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Maria L Marco, Robert Hutkins, Colin Hill, Victor L Fulgoni, III, Christopher J Cifelli, Jaime Gahche, Joanne L Slavin, Daniel Merenstein, Daniel J Tancredi, and Mary E Sanders A classification system for defining and estimating dietary intake of live microbes in US adults and children. Journal of Nutrition. 00:1-8.

Sara Tejedor-Sanz, Eric T Stevens, Siliang Li, Peter Finnegan, James Nelson, Andre Knoesen, Samuel H Light, Caroline M Ajo-Franklin, and Maria L Marco. 2022. Extracellular electron transfer increases fermentation in lactic acid bacteria via a hybrid metabolism. eLife. 11:e70684.

Zachary A. Bendiks, Justin Guice, Diana Coulon, Anne M. Raggio, Ryan C. Page, Diana G. Carvajal-Aldaz, Meng Luo, David A. Welsh, Brian D. Marx, Christopher M. Taylor, Claudia Husseneder, Michael J. Keenan, and Maria L. Marco. 2022. Resistant starch type 2 and whole grain maize flours enrich different intestinal bacteria and metatranscriptomes. Journal of Function Foods. 90: 104982

Robyn Campbell, Aviaja Hauptmann, Kristina Campbell, Shari Fox, and Maria L. Marco. 2022. Better understanding of food and human microbiomes through collaborative research on Inuit fermented foods. Microbiome Research Reports.

Kanika Chauhan, Sharif S. Aly, Terry W. Lehnbauer, Karen Tonooka, Kathy Glenn, Paul Rossitto, and Maria L. Marco. 2021. Development of a molecular diagnostic multiplex qPCR assay for detection of Mycoplasma species in milk as important causes of contagious mastitis in dairy cattle. PeerJ. 9: e11881 doi: 10.7717/peerj.11881

Annabelle O. Yu, Elissa A. Goldman, Jason T. Brooks, Benjamin L. Golomb, Irene S. Yim, Velitchka Gotcheva, Angel Angelov, Eun Bae Kim, and Maria L. Marco. 2021. Strain diversity of plant-associated Lactiplantibacillus plantarum. Microbial Biotechnology. 14(5), 1990–2008. doi:10.1111/1751-7915.13871

Riley L. Hughes, William H. Horn, Peter Finnegan, John W. Newman, Maria L. Marco, Nancy L. Keim, and Mary E. Kable. 2021. Resistant starch type 2 from wheat improves glycemic response with concurrent alterations in gut microbiota composition. 2021. Nutrients. 13(2), 645;
Zhengyao Xue, Jason T Brooks, Zachary Quart, Eric T Stevens, Mary E Kable, Jessie Heidenreich, Jeremy Mcleod, and Maria L Marco. 2021. Identification and confirmation of slit defect-causing bacteria in Cheddar cheese. mSystems. 10.1128/mSystems.01114-20

Maria L Marco, Mary Ellen Sanders, Michael Gänzle, Marie Claire Arrieta, Paul D. Cotter, Luc De Vuyst, Colin Hill, Wilhelm Holzapfel, Sarah Lebeer, Dan Merenstein, Gregor Reid, Benjamin E. Wolfe, and Robert Hutkins. 2021. Expert consensus document: The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) consensus statement on fermented foods. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Maria L Marco, Colin Hill, Robert Hutkins, Joanne Slavin, Daniel J. Tancredi, Daniel Merenstein, and Mary Ellen Sanders. 2020. Should there be a recommended daily intake of microbes? The Journal of Nutrition. 150 (12): 3061–3067
Maria L. Marco. 2020. Defining how microorganisms benefit human health. Microbial Biotechnology. DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.13685

Zachary A. Bendiks, Knud E.B. Knudsen, Michael J. Keenan, and Maria L. Marco. 2020. Conserved and variable responses of the gut microbiome to resistant starch type 2. Nutrition Research. 77:12-28. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2020.02.009

Solomon A. Mekonnen, Daniel Merenstein, Claire M. Fraser, and Maria L. Marco. 2020. Molecular mechanisms of probiotic prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 61:226-234 doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2020.01.005

Katti Horng, Clarissa Santos-Rocha, Irina Grishina, Lauren Hirao, Anne Fenton, Sandipan Datta, Guochun Jiang, Maria L. Marco, Sumathi Sankaran-Walters, Cecilia Giulivi, Gino Cortopass, Satya Dandekar. 2019. Rapid reversal of gut epithelial barrier disruption in chronic SIV infection by L. plantarum through PPARa-mediated recovery of mitochondrial bioenergetics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116 (49) 24819-24829  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1908977116

