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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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George A Somkuti
Dairy and Functional Foods Research
General Physical Science

Phone: (215) 233-6474
Fax: (215) 233-6795
Room 1119

600 E MERMAID LN
ERRC
WYNDMOOR , PA 190388598

Projects
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH IN THE AREAS OF FOOD SAFETY AND FUNCTION FOOD DEVELOPMENT BASED ON DAIRY AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 422935

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Nisin-induced expression of a recombinant antihypertensive peptide in dairy lactic acid bacteria -
Mechanism of resistance to macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin antibiotics in Streptococcus thermophilus -
Effect of a BlpC-based quorum-sensing induction peptide on bacteriocin production in Streptococcus thermophiles Reprint Icon -
Somkuti, G.A., Renye Jr, J.A. 2015. Effect of a BlpC-based quorum-sensing induction peptide on bacteriocin production in Streptococcus thermophiles. Journal of Food Research. 4(1):88-96. DOI: 10.5539/jfr.v4n1p88.
Bacteriocins of food grade lactic acid bacteria in hurdle technology for milk and dairy -
Renye Jr, J.A., Somkuti, G.A. 2015. Bacteriocins of food grade lactic acid bacteria in hurdle technology for milk and dairy. Editors: Datta, N., Tomasula, P.M., Emerging Dairy Processing Technologies Opportunities for the Dairy Industry. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO198SQ.UK. Book Chapter. 1:267-290.
BlpC regulated bacteriocin production in Streptococcus thermophilus NRRL-B59671 Reprint Icon -
Renye Jr, J.A., Somkuti, G.A. 2012. BlpC regulated bacteriocin production in Streptococcus thermophilus NRRL-B59671. Biotechnology Letters. 35:407-412.
Molecular analysis of the bacteriocin-encoding plasmid pDGL1 from Enterococcus durans and genetic characterization of the durancin locus -
Du, L., Somkuti, G.A., Renye Jr, J.A. 2012. Molecular analysis of the bacteriocin-encoding plasmid pDGL1 from Enterococcus durans and genetic characterization of the durancin locus. Microbiology. 158:1523-1532.
Molecular analysis of the glutamate decarboxylase locus in Streptococcus thermophilus ST110 -
Somkuti, G.A., Renye Jr, J.A., Steinberg, D.H. 2012. Molecular analysis of the glutamate decarboxylase locus in Streptococcus thermophilus ST110. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 39:957-963.
Vector-mediated chromosomal integration of the glutamate decarboxylase gene in streptococcus thermophilus -
Renye Jr, J.A., Somkuti, G.A. 2012. Vector-mediated chromosomal integration of the glutamate decarboxylase gene in streptococcus thermophilus. Biotechnology Letters. 34:549-555.
Properties of durancin GL, a new antilisterial bacteriocin produced by Enterococcus durans 41D -
Du, L., Somkuti, G.A., Renye Jr, J.A., Huo, G. 2012. Properties of durancin GL, a new antilisterial bacteriocin produced by Enterococcus durans 41D. Journal of Food Safety. 32:74-83.
Heterologous production of pediocin for the control of Listeria monocytogenes in dairy foods -
Renye Jr, J.A., Somkuti, G.A., Garabal, J.I., Du, L. 2011. Heterologous production of pediocin for the control of Listeria monocytogenes in dairy foods. Food Control. 22:1887-1892.
Detection and transfer of the glutamate decarboxylase gene in Streptococcus thermophilus -
Genetic analysis of a novel plasmid encoded durancin locus in Enterococcus durans 41D -
Isolation of bacteriocin-producing staphylococci from Brazilian cheese -
Brito, M.A., Somkuti, G.A., Renye Jr, J.A. 2011. Isolation of bacteriocin-producing staphylococci from Brazilian cheese. Journal of Food Safety. 31:365-370.
Production of antilisterial bacteriocins by staphylococci isolated from bovine milk -
Brito, M.A., Somkuti, G.A., Renye Jr, J.A. 2011. Production of antilisterial bacteriocins by staphylococci isolated from bovine milk. Journal of Dairy Science. 94:1194-1200.
Enzymatic fractionation of the antimicrobial peptides casocidin and isracidin by Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus -
Somkuti, G.A., Paul, M. 2010. Enzymatic fractionation of the antimicrobial peptides casocidin and isracidin by Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 87:235-242.
Nisin-induced Expression of Pediocin in Dairy Lactic Acid Bacteria -
Renye Jr, J.A., Somkuti, G.A. 2010. Nisin-induced Expression of Pediocin in Dairy Lactic Acid Bacteria. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 108:2142-2151.
HYDROLYTIC BREAKDOWN OF LACTOFERRICIN BY LACTIC ACID BACTERIA -
Paul, M., Somkuti, G.A. 2010. HYDROLYTIC BREAKDOWN OF LACTOFERRICIN BY LACTIC ACID BACTERIA. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 37: p. 173.
PEDIOCIN PRODUCTION IN MILK BY PEDIOCOCCUS ACIDILACTICI IN CO-CULTURE WITH STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS AND LACTOBACILLUS DELBRUECKII SUBSP. BULGARICUS -
