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Heat resistance of spores of 18 strains of Geobacillus stearothermophilus and impact of culturing conditions.

Wells-Bennik MHJ, Janssen PWM, Klaus V, Yang C, Zwietering MH, Den Besten HMW.

Int J Food Microbiol. 2019 Feb 16;291:161-172. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2018.11.005. Epub 2018 Nov 10.


Next generation microbiological risk assessment-Potential of omics data for hazard characterisation.

Haddad N, Johnson N, Kathariou S, Métris A, Phister T, Pielaat A, Tassou C, Wells-Bennik MHJ, Zwietering MH.

Int J Food Microbiol. 2018 Dec 20;287:28-39. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2018.04.015. Epub 2018 Apr 12.


Natural Diversity in Heat Resistance of Bacteria and Bacterial Spores: Impact on Food Safety and Quality.

den Besten HMW, Wells-Bennik MHJ, Zwietering MH.

Annu Rev Food Sci Technol. 2018 Mar 25;9:383-410. doi: 10.1146/annurev-food-030117-012808.


Two complementary approaches to quantify variability in heat resistance of spores of Bacillus subtilis.

den Besten HMW, Berendsen EM, Wells-Bennik MHJ, Straatsma H, Zwietering MH.

Int J Food Microbiol. 2017 Jul 17;253:48-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2017.04.014. Epub 2017 Apr 26.


Spore Heat Activation Requirements and Germination Responses Correlate with Sequences of Germinant Receptors and with the Presence of a Specific spoVA2mob Operon in Foodborne Strains of Bacillus subtilis.

Krawczyk AO, de Jong A, Omony J, Holsappel S, Wells-Bennik MHJ, Kuipers OP, Eijlander RT.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017 Mar 17;83(7). pii: e03122-16. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03122-16. Print 2017 Apr 1.


High-Level Heat Resistance of Spores of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and Bacillus licheniformis Results from the Presence of a spoVA Operon in a Tn1546 Transposon.

Berendsen EM, Koning RA, Boekhorst J, de Jong A, Kuipers OP, Wells-Bennik MH.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Dec 2;7:1912. eCollection 2016.


Analysis of Germination Capacity and Germinant Receptor (Sub)clusters of Genome-Sequenced Bacillus cereus Environmental Isolates and Model Strains.

Warda AK, Xiao Y, Boekhorst J, Wells-Bennik MHJ, Nierop Groot MN, Abee T.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017 Feb 1;83(4). pii: e02490-16. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02490-16. Print 2017 Feb 15.


A mobile genetic element profoundly increases heat resistance of bacterial spores.

Berendsen EM, Boekhorst J, Kuipers OP, Wells-Bennik MH.

ISME J. 2016 Nov;10(11):2633-2642. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.59. Epub 2016 Apr 22.


Linking Bacillus cereus Genotypes and Carbohydrate Utilization Capacity.

Warda AK, Siezen RJ, Boekhorst J, Wells-Bennik MH, de Jong A, Kuipers OP, Nierop Groot MN, Abee T.

PLoS One. 2016 Jun 7;11(6):e0156796. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156796. eCollection 2016.


A transposon present in specific strains of Bacillus subtilis negatively affects nutrient- and dodecylamine-induced spore germination.

Krawczyk AO, Berendsen EM, de Jong A, Boekhorst J, Wells-Bennik MH, Kuipers OP, Eijlander RT.

Environ Microbiol. 2016 Dec;18(12):4830-4846. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13386. Epub 2016 Jun 27.


Minimal inhibitory concentrations of undissociated lactic, acetic, citric and propionic acid for Listeria monocytogenes under conditions relevant to cheese.

Wemmenhove E, van Valenberg HJ, Zwietering MH, van Hooijdonk TC, Wells-Bennik MH.

Food Microbiol. 2016 Sep;58:63-7. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2016 Mar 26.


Genome Sequences of 12 Spore-Forming Bacillus Species, Comprising Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Bacillus sporothermodurans, and Bacillus vallismortis, Isolated from Foods.

Krawczyk AO, de Jong A, Holsappel S, Eijlander RT, van Heel A, Berendsen EM, Wells-Bennik MH, Kuipers OP.

Genome Announc. 2016 May 12;4(3). pii: e00103-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00103-16.


Draft Genome Sequences of Seven Thermophilic Spore-Forming Bacteria Isolated from Foods That Produce Highly Heat-Resistant Spores, Comprising Geobacillus spp., Caldibacillus debilis, and Anoxybacillus flavithermus.

Berendsen EM, Wells-Bennik MH, Krawczyk AO, de Jong A, van Heel A, Holsappel S, Eijlander RT, Kuipers OP.

Genome Announc. 2016 May 5;4(3). pii: e00105-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00105-16.


How NaCl and water content determine water activity during ripening of Gouda cheese, and the predicted effect on inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes.

Wemmenhove E, Wells-Bennik MHJ, Stara A, van Hooijdonk ACM, Zwietering MH.

J Dairy Sci. 2016 Jul;99(7):5192-5201. doi: 10.3168/jds.2015-10523. Epub 2016 Apr 13.


Draft Genome Sequences of 10 Bacillus subtilis Strains That Form Spores with High or Low Heat Resistance.

Berendsen EM, Wells-Bennik MH, Krawczyk AO, de Jong A, van Heel A, Eijlander RT, Kuipers OP.

Genome Announc. 2016 Mar 17;4(2). pii: e00124-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00124-16.


