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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Cherie J Ziemer
National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment
Microbiologist

Phone: (515) 294-0197
Fax: (515) 294-0197
2110 UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD
AMES, IA, 50011

Projects
ANIMAL AND MANURE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420301

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Bacterial isolates from polysaccharide enrichments cluster by host origin for Firmicutes but not Bacteroidetes. - (Abstract Only) - (31-Jul-14)
Improved hybrid genome assemblies of 2 strains of Bacteroides xylanisolvens SD-CC-1b and SD-CC-2a using Illumina and 454 sequencing technologies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramaraj, T., Sundararajan, A., Schilkey, F., Delvecchio, V., Donlon, M., Ziemer, C.J., Mudge, J. 2014. Improved hybrid genome assemblies of 2 strains of Bacteroides xylanisolvens SD-CC-1b and SD-CC-2a using Illumina and 454 sequencing technologies. Genome Announcements. 2:1-2.
Bacteroides isolated from four mammalian hosts lack host specific 16S rRNA gene phylogeny and carbon and nitrogen utilization patterns Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Atherly, T.A., Ziemer, C.J. 2014. Bacteroides isolated from four mammalian hosts lack host specific 16S rRNA gene phylogeny and carbon and nitrogen utilization patterns. MicrobiologyOpen. 3:225-238.
Newly cultured bacteria with broad diversity isolated from 8 week continuous culture enrichments of cow feces on complex polysaccharides Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ziemer, C.J. 2014. Newly cultured bacteria with broad diversity isolated from 8 week continuous culture enrichments of cow feces on complex polysaccharides. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80:574-585.
Remarkable similarity among bacteria isolated from four hosts after eight-week enrichments of feces with cellulose and xylan/pectin - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J. 2013. Remarkable similarity among bacteria isolated from four hosts after eight-week enrichments of feces with cellulose and xylan/pectin. In: Proceedings of the 2013 Congress on Gastrointestinal Function.
Bacteroides isolated from four mammalian hosts lack host specific patterns in carbon and nitrogen metabolism - (Abstract Only)
Atherly, T.A., Ziemer, C.J. 2013. Bacteroides isolated from four mammalian hosts lack host specific patterns in carbon and nitrogen metabolism. In: Proceedings of the 2013 Congress on Gastrointestinal Function.
Broad diversity and newly cultured bacterial isolates from enrichment of pig feces on complex polysaccharides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ziemer, C.J. 2013. Broad diversity and newly cultured bacterial isolates from enrichment of pig feces on complex polysaccharides. Microbial Ecology. 66:448-461. DOI:10.1007/s00248-013-0185-4.
Broad diversity and newly cultured bacterial isolates from enrichment of pig feces on complex polysaccharides Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ziemer, C.J., Kerr, B.J., Arcidiacono, S., Ragauskas, A.J., Morrison, M. 2013. Broad diversity and newly cultured bacterial isolates from enrichment of pig feces on complex polysaccharides. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 66:448-461.
Effects of feeding fiber-fermenting bacteria to pigs on nutrient digestion, fecal output, and plasma energy metabolites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ziemer, C.J., Kerr, B.J., Weber, T.E., Arcidacono, S., Morrison, M., Ragauskas, A. 2012. Effects of feeding fiber-fermenting bacteria to pigs on nutrient digestion, fecal output, and plasma energy metabolites. Journal of Animal Science. 90:4020-4027.
Swine odor analyzed by both odor panels and chemical techniques - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabue, S.L., Kerr, B.J., Bearson, B.L., Ziemer, C.J. 2011. Swine odor analyzed by both odor panels and chemical techniques. Journal of Environmental Quality. 40:1510-1520.
Effect of dietary inorganic sulfur level on growth performance, fecal composition, and measures of inflammation and sulfate-reducing bacteria in the intestine of growing pigs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kerr, B.J., Weber, T.E., Ziemer, C.J., Spence, C., Cotta, M.A., Whitehead, T.R. 2011. Effect of dietary inorganic sulfur level on growth performance, fecal composition, and measures of inflammation and sulfate-reducing bacteria in the intestine of growing pigs. Journal of Animal Science. 89:426-437.
