Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by food-borne yeasts.

  title={Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by food-borne yeasts.},
  author={Stefanie Goerges and Ulrike Aigner and Barbara Silakowski and Siegfried Scherer},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={72 1},
Many bacteria are known to inhibit food pathogens, such as Listeria monocytogenes, by secreting a variety of bactericidal and bacteriostatic substances. In sharp contrast, it is unknown whether yeast has an inhibitory potential for the growth of pathogenic bacteria in food. A total of 404 yeasts were screened for inhibitory activity against five Listeria monocytogenes strains. Three hundred and four of these yeasts were isolated from smear-ripened cheeses. Most of the yeasts were identified by… CONTINUE READING