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A new concept of bio-based prestress technology with experimental Proof-of-Concept on Bamboo-Timber composite beams (2023)
Journal Article
Zhang, H., Shen, M., Deng, Y., Andras, P., Sukontasukkul, P., Yuen, T. Y. P., Wong, S. H., Limkatanyu, S., Singleton, I., & Hansapinyo, C. (2023). A new concept of bio-based prestress technology with experimental Proof-of-Concept on Bamboo-Timber composite beams. Construction and Building Materials, 402, Article 132991. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.132991

This paper presents a pioneering experimental proof-of-concept study to validate a novel concept of prestress technology that used only pure bio-based composite materials while achieved consistent prestressed stress distribution within the structure... Read More about A new concept of bio-based prestress technology with experimental Proof-of-Concept on Bamboo-Timber composite beams.

Point of (no) return? Vegetation structure and diversity of restored mangroves in Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14–16 years on (2023)
Journal Article
Djamaluddin, R., Fusi, M., Djabar, B., Evans, D., Holmes, R., Huxham, M., O'Connell, D. P., Salzmann, U., Singleton, I., Tjoa, A., Trianto, A., & Diele, K. (2023). Point of (no) return? Vegetation structure and diversity of restored mangroves in Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14–16 years on. Restoration Ecology, 31(7), Article e13963. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13963

Mangrove forests, benefitting millions of people, experience significant degradation. Global recognition of the urgency of halting and reversing this trend have initiated numerous restoration activities. Restoration success is typically evaluated by... Read More about Point of (no) return? Vegetation structure and diversity of restored mangroves in Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14–16 years on.

Molecular Identification and Biotechnological Potential of Cerithidea cingulata-and Lottia scabra Associated Fungi as Extracellular Enzyme Producer and Anti-Vibriosis Agent (2023)
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Trianto, A., Radjasa, O. K., Subagiyo, S., Isabella, A. A., Bahry, M. S., Purnaweni, H., Djamaludin, R., Tjoa, A., Singleton, I., Evans, D. M., & Diele, K. (2023). Molecular Identification and Biotechnological Potential of Cerithidea cingulata-and Lottia scabra Associated Fungi as Extracellular Enzyme Producer and Anti-Vibriosis Agent. ILMU KELAUTAN: Indonesian Journal of Marine Sciences, 28(2), 136-147. https://doi.org/10.14710/ik.ijms.28.2.136-147

Mangroves are complex, unique, and dynamic ecosystems that host organisms that have special physiological adaptations to fluctuations in salinity, temperature, and pH. Gastropods have an important role in the mangrove ecosystem for food cycles and we... Read More about Molecular Identification and Biotechnological Potential of Cerithidea cingulata-and Lottia scabra Associated Fungi as Extracellular Enzyme Producer and Anti-Vibriosis Agent.

Bacterial communities in soils as indicators of the potential of syenite as an agromineral (2022)
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de Carvalho Baptista, J., Duncan Gray, N., Büchler Tarumoto, M., Singleton, I., McCann, C. M., & Manning, D. A. C. (2022). Bacterial communities in soils as indicators of the potential of syenite as an agromineral. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira, 57, Article e01414. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1678-3921.pab2022.v57.01414

The objective of this work was to identify microbial communities associated with the surfaces of alkali feldspars and to determine whether these microbes might be involved in the weathering of these rocks for agronomic benefit. Samples were taken fro... Read More about Bacterial communities in soils as indicators of the potential of syenite as an agromineral.

Top-Down Characterisation of an Antimicrobial Sanitiser, Leading from Quenchers of Efficacy to Mode of Action (2020)
Journal Article
Wohlgemuth, F., Gomes, R. L., Singleton, I., Rawson, F. J., & Avery, S. V. (2020). Top-Down Characterisation of an Antimicrobial Sanitiser, Leading from Quenchers of Efficacy to Mode of Action. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, Article 575157. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.575157

We developed a top-down strategy to characterise an antimicrobial, oxidising sanitiser, which has diverse proposed applications including surface-sanitisation of fresh foods, and with benefits for water resilience. The strategy involved finding quenc... Read More about Top-Down Characterisation of an Antimicrobial Sanitiser, Leading from Quenchers of Efficacy to Mode of Action.

The fungal threat to global food security (2019)
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Avery, S. V., Singleton, I., Magan, N., & Goldman, G. H. (2019). The fungal threat to global food security. Fungal Biology, 123(8), 555-557. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2019.03.006

Fungi threaten the security of food supply to human populations on several fronts. They destroy up to 30 % of crop products through disease and spoilage processes, while mycotoxin-producing fungi and opportunistic pathogens endanger food safety. Cont... Read More about The fungal threat to global food security.

