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    Editorial Board

    Pasquale Ferranti
    Professor
    Department of Food Science
    University of Naples Federico II
    Italy
    ferranti@unina.it
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: Food Security,  Environmental Science ,  Waste Management ,  Agricultural Development

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    Amirhossein Pirmoradi
    Agricultural Department
    University of Razi
    Iran
    amirhosseinpirmoradi64@gmail.com
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: Plans to Combat Desertification, ill ages of Khuzestan Province Using AHP Model, Small and Medium Enterprises in Agriculture Sector Technical problems of gardening

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    Hao Peiying
    Associate Professor
    College of Life Science
    China Jiliang University
    China
    haopy@cjlu.edu.cn
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: 1) Understanding the mechanism of plant-insect interactions, specially the interaction between rice and brown planthopper. 2) Screening target genes of brown plant hopper for insect pests controlling. 3) Exploring and characterizing the potential endogenous resistance for crop protection.

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    Jian Xu
    Professor
    National key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering
    Chinese Academy of Sciences
    China
    super_xujian@yahoo.com
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: Biomass to biofuels and chemicals, Lignin conversion to materials and chemicals, Green Pre-treatment technology development, Hot water pretreatment optimization; Microwave/ultrasonic assisted pretreartment; Gene-modified energy crops; Structural change on biomass during the pretreatment, Pretreatment Reactor development

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    Mehraj Ahmad
    Food Science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry
    Mahidol University
    Thailand
    mehraj.ahm@mahidol.ac.th
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: Modified Atmospheric Packaging, Bioactive Food Packaging, Rechargeable Antimicrobial Materials, Biocatalytic Materials, And Non-Fouling Materials.

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    Guansheng Ma
    Epidemiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutritional Biochemistry
    School of Public Health
    Peking University
    China
    mags@chinacdc.cn
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: Food Safety, Disease Control and Prevention, nutrition survey,  nutrition  intervention, and  nutrition  policy development, childhood obesity intervention

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    Charalampos Proestos
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Chemistry
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    Greece
    harpro@chem.uoa.gr
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: 1. Plant bioactive compounds extraction and instrumental analysis e.g. phenolic acids, flavonoids 

    2. Determination of antioxidant capacity of constituents from plant derived foods (olive oil, wine, plants, mushrooms etc) 

    3. Food contaminants determination (metals e.g. Sn, Cd, Cu, biogenic amines) 

    4. Food Allergens determination by ELISA (new field) 

    5. GMOs in milk and milk products by PCR (new field) 


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    Vincenzo Alterio
    Researcher
    Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging
    Italy
    vincenzo.alterio@cnr.it
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: Structural biology, X-ray crystallography, proteins, protein-ligand complexes. 

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    Alireza Jahan-Mihan
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
    University of North Florida
    USA
    alireza.jahanmihan@utoronto.ca
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: My ultimate research goal is to discover the role of functional foods in health and diseases. There is growing evidence supporting the role of diet and food components during pregnancy and lactation on development of obesity and chronic diseases in offspring. Therefore, my particular interest is to understand how food components and primarily proteins and peptides consumed during pregnancy and lactation can influence risk of obesity and chronic diseases in next generation. Moreover, factors affecting food intake and appetite as key components in prevention and treatment of obesity and its comorbidities are my particular research interest.

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    Elisa Bona
    Department of Science and Innovation Technologically
    University of Eastern Piedmont
    Italy
    elisa.bona@unipmn.it
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: 1. Proteomic analysis of Plant-microbe interactions with special reference to plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis;

    2. Effects of PGPB and AM fungi on crop quality with particular interest in food quality improvement;

    3. Effects of PGPB and AM fungi on plants exposed to biotic (phytopathogenic fungi and phytoplasma) and abiotic (heavy metals) stresses; 

    4. Analysis of soil quality using microorganisms as bioindicators;

    5. Effects of essential oils on opportunistic human pathogen; 

    6. Proteomic of clinical pathogens.

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    Valentin Kosev
    Researcher
    Department of Plant Science
    Institute of Forage Crops
    Bulgaria
    valkosev@hotmail.com
    IJASFT

    Valentin Ivanov Kosev was born in Pleven Bulgaria on 12 March 1973. He graduated from The High Agricultural Institute, Plovdiv, Bulgaria in May 1996. Dr Kosev has received his PhD in Institute of Forage Crops, Pleven, Bulgaria during the period of 2009 – 2013. Currently (from 2017), he is working as Associate Professor in Institute of Forage Crops, Pleven. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Researcher in the field of plant Science. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Asian Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Current Investigations in Agriculture and Current Research, Food Science & Nutrition Technology (FSNT) and  International research journal of agricultural and food sciences. He has authored more than 50 research articles and books. He is a member of International Legume society from 2011.

