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Geromy George Moore
Food and Feed Safety Research
Research Molecular Biologist

Phone: (504) 286-4361
Fax: (504) 286-4419
Room 2122

1100 ROBERT E. LEE BLVD
BLDG 001 SRRC
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70179
Projects
Genetic and Environmental Factors Controlling Aflatoxin Biosynthesis
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430859
Molecular and Environmental Factors Controlling Aflatoxin Reduction by Non-Toxigenic Aspergillus Strains
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430863
Soil Microbiome to Control Aflatoxin and Field Evaluation of Transgenic Corn
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 436857

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Draft genome sequences of 20 Aspergillus flavus isolates from corn kernels and cornfield soils in Louisiana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gebru, S.T., Mammel, M.K., Gangiredla, J., Tartera, C., Cary, J.W., Moore, G.G., Sweany, R.R. 2020. Draft genome sequences of 20 Aspergillus flavus isolates from corn kernels and cornfield soils in Louisiana. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9(38):e00826-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00826-20.
Low aflatoxin levels in Aspergillus flavus-resistant maize are correlated with increased corn earworm damage and enhanced seed fumonisin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Characterization of morphological changes within stromata during sexual reproduction in Aspergillus flavus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luis, J.M., Carbone, I., Payne, G.A., Bhatnagar, D., Cary, J.W., Moore, G.G., Lebar, M.D., Wei, Q., Mack, B., Ojiambo, P.S. 2020. Characterization of morphological changes within stromata during sexual reproduction in Aspergillus flavus. Mycologia. https://doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2020.1800361.
Secondary metabolite dereplication and phylogenetic analysis identify various emerging mycotoxins and reveal the high intra-species diversity in Aspergillus flavus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uka, V., Moore, G.G., Arroyo-Manzanares, N., Nebija, D., De Saeger, S., Diana Di Mavungu, J. 2019. Secondary metabolite dereplication and phylogenetic analysis identify various emerging mycotoxins and reveal the high intra-species diversity in Aspergillus flavus. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10:667. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00667.
The role of extrolites secreted by nonaflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus in biocontrol efficacy Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Lebar, M.D., Carter-Wientjes, C.H. 2018. The role of extrolites secreted by nonaflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus in biocontrol efficacy. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 126:1257-1264. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14175.
Development of genomic resources for the powdery mildew, Erysiphe pulchra Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Mack, B.M., Beltz, S.B., Moore, G.G., Baird, R.E., Rinehart, T.A., Molnar, T.J., Staton, M.E., Hadziabdic, D., Trigiano, R.N. 2019. Development of genomic resources for the powdery mildew, Erysiphe pulchra. Plant Disease. 103:804-807. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-18-0719-A.
Induction of biodeterioration on vegetables by three fungal species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aduroja, E.D., Moore, G.G., Beltz, S.B., Soares, C., Lima, N., Fapohunda, S.O. 2018. Induction of biodeterioration on vegetables by three fungal species. Journal of Plant Pathology. 101(2):243-250. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42161-018-0175-y.
A metagenomics study of the corn kernel and silk microbiome following infection with aflatoxigenic and non-aflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus strains - (Abstract Only)
Isolation and characterization of fungi isolated from Nigerian cocoa samples Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fapohunda, S.O., Moore, G.G., Aroyeun, O.S., Ayeni, K.I., Aduroja, E.D., Odetunde, S.K. 2018. Isolation and characterization of fungi isolated from Nigerian cocoa samples. Current Life Sciences. 4(3):46-52. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1405083.
Whole genome comparison of Aspergillus flavus L-morphotype strain NRRL 3357 (type) and S-morphotype strain AF70 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilbert, M.K., Mack, B.M., Moore, G.G., Downey, D.L., Lebar, M.D., Joarder, V., Losada, L., Yu, J., Nierman, W.C., Bhatnagar, D. 2018. Whole genome comparison of Aspergillus flavus L-morphotype strain NRRL 3357 (type) and S-morphotype strain AF70. PLoS One. 13(7):e0199169. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199169.
Genome sequence of an aflatoxigenic pathogen of Argentinian peanut, Aspergillus arachidicola - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Mack, B.M., Beltz, S.B., Puel, O. 2018. Genome sequence of an aflatoxigenic pathogen of Argentinian peanut, Aspergillus arachidicola. BMC Genomics. 19:189. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-4576-2.
