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Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by Enterococcus mundtii isolated from soil

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Title Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by Enterococcus mundtii isolated from soil
Source Food microbiology, 32(2):354-60
Authors T. Bigwood, J. A. Hudson, J. Cooney, L. McIntyre, C. Billington, J. A. Heinemann and F. Wall
Year 2012
Type Journal article
Status Published

Abstract

Two bacterial isolates with inhibitory activity against Listeria monocytogenes and Enterococcus faecalis were obtained from soil. Genotypic and phenotypic characterization identified them as Enterococcus mundtii, a species whose ability to compete with L. monocytogenes is relatively unexplored compared to other members of the genus. The thermal stability of the inhibitory factor and its sensitivity to proteolytic enzymes indicate that it is most likely a bacteriocin. Both isolates grew at comparable rates to L. monocytogenes at 5