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Craig Parker
Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Molecular Biologist

Phone: (510) 559-6187
Fax: (510) 559-6162
Room WAB306-A
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PSM
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710

Projects
Molecular Biology of Human Pathogens Associated with Food
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 421039

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The complete genome sequence and annotation of a Campylobacter jejuni strain, MTVDSCj20, isolated from a naturally colonized farm-raised chicken - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Taveirne, M.E., Dunham, D.T., Miller, W.G., Parker, C., Huynh, S., Dirita, V.J. 2014. The complete genome sequence and annotation of a Campylobacter jejuni strain, MTVDSCj20, isolated from a naturally colonized farm-raised chicken. Genome Announcements. 2(4):e00852-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00852-14.
Natural rpoS mutations contribute to the phenotypic heterogeneity of clonal populations in Escherichia coli O157:H7 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carter, M.Q., Louie, J.W., Huynh, S., Parker, C. 2014. Natural rpoS mutations contribute to the phenotypic heterogeneity of clonal populations in Escherichia coli O157:H7. Food Microbiology. 44:108-118.
Complete genome sequences of two Escherichia coli O145:H28 outbreak strains of food origin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, K.K., Mandrell, R.E., Louie, J.W., Korlach, J., Clark, T.A., Parker, C., Huynh, S., Chain, P.S., Ahmed, S., Carter, M.Q. 2014. Complete genome sequences of two Escherichia coli O145:H28 outbreak strains of food origin. Genome Announcements. 2(3):e00482-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00482-14..
The Campylobacter jejuni RacRS system regulates fumarate utilization in a low oxygen environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Der Stel, A., Van Mourik, A., Heijmen-Van Dijk, L., Parker, C., Kelly, D., Van Putten, J., Wosten, M. 2014. The Campylobacter jejuni RacRS system regulates fumarate utilization in a low oxygen environment. Environmental Microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12476.
The microbiome structure and Campylobacter jejuni transcriptome in naturally-raised chickens - (Abstract Only) - (21-Feb-14)
Comparative genomics of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O145:H28 demonstrates a common evolutionary lineage with Escherichia coli O157:H7 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, K.K., Mandrell, R.E., Louie, J.W., Korlach, J., Clark, T.A., Parker, C., Huynh, S., Chain, P.S., Ahmed, S., Carter, M.Q. 2014. Comparative genomics of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O145:H28 demonstrates a common evolutionary lineage with Escherichia coli O157:H7. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-17.
Complete genome sequence of salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Thompson Strain RM6836 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, C., Gorski, L.A., Huynh, S. 2013. Complete genome sequence of salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Thompson Strain RM6836. Genome Announcements. 1(6):e00900-13. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00900-13.
Whole Genome Shotgun Analysis: the Resolving Power to Distinguish 2009 and 2010 Clinical Isolates of Salmonella Typhimurium Possessing the Same PFGE Type - (Abstract Only) - (05-Aug-13)
Hypervariable purine biosynthesis genes contribute to stress response population heterogeneity in Campylobacter jejuni - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jun-13)
The complete genome sequences of 65 Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli strains - (Abstract Only) - (31-May-13)
Whole-Genome Sequencing Reveals Laboratory Salmonella Typhimurium Strain 14028s as a Likely Source of Outbreak Isolates from 2009-2010 - (Abstract Only) - (20-Feb-13)
The Salmonella transcriptome in lettuce and cilantro soft rot reveals a niche overlap with the animal host intestine - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goudeau, D.M., Parker, C., Zhou, Y., Sela, S., Kroupitski, Y., Brandl, M. 2013. The Salmonella transcriptome in lettuce and cilantro soft rot reveals a niche overlap with the animal host intestine. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79:250-262.
The hyperosmotic stress response of Campylobacter jejuni Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cameron, A., Frirdich, E., Huynh, S., Parker, C., Gaynor, E.C. 2012. The hyperosmotic stress response of Campylobacter jejuni. Journal of Bacteriology. November 2012, 194:(22)6116-6130.
