20. pmc Assessment of CcpA-mediated catabolite control of gene expression in Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579
    Menno van der Voort
    TI Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Microbiol 8:62. 2008
    ..Here we studied the role of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 CcpA in regulation of metabolic pathways and expression of enterotoxin genes by comparative transcriptome analysis of the wild-type and a ccpA-deletion strain...
  21. pmc Direct-imaging-based quantification of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 population heterogeneity at a low incubation temperature
    Heidy M W den Besten
    Wageningen University and Research Centre, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:927-30. 2010
    ..Eleven percent of the microcolonies failed to grow during low-temperature incubation, and this cold-induced population heterogeneity could be partly attributed to the loss of membrane integrity of individual cells...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparative analysis of two-component signal transduction systems of Bacillus cereus, Bacillus thuringiensis and Bacillus anthracis
    Mark de Been
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences WCFS, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microbiology 152:3035-48. 2006
    ..anthracis as a pathogen could have reduced the range of environmental stimuli to which it is exposed. This may have rendered some of its TCSs obsolete, ultimately resulting in the deletion of some HK and RR genes...
  23. pmc Comparative transcriptomic and phenotypic analysis of the responses of Bacillus cereus to various disinfectant treatments
    Mara Ceragioli
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:3352-60. 2010
    ..Notably, hydrogen peroxide- and peracetic acid-treated cells exhibited high mutation rates correlating with the induced SOS response...
  24. pmc Analysis of the role of RsbV, RsbW, and RsbY in regulating {sigma}B activity in Bacillus cereus
    Willem van Schaik
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Bacteriol 187:5846-51. 2005
    ..The central role of RsbY in regulating the activity of sigma(B) indicates that in B. cereus, the sigma(B) activation pathway is markedly different from that in other gram-positive bacteria...
  25. pmc Influence of glutamate on growth, sporulation, and spore properties of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 in defined medium
    Ynte P de Vries
    Wageningen Center for Food Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:3248-54. 2005
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  26. pmc Influence of sporulation medium composition on transcription of ger operons and the germination response of spores of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579
    Luc M Hornstra
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3746-9. 2006
    ..The average transcription level of the seven ger operons per cell was 3.5 times higher in Y1 medium, and the spores grown in this medium showed an enhanced germination response...
  27. pmc Identification of sigma factor sigma B-controlled genes and their impact on acid stress, high hydrostatic pressure, and freeze survival in Listeria monocytogenes EGD-e
    Henrike H Wemekamp-Kamphuis
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:3457-66. 2004
    ..The combined data argue that the expression of sigma(B)-dependent genes provides L. monocytogenes with nonspecific multiple-stress resistance that may be relevant for survival in the natural environment as well as during food processing...
  28. pmc Characterization of germination receptors of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579
    Luc M Hornstra
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen University, P O Box 17, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:44-53. 2006
    ..Germination triggered by the combination of l-phenylalanine and inosine was lost in the gerI mutant, indicating that both molecules are effective at the GerI receptor...
  29. pmc Isolation of highly heat-resistant Listeria monocytogenes variants by use of a kinetic modeling-based sampling scheme
    Ineke K H Van Boeijen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, P O Box 557, 6700 AN Wageningen, Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:2617-24. 2011
    ..This research showed the strength of kinetic modeling in unraveling the causes of nonlinear inactivation and facilitating the isolation of heat-resistant L. monocytogenes variants...
  30. doi request reprint Surface behaviour of S. Typhimurium, S. Derby, S. Brandenburg and S. Infantis
    Greetje A A Castelijn
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Vet Microbiol 161:305-14. 2013
    ..This indicated that the surface behaviour of S. Typhimurium was more comparable to S. Infantis than to S. Derby or S. Brandenburg...
  31. pmc The alternative sigma factor sigmaB of Bacillus cereus: response to stress and role in heat adaptation
    Willem van Schaik
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Bacteriol 186:316-25. 2004
    ....
  32. doi request reprint The impact of oxygen availability on stress survival and radical formation of Bacillus cereus
    Maarten Mols
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 135:303-11. 2009
    ..cereus, in food industry related conditions is investigated, because oxygen availability may affect the efficiency of food preservation conditions...