    Research Interest: Plant Breeding Seed Production

    List of some publications of Valentin Kosev

    Mikić A., V. Kosev, R. Gantner, V. Mihailović, P. Smykal, M. Ambrose. 2010. Diversity and agronomic utility of leaf types in pea (Pisum sativum L. International conference „ XXIVth Genetic days” – Session 4 – plant genetics, breeding and diversity, 1th – 3rd September, Brno, Czech Republic", 53.

    Kosev V,·I. Pachev. 2010. Correlations among Some Characteristics in Field Pea. Field Veg. Crop Res. 47: 473-478. (Journal bibliometric report impact factor = 0.251).Kosev V,·I. Pachev. 2010. Genetic Improvement of Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.) in Bulgaria. Field Veg. Crop Res. 47: 403-408. (Journal bibliometric report impact factor = 0.251).

    Mikić A., V. Mihailović, B. Ćupina, V. Kosev, T. Warkentin, K. McPhee, M. Ambrose, J. Hofer, N. Ellis. 2011. Genetic background and agronomic value of leaf types in pea (Pisum sativum). Field Veg. Crop Res. 48: 275-284. (Journal bibliometric report impact factor= 0.251).

    Kosev V, Pachev I, Angelova S, Mikić A: 2012. Inheritance of quantitative traits in crosses between two Pisum sativum subspecies with particular reference to their breeding value. Russian Journal of Genetics, vol. 48, (1): 41-46. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF= 0.427).

    Kosev V., А. Mikić. 2012. "Assessing relationships between seed yield components in field pea (Pisum sativum L.) cultivars by correlation and path analysis" - Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 10 (4): 1075-1080. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF= 0.659).

    Mikic A., V. Mihailovic, B. Cupina, I. Lejeune-Henaut, E. Hanocq, G. Duc, K. McPhee, F. L. Stoddar, V. Kosev, D. Krstic, S. Antanasovic, Ž. Jovanovic. 2012. Developing fall-sown pea cultivars as an answer to the challenges of climatic changes. Peas: Cultivation, varieties and nutritional uses. Chapter 4, pp.1 -142. (107-124). https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog /product _info.php? products_id=28484.

    Mikić A., V. Mihailović, M. Dimitrijević, S. Petrović, B. Ćupina, V. Đorđević, V. Kosev, B. Milošević, Ţ. Jovanović, Ţ. Milovac. 2013. Evaluation of seed yield and seed yield components in red-yellow (Pisum fulvum) and Ethiopian Evaluation (Pisum abyssinicum) peas. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. Vol. 60,(2): 629-638. (Thomson ReutersWeb of Science, IF=1.55).

    Kosev, V. 2013. Genetic studies in earliness and vegetation period in pea (Pisum sativum l.) varieties. Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, IV (8): 35-41. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor=3.90).

    Ilieva A, V. Kosev. 2013. Evaluation of spring forage pea varieties by quality-related characteristics. Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, IV (8): 54-58. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor=3.90).

    Kosev V. 2014. Seed yield as affected by the ecological stability of the field pea (Pisum sativum) cultivars". Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, V (9): 45-50. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor =3.90). Kosev, V. 2014. Enriching genetic diversity of forage pea with a view to selection. Lambert, Academic publishing, pp.1-96. /http://www.amazon.com/Enriching-genetic-diversity-forage-selection/dp/ 3843382700.

    Kosev. V., V. Vasileva. 2014. Some studies on the Selection of Forage pea  (Pisum sativum L.) to increase the Symbiotic nitrogen fixing Potential. International journal of pharmacy and life sciences: 3570-3579. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor = 2.79).

    Kosev V. 2014. Heterosis and degrees of dominance of quantitative traits in pea hybrids (Pisum sativum L.). Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, V (9): 23-29. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor = 3.90).

    Kosev. V.2014. Breeding evaluation of forage pea varieties and hybrids by the traits number seeds and seed weight per plant. Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology, V (10): 12-16. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor = 3.90).

