Jasna Kovac

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Titles and Affiliations
Lester Earl And Veronica Casida Career Development Professor Of Food Safety And Associate Professor Of Food Science, Food Science

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Recent Publications

Seasonal variation in the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter species in milk and milk products in Ethiopia

Admasie, A., Tessema, T. S., Vipham, J., Kovac, J. & Zewdu, A., Feb 2024, In: International Dairy Journal. 149, 105826.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

kmerDB: A database encompassing the set of genomic and proteomic sequence information for each species

Mouratidis, I., Baltoumas, F. A., Chantzi, N., Patsakis, M., Chan, C. S. Y., Montgomery, A., Konnaris, M. A., Aplakidou, E., Georgakopoulos, G. C., Das, A., Chartoumpekis, D. V., Kovac, J., Pavlopoulos, G. A. & Georgakopoulos-Soares, I., Dec 2024, In: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal. 23, p. 1919-1928 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Context matters: environmental microbiota from ice cream processing facilities affected the inhibitory performance of two lactic acid bacteria strains against Listeria monocytogenes

Rolon, M. L., Chandross-Cohen, T., Kaylegian, K. E., Roberts, R. F. & Kovac, J., Jan 2024, In: Microbiology Spectrum. 12, 1

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Multi-species biofilms of environmental microbiota isolated from fruit packing facilities promoted tolerance of Listeria monocytogenes to benzalkonium chloride

Rolon, M. L., Voloshchuk, O., Bartlett, K. V., LaBorde, L. F. & Kovac, J., Jun 2024, In: Biofilm. 7, 100177.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Genomic characterization of Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria innocua isolated from milk and dairy samples in Ethiopia

Wei, X., Hassen, A., McWilliams, K., Pietrzen, K., Chung, T., Acevedo, M. M., Chandross-Cohen, T., Dudley, E. G., Vipham, J., Mamo, H., Tessema, T. S., Zewdu, A. & Kovac, J., Dec 2024, In: BMC Genomic Data. 25, 1, 12.

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Prevalence of Campylobacter species and associated risk factors for contamination of dairy products collected in a dry season from major milk sheds in Ethiopia

Admasie, A., Eshetu, A., Tessema, T. S., Vipham, J., Kovac, J. & Zewdu, A., Feb 2023, In: Food Microbiology. 109, 104145.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Prevalence and associated risk factors for Salmonella enterica contamination of cow milk and cottage cheese in Ethiopia

Bedassa, A., Nahusenay, H., Asefa, Z., Sisay, T., Girmay, G., Kovac, J., Vipham, J. L. & Zewdu, A., Dec 2023, In: Food Safety and Risk. 10, 1, 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Conditional Forest Models Built Using Metagenomic Data Accurately Predicted Salmonella Contamination in Northeastern Streams

Chung, T., Yan, R., Weller, D. L. & Kovac, J., Mar 2023, In: Microbiology Spectrum. 11, 2, 0038123.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Evidence for the efficacy of pre-harvest agricultural practices in mitigating food-safety risks to fresh produce in North America

Devarajan, N., Weller, D. L., Jones, M., Adell, A. D., Adhikari, A., Allende, A., Arnold, N. L., Baur, P., Beno, S. M., Clements, D., Olimpi, E. M., Critzer, F., Green, H., Gorski, L., Ferelli Gruber, A., Kovac, J., McGarvey, J., Murphy, C. M., Murphy, S. I., Navarro-Gonzalez, N., & 13 othersOwen, J. P., Pires, A. F. A., Richard, N., Samaddar, S., Schmidt, R., Scow, K., Shariat, N. W., Smith, O. M., Spence, A. R., Stoeckel, D., Tran, T. D. H., Wall, G. & Karp, D. S., 2023, In: Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 7, 1101435.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Evaluation of microbial hygiene indicators in raw milk, pasteurised milk and cottage cheese collected across the dairy value chain in Ethiopia

Mengstu, B., Tola, A., Nahusenay, H., Sisay, T., Kovac, J., Vipham, J. & Zewdu, A., Jan 2023, In: International Dairy Journal. 136, 105487.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The composition of environmental microbiota in three tree fruit packing facilities changed over seasons and contained taxa indicative of L. monocytogenes contamination

Rolon, M. L., Tan, X., Chung, T., Gonzalez-Escalona, N., Chen, Y., Macarisin, D., LaBorde, L. F. & Kovac, J., Dec 2023, In: Microbiome. 11, 1, 128.

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Prevalence of ciprofloxacin resistance and associated genetic determinants differed among Campylobacter isolated from human and poultry meat sources in Pennsylvania

Yan, R., M'ikanatha, N. M., Nachamkin, I., Hudson, L. K., Denes, T. G. & Kovac, J., Dec 2023, In: Food Microbiology. 116, 104349.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Recent paradigm shifts in the perception of the role of Bacillus thuringiensis in foodborne disease

Biggel, M., Jessberger, N., Kovac, J. & Johler, S., Aug 2022, In: Food Microbiology. 105, 104025.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Keeping up with the Bacillus cereus group: taxonomy through the genomics era and beyond

Carroll, L. M., Cheng, R. A., Wiedmann, M. & Kovac, J., 2022, In: Critical reviews in food science and nutrition. 62, 28, p. 7677-7702 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Laboratory Misidentifications Resulting from Taxonomic Changes to Bacillus cereus Group Species, 2018–2022

Carroll, L. M., Matle, I., Kovac, J., Cheng, R. A. & Wiedmann, M., Sep 2022, In: Emerging infectious diseases. 28, 9, p. 1877-1881 5 p.

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