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United States Department of Agriculture

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Maria Brandl
Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (510) 559-5885
Fax: (510) 559-6162
Room WAB305
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PSM
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710

Projects
Biology and Control of Human Pathogens on Fresh Produce
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 421196
MOLECULAR MECHANISMS UNDERLYING THE INTERACTIONS OF ENTERIC PATHOGENS WITH POSTHARVEST LEAFY VEGETABLES
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 421106

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effect of the surfactant Tween 80 on the detachment and dispersal of Salmonella enterica Thompson single cells and aggregates from cilantro leaves as revealed by image analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brandl, M., Huynh, S. 2014. Effect of the surfactant Tween 80 on the detachment and dispersal of Salmonella enterica Thompson single cells and aggregates from cilantro leaves as revealed by image analysis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80(16):5037-5042. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00795-14.
Comparative genomic and phenotypic characterization of super-shedder Escherichia coli O157:H7 - (Abstract Only) - (21-Feb-14)
Molecular insights into the unique phenotypes exhibited by super shed shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli O157 - (Abstract Only) - (21-Feb-14)
Genomic and molecular analysis of the hyperadherent phenotype of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 super shedder isolate - (Abstract Only)
Moreau, M.R., Cote, R., Katani, R., Kudva, I.T., Carter, M.Q., Brandl, M., Kapur, V. 2013. Genomic and molecular analysis of the hyperadherent phenotype of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 super shedder isolate [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Molecular Biology, Sensing and Signaling Across the Mucosa: From Homeostasis to Pathogenesis, June 4-6, 2013, University Park, Pennsylvania. p. 92.
Focus on food safety: Human pathogens on plants - (Review Article)
Brandl, M., Sundin, G.W. 2013. Focus on food safety: Human pathogens on plants. Phytopathology. 103:304-305.
Genes ycfR, sirA and yigG contribute to the surface attachment of Salmonella enterica Typhimurium and Saintpaul to fresh produce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salazar, J., Deng, K., Tortorello, M., Brandl, M., Wang, H., Zhang, W. 2013. Genes ycfR, sirA and yigG contribute to the surface attachment of Salmonella enterica Typhimurium and Saintpaul to fresh produce. PLoS One. 8(2):e57272. doi:10.1371/journal.pone0057272.
Salmonella interactions with plants and their associated microbiota Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Brandl, M., Cox, C.E., Teplitski, M. 2013. Salmonella interactions with plants and their associated microbiota. Phytopathology. 103:316-325.
Identification of Salmonella enterica genes with a role in persistence on lettuce leaves during cold storage by recombinase-based in vivo expression technology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kroupitski, Y., Brandl, M., Pinto, R., Belausov, E., Tamir-Ariel, D., Burdman, S., Sela, S. 2013. Identification of Salmonella enterica genes with a role in persistence on lettuce leaves during cold storage by recombinase-based in vivo expression technology. Phytopathology. 103:362-372.
The Salmonella transcriptome in lettuce and cilantro soft rot reveals a niche overlap with the animal host intestine - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goudeau, D.M., Parker, C., Zhou, Y., Sela, S., Kroupitski, Y., Brandl, M. 2013. The Salmonella transcriptome in lettuce and cilantro soft rot reveals a niche overlap with the animal host intestine. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79:250-262.
Shelf-life of infrared dry-roasted almonds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, J., Pan, Z., Takeoka, G.R., Mackey, B.E., Bingol, G., Brandl, M., Garcin, K., Mchugh, T.H., Wang, H. 2012. Shelf-life of infrared dry-roasted almonds. Journal of Food Chemistry. 138(1):671-678. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.09.142.
Functional metagenomics of Escherichia coli O157:H7 interactions with spinach indigenous microorganisms during biofilm formation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carter, M.Q., Xue, K., Brandl, M., Liu, F., Wu, L., Louie, J.W., Mandrell, R.E., Zhou, J. 2012. Functional metagenomics of Escherichia coli O157:H7 interactions with spinach indigenous microorganisms during biofilm formation. PLoS One. 9:e44186.
Survival characteristics of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli pathotypes and Helicobacter pylori during passage through the free-living ciliate, Tetrahymena sp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, C.D., Berk, S.G., Brandl, M., Riley, L.W. 2012. Survival characteristics of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli pathotypes and Helicobacter pylori during passage through the free-living ciliate, Tetrahymena sp. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 82:574-583.
Variation in reactive oxygen species concentration among lettuce types and modulation of their production via PPO during E. coli O157:H7 colonization of injured lettuce leaves(Abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Brandl, M., Hua, S.T., Zhou, Y., Sarreal, S.L. 2012. Variation in reactive oxygen species concentration among lettuce types and modulation of their production via PPO during E. coli O157:H7 colonization of injured lettuce leaves(Abstract). Meeting Abstract. [abstract].
Review of current technologies for reduction of Salmonella populations on almonds - (Review Article)
Pan, Z., Bingol, G., Mchugh, T.H., Brandl, M. 2012. Review of current technologies for reduction of Salmonella populations on almonds. Food and Bioprocess Technology. 5(6):2046-2057. DOI: 10.1007/s11947-012-0789-6.