  33. pmc gerR, a novel ger operon involved in L-alanine- and inosine-initiated germination of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579
    Luc M Hornstra
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen University, P O Box 17, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:774-81. 2005
    ..High-pressure-initiated germination was not affected by the gerR mutations, as experiments with 100 and 550 MPa showed no difference with spores of the parental strain...
  34. ncbi request reprint Using Lactococcus lactis for glutathione overproduction
    Yin Li
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, NIZO Food Research, P O Box 20, 6710 Ede, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 67:83-90. 2005
    ..lactis for fine-chemical production and as a model for studies of the impact of glutathione on flavour formation and other properties of food...
  35. ncbi request reprint The CtsR regulator of Listeria monocytogenes contains a variant glycine repeat region that affects piezotolerance, stress resistance, motility and virulence
    Kimon A G Karatzas
    Wageningen Centre of Food Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Mol Microbiol 49:1227-38. 2003
    ..Our data highlight an important regulatory role of the glycine-rich region of CtsR in stress resistance and virulence...
  36. doi request reprint Diversity assessment of Listeria monocytogenes biofilm formation: impact of growth condition, serotype and strain origin
    Sachin R Kadam
    TI Food and Nutrition, PO Box 557, 6700 AN Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 165:259-64. 2013
    ..monocytogenes. ..
  37. pmc Short- and long-term adaptation to ethanol stress and its cross-protective consequences in Lactobacillus plantarum
    Hermien van Bokhorst-van de Veen
    TI Food and Nutrition, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:5247-56. 2011
    ..plantarum ΔhrcA::cat and ΔctsR ΔhrcA::cat mutants was indistinguishable from that of wild-type cells. Overall, these results suggest that the induction of CtsR class III stress responses provides cross-protection against heat stress...
  38. doi request reprint Contribution of Listeria monocytogenes RecA to acid and bile survival and invasion of human intestinal Caco-2 cells
    Stijn van der Veen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Med Microbiol 301:334-40. 2011
    ..This mutant also showed a deficiency in adhesion and invasion of Caco-2 cells. These results suggest that RecA may contribute to the colonization of the human gastro-intestinal tract and crossing of the intestinal barrier...
  39. doi request reprint The identification of response regulator-specific binding sites reveals new roles of two-component systems in Bacillus cereus and closely related low-GC Gram-positives
    Mark de Been
    TI Food and Nutrition TIFN, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 10:2796-809. 2008
    ....
  40. pmc Population diversity of Listeria monocytogenes LO28: phenotypic and genotypic characterization of variants resistant to high hydrostatic pressure
    Ineke K H Van Boeijen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, P O Box 557, 6700 AN Wageningen, Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:2225-33. 2010
    ..monocytogenes stress-resistant variants signifies the organism's genetic flexibility, which in turn may contribute to the survival and persistence of this human pathogen in food-processing environments...
  41. ncbi request reprint Inactivation kinetics of three Listeria monocytogenes strains under high hydrostatic pressure
    Ineke K H Van Boeijen
    Top Institute for Food and Nutrition, P O Box 557, 6700 AN Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Food Prot 71:2007-13. 2008
    ..The possible effect of HHP survival capacity of stress-resistant genotypic and phenotypic variants of L. monocytogenes on the safety of HHP-processed foods is discussed...
  42. doi request reprint The SOS response of Listeria monocytogenes is involved in stress resistance and mutagenesis
    Stijn van der Veen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microbiology 156:374-84. 2010
    ..Our results indicate that the SOS response of L. monocytogenes contributes to survival upon exposure to a range of stresses, thereby likely contributing to its persistence in the environment and in the host...
  43. ncbi request reprint Diversity assessment of heat resistance of Listeria monocytogenes strains in a continuous-flow heating system
    Stijn van der Veen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Food Prot 72:999-1004. 2009
    ..5-log reductions for the strains 1E, NV8, and Scott A, respectively. These results demonstrate that industrial pasteurization conditions suffice to inactivate the most heat-resistant L. monocytogenes strains tested in this study...