Aspergillus korhogoensis, a novel aflatoxin producing species from the Côte d’Ivoire Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carvajal-Campos, A., Manizan, A.L., Tadrist, S., Akaki, D.K., Koffi-Nevry, R., Moore, G.G., Fapohunda, S.O., Bailly, S., Montet, D., Oswald, I.P., Lorber, S., Brabet, C., Puel, O. 2017. Aspergillus korhogoensis, a novel aflatoxin producing species from the Côte d’Ivoire. Toxins. 9:353. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins9110353.
Global population structure and adaptive evolution of aflatoxin-producing fungi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Olarte, R.A., Horn, B.W., Elliott, J.L., Singh, R., O'Neal, C.J., Carbone, I. 2017. Global population structure and adaptive evolution of aflatoxin-producing fungi. Ecology and Evolution. 7:9179-9191.
Evolution of polyketide synthesis in a Dothideomycete forest pathogen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ozturk, I.K., Chettri, P., Dupont, P-Y., Barnes, I., McDougal, R.L., Moore, G.G., Sim, A., Bradshaw, R.E. 2017. Evolution of polyketide synthesis in a Dothideomycete forest pathogen. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 106:42-50.
Unravelling the diversity of the cyclopiazonic acid family of mycotoxins in Aspergillus flavus by UHPLC Triple-TOF HRMS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uka, V., Moore, G.G., Arroyo-Manzanares, N., Nebija, D., De Saeger, S., Diana Di Mavungu, J. 2017. Unravelling the diversity of the cyclopiazonic acid family of mycotoxins in Aspergillus flavus by UHPLC Triple-TOF HRMS. Toxins. 9:35. doi:10.3390/toxins9010035.
Draft genome sequence of an aflatoxigenic Aspergillus species, A. bombycis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Mack, B.M., Beltz, S.B., Gilbert, M.K. 2016. Draft genome sequence of an aflatoxigenic Aspergillus species, A. bombycis. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8(11):3297-3300. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evw238.
Molecular investigations of food-borne Cladosporium and Fusarium species from Nigeria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Fapohunda, S.O. 2016. Molecular investigations of food-borne Cladosporium and Fusarium species from Nigeria. Mycotoxicology. 3:1-14.
Field ecology, fungal sex and food contamination involving Aspergillus species - (Abstract Only)
Mycotoxins: significance to global economics and health - (Abstract Only)
Draft genome sequences of two closely related aflatoxigenic Aspergillus species obtained from the Ivory Coast - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Mack, B.M., Beltz, S.B. 2015. Draft genome sequences of two closely related aflatoxigenic Aspergillus species obtained from the Ivory Coast. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8(3):729-732.
Molecular diversity of seed-borne Fusarium species associated with maize in India - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aiyaz, M., Divakara, S.T., Venkataramana, M., Moore, G.G., Gupta, V.K., Yli-Mattila, T., Nayaka, S.C., Niranjana, S.R. 2016. Molecular diversity of seed-borne Fusarium species associated with maize in India. Current Genomics. 17(2):132-144.
Genomic sequence of the aflatoxigenic filamentous fungus Aspergillus nomius Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Mack, B.M., Beltz, S.B. 2015. Genomic sequence of the aflatoxigenic filamentous fungus Aspergillus nomius. BMC Genomics. 16:551. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-015-1719-6.
Analysis of genetic and aflatoxin diversity among Aspergillus flavus isolates collected from sorghum seeds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Divakara, S.T., Aiyaz, M., Moore, G.G., Venkataramana, M., Hariprasad, P., Nayaka, S.C., Niranjana, S.R. 2015. Analysis of genetic and aflatoxin diversity among Aspergillus flavus isolates collected from sorghum seeds. Journal of Basic Microbiology. 55:1255-1264.
Enhanced diversity and aflatoxigenicity in interspecific hybrids of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olarte, R.A., Worthington, C.J., Horn, B.W., Moore, G.G., Singh, R., Monacell, J.T., Dorner, J.W., Stone, E.A., Xie, D., Carbone, I. 2015. Enhanced diversity and aflatoxigenicity in interspecific hybrids of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Molecular Ecology 24(8):1889-1909.
Mycotoxins ()
Bennett, J.W., Moore, G.G. 2015. Mycotoxins. Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B.978-0-12-801238-3.02409-0.
Heritability study of eGFP-transformed Aspergillus flavus strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G. 2015. Heritability study of eGFP-transformed Aspergillus flavus strains. World Mycotoxin Journal. 8(3):301-310.
Genomic sequence for the aflatoxigenic filamentous fungus Aspergillus nomius ()
Challenges facing the biological control strategy for eliminating aflatoxin contamination ()
Ehrlich, K., Moore, G.G., Mellon, J.E., Bhatnagar, D. 2015. Challenges facing the biological control strategy for eliminating aflatoxin contamination. World Mycotoxin Journal. 8(2):225-233.
