Colicin E1 has High Antimicrobial Activity against Listeria Monocytogenes in Culture and on Packaged HamAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2179
Summary and ImplicationsColicins are gram-negative bacteriocins produced by, and effective against Escherichia coli and closely related species. This study evaluated the activity of a purified poreforming, Colicin E1 (ColE1) against L. monocytogenes in broth and on RTE product surfaces. Colicins were effective at reducing Listeria populations at doses as low as 0.1µg/mL in broth culture, and up to 5.5 log CFU/g on cured ham slices. Colicins may be an effective intervention for the control of Listeria in ready to eat meat products.
Copyright HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationBrenda Patton, Sara Cutler, James S. Dickson, Steven M. Lonergan, et al.. "Colicin E1 has High Antimicrobial Activity against Listeria Monocytogenes in Culture and on Packaged Ham" (2007)
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