Jasna Kovac

Jasna Kovac

Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Career Development Professor of Food Safety; Assistant Professor of Food Science

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Integrating epidemiological, microbiological, molecular and omics methods to better understand microbial pathogenic potential, antimicrobial resistance, and epidemiology of foodborne pathogens.

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Publication Tags

Genome Genes Bacillus Cereus Campylobacter Jejuni Escherichia Coli Feces Virulence Multilocus Sequence Typing Anti Bacterial Agents Food Phylogeny Dairy Products Slovenia Chickens Food Chain Emetics Anthrax Food Microbiology Ciprofloxacin Milk Microbial Drug Resistance Gene Antibiotic Resistance Genotype Genomics

Most Recent Papers

The occurrence of Listeria monocytogenes is associated with built environment microbiota in three tree fruit processing facilities

Xiaoqing Tan, Taejung Chung, Yi Chen, Dumitru Macarisin, Luke F. Laborde, Jasna Kovac, 2019, Microbiome

A century of gray

Samuel J. Reichler, Nicole H. Martin, Rachel L. Evanowski, Jasna Kovac, Martin Wiedmann, Renato H. Orsi, 2019, Journal of dairy science on p. 5979-6000

Serotype-specific evolutionary patterns of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella enterica

Jingqiu Liao, Renato Hohl Orsi, Laura M. Carroll, Jasna Kovac, Hongyu Ou, Hailong Zhang, Martin Wiedmann, 2019, BMC Evolutionary Biology on p. 132

A conceptual framework for developing recommendations for no-harvest buffers around in-field feces

Daniel L. Weller, Jasna Kovac, David J. Kent, Sherry Roof, Jeffrey I. Tokman, Erika Mudrak, Martin Wiedmann, 2019, Journal of Food Protection on p. 1052-1060

Manipulating Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes: Challenges and Opportunities

Terrence H Bell, Kevin Hockett, Ricardo Ivan Alcalá-Briseño, Mary Barbercheck, Gwyn A Beattie, Mary Ann Bruns, John Carlson, Taejung Chung, Alyssa Collins, Bryan Emmett, Paul Esker, karen Garrett, Leland Glenna, Beth K. Gugino, Maria del Mar Jimenez Gasco, Linda Kinkel, Jasna Kovac, Kurt Kowalski, Gretchen Kuldau, Johan Leveau, Matthew Michalska-Smith, Jessica Myrick, Kari Peter, Maria Vivanco Salazar, Ashley Shade, Nejc Stopnisek, Xiaoqing Tan, Amy Welty, Kyle Wickings, Etienne Yergeau, 2019, Phytobiomes Journal

Whole-genome sequences of Escherichia coli isolates from cocoa beans imported from bolivia

Hephzibah Nwanosike, Taejung Chung, Lingzi Xiaoli, Megan Condello, Edward G. Dudley, Jasna Kovac, 2019, Microbiology Resource Announcements

Assembly and characterization of a pathogen strain collection for produce safety applications

Anna Sophia Harrand, Jasna Kovac, Laura M. Carroll, Veronica Guariglia-Oropeza, David J. Kent, Martin Wiedmann, 2019, Frontiers in Microbiology

Genes associated with psychrotolerant bacillus cereus group isolates

Sarah M. Beno, Renato H. Orsi, Rachel A. Cheng, David J. Kent, Jasna Kovac, Diana R. Duncan, Nicole H. Martin, Martin Wiedmann, 2019, Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization of emetic and diarrheal Bacillus cereus strains from a 2016 foodborne outbreak using whole-genome sequencing

Laura M. Carroll, Martin Wiedmann, Manjari Mukherjee, David C. Nicholas, Lisa A. Mingle, Nellie B. Dumas, Jocelyn A. Cole, Jasna Kovac, 2019, Frontiers in Microbiology

Population structure and attribution of human clinical Campylobacter jejuni isolates from central Europe to livestock and environmental sources

J. Kovac, B. Stessl, N. Čadež, I. Gruntar, M. Cimerman, K. Stingl, M. Lušicky, M. Ocepek, M. Wagner, S. Smole Možina, 2018, Zoonoses and Public Health on p. 51-58

Recent Most-Cited Papers

Characterization of egg laying hen and broiler fecal microbiota in poultry farms in Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia

Petra Videnska, Md Masudur Rahman, Marcela Faldynova, Vladimir Babak, Marta Elsheimer Matulova, Estella Prukner-Radovcic, Ivan Krizek, Sonja Smole-Mozina, Jasna Kovac, Ama Szmolka, Bela Nagy, Karel Sedlar, Darina Cejkova, Ivan Rychlik, 2014, PloS one

Bacillus wiedmannii sp. nov., a psychrotolerant and cytotoxic bacillus cereus group species isolated from dairy foods and dairy environments

Rachel A. Miller, Sarah M. Beno, David J. Kent, Laura M. Carroll, Nicole H. Martin, Kathryn J. Boor, Jasna Kovac, 2016, International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology on p. 4744-4753

Antibiotic resistance modulation and modes of action of (-)-α-Pinene in Campylobacter jejuni

Jasna Kovač, Katarina Šimunović, Zuowei Wu, Anja Klančnik, Franz Bucar, Qijing Zhang, Sonja Smole Možina, 2015, PloS one

Virulence and antimicrobial resistance determinants of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) and of multidrug-resistant E. coli from foods of animal origin illegally imported to the EU by flight passengers

B. Nagy, A. Szmolka, S. Smole Možina, J. Kovač, A. Strauss, S. Schlager, J. Beutlich, B. Appel, M. Lušicky, P. Aprikian, J. Pászti, I. Tóth, R. Kugler, M. Wagner, 2015, International journal of food microbiology on p. 52-59

High genetic similarity of ciprofloxacin-resistant Campylobacter jejuni in central Europe

Jasna Kovač, Neža Čadež, Beatrix Stessl, Kerstin Stingl, Igor Gruntar, Matjaž Ocepek, Marija Trkov, Martin Wagner, Sonja Smole Možina, 2015, Frontiers in Microbiology

Rapid, high-throughput identification of anthrax-causing and emetic Bacillus cereus group genome assemblies via BTyper, a computational tool for virulencebased classification of Bacillus cereus group isolates by using nucleotide sequencing data

Laura M. Carroll, Jasna Kovac, Rachel A. Miller, Martin Wiedmann, 2017, Applied and environmental microbiology

Production of hemolysin BL by Bacillus cereus group isolates of dairy origin is associated with whole-genome phylogenetic clade

Jasna Kovac, Rachel A. Miller, Laura M. Carroll, David J. Kent, Jiahui Jian, Sarah M. Beno, Martin Wiedmann, 2016, BMC genomics

Survival of Escherichia coli on lettuce under field conditions encountered in the Northeastern United States

Daniel L. Weller, Jasna Kovac, Sherry Roof, David J. Kent, Jeffrey I. Tokman, Barbara Kowalcyk, David Oryang, Renata Ivanek, Anna Aceituno, Christopher Sroka, Martin Wiedmann, 2017, Journal of Food Protection on p. 1214-1221

Anti-Campylobacter and resistance-modifying activity of Alpinia katsumadai seed extracts

A. Klančnik, B. Gröblacher, Jasna Kovac, F. Bucar, S. Smole Možina, 2012, Journal of Applied Microbiology on p. 1249-1262

The evidence for clonal spreading of quinolone resistance with a particular clonal complex of Campylobacter jejuni

J. Kovač, N. Čadež, M. Lušicky, E. Møller Nielsen, M. Ocepek, P. Raspor, S. Smole Možina, 2014, Epidemiology and Infection on p. 2595-2603