Annabelle O. Yu, Johan H. J. Leveau, and Maria L. Marco. 2019. Abundance, diversity, and plant-specific adaptations of plant-associated lactic acid bacteria. Environmental Microbiology Reports.  doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12794

Zhengyuan Zhai, Cristina Torres-Fuentes, Dustin D. Heeney, and Maria L Marco. 2019. Synergy between probiotic  Lactobacillus casei and milk to maintain barrier integrity of intestinal epithelial cells. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Jan 10. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b06657

Sandra Appelt, Sharif S. Aly, Karen Tonooka, Kathy Glenn, Zhengyao Xue, Terry W. Lehenbauer, and Maria L. Marco. 2019. Development and comparison of LAMP and qPCR assays for the detection of Mycoplasma bovis in milk. Journal of Dairy Science. Jan 3. pii: S0022-0302(19)30011-6. doi: 10.3168/jds.2018-15306

Dustin D. Heeney, Zhengyuan Zhai, Zach Bendiks, Javad Barouei,, Alice Martinic, Carolyn Slupsky, and Maria L. Marco. 2018. Lactobacillus plantarum bacteriocin maintains epithelial barrier integrity to reduce diet-induced obesity. Gut Microbes.
Zhengyao Xue, Mary E Kable, and Maria L Marco. 2018. Impact of DNA sequencing and analysis methods on 16S rRNA gene bacterial community analysis of dairy products. mSphere 3(5) 410-18. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00410-18
Xiaochen Yin, Dustin Heeney, Yanin Tab Srisengfa, Benjamin L. Golomb, Stephen M. Griffey, and Maria L. Marco. 2017 Bacteriocin biosynthesis contributes to the anti-inflammatory capacities of probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum. Beneficial Microbes  
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Xiaochen Yin, Michelle R. Salemi, Brett S. Phinney, Velitchka Gotcheva, Angel Angelov, and Maria L. Marco. 2017. Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus milk- and low-temperature-associated proteomes. mSystems 2(5): e00027-17.

Dustin D. Heeney, Mélanie G Gareau, and Maria L. Marco. 2017. Intestinal Lactobacillus in health and disease, a driver or just along for the ride? Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 49:140-147

Benjamin L. Golomb, Annabelle O. Yu, Laurynne C. Coates, and Maria L. Marco2017. The Lactococcus lactis KF147 non-ribosomal peptide synthetase/polyketide synthase system confers resistance to oxidative stress during growth on plant leaf tissue lysate. Microbiology Open 10.1002/mbo3.519.
Javad Barouei, Zach Bendiks, Alice Martinic, Darya Mishchuk, Dustin Heeney, Yu-Hsin Hsieh, Dorothy Kieffer, Jose Zaragoza, Roy Martin, Carolyn Slupsky, and Maria L Marco. 2017. Microbiota, metabolome, and immune alterations in obese mice fed a high fat diet containing type 2 resistant starch. Molecular Food Nutrition Research  61(11)

Xiaochen Yin and Maria L. Marco. 2017. Host diet changes the population dynamics of indigenous and dietary Lactobacillus in the digestive tract. Scientific Reports 7: 7267
Jose Zaragoza, Zachary Bendiks, Charlotte Tyler, Mary E. Moore, Tom Williams, Yelizaveta Luchkovska, Elaine Chow, Kyria Boundy Mills, and Maria L Marco. 2017. Effects of exogenous yeast and bacteria on microbial population dynamics and outcomes of olive fermentations. mSphere.

Maria L. Marco, Dustin Heeney, Sylvie Binda,  Christopher J. Cifelli, Paul D. Cotter, Benoit Foligné, Michael Gänzle, Remco Kort, Gonca Pasin, Anne Pihlanto, Eddy J. Smid, and Robert Hutkins. 2017. Health benefits of fermented foods: microbiota and beyond. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 44:94–102. 10.1016/j.copbio.2016.11.010

Yu-Hsin Hsieh, Courtney M. Peterson, Anne Raggio, Michael J. Keenan, Roy J. Martin, Eric Ravussin, and Maria L. Marco. 2016. Impact of different fecal processing methods on assessments of bacterial diversity in the human intestine. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:1642

Mary E. Moore, Yanin Srisengfa, Miles Laird, Jose Zaragoza, Jeremy McLeod, Jessie Heidenreich, and Maria L. Marco. The core and seasonal microbiota of raw bovine milk in tanker trucks and the impact of transfer to a milk processing facility. mBio.
7(4): e00836-16.