  44. pmc Identification of sigmaB-dependent genes in Bacillus cereus by proteome and in vitro transcription analysis
    Willem van Schaik
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Bacteriol 186:4100-9. 2004
    ..In conclusion, sigmaB of B. cereus not only regulates genes directly involved in the stress response but may also control specific metabolic rearrangements...
  45. pmc Quantitative analysis of population heterogeneity of the adaptive salt stress response and growth capacity of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579
    Heidy M W den Besten
    TI Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:4797-804. 2007
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint The role of sigmaB in the stress response of Gram-positive bacteria -- targets for food preservation and safety
    Willem van Schaik
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences and Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 16:218-24. 2005
    ..A mechanistic understanding of the sigmaB activation processes and assessment of its regulon could provide tools for pathogen control and inactivation both in the food industry and clinical settings...
  47. doi request reprint Isolation and quantification of highly acid resistant variants of Listeria monocytogenes
    Karin I Metselaar
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, P O Box 557, 6700 AN Wageningen, The Netherlands Wageningen UR, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, P O Box 17, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands Wageningen UR Food and Biobased Research, P O Box 17, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 166:508-14. 2013
    ..The currently isolated acid resistant variants are a new group of stress resistant variants and underline the importance of gaining more insight in the mechanisms underlying this heterogeneity and increased resistance...
  48. pmc Catalase activity as a biomarker for mild-stress-induced robustness in Bacillus weihenstephanensis
    Heidy M W den Besten
    Wageningen University, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:57-62. 2013
    ..Biomarkers that are able to predict stress-induced enhanced robustness can be used to better understand stress adaptation mechanisms and might allow the design of effective combinations of hurdles to control microbial behavior...
  49. doi request reprint Diversity in biofilm formation and production of curli fimbriae and cellulose of Salmonella Typhimurium strains of different origin in high and low nutrient medium
    Greetje A A Castelijn
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Biofouling 28:51-63. 2012
    ....
  50. pmc Short- and long-term biomarkers for bacterial robustness: a framework for quantifying correlations between cellular indicators and adaptive behavior
    Heidy M W den Besten
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e13746. 2010
    ..Our quantitative, systematic approach provides a framework to search for these biomarkers and to evaluate their predictive quality in order to select promising biomarkers that can serve to early detect and predict adaptive traits...
  51. pmc Quantification of the effects of salt stress and physiological state on thermotolerance of Bacillus cereus ATCC 10987 and ATCC 14579
    Heidy M W den Besten
    Wageningen University and Research Centre, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:5884-94. 2006
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the heat-adaptive response of psychrotrophic Bacillus weihenstephanensis
    Paula M Periago
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 79:17-26. 2002
    ..weihenstephanensis, and during these conditions, an increased production of some HSPs was noted. This phenomenon of cross-protection might be of substantial importance in relation to the design of safe minimal processing regimes...
  53. doi request reprint HrcA and DnaK are important for static and continuous-flow biofilm formation and disinfectant resistance in Listeria monocytogenes
    Stijn van der Veen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microbiology 156:3782-90. 2010
    ..In conclusion, our study revealed that HrcA and DnaK are important for L. monocytogenes biofilm formation and disinfectant resistance...
  54. doi request reprint Clostridial spore germination versus bacilli: genome mining and current insights
    Yinghua Xiao
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Food Microbiol 28:266-74. 2011
    ..Similarities and differences between germination mechanisms of bacilli and clostridia will be discussed...
  55. ncbi request reprint 1-Octen-3-ol inhibits conidia germination of Penicillium paneum despite of mild effects on membrane permeability, respiration, intracellular pH, and changes the protein composition
    Gilma S Chitarra
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Biotechnion, The Netherlands
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 54:67-75. 2005
    ..In conclusion, 1-octen-3-ol has mild effects on the plasma membrane, but interferes with essential metabolic processes, such as swelling and germination of the conidia, but in a reversible manner...
