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Control of Listeria monocytogenes growth in a ready-to-eat poultry product using a bacteriophage

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Title Control of Listeria monocytogenes growth in a ready-to-eat poultry product using a bacteriophage
Source Food microbiology, 28(8):1448-52
Authors B. Bigot, W.-J. Lee, L. McIntyre, T. Wilson, J. A. Hudson, C. Billington and J. A. Heinemann
Year 2011
Type Journal article
Status Published

Abstract

A bacteriophage (phage) that infected strains of the species Listeria monocytogenes as well as Listeria ivanovii and Listeria welshimeri, but not Listeria grayi or Listeria innocua, was isolated from sheep faeces. The phage had a contractile tail and an icosohedral head indicating that it was a myovirus, and was morphologically similar to phage A511. At 30