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Characterization of microflora in Latin-style cheeses by next-generation sequencing technology

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, January 2012
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Title
Characterization of microflora in Latin-style cheeses by next-generation sequencing technology
Published in
BMC Microbiology, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-12-254
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Authors

Tina S Lusk, Andrea R Ottesen, James R White, Marc W Allard, Eric W Brown, Julie A Kase

Abstract

Cheese contamination can occur at numerous stages in the manufacturing process including the use of improperly pasteurized or raw milk. Of concern is the potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes and other pathogenic bacteria that find the high moisture levels and moderate pH of popular Latin-style cheeses like queso fresco a hospitable environment. In the investigation of a foodborne outbreak, samples typically undergo enrichment in broth for 24 hours followed by selective agar plating to isolate bacterial colonies for confirmatory testing. The broth enrichment step may also enable background microflora to proliferate, which can confound subsequent analysis if not inhibited by effective broth or agar additives. We used 16S rRNA gene sequencing to provide a preliminary survey of bacterial species associated with three brands of Latin-style cheeses after 24-hour broth enrichment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 1%
Luxembourg 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 92 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 26%
Researcher 17 18%
Student > Master 13 14%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 5%
Other 19 20%
Unknown 9 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 52%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 3%
Engineering 3 3%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 19 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 October 2014.
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#1,587,062
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Outputs from BMC Microbiology
#252
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Outputs of similar age
#22,348
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Microbiology
#7
of 43 outputs
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