Impact of Dietary Markers on Fecal Microbial Ecology, Fecal VFA, and Nutrient Digestibility Coefficients in Finishing Pigs - (Proceedings)
Kerr, B.J., Weber, T.E., Ziemer, C.J. 2010. Impact of Dietary Markers on Fecal Microbial Ecology, Fecal VFA, and Nutrient Digestibility Coefficients in Finishing Pigs. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International EAAP Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, September 6-10, 2010, Parma, Italy. p. 397-398.
Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes Dominate Fiber Degrading Bacteria Isolated from Pig Feces - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J. 2010. Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes Dominate Fiber Degrading Bacteria Isolated from Pig Feces [abstract]. The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology, August 22-27, 2010, Seattle, WA. 2010 CD-ROM.
Changes in bacterial communities of swine feces during continuous culture with starch - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ricca, D.M., Kerr, B.J., Ziemer, C.J. 2010. Changes in bacterial communities of swine feces during continuous culture with starch. Anaerobe. 16:516-521.
Increased Fiber Digestion and Decreased Fecal Output in Pigs Fed Fibrolytic Bacteria - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Arcidiacano, S., Ragaukas, A., Moorison, M. 2010. Increased Fiber Digestion and Decreased Fecal Output in Pigs Fed Fibrolytic Bacteria [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. ADSA-ASAS-PSA Annual Meeting, July 11-15, 2010, Denver, CO. 2010 CD-ROM.
Cellulose Degradation Kinetics of Two Novel Bacterial Isolates That Preferentially Hydrolyze Crystalline Domains - (Abstract Only)
Soares, J.W., Ragauskas, A., Muller, W.S., Ziemer, C.J., Arcidiacano, S. 2010. Cellulose Degradation Kinetics of Two Novel Bacterial Isolates That Preferentially Hydrolyze Crystalline Domains [abstract]. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, May 23-27, 2010, San Diego, CA. 2010 CD-ROM.
Fate and Transport of Zoonotic, Bacterial, Viral, and Parasitic Pathogens During Swine Manure Treatment, Storage, and Land Application - (Review Article)
Ziemer, C.J., Bonner, J., Cole, D., Vinje, J., Constantini, V., Goyal, S., Gramer, M., Mackie, R., Meng, X.J., Myers, G., Saif, L.J. 2010. Fate and Transport of Zoonotic, Bacterial, Viral, and Parasitic Pathogens During Swine Manure Treatment, Storage, and Land Application. Journal of Animal Science. 88:E84-E94.
Evaluation of Elevated Dietary Corn Fiber from Corn Germ Meal in Growing Female Pigs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, T.E., Trabue, S.L., Ziemer, C.J., Kerr, B.J. 2009. Evaluation of Elevated Dietary Corn Fiber from Corn Germ Meal in Growing Female Pigs. Journal of Animal Science. 88:192-201.
Enhancement of Hydrocarbon Components from Anaerobic Swine Waste Using an Environmental Microbial Pre-treatment - (Abstract Only)
Biffinger, J.C., Ziemer, C.J., Fitzgerald, L.A., Ringeisen, B.R., Zainal, T., Henry, K. 2009. Enhancement of Hydrocarbon Components from Anaerobic Swine Waste Using an Environmental Microbial Pre-treatment [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 16-20, 2009, Washington, DC. 2009 CD-ROM.
Phosphitylation and Quantitative 31P-NMR Analysis of Partially Substituted Biodiesel Glycerols - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nagy, M., Kerr, B.J., Ziemer, C.J., Ragauskas, A.J. 2009. Phosphitylation and Quantitative 31P-NMR Analysis of Partially Substituted Biodiesel Glycerols. Fuel. 88:1793-1797.
Fate and Transport of Zoonotic Bacterial, Viral, and Parasitic Pathogens During Swine Manure Treatment, Storage, and Land Application - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Bonner, J. 2009. Fate and Transport of Zoonotic Bacterial, Viral, and Parasitic Pathogens During Swine Manure Treatment, Storage, and Land Application [abstract]. In: Proceedings of 2009 Joint Annual Meeting of American Dairy Science Association, Canadian Society of Animal Science, and American Society of Animal Science, July 12-16, 2009, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2009 CDROM.
