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Listeria is a bacterial genus containing seven species. Named after the English pioneer of sterile surgery, Joseph Lister, Listeria species are Gram-positive bacilli and are typified by ''L. monocytogenes'', the causative agent of listeriosis.
Brazilian researchers reveal bactericidal action mechanism of violacein

Brazilian researchers reveal bactericidal action mechanism of violacein

Key proteins can block Listeria without triggering the death of host cells

Key proteins can block Listeria without triggering the death of host cells

Autophagy can help combat Salmonella and other pathogens

Autophagy can help combat Salmonella and other pathogens

Isolating Bacterial Pathogen DNA from Food Samples

Isolating Bacterial Pathogen DNA from Food Samples

Immunologists uncover the immune system's unknown messenger

Immunologists uncover the immune system's unknown messenger

Widespread confusion among consumers on food date labels lead to unnecessary discards

Widespread confusion among consumers on food date labels lead to unnecessary discards

Whole-genome sequencing and sharing real-time data could limit spread of foodborne bacteria

Whole-genome sequencing and sharing real-time data could limit spread of foodborne bacteria

High fat reduces efficiency of the immune system to fight infectious disease

High fat reduces efficiency of the immune system to fight infectious disease

Researchers repurpose gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop better antibiotics

Researchers repurpose gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop better antibiotics

Michigan-based food manufacturer ordered to discontinue operations after recurrent food safety violations

Michigan-based food manufacturer ordered to discontinue operations after recurrent food safety violations

Scripps Research scientists discover role of immune system double agent

Scripps Research scientists discover role of immune system double agent

Notes and coins harbor life threatening bacteria, including MRSA and VRE

Notes and coins harbor life threatening bacteria, including MRSA and VRE

Bacteria in the gut found to produce electricity

Bacteria in the gut found to produce electricity

Current surveillance system does not quickly pick up most listeriosis cases in the EU, study reveals

Current surveillance system does not quickly pick up most listeriosis cases in the EU, study reveals

UK students win sponsorship from Promega Corporation

UK students win sponsorship from Promega Corporation

New proteomics studies help gain more insights into Alzheimer's, cancer and listeriosis

New proteomics studies help gain more insights into Alzheimer's, cancer and listeriosis

Unique virus appears to enhance our immune system rather than weakening it

Unique virus appears to enhance our immune system rather than weakening it

Novel compound as effective as FDA-approved antibiotics for treating deadly infections

Novel compound as effective as FDA-approved antibiotics for treating deadly infections

Students propose revision of listeriosis guidelines for safer pregnancy

Students propose revision of listeriosis guidelines for safer pregnancy

Weighty issues on dog food safety

Weighty issues on dog food safety