Faculty Research and Publications

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  • Paquette, Sarah-Jo; Stanford, Kim; Thomas, James E.; Reuter, Tim (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesAlberta Agriculture and ForestryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2018)
    Often Escherichia coli are harmless and/or beneficial bacteria inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract of livestock and humans. However, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) have been linked to human disease. Cattle are the ...
  • Buchanan, Cody J.; Webb, Andrew L.; Mutschall, Steven K.; Kruczkiewicz, Peter; Barker, Dillon Oliver Reese; Hetman, Benjamin M.; Gannon, Victor P. J.; Abbott, D. Wade; Thomas, James E.; Inglis, G. Douglas; Taboada, Eduardo N. (Frontiers MediaArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeNational Microbiology Laboratory at LethbridgeLethbridge Research and Development Centre, 2017)
    Campylobacter jejuni is a leading human enteric pathogen worldwide and despite an improved understanding of its biology, ecology, and epidemiology, limited tools exist for identifying strains that are likely to cause ...
  • Faraji, Jamshid; Soltanpour, Nabiollah; Ambeskovic, Mirela; Zucchi, Fabiola C. R.; Beaumier, Pierre; Kovalchuk, Igor; Metz, Gerlinde A. S. (Frontiers MediaArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesDepartment of NeuroscienceUniversity of LethbridgeGolestan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS)Babol University of Medical SciencesUniversity of BrasiliaCanAlt Health Laboratories, 2017)
    In a continuously stressful environment, the effects of recurrent prenatal stress (PS) may accumulate across generations and alter stress vulnerability and resilience. Here, we report in female rats that a family history ...
  • Kross, Angela S.E.; Roulet, Nigel T.; Moore, Tim R.; Lafleur, Peter M.; Humphreys, Elyn R.; Seaquist, Jonathan W.; Flanagan, Larry B.; Aurela, Mike (American Geophysical UnionArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMcGill UniversityTrent UniversityCarleton UniversityLund UniversityUniversity of LethbridgeFinnish Meteorological Institute, 2014)
    Ecosystem phenology plays an important role in carbon exchange processes and can be derived from continuous records of carbon dioxide (CO2) exchange data. In this study we examined the potential use of phenological indices ...
  • Petrie, M. D.; Brunsell, N. A.; Vargas, R.; Collins, S. L.; Flanagan, Larry B.; Hanan, N. P.; Litvak, M. E.; Suker, A. E. (American Geophysical UnionArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of WyomingUSGS Colorado Plateau Research StationUniversity of KansasUniversity of DelawareUniversity of New MexicoUniversity of LethbridgeSouth Dakota State UniversityUniversity of Nebraska, 2016)
    In the Great Plains, grassland carbon dynamics differ across broad gradients of precipitation and temperature, yet finer-scale variation in these variables may also affect grassland processes. Despite the importance of ...
  • Mezbahuddin, M.; Grant, R. F.; Flanagan, Larry B. (American Geophysical UnionArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesAlberta Agriculture and ForestryUniversity of AlbertaUniversity of Lethbridge, 2016)
    Improved predictive capacity of hydrology and surface energy exchange is critical for conserving boreal peatland carbon sequestration under drier and warmer climates. We represented basic processes for water and O2 transport ...
  • Ankutowicz, Eric J.; Laird, Robert A. (WileyArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2018)
    Offspring quality decreases with parental age in many taxa, with offspring of older parents exhibiting reduced life span, reproductive capacity, and fitness, compared to offspring of younger parents. These “parental age ...
  • Laing, Chad R.; Buchanan, Cody J.; Taboada, Eduardo N.; Zhang, Yongxiang; Karmali, Mohamed A.; Thomas, James E.; Gannon, Victor P. J. (BioMed CentralArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesPublic Health Agency of CanadaUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
  • Webb, Andrew L.; Kruczkiewicz, Peter; Selinger, L. Brent; Inglis, G. Douglas; Taboada, Eduardo N. (BioMed CentralArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaUniversity of LethbridgePublic Health Agency of Canada, 2015)
    Background Molecular typing methods are critical for epidemiological investigations, facilitating disease outbreak detection and source identification. Study of the epidemiology of the emerging human pathogen Arcobacter ...
  • Wang, Ou; Liang, Guanxiang; McAllister, Tim A.; Plastow, Graham; Stanford, Kim; Selinger, L. Brent; Guan, Le Luo (Public LIbrary of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of AlbertaLethbridge Research CentreAlberta Agriculture and ForestryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2016)
    Super-shedder cattle are a major disseminator of E . coli O157:H7 into the environment, and the terminal rectum has been proposed as the primary E . coli O157:H7 colonization site. This study aimed to identify ...
