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Prof. Dr. Dirce Y. Kabuki


Prof. Dirce Y. Kabuki


Food Microbiology Laboratory I (Pathogenic Bacteria in Food)

Research Interests

Listeria monocytgenes, Salmonella spp., Escherichia coli, Aeromonas spp., Clostridium difficile, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus spp., and Bacillus cereus: detection, virulence potential characterization, genetic characterization, thermal resistance, and antimicrobial resistance profile. Gene expression in food. Multispecies biofilms. Quorum sensing. Evaluation of bacterial metabolites. Anaerobic bacteria of interest in food. Molecular subtyping and tracking of microorganisms in food industries.

Selected Publications

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Cai, S.; Kabuki, DY; Kuaye, AY; Cargioli, TG; Chung, MS; Nielsen, R.; Wiedmann, M. Rational Design of DNA sequence-based strategies for subtyping Listeria monocytogenes. Journal of Clinical Microbiology , v.40, n.9, p.3319-3325, 2002.

Kabuki, DY; Kuaye, AY; Wiedmann, M.; Boor, KJ Molecular Subtyping and tracking of Listeria monocytogenes in Latin-style fresh-cheese processing plants. Journal of Dairy Science , vol. 87, p. 2803-2812, 2004.

Fernandes, MS; Kabuki, DY; Kuaye, AY Behavior of Listeria monocytogenes in a multi-species biofilm with Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium and control through sanitation procedures. International Journal of Food Microbiology , vol. 200, p.5-12, 2015. (DOI:10.1016/j. ijfoodmicro.205.01.003).

Alonso, VPP; Kabuki, DYFormation and dispersal of biofilms in dairy substrates. International Journal of Dairy Technology , v.72, no.3, p.472-478, 2019 (DOI: 10.1111/1471-0307.12587).

Alonso, VPP; Harada, AMM; Kabuki, DY Competitive and/or cooperative interactions of Listeria monocytogenes with Bacillus cereus in dual-species biofilm formation. Frontier in Microbiology , 2020, v.11, article 177 (p1-10). (

Carvalho, GG; Calarga, AP; Theodore, JR; Queiroz, MM; Astudillo-Trujillo, CA; Levyd, CE; Brocchi, M.; Kabuki, DYIsolation, comparison of identification methods and antibiotic resistance of Cronobacter spp. in infant foods. Food Research International , v. 137, November 2020, 109643. (

Tsuchiya, AC; Gomes, ES; Kuaye, AY; Kabuki, DY Detection and pathogenic potential of Clostridium difficile in commercial meat and meat products in Brazil. Food Science and Technology International 2021. First Published February 11, 2021. (DOI: 10.1177/1082013221992665).

Research Grants

FAPESP Regular Grant

Identification and molecular characterization of pathogenic microorganisms in powdered infant products

Projetos Dirce




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