  56. doi request reprint Mixed species biofilms of Listeria monocytogenes and Lactobacillus plantarum show enhanced resistance to benzalkonium chloride and peracetic acid
    Stijn van der Veen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 144:421-31. 2011
    ..plantarum showed 3.3 log₁₀ cfu/well inactivation. Our results indicate that L. monocytogenes and L. plantarum mixed species biofilms can be more resistant to disinfection treatments than single species biofilms...
  57. doi request reprint Comparative analysis of Bacillus weihenstephanensis KBAB4 spores obtained at different temperatures
    Diego Garcia
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 140:146-53. 2010
    ..weihenstephanensis KBAB4, in combination with the availability of its genome sequence, may contribute to our understanding of the behaviour of psychrotolerant spoilage and pathogenic Bacilli...
  58. doi request reprint Primary and secondary oxidative stress in Bacillus
    Maarten Mols
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 13:1387-94. 2011
    ..Exploitation of the current knowledge for the control of spoilage and pathogenic bacteria is discussed...
  59. pmc Dependence of continuous-flow biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes EGD-e on SOS response factor YneA
    Stijn van der Veen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition TIFN, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:1992-5. 2010
    ..Here we show that the SOS response is activated under these conditions and that deletion of its regulon member yneA results in diminished biofilm formation under continuous-flow conditions...
  60. doi request reprint Bacterial SOS response: a food safety perspective
    Stijn van der Veen
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 22:136-42. 2011
    ..This review places the bacterial SOS response in a food safety perspective by providing an overview of the known triggers of the SOS response mechanism and its impact on the survival of spoilage and pathogenic bacteria...
  61. pmc Air-liquid interface biofilms of Bacillus cereus: formation, sporulation, and dispersion
    Janneke G E Wijman
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen University, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:1481-8. 2007
    ..This indicates that B. cereus biofilms can act as a nidus for spore formation and subsequently can release their spores into food production environments...
  62. pmc Impact of sorbic acid on germination and outgrowth heterogeneity of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 spores
    Heidy M W den Besten
    Wageningen University, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:8477-80. 2012
    ..5 and in the presence of sorbic acid. This showed that germination efficiency was not a good predictor for heterogeneity in final outgrowth...
  63. pmc Impact of respiration on resistance of Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 to acid stress
    Masayuki Watanabe
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:4062-4. 2012
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  64. doi request reprint Effect of respiration and manganese on oxidative stress resistance of Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1
    Masayuki Watanabe
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microbiology 158:293-300. 2012
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  65. ncbi request reprint Survival, elongation, and elevated tolerance of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis at reduced water activity
    Jasper Kieboom
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences, Wageningen University, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Food Prot 69:2681-6. 2006
    ..This points to the need for increased attention to cleaning of surfaces in household environments and disinfection procedures in processing plants...
  66. pmc Growth and sporulation of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 under defined conditions: temporal expression of genes for key sigma factors
    Ynte P de Vries
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2514-9. 2004
    ..This method allows reproducible production of stable spores, while the synchronous growth and defined conditions are excellently suitable for further gene expression studies of cellular differentiation of B. cereus...
  67. pmc Comparative analysis of antimicrobial activities of valinomycin and cereulide, the Bacillus cereus emetic toxin
    Marcel H Tempelaars
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, 6703 HD Wageningen, Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:2755-62. 2011
    ..The putative role of cereulide production in the ecology of emetic B. cereus is discussed...
  68. pmc Role of germinant receptors in Caco-2 cell-initiated germination of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 endospores
    Luc M Hornstra
    TI Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:1201-3. 2009
    ..Spores of the gerI and gerL mutants showed a reduced germination response, pointing to a role for these receptors in Caco-2-induced germination...
  69. ncbi request reprint Differentiation inside multicelled macroconidia of Fusarium culmorum during early germination
    Gilma S Chitarra
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Biotechnion, P O Box 8129, 6703 HD, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Fungal Genet Biol 42:694-703. 2005
    ..The reduced germination capacity of apical compartments under these conditions was compensated by an increased germination capacity of middle compartments...