Listeria monocytogenes isolates from ready to eat plant produce are diverse and have virulence potential. (2019)
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Smith, A., Hearn, J., Taylor, C., Wheelhouse, N., Kaczmarek, M., Moorhouse, E., & Singleton, I. (2019). Listeria monocytogenes isolates from ready to eat plant produce are diverse and have virulence potential. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 299, 23-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2019.03.013

Listeria monocytogenes is sporadically detected on a range of ready to eat fresh produce lines, such as spinach and rocket, and is a threat to public health. However, little is known about the diversity of L. monocytogenes present on fresh produce an... Read More about Listeria monocytogenes isolates from ready to eat plant produce are diverse and have virulence potential..

Microbes associated with fresh produce: sources, types and methods to reduce spoilage and contamination (2019)
Book Chapter
Kaczmarek, M., Avery, S. V., & Singleton, I. (2019). Microbes associated with fresh produce: sources, types and methods to reduce spoilage and contamination. In G. M. Gadd, & S. Sariaslani (Eds.), Advances in Applied Microbiology. Vol 107 (29-82). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.aambs.2019.02.001

Global food security remains one of the most important challenges that needs to be addressed to ensure the increasing demand for food of the fast growing human population is satisfied. Fruits and vegetables comprise an essential component of a health... Read More about Microbes associated with fresh produce: sources, types and methods to reduce spoilage and contamination.

Sources and survival of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh, leafy produce (2018)
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on fresh, leafy produce. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 125(4), 930-942. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14025

Listeria monocytogenes in an intracellular human pathogen which enters the body through contaminated food stuffs and is known to contaminate fresh leafy produce such as spinach, lettuce and rocket. Routinely, fresh leafy produce is grown and processe... Read More about Sources and survival of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh, leafy produce.

Sources and contamination routes of microbial pathogens to fresh produce during field cultivation: A review (2018)
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Alegbeleye, O. O., Singleton, I., & Sant’Ana, A. S. (2018). Sources and contamination routes of microbial pathogens to fresh produce during field cultivation: A review. Food Microbiology, 73, 177-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2018.01.003

Foodborne illness resulting from the consumption of contaminated fresh produce is a common phenomenon and has severe effects on human health together with severe economic and social impacts. The implications of foodborne diseases associated with fres... Read More about Sources and contamination routes of microbial pathogens to fresh produce during field cultivation: A review.

Evidence for rapid, tide-related shifts in the microbiome of the coral Coelastrea aspera (2017)
Journal Article
Sweet, M. J., Brown, B. E., Dunne, R. P., Singleton, I., & Bulling, M. (2017). Evidence for rapid, tide-related shifts in the microbiome of the coral Coelastrea aspera. Coral Reefs, 36(3), 815-828. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-017-1572-y

Shifts in the microbiome of the intertidal coral Coelastrea aspera (formally known as Goniastrea aspera) from Phuket, Thailand were noted over the course of a four day period of spring tides. During this time corals were naturally exposed to high tem... Read More about Evidence for rapid, tide-related shifts in the microbiome of the coral Coelastrea aspera.

Isolation of Indigenous Hydrocarbon Transforming Bacteria from Oil Contaminated Soils in Libya: Selection for Use as Potential Inocula for Soil Bioremediation (2017)
Journal Article
Hakima, A., & Ian, S. (2017). Isolation of Indigenous Hydrocarbon Transforming Bacteria from Oil Contaminated Soils in Libya: Selection for Use as Potential Inocula for Soil Bioremediation. International journal of environmental bioremediation & biodegradation, 5(1), 8-17. https://doi.org/10.12691/ijebb-5-1-2

The Libyan oil industry has left a significant legacy of contamination and methods are required to remediate oil-contaminated soils in the area. In this work hydrocarbon utilizing microorganisms were isolated and identified from contaminated soil sam... Read More about Isolation of Indigenous Hydrocarbon Transforming Bacteria from Oil Contaminated Soils in Libya: Selection for Use as Potential Inocula for Soil Bioremediation.

