Viability of Listeria monocytogenes in co-culture with Acanthamoeba spp.

  title={Viability of Listeria monocytogenes in co-culture with Acanthamoeba spp.},
  author={Alisha Akya and Andrew Pointon and Connor Thomas},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  volume={70 1},
Listeria monocytogenes is a human pathogen, ubiquitous in the environment, and can grow and survive under a wide range of environmental conditions. It contaminates foods via raw materials or food-processing environments. However, the current knowledge of its ecology and, in particular, the mode of environmental survival and transmission of this intracellular pathogen remains limited. Research has shown that several intracellular pathogens are able to survive or replicate within free-living… CONTINUE READING


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