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Publications (selected since 2000)
Articles in Hebrew
Chapters in Books

Publications (selected since 2000)


Sela, S., R. Neeman, N. Keller, A. Barzilai. (2000). Relationship between asymptomatic carriage of Streptococcus pyogenes and ability of the strains to adhere and internalise cultured epithelial cells. Med Microbiol 49:499-502.

Jadoun, J., S. Sela. (2000). Mutation in csrR global regulator reduces Streptococcus pyogenes internalization. Microb Path 29:311-317.

Sahly H, R. Podschun, T.A. Oelschlaeger, M. Greiwe, H. Parolis, D. Hasty, J. Keko, U. Ullmann, I. Ofek , S. Sela. (2000). Capsule impedes adhesion and invasion of epithelial cells by Klebsiella pneumoniae. Infect Immun 68:6744-6749.

Sela, S., M. Marouni, R.f Perry, A. Barzilai. (2000). Effect of Lipoteichoic acid on Streptococcus pyogenes uptake by HEp-2 cells. FEMS Microbiol letters 193:187-193.

Barzilai, A., D. Miron, S. Sela. (2001). Etiology and management of acute and recurrent group A streptococcal tonsillitis. Curr Infect Dis Rep 3:217-223.

Jadoun, J., O. Eyal, S. Sela. (2002). Role of CsrR, hyaluronic acid, and SpeB in the internalization of Streptococcus pyogenes M type 3 by epithelial cells. Infect Immun 70:462-469.

Marouni, M. J., , E. Ziomek, S. Sela. (2003). Influence of group A streptococcal acid glycoprotein on expression of major virulence factors and internalization by epithelial cells. Microbial Path 35:63-72.

Eyal O., J. Jadoun, A. Bitler, E. Skutelski, S. Sela. (2003). Role of M3 protein in the adherence and internalization of an invasive Streptococcus pyogenes strain by epithelial cells. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 38:205-213.

Marouni,  M. J., S. Sela. (2003). The luxS gene of Streptococcus pyogenes regulates expression of genes affecting internalization by epithelial cells. Infect Immun 71:5633-5639.

Sela, S., R. Pinto, U. Merin, B. Rosen. (2003).  Thermal Inactivation of Escherichia coli in Camel Milk. J Food Protect 66:1708-1711.

Marouni, M. J., S. Sela. (2004). Fate of Streptococcus pyogenes and epithelial cells following internalization.  J Med Microbiol 53:1-7.

Marouni, M. J., A. Barzilai, N. Keller, E. Rubinstein, S. Sela. (2004). Intracellular survival of persistent group A streptococci in cultured epithelial cells. Int J Med Microbiol 294:27-33.

Weinberg, Z. G., G. Ashbell, Y. Chen, M. Gamburg, S. Sela. (2004). The effect of sewage irrigation on forage crops and silage safety and hygiene. Animal Feed Sci Technol 116:271-280.

Sela, S., D. Nestel, R. Pinto, E. Nemny-Lavy, M. Bar-Josef (2005).  The Mediterranean fruit fly is a potential vector for transmitting foodborne pathogens to fruits. Appl Environ Microbiol 71:4052-4056.

Chen, Y., S. Sela, M. Gamburg,  R. Pinto, Z. G. Weinberg. (2005). The fate of Escherichia coli during ensiling of wheat and corn. Appl Environ Microbiol 71:5163-5170.

Pinto, R., A. Lichter, A. Danshin, S. Sela. (2005). Effect of an ethanol dip of table grapes on populations of Escherichia coli. Postharvest Biol Technol 39:308-313.

Sela, S., S. Frank, E. Belausov, and R. Pinto. (2006). A mutation in the luxS gene influences Listeria monocytogenes biofilm formation. Appl Environ Microbiol 72:5653-5658.

Bernstein N., S. Sela, R. Pinto, and M. Ioffe. (2007). Evidence for internalization of Escherichia coli into the aerial parts of maize via the root system. J Food Protect. 70:471-475.

Weinberg, Z., Y. Chen, R. Pinto, and S. Sela. (2007). Fate of Inoculated Escherichia coli in hay. J Appl Microbiol. 102:1537–1543.