Distinct transcriptional profiles and phenotypes exhibited by Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates related to the 2006 spinach-associated outbreak - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, C., Kyle, J.L., Huynh, S., Carter, M.Q., Brandl, M., Mandrell, R.E. 2012. Distinct transcriptional profiles and phenotypes exhibited by Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates related to the 2006 spinach-associated outbreak. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78:455-463.
Salmonella biofilm formation on Aspergillus niger involves cellulose - chitin interactions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brandl, M., Carter, M.Q., Parker, C., Chapman, M.R., Huynh, S., Zhou, Y. 2011. Salmonella biofilm formation on Aspergillus niger involves cellulose - chitin interactions. PloS ONE 6(10):e25553.
Curli variants of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 display distinct survival fitness Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carter, M.Q., Brandl, M., Louie, J.W., Kyle, J.L., Carychao, D.K., Cooley, M.B., Parker, C., Bates, A.H., Mandrell, R.E. 2011. Curli variants of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 display distinct survival fitness. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77:3685-3695.
Molecular Insights into the Phenotypic Divergence in Natural Curli Variants of Escherichia coli O157:H7 - (Abstract Only) - (28-Feb-11)
Infrared Pasteurization of raw almonds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bingol, G., Yang, J., Brandl, M., Pan, Z., Wang, H., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2011. Infrared pasteurization of raw almonds. Journal of Food Engineering. 104 (2011), pp. 387-393 doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2010.12.034.
Fluorescent viability stains to probe the metabolic status of aflatoxigenic fungus in dual culture of Aspergillus flavus and Pichia anomala - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hua, S.T., Brandl, M., Hernlem, B.J., Eng, J.G., Sarreal, S.L. 2010. Fluorescent viability stains to probe the metabolic status of aflatoxigenic fungus in dual culture of Aspergillus flavus and Pichia anomala. Mycopathologia. Available: http://www.springerlink.com/content/w0204147t65552h8/fulltext.pdf.
Salmonella transcriptional signature in Tetrahymena phagosomes and role of acid tolerance in passage through the protist Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rehfuss, M.Y., Parker, C., Brandl, M. 2011. Salmonella transcriptional signature in Tetrahymena phagosomes and role of acid tolerance in passage through the protist. The ISME Journal:5:262-273.
Infrared heating for dry-roasting and pasteurization of almonds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, J., Bingol, G., Pan, Z., Brandl, M., Mc Hugh, T.H., Wang, H. 2010. Infrared heating for dry-roasting and pasteurization of almonds. Journal of Food Engineering. doi:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2010.07.007
Phenotypic Divergence in Curli Variants of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 - (Abstract Only) - (04-Mar-10)
Vitality Stains and Real Time PCR Studies to Delineate the Interactions of Pichia anomala and Aspergillus flavus - (Abstract Only)
Hua, S.T., Brandl, M., Hernlem, B.J., Sarreal, S.L. 2010. Vitality Stains and Real Time PCR Studies to Delineate the Interactions of Pichia anomala and Aspergillus flavus. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 23-27, 2010.
Transcriptome and phenotypic difference of Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates related to the 2006 spinach-associated outbreak reveals variants in the bag - (Abstract Only) - (02-Mar-10)
Transcriptome Analysis of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Exposed to Lysates of Lettuce Leaves Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kyle, J.L., Parker, C., Goudeau, D.M., Brandl, M. 2010. Transcriptome Analysis of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Exposed to Lysates of Lettuce Leaves. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76(5):1375-1387
Infrared Heating for Improved Safety and Processing Efficiency of Dry-Roasted Almonds - (Proceedings)
Yang, J., Pan, Z., Brandl, M., Mc Hugh, T.H., Bingol, G., Wang, H., Olson, D.A. 2009. Infrared Heating for Improved Safety and Processing Efficiency of Dry-Roasted Almonds. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). ASABE Paper #096047. p. 1-13. St. Joseph, Mich.
Studies on Biofilm Formation and Interactions of Salmonella enterica with Romaine-Lettuce Leaves Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kroupitski, Y., Pinto, R., Brandl, M., Belausov, E., Sela, S. 2009. Studies on Biofilm Formation and Interactions of Salmonella enterica with Romaine-Lettuce Leaves. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 106:1876-1885.
Plant lesions promote the rapid multiplication of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on post-harvest lettuce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brandl, M. 2008. Plant lesions promote the rapid multiplication of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on post-harvest lettuce. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74(17):5285-5289.