    Kosev. V. 2014. Breeding and genetic assessment of  some quantitative traits in crosses forage pea (Pisum sativum L.). Open Journal of Genetics, Vol. 4,(1): 22-29. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF= 0.50).

    Kosev V. 2014. Breeding potential of field pea (Pisum sativum) cultivars and their progenies. Journal of BioScience and Biotechnology. Vol. 3,(3): 219-226. (Universal Impact Factor =1.16).

    Vasileva V., Kosev V.2015. Root biomass accumulation in some varieties and hybrids of pea (Pisum sativum L.) Journal of BioScience and Biotechnology. Vol., 4(1): 51-56. (Universal Impact Factor =1.16).

    Vasileva V., Kosev V. 2015. Evaluation of nodule related components and forage productivity in pea (pisum sativum l.) genotypes. International journal of pharmacy and life sciences, 6 (2): 4230-4237. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor =2.79).

    Kosev. V., Ilieva A. 2015. Evaluation of quality-related characteristics and yield in winter forage pea varieties. Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology. VI (1): 54-60. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor = 3.90).

    Kosev. V. 2015. Model of high seed productiveness in forage pea varieties. Journal of Central European Agriculture, Vol. 16, (2): 172-180. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF=0.20).

    Kosev V., 2015. Genetic analysis on some yield traits of pea (pisum sativum l.) crosses. Journal of BioScience and Biotechnology. Vol. 4, (2):149-156. (Universal Impact Factor =1.16).

    Kosev V. 2015. Multivariate analysis of spring field pea genotypes. Banat’s Journal of Biotechnology. VI (1): 23-29. (Scientific Journal Impact Factor = 3.90).

    Mikić A, Mihailović V, Kosev V. 2012. The role of the TENDRIL-LESS (TL) gene in enhancing the agronomic performance of forage pea (Pisum sativum) lines. Pisum Genetics 44:9-12.

    Kosev V. 2013. A brief study on the combining abilities of quantitative traits in field pea (Pisum sativum). Pinnacle Biological Sciences, Vol.1 (1): 1-5.

    Kosev, V. 2014. Inheritance type of the leaves and productivity in deferent genotypes of pea (Pisum sativum L.). Селекція і насінництво. Vol 106: 57-63.

    Kosev V., I. Pachev, Aleksandar Mikić. 2013. Assessing the breeding value of nine spring field pea (Pisum Sativum L.) cultivars. Plant Breeding and Seed Science, V.68: 55-64.

    Georgieva N., I. Nikolova, V. Kosev. 2015. Adaptation and stability of field peas (Pisum sativum L.) cultivars. Journal of Global Agriculture and Ecology,, Vol.: 3, (1):1-10.

    Naydenova, I., V. Kosev. 2015. Composition, digestibility and feeding value estimation of forage pea (Pisum sativum L.) varieties and hybrids. Agricultural Science and Technology. 

    Georgieva N., Nikolova I., Kosev V. 2016. Evaluation of genetic divergence and heritability in pea (Pisum sativum L.). Journal of BioScience and Biotechnology 5 (1): 61-67. (Universal Impact Factor =1.16)

    Georgieva N., Nikolova I., Kosev V., Tahsin N. 2016. Evaluation of genetic differences in vetch cultivars. Romanian Agricultural Research, 33: хх-хх. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF=0.28).

    Georgieva N., Nikolova I., Kosev V. 2015. Stability analysis for seed yield in vetch cultivars. Emirates Emirates journal of food and agriculture. 27(12): 903-910. (Thomson Reuters Web of Science, IF=0.31).

    Georgieva N., Nikolova I., Kosev V. 2015. Association study of yield and its components in pea (Pisum sativum L.). IJP 2(11): 536-542.

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    Aftab Alam
    Agriculture R and D
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    USA
    draftab@yahoo.com
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: experience in integrated aquaculture, aquaponics and Fisheries, biodiversity, bioscience and

    biosafety. I have worked on R&D projects funded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

    (KACST, Saudi Arabia) focusing on-

    • Aquaponics (Integrated Agriculture-Aquaculture) and Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

    • Survey and integrated Cultivation of Seaweeds with shrimp/fish on the sea coast.

    • Biodiversity and DNA barcoding of commercial fish species from the Arabian Gulf.

