Salmonella is among the most commonly known bacterial pathogens to cause human illness. Often Salmonellosis is associated with the consumption of contaminated foods like meat, eggs or egg products. However, during the last decades an increase of outbreaks is recognized ... View more
Klerks, M. M., A. H. C. Van Bruggen, E. Franz, and C. Zijlstra. 2007. Differential interaction of human pathogenic Salmonella enterica serovars with lettuce cultivars and plant-microbe factors influencing the colonization efficiency. Submitted for publication.
Franz, E., M. M. Klerks, O. J. De Vos, A. D. Van Diepeningen, A. J. Termorshuizen, and A. H. C. Van Bruggen. 2007. Farm prevalence of STEC stx1, stx2, eaeA and rfbE genes and survival of E. coli O157:H7 in manure from organic and low-input conventional dairy farms. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 73:2180-2190
Klerks, M. M., M. Van Gent-Pelzer, E. Franz, C. Zijlstra, and A. H. C. Van Bruggen. 2007. Physiological and molecular response of Lactuca sativa to colonization by Salmonella enterica serovar Dublin. Accepted by Appl. Env. Microbiol.
Franz, E., A. A. Visser, A. D. Van Diepeningen, M. M. Klerks, A. J. Termorshuizen, and A. H. C. Van Bruggen. 2006. Quantification of contamination of lettuce by GFPexpressing Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. Food Microbiol. 24:106-112
Klerks, M. M., A. H. C. Van Bruggen, C. Zijlstra, and M. Donnikov. 2006. Comparison of methods to extract Salmonella enterica DNA from environmental substrates and quantification using a general internal procedural control. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 72:3879-3886.
Schoen, C. D., M. Szemes, P. J. M. Bonants, A. Speksnijder, M. M. Klerks, P. H. J. F. Van Den Boogert, C. Waalwijk, J. M. Van Der Wolf, and C. Zijlstra. 2005. Novel molecular and biochemical techniques for quality control and monitoring in the agrofood production chain. In: Rapid Methods for biological and chemical contaminants in food and feed. A. van Amerongen, D. Barug & M. Lauwaars (Eds). Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp 151-177.
Klerks, M. M., C. Zijlstra, and A. H. C. Van Bruggen. 2004. Comparison of real-time PCR methods for detection of Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli O157:H7, and quantification using a general internal amplification control. J. Microbiol. Methods 59:337-349.
Bonants, P. J. M., C. D. Schoen, M. Szemes, A. Speksnijder, M. M. Klerks, P. H. J. F. Van Den Boogert, C. Waalwijk, J. M. Van Der Wolf, and C. Zijlstra. 2004. From single to multiplex detection of plant pathogens;pUMA, a new concept of multiplex detection using micro-arrays. Phytopathol. Pol. 35:29-47.
Vaskova, D., J. Spak, M. M. Klerks, and C. D. Schoen. 2004. Real-time NASBA for sensitive detection of Strawberry vein banding virus and its comparison to PCR. Eu. J. Plant Pathol. 110:213-221.
Klerks, M. M., J. L. Lindner, D. Vaskova, J. Spak, J. R. Thompson, W. Jelkmann, and C. D. Schoen. 2004. Detection and tentative grouping of Strawberry crinkle virus isolates. Eu. J. Plant Pathol. 110:45-52.