Benjamin L. Golomb, Lauren A. Hirao, Satya Dandekar, and Maria L. Marco. 2016. Gene expression of Lactobacillus plantarum and the commensal microbiota in the ileum of healthy and early SIV-infected rhesus macaques. Scientific Reports. 6:24723.

Charlotte Tyler, Lauren Kopit, Carolyn Doyle, Annabelle Yu, Jeroen Hugenholtz, and Maria L Marco. 2016. Polyol production during heterofermentative growth of the plant isolate Lactobacillus florum 2F. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 120(5):1336-45​.

Wenting Ju, Anne-Laure Moyne, Maria L Marco. 2016. RNA-based detection does not accurately enumerate living Escherichia coli O157:H7 cells on plants. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:233.

Bokyung Lee, Xiaochen Yin, Stephen M. Griffey, and Maria L. Marco. 2015.  Attenuation of colitis by Lactobacillus casei BL23 is dependent on the dairy delivery matrix. Applied Environmental Microbiology 81(18):6425-35.
Bokyung Lee, Sybille Tachon, Richard A Eigenheer, Brett S Phinney, and Maria L. Marco. 2015. Lactobacillus casei low-temperature, dairy-associated proteome promotes persistence in the mammalian digestive tract. Journal of Proteome Research 14(8):3136-47.
Zhou, J. C., Feller, B., Hinsberg, B., Sethi, G., Feldstein, P., Hihath, J., Seker, E., Marco, M., Knoesen, A. & Miller, R. 2015. Immobilization-mediated reduction in melting temperatures of DNA–DNA and DNA–RNA hybrids: Immobilized DNA probe hybridization studied by SPR. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 481:72-79.

Benjamin L. Golomb and Maria L. Marco. 2015. Lactococcus lactis metabolism and gene expression during growth on plant tissues. Journal of Bacteriology 197(2):371-81.

Lauren A Hirao, Irina Grishina, Olivier Bourry, William K Hu, Monsicha Somrit, Sumathi Sankaran-Walters, Chris A Gaulke, Anne N Fenton, Jay A Li, Robert W Crawford, Frank Chuang,  Ross Tarara, Maria L. Marco, Andreas J Bäumler, Holland Cheng, and Satya Dandekar. 2014. Early mucosal sensing by Paneth cells induces IL-1β causing gut epithelial disruption in SIV infection. Plos Pathogens. 10(8):e1004311.

Thomas Williams and Maria L. Marco.  2014. Phyllosphere microbiota  composition and microbial community transplantation on lettuce plants grown indoors. MBio. E01564-14.

Lauren M Kopit, Eun Bae Kim, Roland J Siezen, Linda J Harris, Maria L. Marco. 2014. Safety of the surrogate Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 for use in thermal process validation. Applied Environmental Microbiolology. 80(6):1899-909.

Eun Bae Kim and Maria L Marco. 2013. Non-clinical and clinical Enterococcus faecium but not Enterococcus faecalis have distinct structural and functional genomic features. 80(1):154-65.

Sybille Tachon, Bokyung Lee, and Maria L. Marco. 2013. Diet alters probiotic Lactobacillus persistence and function in the intestine. Environmental Microbiology.

Thomas Williams, Anne-laure Moyne, Linda J. Harris, and Maria L. Marco. 2013. Season, irrigation, leaf age, and Escherichia coli inoculation influence the bacterial diversity in the lettuce phyllosphere. PlosOne. e68642.

Maria L. Marco and Sybille Tachon. 2012 Environmental factors influencing the efficacy of probiotic bacteria. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 24(2):207-13.

Benjamin L. Golomb, Vanessa Morales, Alesia Jung, Bianca Yau, Kyria L. Boundy-Mills, and Maria L. Marco. 2012. Effects of pectinolytic yeast on the microbial composition and spoilage of olive fermentation. Food Microbiology. 

Sybille Tachon, June Zhou, Michael Keenan, Roy Martin, and Maria L.  Marco. 2012. The intestinal microbiota in aged mice is modulated by dietary resistant starch and correlated to improvements in host responses. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. In press.