Soil contamination with silver nanoparticles reduces Bishop pine growth and ectomycorrhizal diversity on pine roots (2015)
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Sweet, M. J., & Singleton, I. (2015). Soil contamination with silver nanoparticles reduces Bishop pine growth and ectomycorrhizal diversity on pine roots. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 17, 448. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-015-3246-4

Soil contamination by silver nanoparticles (AgNP) is of potential environmental concern but little work has been carried out on the effect of such contamination on ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF). EMF are essential to forest ecosystem functions as they a... Read More about Soil contamination with silver nanoparticles reduces Bishop pine growth and ectomycorrhizal diversity on pine roots.

Investigation of potential reasons for bacterial survival on ‘ready-to-eat’ leafy produce during exposure to gaseous ozone (2015)
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Wani, S., Barnes, J., & Singleton, I. (2016). Investigation of potential reasons for bacterial survival on ‘ready-to-eat’ leafy produce during exposure to gaseous ozone. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 111, 185-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2015.08.007

Fresh leafy produce, such as lettuce and coriander, are subject to post-harvest microbial contamination and decay. Because of increasing pesticide resistance and consumer pressures, alternative residue-free treatments, such as ozone, are being active... Read More about Investigation of potential reasons for bacterial survival on ‘ready-to-eat’ leafy produce during exposure to gaseous ozone.

Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach (2015)
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Wani, S., Maker, J., Thompson, J., Barnes, J., & Singleton, I. (2015). Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach. Agriculture, 5(2), 155-169. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture5020155

The efficacy of “gaseous” ozone in reducing numbers and re-growth of food-borne pathogens, (Escherichia coli and Listeria spp.), on leafy salads was investigated using spinach. A preliminary in vivo study showed 1-log reduction in six strains of E. c... Read More about Effect of Ozone Treatment on Inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria sp. on Spinach.

Fungi at a Small Scale: Spatial Zonation of Fungal Assemblages around Single Trees (2013)
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Branco, S., Bruns, T. D., & Singleton, I. (2013). Fungi at a Small Scale: Spatial Zonation of Fungal Assemblages around Single Trees. PLOS ONE, 8(10), Article e78295. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0078295

Biological communities are often structured by environmental factors even at small spatial scales. Fungi are no exception, though the patterns and mechanisms underlying their community structure are usually unknown. Previous work documented zonation... Read More about Fungi at a Small Scale: Spatial Zonation of Fungal Assemblages around Single Trees.

Profiling shifts in protein complement in tomato fruit induced by atmospheric ozone-enrichment and/or wound-inoculation with Botrytis cinerea (2013)
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Tzortzakis, N., Taybi, T., Antony, E., Singleton, I., Borland, A., & Barnes, J. (2013). Profiling shifts in protein complement in tomato fruit induced by atmospheric ozone-enrichment and/or wound-inoculation with Botrytis cinerea. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 78, 67-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2012.12.005

To unravel the mechanism by which low level atmospheric ozone-enrichment (0.05 μmol mol−1) increases the shelf-life of tomato fruit (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) by suppressing the growth of pathogens (Botrytis cinerea), protein yield and compositi... Read More about Profiling shifts in protein complement in tomato fruit induced by atmospheric ozone-enrichment and/or wound-inoculation with Botrytis cinerea.

Chapter Five - Review: Metal-Based Nanoparticles; Size, Function, and Areas for Advancement in Applied Microbiology (2012)
Book Chapter
Sweet, M. J., Chessher, A., & Singleton, I. (2012). Chapter Five - Review: Metal-Based Nanoparticles; Size, Function, and Areas for Advancement in Applied Microbiology. Advances in Applied Microbiology (113-142). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-394381-1.00005-2

Abstract Nanoparticles (NPs) are attracting increased attention in commerce and applied microbiology due to their antimicrobial activity, high electrical conductivity, and optical properties. For example, silver {NPs} have broad spectrum antimicrobia... Read More about Chapter Five - Review: Metal-Based Nanoparticles; Size, Function, and Areas for Advancement in Applied Microbiology.

Avian Urine: Its Potential as a Non-Invasive Biomonitor of Environmental Metal Exposure in Birds (2012)
Journal Article
Clapp, J. B., Bevan, R. M., & Singleton, I. (2012). Avian Urine: Its Potential as a Non-Invasive Biomonitor of Environmental Metal Exposure in Birds. Water, air, and soil pollution, 223(7), 3923-3938. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-012-1161-1

Current non-invasive biomonitoring techniques to measure heavy metal exposure in free ranging birds using eggs, feathers and guano are problematic because essential metals copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) deposited in eggs and feathers are under physiologic... Read More about Avian Urine: Its Potential as a Non-Invasive Biomonitor of Environmental Metal Exposure in Birds.