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Título: Stress response of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from cheese and other foods
Autor: Faleiro, M. L.
Andrew, Peter
Power, Deborah
Palavras-chave: Listeria monocytogenes
Stress response
Acid adaptation
Osmoadaptation
Cheese
Data: 25-Jul-2003
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: M.L. Faleiro, P.W. Andrew, D. Power, "Stress response of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from cheese and other foods" in International Journal of Food Microbiology 84 (2003) 207– 216.
Resumo: The responses to pH and sodium chloride of four strains of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from Portuguese cheese, with a sodium chloride concentration of about 2% (w/v) and a pH value from 5.1 to 6.2, were studied. Two isolates from meat and two clinical isolates related to food-borne listeriosis, in which the implicated food product had about 2–3.5% (w/v) sodium chloride, also were studied. The effect of temperature on pH and sodium chloride sensitivity was also determined. The results show that natural isolates vary in response to these stresses and the data were often at variance with previously published data. Strains varied in sensitivity to low pH and to high sodium chloride concentration but the cheese isolates tended to be more resistant. A lower temperature was associated with a decrease in resistance to low pH and to sodium chloride. All strains showed an acid tolerance response induction when grown at pH 5.5 and although the time required for maximum induction of the response varied between strains, 2 h of acid adaptation, at least, was necessary which is longer than previously reported. Some strains showed an osmotolerance response after incubation in 3.5% (w/v) sodium chloride. Osmoadaptation, in addition to inducing an osmotolerance response, also induced cross-protection against acid shock conditions (pH 3.5). The acid tolerance response also induced a cross-protection against osmotic shock conditions (20% (w/v) sodium chloride). In some cases there was a relationship between the degree of resistance and adaptation, but usually the behaviour of a particular strain was independent of the conditions from which it was isolated.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/5501
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-1605(02)00422-1
ISSN: 0168-1605
Versão do Editor: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168160502004221
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