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Bruce M Applegate

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Associate Professor Food Science

B.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Detection of viable foodborne pathogens using bateriophage; automated extraction of nucleic acids from various matrices; enumeration of microorganisms (i.e. pathogens and other organisms) using quantitative PCR; the use of bioreporters in bioelectronics; metabolic engineering; detection of problematic microorganisms in industrial environments; construction of recombinant bacterial strains to rapidly evaluate antimicrobial products; microbial ecology.


Applegate, B. M., Morgan, M., Perry, 0., & Kothapalli, A. Methods for Generation of Reporter Phages and Immobilization of Active Bacteriophages on a Polymer Surface. U.S. Patent No. Filed Utility Patent # 12/549,500.. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Applegate, B. M. Bioluminescent biosensor device. U.S. Patent No. 6,544,729. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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