    • Aquaculture Nutrition

    • Mass cultivation of Microalgae

    • Biosafety Assessment of Genetically Modified Crops in Animal Diets

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    Mengfei Peng
    Research Scientist
    Biological Sciences – Molecular and Cellular Biology
    University of Maryland
    USA
    mengfeip@hotmail.com
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: Gut microbiome; Synbiotics; Microbial evolution; Food safety; Human nutrition; Epidemiology

    Biography: Mengfei Peng achieved his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (joint concentration of molecular/cellular biology and animal sciences) from the University of Maryland, USA, where he worked on procommensal strategies against enteric bacterial infections. Currently, he is continuing his research as a postdoctoral scientist focusing on the development of novel probiotics in modulation of gut microbiome, prevention/control of enteric diseases, and improvement on human health.

    Number of publications: 14

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    Vincenzina Fusco
    Food Science, Molecular Biology
    Italian National Research Council
    Italy
    vincenzina.fusco@ispa.cnr.it
    IJASFT

    2005: Ph.D. in Sciences and Technologies of Food Productions, Division of Microbiology,
    Department of Food Science, University of Naples Federico II, Via Università 100, 80055, Portici
    (Naples) Italy. PhD thesis title: “Study of the native microflora during the production of fermented
    foods”, tutor Prof. Salvatore Coppola. For 11 months of this PhD course, Vincenzina Fusco was
    research fellow (granted by the Department of Food Science of the University of Naples Federico II)
    at the Food Science Department of the Cornell University Ithaca, NY (USA), carrying out research
    activities on the Real-time PCR detection of Staphylococcus aureus using an integrated microfluidic
    platform, (as part of a project on Food Safety and Security Research Rapid Methods Development,
    supported by the FDA Grant #06000002499A) under supervision of Prof. Carl A. Batt.

    Permanent position as Researcher at the Institute of Sciences of Food Production - National Research
    Council of Italy (CNR - ISPA) (non-profit public body/governative research organization;
    http://www.ispa.cnr.it), Via Amendola 122/O, Bari, 70126, Italy.

    Research Interest: Development and application of culture- dependent and independent- nucleic acid-based methods to identify, quantitatively detect and type food associated pathogenic bacteria.1

    List of Publications:
    Book chapters.

    Book chapters

    Fusco, V., Abriouel, H., Benomar, N., Kabisch, J., Chieffi, D., Cho, G.-S., Franz, C.M.A.P. 2018.Opportunistic foodborne pathogens.Chapter 10. In: Food safety and preservation: modern biological approaches to improving consumer health.1st Edition.Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu  Alina Maria Holban.Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128149560. pp 269-306.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012814956000010X

    Fusco, V.,Blaiotta G., Becker K. 2018. Staphylococcal food poisoning.Chapter 12.In: Food safety and preservation:modern biological approaches to improving consumer health.1st Edition. Editors:
    Alexandru Grumezescu and Alina Maria Holban. Academic Press.

    ISBN: 9780128149560. pp 353-390.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128149560000123

    Fusco V., Oguntoyinbo F. A., Franz C. M.A.P. 2017. Fermentation to improve food security in Africa
    and Asia. Chapter 12 in: Soft Chemistry and Food Fermentation, Volume 3: Handbook of Food
    Bioengineering. Pages 337–378. Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban. Imprint:

    Academic Press (Elsevier). Paperback ISBN: 9780128114124. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811412-4.00012-6

    Cady C. N., Fusco V.,Maruccio G., Primiceri E.,Batt A.C. 2016. Micro  and nanotechnology based

    approaches to detect pathogenic agents in food. In: Volume 8  "NANOBIOSENSORS  Nanotechnology
    in the Agri-Food Industry. Pages 475–510. Ed. Alex Grumezescu. Academic Press. eBook ISBN:
    9780128043721. Hardcover ISBN: 9780128043011.

    Fusco V. *, Quero G.M. 2012. Nucleic acid-based methods to identify, detect and type pathogenic
    bacteria occurring in milk and dairy products. In: Structure and function of food engineering. InTech.
    Ed. Ayman Amer Eissa. ISBN 978-953-51-0695-1.

    Fusco, V*., 2008. DNA-based biosensors for spoilage bacteria detection. In: Materialy Pomocnicze w
    technologii browarniczej - Auxialiry materials in brewing technology. ISBN: 978-83-60958-11-7.

