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Crystallisation in water-in-cocoa butter emulsions: role of the dispersed phase on fat crystallisation and polymorphic transition (2016)
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Di Bari, V., Macnaughtan, W., Norton, J., Sullo, A., & Norton, I. (2017). Crystallisation in water-in-cocoa butter emulsions: role of the dispersed phase on fat crystallisation and polymorphic transition. Food Structure, 12, (82-93). doi:10.1016/j.foostr.2016.10.001. ISSN 2213-3291

The present work is one of the first to focus on the role of emulsified water droplets on the crystallisation behaviour of water-in-cocoa butter emulsions under quiescent conditions (i.e. absence of any externally applied force). Cocoa butter (CB) sy... Read More about Crystallisation in water-in-cocoa butter emulsions: role of the dispersed phase on fat crystallisation and polymorphic transition.

Modifying Robusta coffee aroma by green bean chemical pre-treatment (2018)
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Liu, C., Yang, Q., Linforth, R., Fisk, I. D., & Yang, N. (2019). Modifying Robusta coffee aroma by green bean chemical pre-treatment. Food Chemistry, 272, (251-257). doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.07.226. ISSN 0308-8146

Green Robusta beans were subjected to pre-treatment with the aim of reducing the perceived aroma difference between Arabica and Robusta coffee. Treatment was a short soaking procedure with varying concentrations of acetic acid (up to 5%). Samples wer... Read More about Modifying Robusta coffee aroma by green bean chemical pre-treatment.

Canopy and ear traits associated with avoidance of Fusarium head blight in wheat (2018)
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Jones, S., Farooqi, A., Foulkes, J., Sparkes, D. L., Linforth, R., & Ray, R. V. (2018). Canopy and ear traits associated with avoidance of Fusarium head blight in wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9, doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01021. ISSN 1664-462X

Doubled haploid and elite wheat genotypes were ground inoculated in three field experiments and head spray inoculated in two glasshouse experiments, using mixed Fusarium and Microdochium species, to identify crop canopy and ear traits associated with... Read More about Canopy and ear traits associated with avoidance of Fusarium head blight in wheat.

Variability of single bean coffee volatile compounds of Arabica and robusta roasted coffees analysed by SPME-GC-MS (2018)
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Caporaso, N., Whitworth, M. B., Cui, C., & Fisk, I. D. (2018). Variability of single bean coffee volatile compounds of Arabica and robusta roasted coffees analysed by SPME-GC-MS. Food Research International, 108, (628-640). doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2018.03.077. ISSN 0963-9969

We report on the analysis of volatile compounds by SPME-GC-MS for individual roasted coffee beans. The aim was to understand the relative abundance and variability of volatile compounds between individual roasted coffee beans at constant roasting con... Read More about Variability of single bean coffee volatile compounds of Arabica and robusta roasted coffees analysed by SPME-GC-MS.

Tocopherol: an intrinsic component of sunflower seed oil bodies (2006)
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Fisk, I. D., White, D. A., Carvalho, A., & Gray, D. A. (2006). Tocopherol: an intrinsic component of sunflower seed oil bodies. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 83(4), (341-344). doi:10.1007/s11746-006-1210-2. ISSN 0003-021X

Oil bodies were removed from mature sunflower through wet grinding followed by filtration then centrifugation and recovered as the buoyant fraction. Washing this fraction with buffer (water‐washed oil bodies, WWOB) or 9 M urea (urea‐washed oil bodies... Read More about Tocopherol: an intrinsic component of sunflower seed oil bodies.

Draft genome sequences of Listeria monocytogenes, isolated from fresh leaf vegetables in Owerri City, Nigeria (2017)
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Nwaiwu, O., Moura, A., Thouvenot, P., Rees, C., Leclercq, A., & Lecuit, M. (2017). Draft genome sequences of Listeria monocytogenes, isolated from fresh leaf vegetables in Owerri City, Nigeria. Genome Announcements, 5(22), doi:10.1128/genomea.00354-17

Here, we report the draft genome sequences of three Listeria monocytogenes isolates from fresh leaves collected in Nigeria, belonging to sequence types ST5 and ST155 (sublineages SL5 and SL155, respectively).

Development and validation of an APCI-MS / GC-MS approach for the classification and prediction of cheddar cheese maturity (2015)
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Gan, H., Bingnan, Y., Linforth, R. S., & Fisk, I. D. (2016). Development and validation of an APCI-MS / GC-MS approach for the classification and prediction of cheddar cheese maturity. Food Chemistry, 190, 442-447. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.05.096

Headspace techniques have been extensively employed in food analysis to measure volatile compounds, which play a central role in the perceived quality of food. In this study atmospheric pressure chemical ionisation-mass spectrometry (APCI-MS), couple... Read More about Development and validation of an APCI-MS / GC-MS approach for the classification and prediction of cheddar cheese maturity.

Bacteriophage ZCKP1: a potential treatment for Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from diabetic foot patients (2018)
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Taha, O. A., Connerton, P., Connerton, I., & El-Shibiny, A. (2018). Bacteriophage ZCKP1: a potential treatment for Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from diabetic foot patients. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.02127

The recorded growth in infection by multidrug resistant bacteria necessitates prompt efforts towards developing alternatives to antibiotics, such as bacteriophage therapy. Immuno-compromised patients with diabetes mellitus are particularly prone to f... Read More about Bacteriophage ZCKP1: a potential treatment for Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from diabetic foot patients.

The dynamic balance of import and export of zinc in Escherichia coli suggests a heterogeneous population response to stress (2015)
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Takahashi, H., Oshima, T., Hobman, J. L., Doherty, N., Clayton, S. R., Iqbal, M., …Stekel, D. J. (2015). The dynamic balance of import and export of zinc in Escherichia coli suggests a heterogeneous population response to stress. Interface, 12(106), doi:10.1098/rsif.2015.0069

Zinc is essential for life, but toxic in excess. Thus all cells must control their internal zinc concentration. We used a systems approach, alternating rounds of experiments and models, to further elucidate the zinc control systems in Escherichia col... Read More about The dynamic balance of import and export of zinc in Escherichia coli suggests a heterogeneous population response to stress.

Probiotic edible films as a new strategy for developing functional bakery products: the case of pan bread (2014)
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Soukoulis, C., Yonekura, L., Gan, H. H., Behboudi-Jobbehdar, S., Parmenter, C., & Fisk, I. D. (2014). Probiotic edible films as a new strategy for developing functional bakery products: the case of pan bread. Food Hydrocolloids, 39, doi:10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.01.023

In the present paper, a novel approach for the development of probiotic baked cereal products is presented. Probiotic pan bread constructed by the application of film forming solutions based either on individual hydrogels e.g. 1% w/w sodium alginate... Read More about Probiotic edible films as a new strategy for developing functional bakery products: the case of pan bread.

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