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Listeria

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Jim McLauchlin PHD

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0037

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

McLauchlin, J. 2010. Listeria. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, Food Safety Microbiology Laboratory, Specialist and Reference Microbiology Division, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Genus/Species Definition
  • 2
    Introduction and Historical Perspective
  • 3
    Habitat
  • 4
    Morphology
  • 5
    Cultural Characters
  • 6
    Metabolism
  • 7
    Genetic Mechanisms
  • 8
    Cell-Wall and Envelope Composition; Antigenic Structure
  • 9
    Susceptibility to Antimicrobial Agents
  • 10
    Classification
  • 11
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification
  • 12
    Growth in Tissue Culture

Keywords:

  • Listeria-coccobacillary-to bacillus-shaped gram-positive organisms;
  • Listeria spp.-catalase-positive and oxidase-negative;
  • Listeria species-isolated from fresh water, wastewater, mud and soil;
  • complete genomes-for L. monocytogenes and L. innocua strain;
  • cell-wall and envelope composition-antigenic structure;
  • gene regulation involving L. monocytogenes virulence;
  • genus Listeria identification;
  • nucleic-acid-based methods