RcsB contributes to the distinct stress fitness between Escherichia coli O157:H7 curli variants of 1993 hamburger-associated outbreak strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carter, M.Q., Parker, C., Louie, J.W., Huynh, S., Fagerquist, C.K., Mandrell, R.E. 2012. RcsB contributes to the distinct stress fitness between Escherichia coli O157:H7 curli variants of 1993 hamburger-associated outbreak strains. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.0028/AEM.02157-12.
Regulation of energy metabolism by the extracytoplasmic function (ECF) s factors of Arcobacter butzleri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martinez-Malaxetxeba, I., Mutts, R., Parker, C., Miller, W.G., Huynh, S., Gaastra, W., Van Putten, J.P., Fernandez-Astorga, A., Wosten, M.M. 2012. Regulation of energy metabolism by the extracytoplasmic function (ECF) s factors of Arcobacter butzleri. PLoS One. doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0044796.
FdhTU-modulated formate dehydrogenase expression and electron donor availability enhance recovery of Campylobacter jejuni following host cell infection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pryjma, M., Apel, D., Parker, C., Huynh, S., Gaynor, E.C. 2012. FdhTU-modulated formate dehydrogenase expression and electron donor availability enhance recovery of Campylobacter jejuni following host cell infection. Journal of Bacteriology. 194:3803-3813.
E. coli serotype O55:H7 diversity supports parallel acquisition of bacteriophage at Shiga toxin phage insertion sites during evolution of the O157:H7 lineage Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kyle, J.L., Cummings, C.A., Parker, C., Quinones, B., Vatta, P., Newton, E., Huynh, S., Swimley, M.S., Degoricija, L., Barker, M., Fontanoz, S., Nguyen, K.M., Patel, R.N., Fang, R., Tebbs, R., Petrauskene, O., Furtado, M., Mandrell, R.E. 2012. E. coli serotype O55:H7 diversity supports parallel acquisition of bacteriophage at Shiga toxin phage insertion sites during evolution of the O157:H7 lineage. Journal of Bacteriology. 194:1885-1896.
Distinct transcriptional profiles and phenotypes exhibited by Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates related to the 2006 spinach-associated outbreak - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, C., Kyle, J.L., Huynh, S., Carter, M.Q., Brandl, M., Mandrell, R.E. 2012. Distinct transcriptional profiles and phenotypes exhibited by Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates related to the 2006 spinach-associated outbreak. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78:455-463.
Salmonella biofilm formation on Aspergillus niger involves cellulose - chitin interactions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brandl, M., Carter, M.Q., Parker, C., Chapman, M.R., Huynh, S., Zhou, Y. 2011. Salmonella biofilm formation on Aspergillus niger involves cellulose - chitin interactions. PloS ONE 6(10):e25553.
Characterization of the extrachromosomal function (ECF) sigma factors of Arcobacter butzleri - (Abstract Only) - (10-Aug-11)
The civRT operon is important for Campylobacter jejuni strain 81-176 host cell interactions through regulation of the formate dehydrogenase operon - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-11)
Mechanisms underlying zoonotic success of Campylobacter jejuni: the CprRS two-component regulatory system influences essential processes, biofilm formation, and pathogenesis - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-11)
Mechanisms underlying zoonotic success of Campylobacter jejuni: the CprRS two-component regulatory system influences essential processes, biofilm formation, and pathogenesis - (Abstract Only) - (21-Apr-11)
Curli variants of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 display distinct survival fitness Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carter, M.Q., Brandl, M., Louie, J.W., Kyle, J.L., Carychao, D.K., Cooley, M.B., Parker, C., Bates, A.H., Mandrell, R.E. 2011. Curli variants of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 display distinct survival fitness. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77:3685-3695.
Insights into Evolution of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from Complete Genome Sequence of Closely Related O55:H7 Precursor - (Abstract Only) - (24-Mar-11)
The atypical hyperosmotic stress response of Campylobacter jejuni - (Abstract Only) - (11-Mar-11)
Molecular Insights into the Phenotypic Divergence in Natural Curli Variants of Escherichia coli O157:H7 - (Abstract Only) - (28-Feb-11)
Prevalence, distribution and diversity of salmonella enterica in a major produce region of California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gorski, L.A., Parker, C., Liang, A.S., Cooley, M.B., Jay-Russell, M., Gordus, A., Atwill, R.E., Mandrell, R.E. 2011. Prevalence, distribution and diversity of salmonella enterica in a major produce region of California. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77:2734-2748.