Growth inhibitory effects of gossypol and related compounds on fungal cotton root pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mellon, J.E., Dowd, M.K., Beltz, S.B., Moore, G.G. 2014. Growth inhibitory effects of gossypol and related compounds on fungal cotton root pathogens. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 59:161-168.
Sex and recombination in aflatoxigenic Aspergilli: global implications ()
Moore, G.G. 2014. Sex and recombination in aflatoxigenic Aspergilli: global implications. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5:32. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014-00032.
Sexuality generates diversity in the aflatoxin gene cluster: evidence on a global scale Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Elliott, J.L., Singh, R., Horn, B.W., Dorner, J.W., Stone, E.A., Chulze, S.N., Barros, G.G., Naik, M.K., Wright, G.C., Hell, K., Carbone, I. 2013. Sexuality generates diversity in the aflatoxin gene cluster: evidence on a global scale. PLoS Pathogens. 9(8):e1003574. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003574.
Evolutionary mechanisms involved in development of fungal secondary metabolite gene clusters ()
Moore, G.G., Collemare, J., Lebrun, M-H., Bradshaw, R.E. 2014. Evolutionary mechanisms involved in development of fungal secondary metabolite gene clusters. In: Osbourne, A., Goss, R.J., Carter, G.T., editors. Natural Products: Discourse, Diversity, and Design. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, United Kingdom. p. 343-356.
Testing the efficacy of eGFP-transformed Aspergillus flavus as biocontrol strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Mack, B.M., Beltz, S.B. 2013. Testing the efficacy of eGFP-transformed Aspergillus flavus as biocontrol strains. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 4:469-479. doi:10.4236/fns.2013.44060.
Fragmentation of an aflatoxin-like gene cluster in a forest pathogen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bradshaw, R.E., Slot, J.C., Moore, G.G., Chettri, P., De Wit, P., Ehrlich, K., Ganley, A., Olson, M.A., Rokas, A., Carbone, I., Cox, M.P. 2013. Fragmentation of an aflatoxin-like gene cluster in a forest pathogen. New Phytologist. 198:525-535.
Toxigenic Aspergillus flavus and other fungi of public health concern in food and organic matter in southwest Nigeria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fapohunda, S.O., Moore, G.G., Ganiyu, T., Beltz, S.B. 2012. Toxigenic Aspergillus flavus and other fungi of public health concern in food and organic matter in southwest Nigeria. Mycology. 3(3):210-219.
Functional and phylogenetic analysis of the Aspergillus ochraceoroseus aflQ (ordA) gene ortholog - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cary, J.W., Harris-Coward, P.Y., Ehrlich, K., Moore, G.G., Wei, Q., Bhatnagar, D. 2012. Functional and phylogenetic analysis of the Aspergillus ochraceoroseus aflQ (ordA) gene ortholog . Mycologia. 104(4):857-864.
Hybridization between Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus - (Abstract Only)
Worthington, C.J., Horn, B.W., Moore, G.G., Monacell, J.T., Singh, R., Stone, E.A., Carbone, I. 2011. Hybridization between Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Fungal Genetics Conference Proceedings.
Evolutionary mechanisms within a single cell, populations and species that influence aflatoxin contamination of crop plants - (Abstract Only)
Carbone, I., Horn, B.W., Moore, G.G., Olarte, R.A., Worthington, C.J., Monacell, J.T., Singh, R., Stone, E.A., Elliott, J.L., Hell, K. 2011. Evolutionary mechanisms within a single cell, populations and species that influence aflatoxin contamination of crop plants. Mycological Society of America.
The population dynamics of aflatoxigenic aspergilli ()
Moore, G.G., Beltz, S.B., Carbone, I., Ehrlich, K., Horn, B.W. 2011. The population dynamics of aflatoxigenic aspergilli. In: Guevara-Gonzalez, R.G., editor. Aflatoxins - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Open Access publishers. p. 347-366.
Aspergillus: Aspergillus flavus ()
Bhatnagar, D., Ehrlich, K., Moore, G.G., Payne, G.A. 2014. Aspergillus: Aspergillus flavus. In: Batt, C.A., Tortorello, M.L., editors. Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology, vol 1. Elsevier Ltd, Academic Press, p. 83-91.
Sexual reproduction in aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus nomius - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Horn, B.W., Moore, G.G., Carbone, I. 2011. Sexual reproduction in aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus nomius. Mycologia. 103910:174-183.