Type

Journal Article

Authors

Colin Hill
Colm Kerr
Maire Begley

Subjects

Microbiology

Topics
influences bile listeria monocytogenes growth exposure human listeria monocytogenes gastrointestinal tract biofilm formation biofilms detection

Exposure to bile influences biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes (2009)

Abstract In the present study we demonstrate that the initial attachment of Listeria monocytogenes cells to plastic surfaces was significantly increased by growth in the presence of bile. Improved biofilm formation was confirmed by crystal violet staining, microscopy and bioluminescence detection of a luciferase-tagged strain. Enhanced biofilm formation in response to bile may influence the ability of L. monocytogenes to form biofilms in vivo during infection and may contribute to survival of this important pathogen in the human gastrointestinal tract and gallbladder.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Colin Hill, Colm Kerr, Maire Begley

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Colin Hill
University College Cork
Total Publications: 351
 
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Maire Begley
University College Cork
Total Publications: 27