  70. doi request reprint Physiological parameters of Bacillus cereus marking the end of acid-induced lag phases
    Elisabeth G Biesta-Peters
    Wageningen University and Research Centre, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 148:42-7. 2011
    ..The change in signal of selected probes can be used as a marker for transition from lag phase to the growth phase and may aid in identification of novel targets interfering with bacterial exit from lag phase...
  71. pmc Effect of adaptation to ethanol on cytoplasmic and membrane protein profiles of Oenococcus oeni
    M Graça Silveira
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2748-55. 2004
    ..Using a proteomic approach, we provide evidence for an active ethanol adaptation response of O. oeni at the cytoplasmic and membrane protein levels...
  72. pmc Multiple deletions of the osmolyte transporters BetL, Gbu, and OpuC of Listeria monocytogenes affect virulence and growth at high osmolarity
    Henrike H Wemekamp-Kamphuis
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:4710-6. 2002
    ..Indeed, for LO28BCG, no accumulated betaine was found, but carnitine was accumulated in this strain up to 600 micro mol/g (dry weight) of cells, indicating the presence of a possible fourth osmolyte transporter...
  73. pmc Identification of novel Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium DT104-specific prophage and nonprophage chromosomal sequences among serovar Typhimurium isolates by genomic subtractive hybridization
    Armand P H M Hermans
    RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, P O Box 230, 6700 AE Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:4979-85. 2005
    ..All five selected DNA fragments were Salmonella serovar Typhimurium DT104 specific among the serovar Typhimurium isolates tested. These DNA fragments can be useful for better detection and typing of Salmonella serovar Typhimurium DT104...
  74. pmc Enhanced transformation efficiency of recalcitrant Bacillus cereus and Bacillus weihenstephanensis isolates upon in vitro methylation of plasmid DNA
    Masja Nierop Groot
    Food Technology Centre, Wageningen UR, P O Box 17, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:7817-20. 2008
    ..In vitro methylation of plasmid DNA was used to enhance poor plasmid transfer upon electroporation to recalcitrant strains that carry Sau3AI restriction barriers...
  75. ncbi request reprint The heat-shock response of Listeria monocytogenes comprises genes involved in heat shock, cell division, cell wall synthesis, and the SOS response
    Stijn van der Veen
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences WCFS, Diedenweg 20, 6703 GW Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microbiology 153:3593-607. 2007
    ..This expression pattern is in line with the observation that heat shock results in cell elongation and prevention of cell division...
  76. pmc Quantification of the emetic toxin cereulide in food products by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry using synthetic cereulide as a standard
    Elisabeth G Biesta-Peters
    Wageningen University and Research Centre, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, EV Wageningen, Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:7466-72. 2010
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  77. pmc Importance of SigB for Listeria monocytogenes static and continuous-flow biofilm formation and disinfectant resistance
    Stijn van der Veen
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:7854-60. 2010
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  78. pmc Quantification of the effect of culturing temperature on salt-induced heat resistance of bacillus species
    Heidy M W den Besten
    Wageningen University and Research Centre, Laboratory of Food Microbiology, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:4286-92. 2010
    ..These factors should be considered when stress-integrated predictive models are developed that can be used in the food industry to balance and optimize processing conditions of minimally processed foods...
  79. doi request reprint Bacterial spores in food: how phenotypic variability complicates prediction of spore properties and bacterial behavior
    Robyn T Eijlander
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Nieuwe Kanaal 9A, 6709 PA Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 22:180-6. 2011
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  80. pmc Arginine-dependent acid resistance in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium
    Jasper Kieboom
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University Agrotechnology and Food Sciences Group, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Bacteriol 188:5650-3. 2006
    ..Transcription of adiA and adiC was found to be dependent on AdiY, anaerobiosis, and acidic pH...
  81. ncbi request reprint Distribution of prophages and SGI-1 antibiotic-resistance genes among different Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium isolates
    Armand P H M Hermans
    RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microbiology 152:2137-47. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the presence of the genes for penta-resistance type ACSSuT, the HldD homologue containing ST104 prophage remnant and phage type DT104L are most likely common features of the emerging subtype of S. Typhimurium DT104...