Bacterial Spores in Food: Survival, Emergence, and Outgrowth.

Wells-Bennik MH, Eijlander RT, den Besten HM, Berendsen EM, Warda AK, Krawczyk AO, Nierop Groot MN, Xiao Y, Zwietering MH, Kuipers OP, Abee T.

Annu Rev Food Sci Technol. 2016;7:457-82. doi: 10.1146/annurev-food-041715-033144. Review.


Next-Generation Whole-Genome Sequencing of Eight Strains of Bacillus cereus, Isolated from Food.

Krawczyk AO, de Jong A, Eijlander RT, Berendsen EM, Holsappel S, Wells-Bennik MH, Kuipers OP.

Genome Announc. 2015 Dec 17;3(6). pii: e01480-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01480-15.


Bacillus thermoamylovorans Spores with Very-High-Level Heat Resistance Germinate Poorly in Rich Medium despite the Presence of ger Clusters but Efficiently upon Exposure to Calcium-Dipicolinic Acid.

Berendsen EM, Krawczyk AO, Klaus V, de Jong A, Boekhorst J, Eijlander RT, Kuipers OP, Wells-Bennik MH.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Nov;81(22):7791-801. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01993-15. Epub 2015 Sep 4.


Draft Genome Sequences of Four Bacillus thermoamylovorans Strains Isolated from Milk and Acacia Gum, a Food Ingredient.

Krawczyk AO, Berendsen EM, Eijlander RT, de Jong A, Wells-Bennik MH, Kuipers OP.

Genome Announc. 2015 Mar 26;3(2). pii: e00165-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00165-15.


Two distinct groups within the Bacillus subtilis group display significantly different spore heat resistance properties.

Berendsen EM, Zwietering MH, Kuipers OP, Wells-Bennik MH.

Food Microbiol. 2015 Feb;45(Pt A):18-25. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2014 Apr 30.


Differential outgrowth potential of Clostridium perfringens food-borne isolates with various cpe-genotypes in vacuum-packed ground beef during storage at 12°C.

Xiao Y, Wagendorp A, Abee T, Wells-Bennik MH.

Int J Food Microbiol. 2015 Feb 2;194:40-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2014.11.008. Epub 2014 Nov 14.


A wide variety of Clostridium perfringens type A food-borne isolates that carry a chromosomal cpe gene belong to one multilocus sequence typing cluster.

Xiao Y, Wagendorp A, Moezelaar R, Abee T, Wells-Bennik MH.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Oct;78(19):7060-8. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01486-12. Epub 2012 Aug 3.


Clostridial spore germination versus bacilli: genome mining and current insights.

Xiao Y, Francke C, Abee T, Wells-Bennik MH.

Food Microbiol. 2011 Apr;28(2):266-74. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2010 Apr 1.


The SOS response of Listeria monocytogenes is involved in stress resistance and mutagenesis.

van der Veen S, van Schalkwijk S, Molenaar D, de Vos WM, Abee T, Wells-Bennik MH.

Microbiology. 2010 Feb;156(Pt 2):374-84. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.035196-0. Epub 2009 Nov 5.


Diversity assessment of heat resistance of Listeria monocytogenes strains in a continuous-flow heating system.

van der Veen S, Wagendorp A, Abee T, Wells-Bennik MH.

J Food Prot. 2009 May;72(5):999-1004.


Genome-wide screen for Listeria monocytogenes genes important for growth at high temperatures.

van der Veen S, Abee T, de Vos WM, Wells-Bennik MH.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2009 Jun;295(2):195-203. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2009.01586.x. Epub 2009 Apr 23.


The growth limits of a large number of Listeria monocytogenes strains at combinations of stresses show serotype--and niche-specific traits.

van der Veen S, Moezelaar R, Abee T, Wells-Bennik MH.

J Appl Microbiol. 2008 Nov;105(5):1246-58. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2008.03873.x. Epub 2008 Aug 18.


The heat-shock response of Listeria monocytogenes comprises genes involved in heat shock, cell division, cell wall synthesis, and the SOS response.

van der Veen S, Hain T, Wouters JA, Hossain H, de Vos WM, Abee T, Chakraborty T, Wells-Bennik MH.

Microbiology. 2007 Oct;153(Pt 10):3593-607.


Genome sequence of a proteolytic (Group I) Clostridium botulinum strain Hall A and comparative analysis of the clostridial genomes.

Sebaihia M, Peck MW, Minton NP, Thomson NR, Holden MT, Mitchell WJ, Carter AT, Bentley SD, Mason DR, Crossman L, Paul CJ, Ivens A, Wells-Bennik MH, Davis IJ, Cerdeño-Tárraga AM, Churcher C, Quail MA, Chillingworth T, Feltwell T, Fraser A, Goodhead I, Hance Z, Jagels K, Larke N, Maddison M, Moule S, Mungall K, Norbertczak H, Rabbinowitsch E, Sanders M, Simmonds M, White B, Whithead S, Parkhill J.

Genome Res. 2007 Jul;17(7):1082-92. Epub 2007 May 22.


Characterization of germination receptors of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579.

Hornstra LM, de Vries YP, Wells-Bennik MH, de Vos WM, Abee T.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006 Jan;72(1):44-53.


gerR, a novel ger operon involved in L-alanine- and inosine-initiated germination of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579.

Hornstra LM, de Vries YP, de Vos WM, Abee T, Wells-Bennik MH.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005 Feb;71(2):774-81.

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