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Michael A Watson
Food Safety and Intervention Technologies Research
Biological Science Lab Technician

Phone: (302) 857-6406
Fax: (302) 857-6451
Room 32

JAMES W.W. BAKER CENTER
DSU, 1200 N DUPONT HIGHWAY
DOVER , DE 199012277

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Bacteriophages against pathogenic vibrios in Delaware Bay oysters (Crassostrea virginica) during a period of high levels of pathogenic vibrio parahaemolyticus -
Richards, G.P., Chintapenta, L.K., Watson, M.A., Abbott, A.G., Ozbay, G., Uknalis, J., Oyelade, A., Parveen, S. 2019. Bacteriophages against pathogenic vibrios in Delaware Bay oysters (Crassostrea virginica) during a period of high levels of pathogenic vibrio parahaemolyticus. Food and Environmental Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12560-019-09365-5.
Whole genome sequences of two Pseudoalteromonas piscicida strains DE1-A and DE2-A, which exhibit strong antibacterial activity against Vibrio vulnificus -
Richards, G.P., Needleman, D.S., Watson, M.A., Poulson, S.W. 2019. Whole genome sequences of two Pseudoalteromonas piscicida strains DE1-A and DE2-A, which exhibit strong antibacterial activity against Vibrio vulnificus. MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. Volume 8: Issue 1, e01451-18.
Complete genome sequence of Vibrio coralliilyticus RE22, a marine bacterium pathogenic toward larval shellfish -
Richards, G.P., Kingham, B., Shevchenko, O., Watson, M.A., Needleman, D.S. 2018. Complete genome sequence of Vibrio coralliilyticus RE22, a marine bacterium pathogenic toward larval shellfish. MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS. Volume 7, Issue 17, e01332-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA01332-18.
Factors affecting infection of corals and larval oysters by vibrio coralliilyticus -
Ushijima, B., Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A., Schubiger, C.B., Hase, C.C. 2018. Factors affecting infection of corals and larval oysters by vibrio coralliilyticus. PLoS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199475.
Complete genome sequence of Pseudoalteromononas piscicida strain DE2-B, a bacterium with broad inhibitory activity toward human and fish pathogens -
Richards, G.P., Needleman, D.S., Watson, M.A. 2017. Complete genome sequence of Pseudoalteromononas piscicida strain DE2-B, a bacterium with broad inhibitory activity toward human and fish pathogens. Genome Announcements. http://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00752-17.
Mechanisms for pseudoalteromonas piscicida-induced killing of vibrios and other bacterial pathogens -
Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A., Needleman, D.S., Uknalis, J., Boyd, E., Fay, J.P. 2017. Mechanisms for pseudoalteromonas piscicida-induced killing of vibrios and other bacterial pathogens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00175-17.
Purification and host specificity of predatory halobacteriovorax isolated from seawater -
Richards, G.P., Fay, J.P., Uknalis, J., Olanya, O.M., Watson, M.A. 2016. Purification and host specificity of predatory halobacteriovorax isolated from seawater. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82(3):922-927.
Complete genome sequence of the larval shellfish pathogen Vibrio Tubiashii type strain ATCC 19109 -
Richards, G.P., Needleman, D.S., Watson, M.A., Bono, J.L. 2014. Complete genome sequence of the larval shellfish pathogen Vibrio Tubiashii type strain ATCC 19109. Genome Announcements. 2(6); e01252-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA01252-14.
Mortalities of eastern and pacific oyster larvae caused by the pathogens Vibrio coralliilyticus and Vibrio tubiashii -
Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A., Needleman, D.S., Church, K.M., Hase, C.C. 2014. Mortalities of eastern and pacific oyster larvae caused by the pathogens Vibrio coralliilyticus and Vibrio tubiashii. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81:292-297.
Complete genome sequence for the shellfish pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus RE98 isolated from a shellfish hatchery -
Richards, G.P., Bono, J.L., Watson, M.A., Needleman, D.S. 2014. Complete genome sequence for the shellfish pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus RE98 isolated from a shellfish hatchery. Genome Announcements. DOI:10.1128/genomeA.01253-14.
Seasonal levels of the Vibrio predator Bacteriovorax in Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coast Seawater -
Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A., Boyd, F., Burkhardt Iii, W., Lau, R., Uknalis, J., Fay, J.P. 2013. Seasonal levels of the Vibrio predator Bacteriovorax in Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coast Seawater. International Journal of Microbiology. doi:10.1155/2013/375371.
Resilience of norovirus GII.4 to freezing and thawing:implications for virus infectivity -
Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A., Meade, G.K., Hovan, G.L., Kingsley, D.H. 2012. Resilience of norovirus GII.4 to freezing and thawing:implications for virus infectivity. Food and Environmental Virology. 4:192-197.
Fluorogenic membrane overlays to enumerate total coliforms, Escherichia coli, and total Vibrionaceae in shellfish and seawater -
Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A. 2010. Fluorogenic membrane overlays to enumerate total coliforms, Escherichia coli, and total Vibrionaceae in shellfish and seawater. Internationl Journal of Microbiology. Vol 2010, Article ID 910486, http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijmb/2010/910486.html.
SHEWANELLA AND PHOTOBACTERIUM IN OYSTERS AND SEAWATER FROM THE DELAWARE BAY -
Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A., Crane, E.J., Bushek, D., Burt, I. 2008. Shewanella and photobacterium in oysters and seawater from the delaware bay. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74(11):3323-3327.
A SIMPLE FLUOROGENIC METHOD TO ASSESS VIBRIO CHOLERAE AND AEROMONAS HYDROPHILA IN WELL WATER -
Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A. 2006. A simple fluorogenic method to assess vibrio cholerae and aeromonas hydrophila in well water. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 65(3):516-521
DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMPLE AND RAPID FLUOROGENIC PROCEDURE FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF VIBRIONACEAE FAMILY MEMBERS -
Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A., Parveen, S.A. 2005. Development of a simple and rapid fluorogenic procedure for the identification of vibrionaceae family members. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 71:3524-3527.
DETECTION OF VIBRIOS IN OYSTERS CRASSOSTRTEA VIRGINICA AND SEAWATER USING A NEW, RAPID, SIMPLE, AND QUANTITATIVE ENZYME-BASED ASSAY -
Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A., Burt, I.G., Bushek, D. 2005. Detection of vibrios in oysters crassostrtea virginica and seawater using a new, rapid, simple, and quantitative enzyme-based assay. (Abstract). Aquaculture America. Paper # 8128.
GENOGROUP I AND II NOROVIRUSES DETECTED IN STOOL BY REAL-TIME REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION-PCR USING HIGHLY DEGENERATE, "UNIVERSAL" PRIMERS -
Richards, G.P., Watson, M.A., Frankhauser, R.L., Monroe, S.S. 2004. Genogroup I and II noroviruses detected in stool by real-time reverse transcription-PCR using highly degenerate, "universal" primers. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Vol.70. No.12.
A SYBR GREEN REAL-TIME RT-PCR METHOD TO DETECT AND QUANTITATE NORWALK VIRUS IN STOOLS -
RICHARDS, G.P., WATSON, M.A., KINGSLEY, D.H. A SYBR GREEN REAL-TIME RT-PCR METHOD TO DETECT AND QUANTITATE NORWALK VIRUS IN STOOLS. JOURNAL OF VIROLOGICAL METHODS. 2004. vol. 116. pg. 67-70.