Isolation and Identification of Fiber-utilizing Bacteria From Pigs - (Abstract Only)
Kerr, B.J., Ziemer, C.J. 2009. Isolation and Identification of Fiber-utilizing Bacteria From Pigs [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the American Society Microbiology 109th General Meeting, May 17-21, 2009, Philadelphia, PA 2009 CDROM.
Modification of composition and spatial distribution of intestinal microbiota following antibiotic therapy in immunocompetent defined flora C3H/HeN mice - (Abstract Only)
Overstreet, A., Jergens, A., Ramer-Tait, A., Gallup, J., Ziemer, C.J., Atherly, T.A., Wannemuehler, M. 2009. Modification of composition and spatial distribution of intestinal microbiota following antibiotic therapy in immunocompetent defined flora C3H/HeN mice [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Digestive Disease Week, May 31-June 4, 2009, Chicago, IL CDROM.
Isolation of fiber degrading bacteria from pig feces - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Kerr, B.J. 2009. Isolation of fiber degrading bacteria from pig feces. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Gastroinestinal Function, April 20-22, 2009, Chicago, IL. Microb. Ecol. 57:587.
Effect of corn germ meal inclusion in pig diets on microbial ecology in the ileum, cecum and colon - (Proceedings)
Ziemer, C.J., Weber, T.E., Kerr, B.J. 2008. Effect of Corn Germ Meal Inclusion in Pig Diets on Microbial Ecology in the Ileum, Cecum and Colon. In: Proceedings of the 2nd ASM Conference on Beneficial Microbes, Oct. 12-16, 2008, San Diego, CA. p. 53.
Dietary Protein and Cellulose Effects on Chemical and Microbial Characteristics of Swine Feces and Stored Manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ziemer, C.J., Kerr, B.J., Trabue, S.L., Stein, H., Stahl, D.A., Davidson, S.K. 2009. Dietary Protein and Cellulose Effects on Chemical and Microbial Characteristics of Swine Feces and Stored Manure. Journal of Environmental Quality. 38(5):2138-2146.
Bacterial Hazards Associated with Swine Wastes - (Other)
Ziemer, C.J., Mackie, R.I. 2008. Bacterial Hazards Associated with Swine Wastes. Scientific and Technical Review. Special Publication No. 29.
Archaea in the intestinal tract of pigs - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Weber, T.E., Kerr, B.J. 2008. Archaea in the intestinal tract of pigs [abstract]. 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, August 17-22, 2008, Cairns, Australia. 2008 CDROM.
Affect of corn germ meal inclusion in pig diets bacterial ecology in the cecum and proximal colon - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Weber, T.E., Kerr, B.J. 2008. Affect of corn germ meal inclusion in pig diets bacterial ecology in the cecum and proximal colon [abstract]. 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, August 17-22, 2008. Cairns, Australia. 2008 CDROM.
Animal Emissions Analyzed by both Chemical and Odor Panel Methods - (Proceedings)
Trabue, S.L., Kerr, B.J., Ziemer, C.J., Bearson, B.L. 2008. Animal Emissions Analyzed by both Chemical and Odor Panel Methods. Proceedings of the Air & Waste Management Association Annual Meeting, June 24-27, 2008, Portland, OR. 2008 CDROM.
Comparative Sulfur Analysis Using Thermal Combustion or Inductively Coupled Plasma Methodology and Mineral Composition of Common Livestock Feedstuffs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kerr, B.J., Ziemer, C.J., Weber, T.E., Trabue, S.L., Bearson, B.L., Shurson, G.C., Whitney, M.H. 2008. Comparative Sulfur Analysis Using Thermal Combustion or Inductively Coupled Plasma Methodology and Mineral Composition of Common Livestock Feedstuffs. Journal of Animal Science. 86(9):2377-2384.
