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A three-tiered approach to differentiate Listeria monocytogenes biofilm-forming abilities.

Authors
  • Marsh, Emily J
  • Luo, Hongliang
  • Wang, Hua
Type
Published Article
Journal
FEMS microbiology letters
Publication Date
Nov 21, 2003
Volume
228
Issue
2
Pages
203–210
Identifiers
PMID: 14638425
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to develop a system for cultivating and evaluating Listeria monocytogenes biofilms that produces consistent and reliable results. A three-tiered approach was used to evaluate biofilm-forming abilities of three L. monocytogenes strains that were originally associated with listeriosis outbreaks. A L. monocytogenes 'honeycomb' biofilm structure was described. L. monocytogenes strains Scott A and V7 were comparable in developing biofilm network structures and F2365 was less effective in forming biofilm. This three-tiered method can be very useful for further biofilm studies.

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