  • Thomas, Dallas K.; Lone, Abdul G.; Selinger, L. Brent; Taboada, Eduardo N.; Uwiera, Richard R.E.; Abbott, D. Wade; Inglis, G. Douglas (Public LIbrary of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research CentreUniversity of LethbridgePublic Health Agency of CanadaUniversity of Alberta, 2014)
    Campylobacteriosis incited by C. jejuni is a significant enteric disease of human beings. A person working with two reference strains of C. jejuni National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC) 11168 developed symptoms ...
  • Krishnan, Preethi; Ghosh, Sunita; Wang, Bo; Heyns, Mieke; Li, Dongping; Mackey, John R.; Kovalchuk, Olga; Damaraju, Sambasivarao (Nature Publishing GroupArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of AlbertaCross Cancer InstituteUniversity of Lethbridge, 2016)
    Transfer RNAs (tRNAs, key molecules in protein synthesis) have not been investigated as potential prognostic markers in breast cancer (BC), despite early findings of their dysregulation and diagnostic potential. We aim ...
  • Krishnan, Preethi; Ghosh, Sunita; Wang, Bo; Li, Dongping; Narasimhan, Ashok; Berendt, Richard; Graham, Kathryn; Mackey, John R.; Kovalchuk, Olga; Damaraju, Sambasivarao (BioMed CentralArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of AlbertaCross Cancer InstituteUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    Background: Prognostication of Breast Cancer (BC) relies largely on traditional clinical factors and biomarkers such as hormone or growth factor receptors. Due to their suboptimal specificities, it is challenging to ...
  • Hudson, Andrew J.; Moore, Ashley N.; Elniski, David; Joseph, Joella; Yee, Janet; Russell, Anthony G. (Oxford University PressArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesAlberta RNA Research and Training InstituteUniversity of LethbridgeTrent University, 2012)
    Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) have diverse essential biological functions in all organisms, and in eukaryotes, two such classes of ncRNAs are the small nucleolar (sno) and small nuclear (sn) RNAs. In this study, we have ...
  • Costa, Estela; Uwiera, Richard R. E.; Kastelic, John P.; Selinger, L. Brent; Inglis, G. Douglas (BioMed CentralArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesLethbridge Research CentreUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of Alberta, 2011)
    Background: The development of efficacious alternatives to antimicrobial growth promoters (AGP) in livestock production is an urgent issue, but is hampered by a lack of knowledge regarding the mode of action of AGP. ...
  • Ziemienowicz, Alicja; Seyed Mohammad, Reza Rahavi; Kovalchuk, Igor (Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011)
    The single-stranded DNA binding activity of the Escherichia coli RecA protein is crucial for homologous recombination to occur. This and other biochemical activities of ssDNA binding proteins may be affected by various ...
  • Hauer, F. Richard; Locke, Harvey; Dreitz, Victoria J.; Hebblewhite, Mark; Lowe, Winsor H.; Muhfield, Clint C.; Nelson, Cara R.; Proctor, Michael F.; Rood, Stewart B. (American Association for the Advancement of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of MontanaUniversity of Lethbridge, 2016)
    Gravel-bed river floodplains in mountain landscapes disproportionately concentrate diverse habitats, nutrient cycling, productivity of biota, and species interactions. Although stream ecologists know that river channel ...
  • Beck, Melissa A.; Colwell, Douglas D.; Goater, Cameron P.; Kienzle, Stefan W. (Biomed Central LtdArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesDepartment of GeographyUniversity of LethbridgeLethbridge Research Centre, 2015)
    Background: Gastrointenstinal nematodes (GIN) present a serious challenge to the health and productivity of grazing stock around the globe. However, the epidemiology of GIN transmission remains poorly understood in northern ...
  • Alexander, Trevor W.; Yanke, Jay L.; Reuter, Tim; Topp, Ed; Read, Ronald R.; Selinger, L. Brent; McAllister, Tim A. (Biomed Central LtdArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesUniversity of VermontLethbridge Research CentreAgriculture and Agri-Food Research Centre (Ont.)University of CalgaryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011)
    Background: Environmental transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria and resistance gene determinants originating from livestock is affected by their persistence in agricultural-related matrices. This study investigated ...
  • Munns, Krysty D.; Zaheer, Rahat; Xu, Yong; Stanford, Kim; Laing, Chad R.; Gannon, Victor P. J.; Selinger, L. Brent; McAllister, Tim A. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological SciencesLethbridge Research CentreUniversity of LethbridgeAgriculture and ForestryPublic Health Agency of Canada, 2016)
    Cattle are the primary reservoir of the foodborne pathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7, with the concentration and frequency of E. coli O157:H7 shedding varying substantially among individual hosts. The term ‘‘super-shedder” ...

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