    Papers on ISI ranked Journals:

    Flynn, K., Villarreal, B.P., Barranco, A., Belc, N., Bjornsdottir, B., Fusco, V., Rainieri, S., Smaradottir, S.E.,
    Smeu, I., Teixeira, P., Jörundsdóttir, H.Ó. (2018). An Introduction to Current Food Safety Needs, Trends in
    Food Science & Technology, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.09.012.

    Franz, C.M.A.P., den Besten, H.M.W., Böhnlein, C., Gareis, M., Zwietering, M.H., Fusco, V. (2018).
    Microbial food safety in the 21st century: emerging challenges and foodborne pathogenic bacteria, Trends in Food Science & Technology 81, 155-158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.09.019.

    Faggiano G, Chieffi D, Logrieco AF, Fusco V*. 2018. Effect of refrigeration and probiotic adjunct on
    pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in raw milk for direct human consumption Journal of Food
    Processing and Preservation. 42, e13499. DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.13499.

    Oguntoyinbo FA, Fusco V, Cho G-S, Kabisch J, Neve H, Bockelmann W, Huch M, Frommherz L,
    Trierweiler B, Becker B, Benomar N, Gálvez A, Abriouel H, Holzapfel WH, Franz C M. A. P. 2016.
    Produce from Africa’s gardens: potential for leafy vegetable and fruit fermentations. Frontiers in
    Microbiology 7:981. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00981.

    Fusco V*, Quero MG, Chieffi D, Franz, MAPC. 2016. Identification of Lactobacillus brevis using a speciesspecific AFLP-derived marker. International Journal of Food Microbiology 232: 90-94.
    Primiceri E, Chiriaco MS, de Feo F, Santovito E, Fusco V, Maruccio G. 2016. A multipurpose biochip for
    food pathogen detection. Analytical Methods 2016: 10.1039/C5AY03295D.

    Fusco V*., den Besten HMW, Logrieco AF, Rodriguez FP, Skandamis PN, Stessl B, and Teixeira P. 2015.
    Food safety aspects on ethnic foods: toxicological and microbial risks. Current Opinion in Food Science. 6:24-32.

    Abriouel H, Lerma LL, del Carmen Casado Munoz, Montoro BP, Kabish J, Pichner R, Cho G-S, Neve H,

    Fusco V, Franz CMAP, Galvez A, Benomar N. 2015. The controversial nature of the Weissella genus:

    technological and functional aspects versus whole genome analysis-based pathogenic potential for their
    application in food and health. Frontiers in microbiology (IF. 4) 6:1197. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01197

    Fusco, V.*, Quero, G.M., Cho, G., Kabisch, J., Meske, D., Neve, H., Bockelmann, W. Franz, C.M., 2015.
    The genus Weissella: taxonomy, ecology and biotechnological potential. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:155.
    doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00155.

    Di Lena, M., Quero, G.M., Santovito, E., Verran, J., De Angelis, M., Fusco, V.*, 2015. A selective medium
    for isolation and accurate enumeration of Lactobacillus casei-group lactobacilli in probiotic milks and dairy
    products. International Dairy Journal, 47: 27-36. doi: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2015.01.018.

    Fusco V.*, Quero G.M. 2014. Culture-dependent and -independent nucleic acid-based methods used in the
    microbial safety assessment of milk and dairy products. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 13 (4): 493–537.

    Quero G.M., Santovito E., Visconti A., Fusco V.*, 2014. Quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes
    in raw milk and soft cheeses: culture-independent versus liquid - and solid - based culture-dependent real
    time PCR approaches. LWT- Food Science and Technology. 58: 11-20.

    Quero M.G., Fusco V.*, Cocconcelli P.S., Owczarek L., Borcakli M., Fontana C., Skapska S., Jasinska U.T.,
    Ozturk T., Morea M., 2014. Microbiological, physico-chemical, nutritional and sensory characterization of
    traditional Matsoni: Selection and use of autochthonous multiple strain cultures to extend its shelf-life. Food Microbiol. 38: 179–191.

    On, S.L.W., Brandt, S.M., Cornelius, A.J., Fusco V., Quero, G.M., Maćkiw, E., Houf, K., Bilbao, A., Díaz,
    A.I., Benejat, L., Megraud, F., Collins-Emerson, J., French, N.P., Gotcheva, V., Angelov, A., Alakomi, H.-
    L., Saarela, M., Paulin, S.M.*. 2013. PCR revisited: a case for revalidation of PCR assays for
    microorganisms using identification of Campylobacter species as an exemplar. Quality Assurance and Safety of crops & foods 5: 49-62.

