James A Lowther

Summary

Affiliation: Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Two-year systematic study to assess norovirus contamination in oysters from commercial harvesting areas in the United Kingdom
    James A Lowther
    European Reference Laboratory for Monitoring Bacteriological and Viral Contamination of Bivalve Molluscs, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:5812-7. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of norovirus RNA levels in outbreak-related oysters with background environmental levels
    James A Lowther
    Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, European Union Reference Laboratory for Monitoring Bacteriological and Viral Contamination of Bivalve Molluscs, Weymouth DT4 8UB, UK
    J Food Prot 75:389-93. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Determination of norovirus contamination in oysters from two commercial harvesting areas over an extended period, using semiquantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR
    James A Lowther
    European Community Reference Laboratory for Monitoring Bacteriological and Viral Contamination of Bivalve Molluscs, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth DT4 8UB, UK
    J Food Prot 71:1427-33. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison between quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR results for norovirus in oysters and self-reported gastroenteric illness in restaurant customers
    James A Lowther
    Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, European Community Reference Laboratory for Monitoring Bacteriological and Viral Contamination of Bivalve Molluscs, Weymouth DT4 8UB, UK
    J Food Prot 73:305-11. 2010
  5. pmc Rapid and sensitive detection of noroviruses by using TaqMan-based one-step reverse transcription-PCR assays and application to naturally contaminated shellfish samples
    Narayanan Jothikumar
    Environmental Science and Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:1870-5. 2005

Collaborators

  • Jan Vinje
  • Narayanan Jothikumar
  • David N Lees
  • Kathleen Henshilwood
  • Vincent R Hill

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. pmc Two-year systematic study to assess norovirus contamination in oysters from commercial harvesting areas in the United Kingdom
    James A Lowther
    European Reference Laboratory for Monitoring Bacteriological and Viral Contamination of Bivalve Molluscs, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:5812-7. 2012
    ..The data should assist risk managers to develop control strategies to reduce the risk of human illness resulting from norovirus contamination of bivalve molluscs...
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of norovirus RNA levels in outbreak-related oysters with background environmental levels
    James A Lowther
    Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, European Union Reference Laboratory for Monitoring Bacteriological and Viral Contamination of Bivalve Molluscs, Weymouth DT4 8UB, UK
    J Food Prot 75:389-93. 2012
    ..These observations support the concept of a dose-response for norovirus RNA levels in shellfish and could help inform the establishment of threshold criteria for risk management...
  3. ncbi request reprint Determination of norovirus contamination in oysters from two commercial harvesting areas over an extended period, using semiquantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR
    James A Lowther
    European Community Reference Laboratory for Monitoring Bacteriological and Viral Contamination of Bivalve Molluscs, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth DT4 8UB, UK
    J Food Prot 71:1427-33. 2008
    ..Overall, these results suggest that norovirus monitoring in shellfish production areas could be an effective strategy for reduction of virus risk...
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison between quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR results for norovirus in oysters and self-reported gastroenteric illness in restaurant customers
    James A Lowther
    Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, European Community Reference Laboratory for Monitoring Bacteriological and Viral Contamination of Bivalve Molluscs, Weymouth DT4 8UB, UK
    J Food Prot 73:305-11. 2010
    ..This study suggests that detection of high levels of norovirus RNA in oysters is indicative of a significantly elevated health risk. However, illness may not necessarily be reported after detection of norovirus RNA at low levels...
  5. pmc Rapid and sensitive detection of noroviruses by using TaqMan-based one-step reverse transcription-PCR assays and application to naturally contaminated shellfish samples
    Narayanan Jothikumar
    Environmental Science and Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:1870-5. 2005
    ..These TaqMan RT-PCR assays provide rapid (less than 90 min), sensitive, and reliable detection of NoV and should prove to be useful for routine monitoring of both clinical and shellfish samples...