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The Continuing Story of Class IIa Bacteriocins
TLDR
The three-dimensional structures of two class IIa immunity proteins have been determined, and it has been shown that the C-terminal halves of these cytosolic four-helix bundle proteins specify whichclass IIa bacteriocin they protect against.
Carnobacterium: positive and negative effects in the environment and in foods
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The genus Carnobacterium contains nine species, but only C. divergens and C. maltaromaticum are frequently isolated from natural environments and foods and can be a fish pathogen, although carnobacteria are also suggested as probiotic cultures for use in aquaculture.
Biofilm formation and persistence on abiotic surfaces in the context of food and medical environments
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The effect of environmental conditions on bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on abiotic surfaces in the context of food and medical environment is highlighted and the mechanisms of biofilm resistance to commercialized disinfectants are discussed.
Use of Lactobacillus plantarum Strains as a Bio-Control Strategy against Food-Borne Pathogenic Microorganisms
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The data suggest that the ability of L. plantarum cultures to contrast pathogens growth in vitro depends, at least in part, on a pH-lowering effect of supernatants and/or on the presence of organic acids.
Benefits and Inputs From Lactic Acid Bacteria and Their Bacteriocins as Alternatives to Antibiotic Growth Promoters During Food-Animal Production
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This review aimed at underlining the benefits and inputs from LAB as potential alternatives to antibiotics in poultry, pigs, ruminants, and aquaculture production.
Alternatives to Antibiotics to Prevent Necrotic Enteritis in Broiler Chickens: A Microbiologist's Perspective
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Recent developments in novel preventive treatments against C. perfringens-induced necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens that employ yeasts, bacteria and bacteriophages or secondary metabolites and other microbial products in disease control are reviewed.
Heterologous Expression and Purification of Active Divercin V41, a Class IIa Bacteriocin Encoded by a Synthetic Gene in Escherichia coli
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The first design of a synthetic bacteriOCin gene and the first bacteriocin expressed in the E. coli cytoplasm are described.
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