Beyond gangliosides: Multiple forms of glycan mimicry exhibited by Campylobacter jejuni in its lipooligosaccharide (LOS) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Houliston, R.S., Vinogradov, E., Li, J., Dzieciatkowska, M., St.Michael, F., Karwaski, M., Brochu, D., Jarrell, H.C., Parker, C., Yuki, N., Mandrell, R.E., Gilbert, M.E. 2011. Beyond gangliosides: Multiple forms of glycan mimicry exhibited by Campylobacter jejuni in its lipooligosaccharide (LOS). Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286:12361-12370.
Salmonella transcriptional signature in Tetrahymena phagosomes and role of acid tolerance in passage through the protist Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rehfuss, M.Y., Parker, C., Brandl, M. 2011. Salmonella transcriptional signature in Tetrahymena phagosomes and role of acid tolerance in passage through the protist. The ISME Journal:5:262-273.
Comparative genotypes of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis Phage type 30 and 9c strains isolated from three outbreaks associated with raw almonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, C., Huynh, S., Quinones, B., Harris, L., Mandrell,2010 R.E. Comparative genotypes of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis Phage type 30 and 9c strains isolated from three outbreaks associated with raw almonds. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76: 3723-3731
Growth phase-dependent activation of the DccRS regulon of Campylobacter jejuni - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wosten, M.M., Van Dijk, L., Parker, C., Guilhabert, M.R., Van Der Meer-Jannsen, Y.P., Wagenaar, J., Van Putten, J.P. 2010. Growth phase-dependent activation of the DccRS regulon of Campylobacter jejuni. Journal of Bacteriology. 192:2729-2736
Phenotypic Divergence in Curli Variants of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 - (Abstract Only) - (04-Mar-10)
Transcriptome and phenotypic difference of Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates related to the 2006 spinach-associated outbreak reveals variants in the bag - (Abstract Only) - (02-Mar-10)
Transcriptome Analysis of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Exposed to Lysates of Lettuce Leaves Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kyle, J.L., Parker, C., Goudeau, D.M., Brandl, M. 2010. Transcriptome Analysis of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Exposed to Lysates of Lettuce Leaves. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76(5):1375-1387
Nucleases Encoded by Integrated Elements CJIE2 and CJIE4 Inhibit Natural Transformation of Campylobacter jejuni Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaasbeek, E.J., Wagenaar, J.A., Guilhabert, M., Van Putten, J.P., Parker, C., Vanderwal, F.J. 2010. Nucleases Encoded by Integrated Elements CJIE2 and CJIE4 Inhibit Natural Transformation of Campylobacter jejuni. Journal of Bacteriology. 192:936-941.
The Complete Genome of the Human Clinical Isolate Campylobacter upsaliensis RM3195 - (Other) - (02-Sep-09)
Microarray-based Comparative Genomic Indexing of the Cronobacter genus (Enterobacter sakazakii) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Healy, B., Huynh, S., Mullane, N., O'Brian, S., Iverson, C., Stephen, R., Parker, C., Fanning, S. 2009. Microarray-based Comparative Genomic Indexing of the Cronobacter genus (Enterobacter sakazakii). International Journal of Food Microbiology. 136:159-64
Genotyping Campylobacter jejuni by comparative genome indexing: an evaluation with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and flaA SVR sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pittenger, L.G., Englen, M.D., Parker, C., Frye, J.G., Quinones, B., Horn, S.T., Son, I., Cray, P.J., Harrison, M.A. 2009. Genotyping Campylobacter jejuni by comparative genome indexing: an evaluation with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and flaA SVR sequencing. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 6(3):337-349.
A DNase encoded by integrated element CJIE1 inhibits natural transformation of Campylobacter jejuni Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaasbeck, E.J., Wagenaar, J., Guilhabert, M., Wosten, M.M., Van Putten, J.P., Parker, C., Van Der Wal, F.J. 2009 A DNase encoded by integrated element CJIE1 inhibits natural transformation of Campylobacter jejuni. Journal of Bacteriology. 191:2296-2306.
