Bacteriophage typing of Listeria species.

  title={Bacteriophage typing of Listeria species.},
  author={Martin J Loessner and Martin Busse},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={56 6},
A bacteriophage typing scheme for differentiating Listeria isolates from dairy products and various other foodstuffs was developed. Sixteen selected phages isolated from both environmental sources and lysogenic strains were used for typing and, according to their lytic spectra, divided into four groups. Thus far, 41 distinct patterns of lysis were seen when this set was used in typing 57 defined reference strains, representing all five confirmed species and 16 serotypes in addition to 454… CONTINUE READING