    Borcakli M., Lucas J., Caputo L., Ozturk T., Baruzi F., Fusco V., Quero G.M., Quintieri L., M. Houghton.
    2013. Effect of UV-C light in the preservation of raw fermented beverages. Ital. J. Food Sci. 25: 213-221.

    Fusco V.*, Riccardi, M., Quero G.M. (2012). Thin agar layer- versus most probable number-PCR to
    enumerate viable and stressed Escherichia coli O157:H7 and application in a traditional raw milk pasta filata cheese. International Journal of Food Microbiology 159: 1–8.

    Fusco V.*, Quero G.M., Stea G., Morea M., Visconti A. (2011). Novel PCR-based identification of
    Weissella confusa using an AFLP-derived marker. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 145, 437-443.

    Fusco V.*, Quero G.M., Morea M., Blaiotta G., Visconti A. 201). Rapid and reliable identification of
    Staphylococcus aureus harbouring the enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) and quantitative detection in raw milk by real time PCR. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 144, 528-537.

    Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., Ercolini, D., Pepe, O., Coppola, S. 2010. Diversity of Staphylococcus strains based on partial kat (catalase) gene sequences and designs of a PCR-RFLP assay for identification and differentiation of coagulase positive species (S. aureus, S. delphini, S. hyicus, S. intermedius, S.
    pseudintermedius, and S. schleiferi subsp. coagulans). Clin. Microbiol. 48: 192-201.

    Aponte, M.*, Fusco, V., Andolfi, R., Coppola, S., 2008. Lactic acid bacteria occurring during manufacture
    and ripening of Provolone del Monaco cheese: Detection by different analytical approaches. International
    Dairy Journal. 18: 403–413.

    Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., Ercolini, D., Aponte, M., Pepe, O., Villani, F., 2008. Diversity of Lactobacillus
    strains based on partial HSP60 gene sequences and design of PCR-RFLP assays for species identification and differentiation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74: 208–215.

    Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., von Eiff, C., Villani F., Becker, K., 2006. Biotyping of enterotoxigenic
    Staphylococcus aureus by enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) polymorphism and spa-typing analyses. Applied
    and Environmental Microbiology 29: 375-381.

    Lechiancole, T., Blaiotta, G., Messina, D., Fusco, V., Villani F., Salzano, G.*, 2006. Evaluation of intraspecific diversities in Oenococcus oeni through analysis of genomic and expressed DNA. Systematic Applied Microbiology 29: 375-381.

    Coppola, S., Fusco, V., Andolfi, R., Aponte, M., Blaiotta, G., Ercolini, D., Moschetti, G.*, 2006. Evaluating
    microbial diversity during the manufacture of “fior di latte di agerola”, a traditional raw milk cheese of
    Naples area. Journal of Dairy Research 73 (3): 264-272.

    Ercolini, D.*, Fusco, V., Blaiotta, G., Sarghini F., Coppola, S., 2005. Response of Escherichia coli
    O157:H7, Salmonella thyphimurium, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus to the stresses
    occurring in model manufactures of Grana Padano cheese. Journal of Dairy Science 88: 3818-3825.

    Ercolini, D., Fusco, V., Blaiotta, G., Coppola, S.*, 2005. Sequence heterogeneity in the lacSZ operon of
    Streptococcus thermophilus and its use in PCR systems for strain differentiation. Research in Microbiology, 156: 161-172.

    Blaiotta, G., Ercolini, D., Pennacchia, C., Fusco, V., Casaburi, A., Pepe, O., Villani, F.*, 2004. PCR
    detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin genes in Staphylococcus spp. strains isolated from meat and dairy
    products. Evidence for new variants of seG and seI in S. aureus AB-8802. Journal of Applied Microbiology
    97: 719-730.

    Ercolini, D., Blaiotta, G., Fusco, V., Coppola, S.*, 2004. PCR-based detection of enterotoxigenic
    Staphylococcus aureus in the early stages of raw milk cheese making. Journal of Applied Microbiology 96:
    1090-1096.

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    Oskars Bikovens
    Researcher
    Laboratory of Lignin Chemistry
    Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry
    Latvia
    Bikovens@edi.lv
    IJASFT

    Research Interest: Compost, Composting, Lignin, Polyphenols, Antioxidant

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