The complete genome sequence and analysis of the human pathogen Campylobacter lari. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Wang, G., Binnewies, T.T., Parker, C. 2008. The complete genome sequence and analysis of the human pathogen Campylobacter lari. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 5(4):371-386.
Comparative genomic analysis of clinical strains of Campylobacter jejuni from South Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Quinones, B., Guilhabert, M.R., Miller, W.G., Mandrell, R.E., Lastovica, A.J., Parker, C. 2008. Comparative genomic analysis of clinical strains of Campylobacter jejuni from South Africa. PLoS One. 3(4)e2015_1-e2015_10
Campylobacter jejuni Lipooligosaccharides: Structures and Biosynthesis - (Book / Chapter)
Gilbert, M., Parker, C., Moran, A.P. 2008. Campylobacter jejuni Lipooligosaccharides: Structures and Biosynthesis. In: Nachamkin, I, Szymanski, C.M., Blaser, M.J., editors. Campylobacter. 3rd Edition. Washington, DC: ASM Press. p. 483-504.
The complete genome sequence and analysis of the Epsilonproteobacterium Arcobacter butzleri. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Parker, C., Rubenfield, M., Mendz, G.L., Wosten, M.M., Ussery, D.W., Stolz, J.F., Binnewies, T.T., Hallin, P.F., Wang, G., Malek, J.A., Rogosin, A., Stanker, L.H., Mandrell, R.E. 2007. The complete genome sequence and analysis of the Epsilonproteobacterium Arcobacter butzleri. PLoS One. 2(12):e1358.
Common Genomic Features of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. doylei Strains Distinguish Them from C. jejuni subsp. jejuni - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, C., Miller, W.G., Horn, S.T., Lastovica, A.J. 2007. Common Genomic Features of Campylobacter jejuni subsp. doylei Strains Distinguish Them from C. jejuni subsp. jejuni. BMC Microbiology. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2180/7/50
Detection and Genotyping of Arcobacter and Campylobacter Isolates from Retail Chicken Samples by Use of DNA Oligonucleotide Arrays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Quinones, B., Parker, C., Janda Jr, J.M., Miller, W.G., Mandrell, R.E. 2007. Detection and Genotyping of Arcobacter and Campylobacter Isolates from Retail Chicken Samples by Use of DNA Oligonucleotide Arrays. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 73(11)3645-3655
Identification of Genomic Differences Between Campylobacter Jejuni Subsp. Jejuni and Campylobacter Jejuni Subsp. Doylei at the Nap Locus Leads to the Development of a C. Jejuni Subspeciation Multiplex Pcr Method Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Parker, C., Heath, S., Lastovica, A. 2007. Identification of genomic differences between campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni and C. jejuni subsp. doylei at the nap locus leads to the development of a C. jejuni subspeciation multiplex pcr method. BioMed Central Microbiology. 7:11.
Characterization of Genetically-Matched Isolates of Campylobacter Jejuni Reveals Mutations in Genes Involved in Flagellar Biosynthesis Alter the Organism's Virulence Potential - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Malik-Kale, P., Rapheal, B., Parker, C., Joens, L., Klena, J., Quinones, B., Keech, A., Konkel, M. 2007. Characterization of genetically-matched isolates of campylobacter jejuni reveals mutations in genes involved in flagellar biosynthesis alter the organism's virulence potential. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 73(10) 3123-3136
Structural analysis of the capsular polysaccharide from Campylobacter jejuni RM1221 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilbert, M., Mandrell, R.E., Parker, C., Li, Jianjun, Vinogradov, E. 2007. Structural analysis of the capsular polysaccharide from Campylobacter jejuni RM1221. ChemBioChem. 8(6):625-631.