Helicobacter bilis infection alters the spatial distribution of commensal bacteria in colitic C3H/HeN mice - (Abstract Only)
Jergens, A., Ziemer, C.J., Atherly, T.A., Doyle, R., Wilson-Welder, J., Dorn, A., Henderson, A., Liu, Z., Clausen, K., Wannemuehler, M. 2008. Helicobacter bilis infection alters the spatial distribution of commensal bacteria in colitic C3H/HeN mice [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Digestive Disease Week, May 17-22, 2008, San Diego, California.
Effects of adding fibrous feedstuffs to the diet of young pigs on growth performance, intestinal cytokines, and circulating acute phase proteins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, T.E., Ziemer, C.J., Kerr, B.J. 2008. Effects of adding fibrous feedstuffs to the diet of young pigs on growth performance, intestinal cytokines, and circulating acute phase proteins. Journal of Animal Science. 86:871-881.
Effects of aging on microbial ecology in swine manure - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Kerr, B.J., Trabue, S.L., Bearson, B.L. 2007. Effects of aging on microbial ecology in swine manure [abstract]. 107th ASM General Meeting, May 21-25, 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2007 CDROM.
Application of quantitative PCR assays to detection of human Bacteroides species in the intestines of pigs - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Wimmer, M. 2007. Application of quantitative PCR assays to detection of human Bacteroides species in the intestines of pigs [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Microbial Ecology in Health and Diseases, Conference on Gastrointestinal Function, April 17-18, 2007, Chicago, Illinois. 19:44.
Effects of biological pit additives on microbial ecology of stored pig manure - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Coate, E.A., Kerr, B.J., Trabue, S.L. 2007. Effects of biological pit additives on microbial ecology of stored pig manure [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, Conference on Gastrointestinal Function, April 17-18, 2007, Chicago, Illinois. 19:38.
Bacteria Isolated from Long-Term Fermentations of Swine Feces Fed Xylan and Pectin - (Proceedings)
Ziemer, C.J., Morrison, M. 2006. Bacteria isolated from long-term fermentations of swine feces fed xylan and pectin. In: Proceedings of Microbial Ecology International Symposium. 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, August 20-25, 2006, Vienna, Austria. 2007 CDROM.
Isolation of Previously Uncultured Bacteria from Long-Term Fermentations of Swine Feces Fed Cellulose. - (Proceedings)
Ziemer, C.J., Morrison, M. 2006. Isolation of previously uncultured bacteria from long-term fermentations of swine feces fed cellulose. In: Proceedings of Microbial Ecology International Symposium, 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, August 20-25, 2006, Vienna, Austria. 2006 CDROM.
Manure Composition of Swine As Affected by Dietary Protein and Cellulose Concentration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kerr, B.J., Ziemer, C.J., Trabue, S.L., Crouse, J.D., Parkin, T.B. 2006. Manure composition of swine as affected by dietary protein and cellulose concentration. Journal of Animal Science. 84:1584-1592.
Cross Polarization/magic Angle Sample (Cp/mas) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Nmr) Analysis of Cellulase Treated Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pu, Y., Ziemer, C.J., Ragauskas, A.J. 2006. Cross polarization/magic angle sample (CP/MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis of cellulase treated bleached softwood kraft pulp. Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry. 341(5):591-597.
Development of Clostridial Specific Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Analysis for Assessment of Swine Intestinal, Fecal and Manure Samples - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Atherly, T.A. 2005. Development of clostridial specific denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis analysis for assessment of swine intestinal, fecal and manure samples. American Society for Microbiology Branch Meeting. p.63.
Manure Composition As Affected by Dietary Protein and Cellulose Concentration - (Proceedings)
Ziemer, C.J., Kerr, B.J., Trabue, S.L., Crouse, J.D., Powers, W. 2005. Manure composition as affected by dietary protein and cellulose concentration. Meeting Proceedings.
Comparison of Microbial Communities in Cecal and Fecal Samples from Pigs Fed Two Levels of Cellulose and Protein. - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Davidson, S.K., Stahl, D.A., Kerr, B.J. 2004. Comparison of microbial communities in cecal and fecal samples from pigs fed two levels of cellulose and protein.. Meeting Proceedings. p. 267.
