James D Oliver

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Vibrio vulnificus: death on the half shell. A personal journey with the pathogen and its ecology
    James D Oliver
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Microb Ecol 65:793-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Resistance to environmental stresses by Vibrio vulnificus in the viable but nonculturable state
    Joanna Nowakowska
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 84:213-22. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Induction of Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium into the viable but nonculturable state following chlorination of wastewater
    James D Oliver
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    J Water Health 3:249-57. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint The viable but nonculturable state in bacteria
    James D Oliver
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223 0001, USA
    J Microbiol 43:93-100. 2005
  5. pmc Wound infections caused by Vibrio vulnificus and other marine bacteria
    J D Oliver
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 133:383-91. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Recent findings on the viable but nonculturable state in pathogenic bacteria
    James D Oliver
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 34:415-25. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Multiplex PCR assay for detection and simultaneous differentiation of genotypes of Vibrio vulnificus biotype 1
    Elizabeth B Warner
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 5:691-3. 2008
  8. pmc In situ and in vitro gene expression by Vibrio vulnificus during entry into, persistence within, and resuscitation from the viable but nonculturable state
    Ben Smith
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:1445-51. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Role of catalase and oxyR in the viable but nonculturable state of Vibrio vulnificus
    In Soo Kong
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28269, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 50:133-42. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The ecology of Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio cholerae, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in North Carolina estuaries
    Karen Dyer Blackwell
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    J Microbiol 46:146-53. 2008

Collaborators

  • Brett Froelich
  • Inna M Sokolova
  • Yutaka Yano
  • David J Smith
  • Hin Chung Wong
  • E Fidelma Boyd
  • Angelo DePaola
  • Thomas M Rosche
  • Tiffany C Williams
  • Mesrop Ayrapetyan
  • Elizabeth Warner
  • Ben Smith
  • Melissa K Jones
  • Tonya C Bates
  • Elizabeth B Warner
  • J M Birkenhauer
  • Hye Young Kim
  • Joanna Nowakowska
  • Anna V Ivanina
  • Karen Dyer Blackwell
  • Ryan W Bogard
  • Ana Luisa V Cohen
  • In Soo Kong
  • Stephen T Bunker
  • Ashley P Day
  • A Hulsmann
  • Courtney S Pfeffer
  • Eugene P Sokolov
  • Tiffany Williams
  • Eric A Binder
  • Edward J Feil
  • Erin E Parker
  • Ben E Smith
  • Hosni Hassan
  • D M Beam
  • I S Kong
  • H M Hassan
  • M Frances Hite
  • T M Rosche

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. doi request reprint Vibrio vulnificus: death on the half shell. A personal journey with the pathogen and its ecology
    James D Oliver
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Microb Ecol 65:793-9. 2013
    ..Finally, the review discusses how global warming may be causing worldwide increases in the frequency and geographical extent of Vibrio infections...
  2. doi request reprint Resistance to environmental stresses by Vibrio vulnificus in the viable but nonculturable state
    Joanna Nowakowska
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 84:213-22. 2013
    ..This might account for findings indicating an enhanced ability for E-genotype cells to withstand environmental changes better than C-genotype cells...
  3. ncbi request reprint Induction of Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium into the viable but nonculturable state following chlorination of wastewater
    James D Oliver
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    J Water Health 3:249-57. 2005
    ..While we were not successful in resuscitating these cells to the culturable state, the presence of such nonculturable cells in treated wastewater offers a potential public health hazard...
  4. ncbi request reprint The viable but nonculturable state in bacteria
    James D Oliver
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223 0001, USA
    J Microbiol 43:93-100. 2005
    ..It is hoped that this mini-review will encourage researchers to consider this survival state in their studies as an alternative to the conclusion that a lack of culturability indicates the cells they are examining are dead...
  5. pmc Wound infections caused by Vibrio vulnificus and other marine bacteria
    J D Oliver
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 133:383-91. 2005
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Recent findings on the viable but nonculturable state in pathogenic bacteria
    James D Oliver
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 34:415-25. 2010
    ..Finally, the central role of catalase in the VBNC response of some bacteria, including its genetic regulation, is described...
  7. doi request reprint Multiplex PCR assay for detection and simultaneous differentiation of genotypes of Vibrio vulnificus biotype 1
    Elizabeth B Warner
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 5:691-3. 2008
    ..This technique has been employed for the confirmation and typing of unknown isolates from both clinical and environmental sources utilizing a single reaction followed by gel electrophoresis...
  8. pmc In situ and in vitro gene expression by Vibrio vulnificus during entry into, persistence within, and resuscitation from the viable but nonculturable state
    Ben Smith
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:1445-51. 2006
    ..We found the half-life of mRNA to be less than 60 minutes, confirming that mRNA detection in these VBNC cells is a result of de novo RNA synthesis...