Somkuti, G.A., Steinberg, D.H. 2010. PEDIOCIN PRODUCTION IN MILK BY PEDIOCOCCUS ACIDILACTICI IN CO-CULTURE WITH STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS AND LACTOBACILLUS DELBRUECKII SUBSP. BULGARICUS. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 37:65-69.
DEGRADATION OF MILK-BASED BIOACTIVE PEPTIDES BY YOGURT FERMENTATION BACTERIA -
Paul, M., Somkuti, G.A. 2009. DEGRADATION OF MILK-BASED BIOACTIVE PEPTIDES BY YOGURT FERMENTATION BACTERIA. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 49:345-350.
INSERTION OF A HETEROLOGOUS GENE CONSTRUCT INTO A NON-FUNCTIONAL ORF OF THE STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS CHROMOSOME -
Renye Jr, J.A., Somkuti, G.A. 2009. INSERTION OF A HETEROLOGOUS GENE CONSTRUCT INTO A NON-FUNCTIONAL ORF OF THE STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS CHROMOSOME. Biotechnology Letters. 31:759-764.
CHARACTERIZATION OF ANTILISTERIAL BACTERIOCINS PRODUCED BY E. FAECIUM AND E. DURANS ISOLATES FROM HISPANIC-STYLE CHEESES -
Renye Jr, J.A., Somkuti, G.A., Paul, M., Van Hekken, D.L. 2009. CHARACTERIZATION OF ANTILISTERIAL BACTERIOCINS PRODUCED BY E. FAECIUM AND E. DURANS ISOLATES FROM HISPANIC-STYLE CHEESES. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 36(3):261-268.
FATE OF LYSOSTAPHIN IN MILK FROM INDIVIDUAL COWS THROUGH PASTEURIZATION AND CHEESEMAKING -
Van Hekken, D.L., Wall, R.J., Somkuti, G.A., Powell, A.M., Tunick, M.H., Tomasula, P.M. 2009. Fate of lysostaphin in milk from individual cows through pasteurization and cheesemaking. Journal of Dairy Science. 92:444-457.
CLONING OF MILK-DERIVED BIOACTIVE PEPTIDES IN STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS -
Renye Jr, J.A., Somkuti, G.A. 2008 Cloning of milk-derived bioactive peptides in streptococcus thermophilus. Biotechnology Letters. 30:723-730.
MOLECULAR ORGANIZATION OF PLASMID PER13 IN STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS ST113 -
Somkuti, G.A., Steinberg, D.H. 2007. Molecular organization of plasmid per13 in streptococcus thermophilus st113. Biotechnology Letters. 29:1991-1999.
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MICROFLORA ISOLATED FROM QUESO FRESCO RAW MILK AND PASTEURIZED MILK -
Renye Jr, J.A., Somkuti, G.A., Vallejo-Cordoba, B., Van Hekken, D.L., Gonzalez-Cordova, A. 2008. Characterization of the microflora isolated from queso fresco raw milk and pasteurized milk. Journal of Food Safety. 28(1):59-75.
INFLUENCE OF ORGANIC BUFFERS ON BACTERIOCIN PRODUCTION BY STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS ST110 -
Somkuti, G.A., Gilbreth, S.E. 2007. Influence of organic buffers on bacteriocin production by streptococcus thermophilus st110. Current Microbiology. 55(2):173-177.
FATE OF LYSOSTAPHIN IN MILK THROUGH THE CHEESEMAKING PROCESS -
Van Hekken, D.L., Wall, R.J., Somkuti, G.A., Tomasula, P.M. (Abstract) 2007. Fate of lysostaphin in milk through the cheesemaking process. 2007. Journal of Dairy Science. 90:(Suppl 1):270
PRODUCTION OF BACTERIOCINS BY BACTERIAL ISOLATES FROM DAIRY CATTLE -
Brito, M.A., Somkuti, G.A. 2006. Production of bacteriocins by bacterial isolates from dairy cattle (abstract). National Meeting of the American Dairy Association. Paper No. T8.
PRODUCTION OF THE BACTERIOCIN THERMOPHILIN 110 IN WHEY-BASED MEDIA -
Somkuti, G.A., Gilbreth, S.H., Steinberg, D.H. 2006. Production of the bacteriocin thermophilin 110 in whey-based media. (abstract). National Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association. Paper No. T59. Journal of Dairy Science 89 (Suppl.1): 180.
PEDIOCIN PRODUCTION BY PEDIOCOCCCUS ACIDILACTICI IN CO-CULTURE WITH YOGURT STARTER BACTERIA -
Somkuti, G.A., Steinberg, D.H. 2006. Pediocin production by pediococccus acidilactici in co-culture with yogurt starter bacteria. (abstract) American Dairy Science Association. Paper No. T66.
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MICROFLORA QUESO FRESCO FROM MEXICO -
Renye, J.A., Jr., Somkuti, G.A., Vallejo-Cordoba, B., Van Hekken, D.L. Gonzalez-Cordova, A.F. 2006 Characterization of the indigenous microflora present in commercial queso fresco from Mexico. (abstract) ADSA Annual Meeting. Paper No. T60. Journal of Dairy Science. 88(Suppl.l):180.
THERMOPHILIN 110:A BACTERIOCIN OF STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS ST110 -
Gilbreth, S.E., Somkuti, G.A. 2005. Thermophilin 110:a bacteriocin of streptococcus thermophilus st110. Current Microbiology.
CLONING AND EXPRESSION OF THE PEDIOCIN OPERON IN STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUSAND OTHER LACTIC FERMENTATION BACTERIA -
LACTIC ACID BACTERIA -
CHARACTERIZATION OF PER371-BASED STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS ESCHERICHIA COLI SHUTTLE VECTORS -
MOLECULAR PROPERTIES OF THE ERYTHROMYCIN RESISTANCE PLASMID PPV141 FROM STAPHYLOCOCCUS CHROMOGENES -
ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSCRIPTION SIGNAL SEQUENCES FROM STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS -
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