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Listeria monocytogenes: illuminating adaptation with proteomics


Bowman, JP and Nilsson, RE and Kocharunchitt, C and Ross, T, Listeria monocytogenes: illuminating adaptation with proteomics, Microbiology Australia, 34, (2) pp. 75-77. ISSN 1324-4272 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/MA13026


With increased consumption of minimally processed ready-to-eat foods the potential for exposure to Listeria monocytogenes has potentially increased thus there is a need to maintain a balance between food convenience and safety. L. monocytogenes is not a homogenous species, certain strains are more resilient to stressful conditions while others are potentially more virulent. To understand the basis of these differences we are applying proteomics to determine the mechanistic aspects of environmental adaptations of L. monocytogenes in food-relevant scenarios. The goal is to define how this species grows, behaves and survives thus allowing us to fine tune food safety risk management, especially when developing new minimal food processing guidelines or allowing introduction of unpasteurised food-types such as raw milk cheeses.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Listeria monocytogenes, proteomics
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Food sciences
Research Field:Food packaging, preservation and processing
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Dairy products
Objective Field:Dairy products not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bowman, JP (Associate Professor John Bowman)
UTAS Author:Nilsson, RE (Mr Rolf Nilsson)
UTAS Author:Kocharunchitt, C (Dr Jay Kocharunchitt)
UTAS Author:Ross, T (Professor Tom Ross)
ID Code:85234
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-06-20
Last Modified:2014-06-13

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