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Bacteriocin from Honeybee Beebread Enterococcus avium, Active against Listeria monocytogenes

Author:
Audisio, M. Carina, Terzolo, Horacio R., Apella, María C.
Source:
Applied and environmental microbiology 2005 v.71 no.6 pp. 3373-3375
ISSN:
0099-2240
Subject:
propolis, Enterococcus avium, lactic acid bacteria, probiotics, bacteriocins, antibacterial properties, Listeria monocytogenes, food pathogens
Abstract:
Enterococcus avium isolated from Apis mellifera beebread produces a thermoresistant bacteriocin with a strain-dependent inhibitory effect on Listeria and without effect on gram-negative bacteria. The bacteriocin appeared to be a polypeptide of about 6 kDa. Genetic analyses revealed no extrachromosomal material in E. avium.
Agid:
1410849