  9. ncbi request reprint Role of catalase and oxyR in the viable but nonculturable state of Vibrio vulnificus
    In Soo Kong
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28269, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 50:133-42. 2004
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first study providing direct evidence for the metabolic basis of nonculturability and the viable but nonculturable state...
  10. ncbi request reprint The ecology of Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio cholerae, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in North Carolina estuaries
    Karen Dyer Blackwell
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    J Microbiol 46:146-53. 2008
    ..0001) with occurrence of the three pathogens. Thus, these two parameters may represent simple assays for characterizing the potential public health hazard of estuarine waters...
  11. pmc In situ gene expression by Vibrio vulnificus
    Ben Smith
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:2244-6. 2006
    ..vvhA (hemolysin) was differentially expressed between environmental and clinical isolates. These results paralleled our in vitro findings...
  12. pmc Evidence for an intermediate colony morphology of Vibrio vulnificus
    Thomas M Rosche
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:4356-9. 2006
    ..Finally, Int colonies, which in some cases can easily be mistaken for Tr colonies, have been observed to occasionally revert to Op, while Tr colonies containing a wzb deletion presumably are unable to revert to the encapsulated form...
  13. pmc csrA inhibits the formation of biofilms by Vibrio vulnificus
    Melissa K Jones
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:7064-6. 2008
    ..Complementation in trans with csrA resulted in reduced biofilm formation, similar to that by csrA(+) strains. Our results provide evidence that csrA inhibits biofilm formation in V. vulnificus...
  14. ncbi request reprint The viable but nonculturable state of Kanagawa positive and negative strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
    Tonya C Bates
    Department of Biology, The University of North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina 28223, USA
    J Microbiol 42:74-9. 2004
    ..Our results indicated that the ability to produce hemolysin did not affect entrance into the VBNC state. Further, VBNC cells of both biotypes could be restored to the culturable state following an overnight temperature upshift...
  15. doi request reprint A new culture-based method for the improved identification of Vibrio vulnificus from environmental samples, reducing the need for molecular confirmation
    Tiffany C Williams
    Biology Department, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    J Microbiol Methods 93:277-83. 2013
    ....
  16. pmc Refined medium for direct isolation of Vibrio vulnificus from oyster tissue and seawater
    Elizabeth Warner
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:3098-100. 2007
    ..The medium was shown in laboratory and field studies to be highly selective without providing preferential isolation of either V. vulnificus genotype...
  17. pmc Population structures of two genotypes of Vibrio vulnificus in oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and seawater
    Elizabeth Warner
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:80-5. 2008
    ..Levels of the two genotypes as well as seasonal dynamics within both oyster tissue and the surrounding waters may aid in identifying risk factors associated with human infection...
  18. ncbi request reprint A rapid and simple PCR analysis indicates there are two subgroups of Vibrio vulnificus which correlate with clinical or environmental isolation
    Thomas M Rosche
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Microbiol Immunol 49:381-9. 2005
    ..The data reported here are consistent with the existence of two genotypes of V. vulnificus, with the C-type being a strong indicator of potential virulence...
  19. ncbi request reprint RpoS involvement and requirement for exogenous nutrient for osmotically induced cross protection in Vibrio vulnificus
    Thomas M Rosche
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte North Carolina, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 53:455-62. 2005
    ..Together these findings suggest that the cross protective response in V. vulnificus is complex and appears to involve multiple mechanisms...
  20. pmc Integration of Vibrio vulnificus into marine aggregates and its subsequent uptake by Crassostrea virginica oysters
    Brett Froelich
    The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:1454-8. 2013
    ..When C- and E-genotype strains were cocultured in competitive experiments, the aggregated E-genotype strains exhibited significantly greater uptake by oyster than the C-genotype strains...
  21. pmc Apparent loss of Vibrio vulnificus from North Carolina oysters coincides with a drought-induced increase in salinity
    Brett A Froelich
    The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:3885-9. 2012
    ..We suggest that the oysters were colonized with a more salt-tolerant bacterium during the drought, which displaced V. vulnificus and may be preventing recolonization...
  22. pmc Survival of and in situ gene expression by Vibrio vulnificus at varying salinities in estuarine environments
    Melissa K Jones
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:182-7. 2008
    ..Overall, this study highlights the need for further in situ evaluation of this bacterium in order to gain a true understanding of its ecology and how it relates to its natural habitat...
  23. pmc Role of iron in human serum resistance of the clinical and environmental Vibrio vulnificus genotypes
    Ryan W Bogard
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:7501-5. 2007
    ..This suggests that the nutrient/osmotic environment may influence the survival of V. vulnificus following entry into the human body, leading to selection of the C genotype over the E genotype...