Comparative Genomic Analysis of Campylobacter Jejuni Strains Reveals Diversity Due to Genomic Elements Similar to Those Present in C. Jejuni Strain Rm1221 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, C., Quinones, B., Miller, W.G., Horn, S.T., Mandrell, R.E. 2006. Comparative genomic analysis of Campylobacter jejuni strains reveals diversity due to genomic elements similar to those present in C. jejuni strain RM1221. Journal of Clinical Microbiology.44:11:4125-4135
The Campylobacter Jejuni Phos/phor Operon Represents a Non-Classical Phosphate-Sensitive Two-Component System - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wosten, M.M., Parker, C., Van Mourik, A., Guilhabert, M.R., Heijmen-Van Dijk, L., Van Putten, J. 2006. The Campylobacter jejuni phos/phor operon represents a non-classical phosphate-sensitive two-component system. Molecular Microbiology.62:1:278-291
Comparison of Campylobacter Jejuni Los Biosynthesis Loci from a Variety of Sources - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, C., Horn, S.T., Gilbert, M., Miller, W.G., Woodward, D., Mandrell, R.E. Comparison of campylobacter jejuni los biosynthesis loci from a variety of sources. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 43:2771-2781.
Major Structural Differences and Novel Potential Virulence Mechanisms from the Genomes of Multiple Campylobacter Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fouts, D.E., Mongodin, E.F., Mandrell, R.E., Miller, W.G., Rasko, D.A., Ravel, J., Brinkac, L.M., Deboy, R.T., Parker, C., Daugherty, S.C. 2005. Major structural differences and novel potential virulence mechanisms from the genomes of multiple Campylobacter species. PLoS Biology 3(1):e15.
Genetic Basis for the Variation in the Lipooligosaccharide Outer Core of Campylobacter Jejuni and Possible Association of Glycosyltransferase Genes with Post-Infectious Neuropathies - (Book / Chapter)
Gilbert, M., Godschalk, P., Parker, C., Endtz, H., Wakarchuk, W.W. 2005. Genetic basis for the variation in the lipooligosaccharide outer core of campylobacter jejuni and possible association of glycosyltransferase genes with post-infectious neuropathies. In: Ketley, J., Konkel, M.E., editors. Campylobacter jejuni: New Perspectives in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Norfolk, UK, Horizon Scientific Press, 219-248.
Differentiation of Campylobacter Coli, Campylobacter Jejuni, Campylobacter Lari and Campylobacter Upsaliensis Using a Multiplex Pcr Developed from the Nucleotide Sequence of the Lipid a Gene Lpxa. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klena, J.D., Parker, C., Knibb, K., Ibbitt, C., Devane, P.M., Horn, S.T., Miller, W.G., Konkel, M. 2004. Differentiation of campylobacter coli, campylobacter jejuni, campylobacter lari and campylobacter upsaliensis using a multiplex pcr developed from the nucleotide sequence of the lipid a gene lpxa. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 42(12):5549-5557.
Genetic Analysis of the Lipooligosaccharide Biosynthetic Loci of the Mucosal Pathogen, Campylobacter Jejuni - (Proceedings)
PARKER,C., HORN,S.T., GILBERT,M., GENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE LIPOOLIGOSACCHARIDE BIOSYNTHETIC LOCI OF THE MUCOSAL PATHOGEN, CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROBIAL GENOMES.
Mitigation of Avian Reproductive Tract Function by Salmonella Enteritidis Producing High-Milecular-Mass Lipoppolysaccharide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, C., Harmon, B.G., Guard, J.Y. 2002. MITIGATION OF AVIAN REPRODUCTIVE TRACT FUNCTION BY SALMONELLA ENTERITIDIS PRODUCING HIGH-MILECULAR-MASS LIPOPPOLYSACCHARIDE. Manual of Environmental Microbiology. 4:538-545.
Pathogenesis of Non-Flagellate Mutants Derived from Salmonella Enteritidis in Chicks - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Jun-01)
Lipopolysaccharide Microheterogeneity of Salmonella Serotypes Typhimurium, Enteritidis and Schwarzengrund - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Jan-01)
Egg Contamination by Salmonella Serovar Enteritidis Following Vaccination with Delta-Aroa Salmonella Serovar Typhimurium - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Dec-00)
Clinical and Veterinary Isolates of Salmonella Enterica Serovar Enteritidis Defective in Lipopolysaccharide O-Chain Polymerization - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (05-Mar-99)
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