Listeria Monocytogenes: Incidence, Growth Behavior and Control

Tiffany Vicario (Editor)

Series: Bacteriology Research Developments
BISAC: SCI006000

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This book provides readers with the latest developments in Listeria Monocytogenes research. Topics covered include its growth in biofilms in the food industry; molecular mechanisms involved in the food-related subsistence of Listeria Monocytogenes; an epidemiological update and the control possibilities for outbreaks of L. Monocytogenes; how to control L. Monocytogenes biofilms on food contact surfaces; methods for killing activities of macrophages against L. Monocytogenes infection; and a review of some of the most exciting developments in the analysis of the interaction between L. Monocytogenes and the host GI tract.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1
Listeria monocytogenes as a Food Contaminant: A Genomic Perspective
(Agni Hadjilouka, Spiros Paramithiotis and Eleftherios H. Drosinos, Laboratory of Food Quality Control and Hygiene, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 2
Listeria monocytogenes: Growth in Biofilms in the Food Industry
(Pierluigi Di Ciccio, Domenico Meloni, and Adriana Ianieri, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Parma, Italy, and others)

Chapter 3
Listeria monocytogenes Outbreaks: Epidemiological Update and Control Possibilities
(Pellicer Karina, Brusa Victoria, Laboratorio de Microbiología de los Alimentos de la Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Buenos Aires, República Argentina)

Chapter 4
Listeria monocytogenes and Ready-to-Eat Meat-Based Food Products: Incidence and Control
(A.R. Henriques, M.J. Fraqueza, CIISA, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, ULisboa; Avenida da Universidade Técnica, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 5
Prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in Poultry Marketed in Iran: Characterization and Antimicrobial Resistance of the Isolates
(Hossein Jamali, Behrad Radmehr, and Domenico Meloni, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, and others)

Chapter 6
Adhesion and Biofilm Formation of Listeria monocytogenes on Food Contact Surfaces: General Aspects and Control Measures
(Letícia Sopeña Casarin, and Eduardo Cesar Tondo, Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – ICTA/UFRGS, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 7
The Gastrointestinal Phase of Listeria monocytogenes Infection
(Roy D. Sleator, Department of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland)

Chapter 8
Several Methods for Determination of Phagocytic and Killing Activities of Macrophages Against Listeria monocytogenes nfection -Which is the Simplest and Reproducible Method?-
(Masakazu Kaneko, Yu-ju Kanayama, Yoshiko Emoto, and Masashi Emoto, Laboratory of Immunology, Department of Laboratory Sciences, Gunma University Graduate School of Health Sciences, Maebashi, Gunma,
Japan)

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