Interactions Between Foodborne Pathogens and Protozoa Isolated from Lettuce and Spinach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gourabathini, P., Brandl, M., Redding, K.S., Gunderson, J.H., Berk, S.G. 2008. Interactions Between Foodborne Pathogens and Protozoa Isolated from Lettuce and Spinach. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74:2518-2525
Leaf age as a risk factor in the contamination of lettuce with Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brandl, M., Amundson, R. 2008. Leaf age as a risk factor in the contamination of lettuce with Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.74:2298-2306
Reduction of Salmonella Enteritidis Population Sizes on Almond Kernels with Infrared Heat - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brandl, M., Pan, Z., Huynh, S., Zhu, Y., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2008. Reduction of Salmonella Enteritidis Population Sizes on Almond Kernels with Infrared Heat. Journal of Food Protection. 71(5)-897-902
Migration of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 through almond hulls and shells - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danyluk, M.D., Brandl, M., Harris, L.J. 2008. Migration of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 through almond hulls and shells. Journal of Food Protection. 71:397-401
Barcoding Ciliates: a comprehensive study of 75 isolates of the genus Tetrahymena - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chantangsi, C., Lynn, D.H., Brandl, M. 2007. Barcoding Ciliates: a comprehensive study of 75 isolates of the genus Tetrahymena. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 57:2412-25.
Binding of Recombinant Norovirus Like Particle to Histo-Blood Group Antigen on Cells in the Lumen of Pig Duodenum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tian, P., Jiang, X., Zhong, W., Jensen, H., Brandl, M., Bates, A.H., Engelbrektson, A.L., Mandrell, R.E. 2007. Binding of recombinant norovirus like particle to histo-blood group antigen on cells in the lumen of pig duodenum. Research in Veterinary Science. 83(3) 410-418
Fitness of Human Pathogens on Plants and Implications for Food Safety - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brandl, M. 2006. Fitness of human enteric pathogens on plants and implications for food safety. Annual Review of Phytopathology.44:367-392
Human Pathogens and the Health Threat of the Phyllosphere - (Book / Chapter)
Brandl, M.T. 2006. Human pathogens and the health threat of the phyllosphere. . In "Microbial ecology of aerial plant surfaces". (Eds.) Bailey, M.J., A.K. Lilley, T.M. Timms-Wilson, and P.T.N. Spencer-Phillips. CAB International. Wallingford, UKBook Chapter. 269-286
Behavior of Human Pathogens on Produce - (Book / Chapter)
Solomon, E.B., Brandl, M., Mandrell, R.E. 2006. Behavior of human pathogens on produce. In: Matthews, K.R., editor. Emerging Issues in Food Safety: Microbiology of Fresh Produce. Washington, D.C.:ASM Press. p. 55-83.
Porcine Stomach Mucin Binds to Recombinant Norovirus Particles and Competitively Inhibits Their Binding to Histo-Blood Group Antigens and Human Intestine Cells - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tian, P., Brandl, M., Mandrell, R.E. 2005 Porcine stomach mucin binds to recombinant norovirus particles and competitively inhibits their binding to histo-blood group antigens and human intestine cells. Letters in Applied Microbiology.(41)315-320
Methods in Microscopy for the Visualization of Microbes and Their Behavior on Plants - (Book / Chapter)
Brandl, M., Monier, J. 2006. Methods in microscopy for the visualization of microbes and their behavior on plants. CRC Press LLC. Ames Iowa.595-619
Attachment of Microorganisms to Fresh Produce - (Book / Chapter)
Mandrell, R.E., Gorski, L.A., Brandl, M. 2006. Attachment of microorganisms to fresh produce. CRC Press. p. 34-61
Production of Autoinducer-2 in Salmonella Enterica Serovar Thompson Contributes to Its Fitness in Chickens But Not on Cilantro Plant Leaf Surfaces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brandl, M., Miller, W.G., Bates, A.H., Mandrell, R.E. 2005. Production of autoinducer-2 in salmonella enterica serovar thompson contributes to its fitness in chickens but not on cilantro plant leaf surfaces. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 71(5):2653-2662.
Sequestration and Enhanced Survival of Salmonella Enterica in Vesicles Released by a Soil-Borne Species of TETRAHYMENA.SURFACES. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brandl, M., Rosenthal, B.M., Haxo, A.F., Berk, S.G. 2005. Sequestration and enhanced survival of salmonella enterica in vesicles released by a soil-borne species of tetrahymena.surfaces. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.71(3).1562-1569
Survival and Growth of Erwinia Amylovora on Apple Leaves - (Proceedings)
Norelli, J.L., Brandl, M. 2006. Survival and growth of Erwinia amylovora on apple leaves. Acta Horticulturae. 704:121-126.
Campylobacter Species and Fresh Produce: Outbreaks, Incidence and Biology - (Book / Chapter)
Mandrell, R.E., Brandl, M. 2004 Campylobacter species and fresh produce: outbreaks, incidence and biology. In: Beier,R.C., Pillai,S.D., Phillips,T.D., and Ziprin,R.L., editors. Preharvest and Post Harvest Food Safety: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions. IFT Press and Blackwell publishing, Ames, IA. p. 59-72
Comparison of Survival of Campylobacter Jejuni in the Phyllosphere with That in the Rhizosphere of Spinach and Radish Plants. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
BRANDL, M., HAXO, A.F., BATES, A.H., MANDRELL, R.E. 2004. COMPARISON OF SURVIVAL OF CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI IN THE PHYLLOSPHERE WITH THAT IN THE RHIZOSPHERE OF SPINACH AND RADISH PLANTS. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. 70:1182-1189.
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