Junli Shang

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The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes has the ability to develop biofilm in food-processing environment, which becomes a major concern for the food safety. The biofilm formation is strongly influenced by the availability of nutrients and environmental conditions, and particularly enhanced in poor minimal essential medium (MEM) containing glucose(More)
The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes has the ability to develop biofilm in the food-processing environment, which becomes a major concern for food safety. PrfA, a key transcriptional activator that regulates most of the known listerial virulence gene expression, has been shown to promote L. monocytogenes biofilm formation. In this study, the(More)
The alternative sigma factor SigB in food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes was determined in this study to be required for tolerance to protein synthesis-inhibiting antibiotics. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of tetracycline HCl and gentamicin sulphate against EGDeΔsigB were two- and fourfold less than those for EGDe, respectively. The ability(More)
TT51, with a synthetic Cry1Ab/CryAc gene from Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner, was the first genetically modified (GM) plant officially certificated in China. This study was undertaken to investigate potential embryotoxicity of TT51 on rats. Whole embryo culture (WEC) is an effective method for safety evaluation when culture medium, containing substances(More)
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