Kurt Houf
Ghent University
150Publications
33H-index
2,909Citations
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in International Journal of Food Microbiology 3.45
Maria Francesca Peruzy2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ghent University),
N. Murru (University of Naples Federico II)+ 4 AuthorsKurt Houf33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Ghent University)
Abstract Routine evaluation of bacterial contamination in minced pork is still mainly performed by the enumeration of indicator bacteria, including total aerobic colony count and E. coli , using standardized isolation methods. However, the bacterial community structure as well as the effect of the storage time and temperature on the aerobic plate count are largely unknown for this matrix. The aim of the study was to characterize the microbial community in minced pork by 16S rRNA amplicon sequenc...
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Published on Jan 30, 2018in Frontiers in Microbiology 4.02
Jerneja Zupančič3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Ljubljana),
Prem K. Raghupathi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ghent University)
+ 3 AuthorsNina Gunde-Cimerman37
Estimated H-index: 37
(University of Ljubljana)
Biofilms formed on rubber seals in dishwashers harbour diverse microbiota. In this study, we focussed on the microbial composition of bacteria and fungi, isolated from a defined area of one square centimetre of rubber from four domestic dishwashers and assessed their abilities to in-vitro multispecies biofilm formation. A total of 80 isolates (64 bacterial and 16 fungal) were analysed. Multiple combinations of bacterial isolates from each dishwasher were screened for synergistic interactions. 32...
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Published on Jan 12, 2018in Applied and Environmental Microbiology 3.63
Prem K. Raghupathi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ghent University),
Jerneja Zupančič3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Ljubljana)
+ 5 AuthorsSøren J. Sørensen52
Estimated H-index: 52
(University of Copenhagen)
Extreme habitats are not only limited to natural environments, but also apply to man-made systems, for instance household appliances such as dishwashers. Limiting factors, such as high temperatures, high and low pH, high NaCl concentrations, presence of detergents and shear force from water during washing cycles define the microbial survival in this extreme system. Fungal and bacterial diversity in biofilms isolated from rubber seals of 24 different household dishwashers were investigated using ...
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Published on Jan 12, 2018in Applied and Environmental Microbiology 3.63
Prem K. Raghupathi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ghent University),
Jerneja Zupančič3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Ljubljana)
+ 5 AuthorsSøren J. Sørensen52
Estimated H-index: 52
(University of Copenhagen)
ABSTRACT Extreme habitats are not only limited to natural environments, but also exist in manmade systems, for instance, household appliances such as dishwashers. Limiting factors, such as high temperatures, high and low pHs, high NaCl concentrations, presence of detergents, and shear force from water during washing cycles, define microbial survival in this extreme system. Fungal and bacterial diversity in biofilms isolated from rubber seals of 24 different household dishwashers was investigated...
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Published on Jan 9, 2018in Frontiers in Microbiology 4.02
Prem K. Raghupathi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ghent University),
Wenzheng Liu2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Copenhagen)
+ 3 AuthorsSøren J. Sørensen52
Estimated H-index: 52
(University of Copenhagen)
Biofilm formation has been shown to confer protection against grazing, but little information is available on the effect of grazing on biofilm formation and protection in multispecies consortia. With most biofilms in nature being composed of multiple bacterial species, the interactions and dynamics of a multispecies bacterial biofilm subject to grazing by a pelagic protozoan predator were investigated. To this end, a mono and multispecies biofilms of four bacterial soil isolates, namely Xanthomo...
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Published on Sep 1, 2018in Poultry Science 2.22
G Devos (Ghent University), C P H Moons (Ghent University), Kurt Houf33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Ghent University)
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Published on Sep 1, 2018in Journal of Microbiological Methods 1.70
Anne-Marie Van den Abeele9
Estimated H-index: 9
,
Dirk Vogelaers41
Estimated H-index: 41
(Ghent University Hospital)
+ 2 AuthorsKurt Houf33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Ghent University)
Abstract Arcobacters are considered emerging gastrointestinal pathogens. Rapid, reliable and species-specific identification of these bacteria is important. Biochemical tests commonly yield negative or variable results. Molecular methods prove more reliable but are time consuming and lack specificity. Matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a fast, cheap and robust technique that has revolutionized genus and species identification in clinica...
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Published on Feb 1, 2017in Preventive Veterinary Medicine 1.92
Gerty Vanantwerpen5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Ghent University),
D. Berkvens2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 1 AuthorsKurt Houf33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Ghent University)
Abstract The microbiologically and serologically-based prevalence of human enteropathogenic Yersinia spp. at moment of slaughter varies between pig farms due to different herd-level factors. A face-to-face questionnaire concerning a broad range of farm aspects (e.g., management and housing system, biosecurity, and hygiene measurements) was performed on one hundred farms. Factors influencing the seropositivity of 7047 pigs against human pathogenic Yersinia spp. were determined and compared to the...
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Published on Jul 15, 2017in Applied and Environmental Microbiology 3.63
Ellen Lambrecht4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Ghent University),
Julie Baré14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Ghent University)
+ 1 AuthorsKurt Houf33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Ghent University)
The formation of robust resting cysts enables Acanthamoeba to resist harsh environmental conditions. This study investigated to what extent these cysts are resistant to physical and chemical stresses as applied in food industry cleaning and disinfection procedures. Moreover, it was assessed whether certain intracystic meat-borne bacterial pathogens are more stress resistant than free-living bacterial monocultures and if intracystic passage and subsequent association with trophozoites induces cro...
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