Bernstein, S., S. Sela, S. Neder-Lavon. (2007). Effect of irrigation regimes on persistence of Salmonella enterica serovar Newport in small experimental pots designed for plant cultivation. Irrig Sci. 70:471-475.

Bernstein, S., S. Sela, S. Neder-Lavon. (2007). Assessment of contamination potential of lettuce by Salmonella enterica serovar Newport added to the plant growing medium. J Food Protect. 70:1717-1722.

Sela, S., O. Hammer-Muntz, O. Krifucks, R. Pinto, L. Weisblit and G. Leitner. (2007)           Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from mastitis outbreaks in dairy herds. J Dairy Res. 744:426-430.

Fallik, E., V. Rodov, B. Horev, S. Sela, S. Alkalai-Tuvia and Y. Vinokur (2007). Rinsing and Brushing Technology for the Fresh-cut Industry. Acta Hort. 746:229-235.

Nahary, L., A. Tamarkin, N. Kayam, S. Sela, L. Fry, B. Baker, A. Powles, S. Rogers, and I. Benhar. (2008). An Investigation of Anti Streptococcal Antibody Responses in Guttate Psoriasis. Archives Dermatol Res.  300:441-449.

Lublin, A., and S. Sela. (2008). The Impact of Temperature during the Storage of Table Eggs on the Viability of Salmonella enterica, Serovars Enteritidis and Virchow, in the Eggs. Poultry Sci. 87:2208-2214.

Maghodia A. B., Y. Spiegel and S. Sela. (2008). Interactions between Escherichia coli and the plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne javanica. J Appl Microbiol. 105:810-816.

Leitner, G., S. Sela, O. Hammer-Muntz, D. Zivotofsky L. Weisblit, M. Chaffer, and S. Zamir. (2008). Outbreak of subclinical mastitis in a flock of dairy goats associated with atypical Staphylococcus haemolyticus. J Dairy Sci. 16:1-5.

Blum, S., E. D. Heller, O. Krifucks, S. Sela, O. Hammer-Muntz, G. Leitner. (2008).Identification of a bovine mastitis E. coli subset. Vet Microbiol. 132:135-148.

Kroupitski, Y., R. Pinto, M. T. Brandl, E. Belausov, and S. Sela. (2009). Interactions of Salmonella enterica with lettuce leaves. J Appl Microbiol.106:1876-1885.       

Kroupitski, Y., D. Golberg, E. Belausov, R. Pinto, D. Swartzberg, D. Granot, and S. Sela. (2009). Internalization of Salmonella in leaves is induced by light and involves chemotaxis and penetration through open stomata. Appl Environ Microbiol. 75:6076-6086.    

 Weiss-Muszkat, M., Shakh, D., Zhou, Y., Pinto, R., Belausov, E., Chapman, M.R., and Sela, S. (2010). Biofilm formation and multicellular behavior in E. coli O55:H7, an atypical enteropathogenic strain. Appl Environ Microbiol.76:1545-1554.

Kurzbaum, E., Kirzhner, F., Sela, S., Zimels, Y., and Armon, R. (2010). Efficiency of phenol biodegradation by planktonic Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes (a constructed wetland isolate) vs. root and gravel biofilm. Water Res. 44:5021-5031.

Weinberg, Z., Chen, Y.,  Khanal, P., Pinto, R., Zakin, V., and Sela, S. (2011). The effect of cattle manure cultivation on moisture content and survival of E. coli. J. Animal Sci. 89:874-881.

Golberg, D., Kroupitski, Y., Belausov, E., Pinto, R., and Sela, S. (2011). Salmonella Typhimurium internalization is variable in leafy vegetables and fresh herbs. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 145:250-257.

Gruzdev, N., Pinto, R., and Sela, S. (2011). Effect of desiccation on tolerance to multiple stresses in Salmonella Typhimurium. Appl Environ Microbiol. 77:1667-1673.

Kroupitski, Y., Pinto, R., Belausov, E., and Sela, S. (2011). Distribution of Salmonella Typhimurium in Romaine lettuce leaves. Food Microbiol. 28:990-997.

