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Manita Guragain (PhD)
Characterization and Interventions for Foodborne Pathogens
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (215) 836-3749
Fax: (215) 233-6749

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Projects
Molecular Analysis of Foodborne Pathogen Responses to Stressors
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 441489

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The GEA pipeline for characterizing Escherichia coli and Salmonella genomes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dickey, A.M., Schmidt, J.W., Bono, J.L., Guragain, M. 2024. The GEA pipeline for characterizing Escherichia coli and Salmonella genomes. Scientific Reports. 14:13257. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-63832-z.
Food as a potential source of uropathogenic e. coli - (Abstract Only)
Antibiotic resistance and disinfection resistance among Escherichia coli during isolated red meat production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guragain, M., Bagi, L.K., Schmidt, J.W., Paoli, G., Kalchayanand, N., Bosilevac, J.M. 2024. Antibiotic resistance and disinfection resistance among Escherichia coli during isolated red meat production. Journal of Food Protection. 87(2024):100288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfp.2024.100288.
Impact of intense sanitization procedures on bacterial communities recovered from floor drains in pork processing plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bosilevac, J.M., Guragain, M., Barkhouse, D.A., Velez, S.E., Katz, T., Lu, G., Wang, R. 2024. Impact of intense sanitization procedures on bacterial communities recovered from floor drains in pork processing plants. Frontiers in Microbiology. 15. Article 1379203. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2024.1379203.
Comparative genomics of extra intestinal pathogenic E. coli from human clinical and food samples - (Abstract Only)
High-throughput homogenous assay for the direct detection of Listeria monocytogenes DNA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, C.M., Capobianco Jr, J.A., Nguyen, S.C., Guragain, M., Liu, Y. 2024. High-throughput homogenous assay for the direct detection of Listeria monocytogenes DNA. Scientific Reports. (2024)14:7026. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-56911-8.
Impact of intense santization on environmental biofilm communities and the survival of Salmonella enterica at a beef processing plant Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, R., Guragain, M., Chitlapilly Dass, S., Palanisamy, V., Bosilevac, J.M. 2024. Impact of intense santization on environmental biofilm communities and the survival of Salmonella enterica at a beef processing plant. Frontiers in Microbiology. 15. 1338600. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2024.1338600.
Complete closed genome sequences of multidrug resistant uropathogenic Escherichia coli Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guragain, M., Kanrar, S., Bagi, L.K., Chen, C. 2023. Complete closed genome sequences of multidrug resistant uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 12:10. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00422-23.
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in pork, are they really only a problem for beef? - (Abstract Only)
Bosilevac, J.M., Guragain, M., Wang, R. 2023. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in pork, are they really only a problem for beef? [Abstract]. Safe Pork Conference, May 15-17, 2023, New Orleans, LA. Absract No. 16349.
Distribution of extremely heat-resistant Escherichia coli in the beef production and processing continuum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guragain, M., Schmidt, J.W., Dickey, A.M., Bosilevac, J.M. 2023. Distribution of extremely heat-resistant Escherichia coli in the beef production and processing continuum. Journal of Food Protection. 86(1). Article 100031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfp.2022.100031.
Characterization of Salmonella strains and environmental microorganisms isolated from a meat plant with Salmonella recurrence Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, R., Dass, S.C., Chen, Q., Guragain, M., Bosilevac, J.M. 2022. Characterization of Salmonella strains and environmental microorganisms isolated from a meat plant with Salmonella recurrence. Meat and Muscle Biology. 6(1). Article 15442. https://doi.org/10.22175/mmb.15442.
Characterization of Escherichia coli harboring colibactin genes (clb) isolated from beef production and processing systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guragain, M., Schmidt, J.W., Kalchayanand, N., Dickey, A.M., Bosilevac, J.M. 2022. Characterization of Escherichia coli harboring colibactin genes (clb) isolated from beef production and processing systems. Nature Scientific Reports. 12. Article 5305. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-09274-x.
Complete closed genome sequence of extremely heat resistant escherichia coli AW1.7 - (Research Notes)
Ensuring Escherichia coli possessing colibactin genes (clb) linked to colorectal cancer do not become a food safety problem for beef - (Abstract Only)
Guragain, M., Schmidt, J.W., Kalchayanand, N., Bosilevac, J.M. 2023. Ensuring Escherichia coli possessing colibactin genes (clb) linked to colorectal cancer do not become a food safety problem for beef. Journal of Food Protection. 84(Suppl A): P. 134.
Locus of Heat Resistance (LHR) in meat-borne Escherichia coli: Screening and genetic characterization Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guragain, M., Brichta-Harhay, D.M., Bono, J.L., Bosilevac, J.M. 2021. Locus of Heat Resistance (LHR) in meat-borne Escherichia coli: Screening and genetic characterization. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 87:e02343-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02343-20.
Screening and characterization of genetic locus of heat resistance (LHR) in meat-borne Escherchia coli - (Abstract Only)
Guragain, M., Kalchayanand, N., Wang, R., Bosilevac, J.M. 2020. Screening and characterization of genetic locus of heat resistance (LHR) in meat-borne Escherchia coli [abstract]. American Society for Microbiology Microbe Conference. Available: https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/9103/presentation/7252.
High prevalence of extremely heat-resistant Escherichia coli in finished beef products - (Abstract Only)
Guragain, M., Schmidt, J., Bosilevac, J.M. 2020. High prevalence of extremely heat-resistant Escherichia coli in finished beef products. [Abstract] International Association for Food Protection Proceedings, August 2-5, 2020, San Antonio, Texas [Virtual]. Journal of Food Protection. 83(Supplement A):P2-99.
Prevalence of extreme heat-resistant gram-negative bacteria carried by U.S. cattle at harvest Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guragain, M., Smith, G.E., King, D.A., Bosilevac, J.M. 2020. Prevalence of extreme heat-resistant gram-negative bacteria carried by U.S. cattle at harvest. Journal of Food Protection. 83(8):1438-1443. https://doi.org/10.4315/JFP-20-103.