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Enterococci at the crossroads of food safety?
The issue of the health risk of foods containing enterococci is addressed and it appears that foods could be a source of vancomycin-resistant Enterococci. Expand
Lactic acid bacteria of foods and their current taxonomy.
Application of molecular genetic techniques to determine the relatedness of food-associated lactic acid bacteria has resulted in significant changes in their taxonomic classification and the relationship of the bacteria of food fermentation and spoilage is reviewed. Expand
Enterococci in foods--a conundrum for food safety.
It is suggested that when considering an Enterococcus strain for use as a starter or probiotic culture, it is imperative that each particular strain should be carefully evaluated for the presence of all known virulence factors. Expand
Biopreservation by lactic acid bacteria
  • M. Stiles
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
  • 1 October 1996
This paper reviews the current status and potential for controlled biopreservation of foods and lactic acid bacteria. Expand
Chemical and genetic characterization of bacteriocins produced by Carnobacterium piscicola LV17B.
The results indicate that both bacteriocins are synthesized as prebacterioc Ins, which are thermostable class II bacteriOCins produced by Carnobacterium piscicola LV17B. Expand
Characterization of leucocin A-UAL 187 and cloning of the bacteriocin gene from Leuconostoc gelidum.
No phenotypic expression of the bacteriocin was evident in several lactic acid bacteria that were electrotransformed with pNZ19 containing the 2.9-kb cloned fragment of the leucocin A plasmid. Expand
Occurrence of pathogens in raw and ready-to-eat meat and poultry products collected from the retail marketplace in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
A total of 800 meat and poultry products were purchased from the retail marketplace in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to determine the prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter spp. Expand
A signal peptide secretion-dependent bacteriocin from Carnobacterium divergens.
This is the first bacteriocin of lactic acid bacteria to be reported that does not have dedicated maturation and secretion genes and was observed in heterologous hosts containing only the two genes associated with divergicin A production and immunity. Expand
Characterization of a locus from Carnobacterium piscicola LV17B involved in bacteriocin production and immunity: evidence for global inducer-mediated transcriptional regulation.
Mutational, nucleotide sequence, and transcriptional analyses of a 10-kb fragment (carnobacteriocin locus) from the 61-kb plasmid of Carnobacterium piscicola LV17B demonstrated the presence of twoExpand
Characterization of the protein conferring immunity to the antimicrobial peptide carnobacteriocin B2 and expression of carnobacteriocins B2 and BM1.
Western blot (immunoblot) analysis indicates that the majority of the intracellular pool of this immunity protein is in the cytoplasm and that a smaller proportion is associated with the membrane. Expand