  24. ncbi request reprint Changes in membrane fatty acid composition during entry of Vibrio vulnificus into the viable but nonculturable state
    Ashley P Day
    Department of Biology University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    J Microbiol 42:69-73. 2004
    ..Cells in which fatty acid synthesis was inhibited did not survive, indicating that active fatty acid metabolism is essential for entry of cells into the VBNC state...
  25. pmc Implications of Chitin Attachment for the Environmental Persistence and Clinical Nature of the Human Pathogen Vibrio vulnificus
    Tiffany C Williams
    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 80:1580-7. 2014
    ..This study suggests that C- and E-genotype strains have intrinsically divergent physiological programs, which may help explain the observed differences in the ecology and pathogenic potential between these two genotypes. ..
  26. pmc Interspecific quorum sensing mediates the resuscitation of viable but nonculturable vibrios
    Mesrop Ayrapetyan
    Department of Biology, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 80:2478-83. 2014
    ..This study provides new insights into the molecular mechanisms stimulating VBNC cell exit from dormancy, which has significant implications for microbial ecology and public health...
  27. doi request reprint Interactive effects of cadmium and hypoxia on metabolic responses and bacterial loads of eastern oysters Crassostrea virginica Gmelin
    Anna V Ivanina
    Biology Department, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223, United States
    Chemosphere 82:377-89. 2011
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of temperature on detection of plasmid or chromosomally encoded gfp- and lux-labeled Pseudomonas fluorescens in soil
    Stephen T Bunker
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Environ Biosafety Res 3:83-90. 2004
    ..Because fluorescence was maintained regardless of the cells' physiological state, this protein may also be an indicator of cell viability...
  29. pmc Ecology of Vibrio vulnificus in estuarine waters of eastern North Carolina
    Courtney S Pfeffer
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:3526-31. 2003
    ..Water temperature accounted for most of the variability in the concentrations of both V. vulnificus (47%) and Vibrio spp. (48%)...
  30. doi request reprint Survival of Vibrio vulnificus genotypes in male and female serum, and production of siderophores in human serum and seawater
    Hye Young Kim
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 11:119-25. 2014
    ..Our data suggest that the catecholate siderophore is important during human infections, whereas the hydroxamate siderophore may be more important in the estuarine environment this pathogen inhabits...
  31. doi request reprint Vibrio vulnificus genome suggests two distinct ecotypes
    Thomas M Rosche
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
    Environ Microbiol Rep 2:128-32. 2010
    ..vulnificus respond in markedly different ways to environmental conditions. These findings lead us to hypothesize that the C and E genotypes also represent different ecotypes, possibly in the process of diverging into separate species...
  32. doi request reprint The interactions of Vibrio vulnificus and the oyster Crassostrea virginica
    Brett Froelich
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences, 3431 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA
    Microb Ecol 65:807-16. 2013
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Use of diacetyl to reduce the load of Vibrio vulnificus in the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica
    J M Birkenhauer
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223, USA
    J Food Prot 66:38-43. 2003
    ..Overall, it appears that treatment with diacetyl is ineffective for shellstock oysters, although it has potential for use in reducing loads of V. vulnificus in shucked oysters...
  34. pmc RpoS-dependent stress response and exoenzyme production in Vibrio vulnificus
    A Hulsmann
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:6114-20. 2003
    ..Additionally, the motility of the rpoS mutant was severely diminished. Overall, these studies suggest that rpoS in V. vulnificus is important for adaptation to environmental changes and may have a role in virulence...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effects of refrigeration and alcohol on the load of Aeromonas hydrophila in oysters
    J M Birkenhauer
    Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 28223, USA
    J Food Prot 65:560-2. 2002
    ..9 x 10(4) with high numbers (10(3) to 10(4)) isolated from the oyster surface. From these data, it is clear that refrigeration and alcohol treatment are not sufficient to reduce loads of A. hydrophila in or on oysters...
  36. ncbi request reprint Biochemical and virulence characterization of viable but nonculturable cells of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
    Hin Chung Wong
    Department of Microbiology, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan 111, Republic of China
    J Food Prot 67:2430-5. 2004
    ..Results of this study add to our understanding of the biochemical and physiological changes that have not been reported when V. parahaemolyticus enters into the VBNC state...
  37. pmc Emergence of a virulent clade of Vibrio vulnificus and correlation with the presence of a 33-kilobase genomic island
    Ana Luisa V Cohen
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:5553-65. 2007
    ..Our data suggest that lineage I may have a higher pathogenic potential and that region XII, along with other regions, may give isolates a selective advantage either in the human host or in the aquatic environment or both...
  38. pmc Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis of Vibrio vulnificus strains isolated from Taiwan and the United States
    Hin Chung Wong
    Department of Microbiology, Soochow University, 70 Lin Si Rd, Taipei, Taiwan 111, Republic of China
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:5153-8. 2004
    ..The results showed that PFGE with SfiI digestion may be used to characterize V. vulnificus strains from distant geographic regions, with NotI being a recommended alternative enzyme...