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The Continuing Story of Class IIa Bacteriocins
SUMMARY Many bacteria produce antimicrobial peptides, which are also referred to as peptide bacteriocins. The class IIa bacteriocins, often designated pediocin-like bacteriocins, constitute the mostExpand
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Biofilm formation and persistence on abiotic surfaces in the context of food and medical environments
Abstract The biofilm formation on abiotic surfaces in food and medical sectors constitutes a great public health concerns. In fact, biofilms present a persistent source for pathogens, such asExpand
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Functions and emerging applications of bacteriocins.
Bacteriocins, defined as ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides, have traditionally been used as food preservatives, either added or produced by starter cultures during fermentation. In-depthExpand
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Characterisation of an antiviral pediocin-like bacteriocin produced by Enterococcus faecium.
The bacteriocin-producing strain Enterococcus faecium ST5Ha was isolated from smoked salmon and identified by biomolecular techniques. Ent. faecium ST5Ha produces a pediocin-like bacteriocin withExpand
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Alternatives to Antibiotics to Prevent Necrotic Enteritis in Broiler Chickens: A Microbiologist's Perspective
Since the 2006 European ban on the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in animal feed, numerous studies have been published describing alternative strategies to prevent diseases in animals. AExpand
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Use of Lactobacillus plantarum Strains as a Bio-Control Strategy against Food-Borne Pathogenic Microorganisms
Lactobacillus plantarum is one of the most versatile species extensively used in the food industry both as microbial starters and probiotic microorganisms. Several L. plantarum strains have beenExpand
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Genetic organization and expression of citrate permease in lactic acid bacteria.
Citrate is present in many natural substrates, such as milk, vegetables and fruits, and its metabolism by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) plays an important role in food fermentation. The industrialExpand
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What do we know about resistance to colistin in Enterobacteriaceae in avian and pig production in Europe?
Colistin is a cyclic decapeptide bound to a fatty acid chain. It is active against many Gram-negative bacteria by destabilising the bacterial outer membrane. Bacteria can become resistant to colistinExpand
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Lactobacillus plantarum with broad antifungal activity: A promising approach to increase safety and shelf-life of cereal-based products.
Cereal-based fermented products are worldwide diffused staple food resources and cereal-based beverages represent a promising innovative field in the food market. Contamination and development ofExpand
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Identification of lactobacilli residing in chicken ceca with antagonism against Campylobacter.
Bacteriocins produced by Lactobacillus salivarius have been recently recognized as a natural means to control Campylobacter and Salmonella in live poultry. This finding is of relevance sinceExpand
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