Horev, B., Sela, S., Vinokur, Y., Gorbatsevich, E., Pinto, P., and Rodov, V. (2011). The effects of active and passive modified atmosphere packaging on the survival of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium on washed romaine lettuce leaves. Food Res Int. 45:1129-1132.

Blum, S., Sela, N., Heller, E. D., Sela, S., and Leitner, G. (2012). Genome analysis of bovine-mastitis-associated Escherichia coli O32:H37 strain P4. J. Bacteriol. 94:3732

Gruzdev, N., Herzberg, S., Pinto, R., and Sela, S. (2012). Persistence of Salmonella enterica during dehydration and subsequent cold storage. Food Microbiol. 32: 415–422.

Gruzdev, N., McClelland, M., Porwollik, S., Ofaim, S., Pinto, R., and Sela-Saldinger, S. (2012). Global transcriptional analysis of dehydrated Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. App. Env. Microbiol. 78:7866-7875.

Goudeau, D., Parker, C., Zhou, Y., Sela, S., Kroupitski, Y., and Brandl, M. (2013). The Salmonella transcriptome in lettuce and cilantro soft rot reveals a niche overlap with the animal host intestine. App. Env. Microbiol. 79:250-262.

Gorbatsevich, E., Sela (Saldinger), S., Pinto, R., & Bernstein, N. (2013). Root internalization, transport and in‐planta survival of Salmonella enterica serovar Newport in sweet‐basil. Env. Microbiol. Rep. 5:151–159.

Kroupitski, Y., Brandl, M. T., Pinto, R., Belausov, E., Tamir-Ariel, D., Burdman, S., and Sela (Saldinger), S. 2013. Identification of Salmonella enterica genes with a role in persistence on lettuce leaves during cold-storage by Recombinase-based In Vivo Expression Technology. Phytopathology. 103:362-372.

Articles in Hebrew

Weinberg, Z. G., G. Ashbell, Y. Chen, M. Gamburg, S. Sela. (2005). Salmonella and E. coli in sewage irrigated forage crops. Meshek Habakar Vehachalav 316:33-35.

Sela, S. (2006). Biofilms and microbial safety of fresh-produce. Haklae Israel 26:54-58.

Sela., S., N. Bernstein, R. Pinto, S. Lavon-Neder (2006). Effluent irrigation and safety of fresh produc e. Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the Israeli Society of Soil Science. Interactions between effluents, soil, plant, water and environment. pp. 14-17.

Sela., S., N. Bernstein, R. Pinto (2007). Can foodborne pathogen enter from soil solution into the plant via the root system? Maim Vehashkaya 493:26-31.

Sela., S., N. Bernstein, R. Pinto (2008).  New insight into microbial safety of fresh produce. Alon Hanotea 62:695-698.

Sela, S. (2009). Salmonella in vegetables. Sade-Vayerek (Field & Vegetables) 9:15-20.

Chapters in Books

Tsarfaty I., R.T. Altstock, L. Mittelman, H. Sandovsky-Losica, J. Jadoun, I. Fabian, E.Segal, and S. Sela. (1999).

         Confocal Microscopy in the study of the interactions between microorganisms and cells. In: Microbial ecology and infectious disease. (E. Rosenberg, ed). pp. 75-88.  Washington, D.C., American Society for Microbiology, Washington D.C.

Weinberg, Z. G., S. Sela, Y. Chen, and R. Pinto. (2007).

         The safety and hygiene of sewage irrigated forage crops – summary of research in Israel. In: Current topics on Bioprocesses in Food Industry (Vol II). (A. Koutinas, A. Pandey, and C. Larroche, eds), pp. 72-77. Asiatech Publishers, Inc. New Delhi, India.

Sela, S. and E. Fallik. (2009).

         Microbial Quality and Safety of Fresh Produce. In: “Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach”, (Wojciech J. Florkowski, Robert L. Shewfelt, Bernhard Brueckner and Stanley E. Prussia, (eds). Elsevier. Oxford:Academic Press., pp. 351-398.

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