Application of Group Specific Amplified Rdna Restriction Analysis to Characterize Swine Fecal and Manure Storage Pit Samples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ziemer, C.J., Cotta, M.A., Whitehead, T.R. 2004. Application of group specific amplified rDNA restriction analysis to characterize swine fecal and manure storage pit samples. Anaerobe. 10:217-227.
Evaluation of the Specificity of Salmonella Pcr Primers Using Various Intestional Bacteria Species. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ziemer, C.J., Steadham, S.R. 2003. Evaluation of the specificity of salmonella pcr primers using various intestional bacteria species.. Letters in Applied Microbiology. p. 463-469.
Preslaughter Holding Environment in Pork Plants Is Highly Contaminated with Salmonella Enterica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ROSTAGNO, M.H., HURD, H.S., MCKEAN, J.D., ZIEMER, C.J., GAILEY, J.K., LEITE, R.C. PRESLAUGHTER HOLDING ENVIRONMENT IN PORK PLANTS IS HIGHLY CONTAMINATED WITH SALMONELLA ENTERICA. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. 2003. V. 69. P. 4489-4494.
Presence and Expression of Tetracycline Genes in Salmonella - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Dang, E. 2003. Presence and expression of tetracycline genes in salmonella. Conference on Gastrointestinal Function. p. 54.
Some Pcr Primer Pairs Targeting Salmonella Also Amplify Gut Associated Bacteria - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Steadham, S.R. 2002. Some pcr primer pairs targeting salmonella also amplify gut associated bacteria. North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. p. 12.
Persistence and Functional Impact of a Microbial Inoculant on Native Microbial Community Structure, Nutrient Digestion, and Fermentation Characteristics in a Rumen Model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
ZIEMER, C.J., SHARP, R., STERN, M.D., COTTA, M.A., WHITEHEAD, T.R., STAHL, D.A. PERSISTENCE AND FUNCTIONAL IMPACT OF A MICROBIAL INOCULANT ON NATIVE MICROBIAL COMMUNITY STRUCTURE, NUTRIENT DIGESTION, AND FERMENTATION CHARACTERISTICS IN A RUMEN MODEL. SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY. 2002. V. 25. P. 416-422.
Salmonella Infection in Market Swine During Pre-Slaughter Holding - (Proceedings)
ROSTAGNO, M.H., HURD, H.S., MCKEAN, J.D., ZIEMER, C.J., GAILEY, J.K., LEITE, R.C. SALMONELLA INFECTION IN MARKET SWINE DURING PRE-SLAUGHTER HOLDING. CONGRESS OF THE PIG VETERINARY SOCIETY. 2002. P. 319.
Presence and Expression of Tetracycline Resistance Genes in Salmonella - (Abstract Only)
Ziemer, C.J., Dang, E. 2002. Presence and expression of tetracycline resistance genes in salmonella. American Society for Microbiology. P. 515.
Salmonella Infections in Swine During Preslaughter Holding (10th Brazilian Meeting of Swine Veterinarians, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 10/12-14/01) - (Proceedings)
Rostagno, M.H., Hurd, H.S., Mckean, J.D., Ziemer, C.J., Gailey, J.K., Leite, R.C. 2001. Salmonella infections in swine during preslaughter holding (10th Brazilian meeting of swine veterinarians, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 10/12-14/01). Meeting Abstract. p. 119-120.
Evaluation of Culture Methods Used for Investigation of Salmonella Entericaserovar Ecology in Feces - (Abstract Only) - (05-Sep-01)
Abattoir Holding Pens As a Source of Salmonella for Swine - (Proceedings) - (05-Sep-01)
Differentiation Between Microbial Populations of Swine Feces and Stored Manure by Group Specific Amplified Rdna Restriction Analysis - (Abstract Only) - (30-Aug-01)
Evaluation of Culture Methods Used for Investigation of Salmonella Entericaserovar Ecology in Feces - (Abstract Only) - (03-May-01)
Comparative Chemistry and Microbial Community Structure of Model and Natural Rumens - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (16-Aug-00)
Group Specific Amplified Ribosomal-Dna Restriction Analysis to Evaluate Microbial Community Changes among Swine Feces and Storage Pit Samples - (Abstract Only) - (25-May-00)
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