  82. pmc Glutathione protects Lactococcus lactis against oxidative stress
    Yin Li
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, NIZO Food Research, 6710 BA Ede, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:5739-45. 2003
    ..Therefore, the presence of glutathione in L. lactis could result in greater stability under storage conditions and quicker growth upon inoculation, two important attributes of successful starter cultures...
  83. doi request reprint Heat stress leads to superoxide formation in Bacillus cereus detected using the fluorescent probe MitoSOX
    Maarten Mols
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 151:119-22. 2011
    ..Superoxide formation during exposure to lethal temperatures by B. cereus shows that superoxide plays a role in bacterial cell death and its generation may thus contribute to the efficiency of food preservation conditions...
  84. pmc Germination of penicillium paneum Conidia is regulated by 1-octen-3-ol, a volatile self-inhibitor
    Gilma S Chitarra
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2823-9. 2004
    ..paneum life cycle, including induction of microcycle conidiation and inhibition of spore germination. Therefore, the compound can be considered a fungal hormone during fungal development...
  85. pmc Identification of proteins involved in the heat stress response of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579
    Paula M Periago
    Center for Food Sciences, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:3486-95. 2002
    ..Collectively, these data show that during mild processing, cross-protection from heating occurs in pathogenic B. cereus, which may result in increased survival in foods...
  86. pmc Enhanced levels of cold shock proteins in Listeria monocytogenes LO28 upon exposure to low temperature and high hydrostatic pressure
    Henrike H Wemekamp-Kamphuis
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:456-63. 2002
    ..These findings imply that cold-shocked cells are protected from HHP treatment, which may affect the efficiency of combined preservation techniques...
  87. pmc Development of a flow cytometric method to analyze subpopulations of bacteria in probiotic products and dairy starters
    Christine J Bunthof
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences, Wageningen University, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands Christine
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:2934-42. 2002
    ..The proportions of the populations differed in the products tested. This FCM method provides tools to assess the functionality of different populations in fermentation starters and probiotic products...
  88. pmc Genetic diversity of viable, injured, and dead fecal bacteria assessed by fluorescence-activated cell sorting and 16S rRNA gene analysis
    Kaouther Ben-Amor
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:4679-89. 2005
    ..longum and B. infantis were retrieved from all sorted fractions, while B. adolescentis was recovered mostly from the sorted dead fraction...
  89. pmc Multiparametric flow cytometry and cell sorting for the assessment of viable, injured, and dead bifidobacterium cells during bile salt stress
    Kaouther Ben Amor
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Wageningen University, EV 6700 Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:5209-16. 2002
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  90. pmc Membrane fluidity adjustments in ethanol-stressed Oenococcus oeni cells
    M Graça Da Silveira
    Wageningen University and Research Center, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:5826-32. 2003
    ..e., cells adjust their membrane permeability by decreasing fluidity at the lipid-water interface...
  91. pmc Development of a standard test to assess the resistance of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm cells to disinfectants
    Suzanne B I Luppens
    Food Hygiene and Microbiology Group, Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences, Wageningen University and Research Center, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:4194-200. 2002
    ..Our results show that a standardized disinfectant test for biofilm cells is a useful addition to the current standard tests...
  92. ncbi request reprint A PrfA-regulated bile exclusion system (BilE) is a novel virulence factor in Listeria monocytogenes
    Roy D Sleator
    Department of Microbiology, University College, Cork, Ireland
    Mol Microbiol 55:1183-95. 2005
    ..Thus, this novel bile exclusion locus bilE, coordinately regulated by sigmaB and PrfA, represents a new and important virulence factor in L. monocytogenes...
  93. pmc Flow cytometric assessment of membrane integrity of ethanol-stressed Oenococcus oeni cells
    M Graça da Silveira
    Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica, 2780 Oeiras, Portugal
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:6087-93. 2002
    ..This information is of major importance in studies of microbial fermentations in order to assign bulk activities measured by classical methods to the very active cells that are effectively responsible for the observations...