Listeria monocytogenes - Dangerous Pathogen and Its Detection in Foods

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M. Blažková, L. Karamonová, L. Fukal, and P. Rauch

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague


The aim of the review is to characterize Listeria monocytogenes as one of the most dangerous microbial contaminants in foods. A survey of methods for its detection is given. Molecular genetic methods and immunoassay techniques are recognized as promising methods for Listeria monocytogenes screening in food samples. A list of commercially available kits is presented.


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