Listeria monocytogenes shows temperature-dependent and -independent responses to salt stress, including responses that induce cross-protection against other stresses.

@article{Bergholz2012ListeriaMS,
  title={Listeria monocytogenes shows temperature-dependent and -independent responses to salt stress, including responses that induce cross-protection against other stresses.},
  author={Teresa M. Bergholz and Barbara M Bowen and Martin Wiedmann and Kathryn J. Boor},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 8},
  pages={2602-12}
}
The food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes experiences osmotic stress in many habitats, including foods and the gastrointestinal tract of the host. During transmission, L. monocytogenes is likely to experience osmotic stress at different temperatures and may adapt to osmotic stress in a temperature-dependent manner. To understand the impact of temperature on the responses this pathogen uses to adapt to osmotic stress, we assessed genome-wide changes in the L. monocytogenes H7858… CONTINUE READING