Journal Article


Colin Hill
Nessa Banville
Roy D. Sleator



drug effects microbiology listeria monocytogenes infant food carnitine growth development time factors humans metabolism pharmacology colony count microbial infant food contamination kinetics infant formula risk assessment

Carnitine enhances the growth of Listeria monocytogenes in infant formula at 7 degrees C. (2009)

Abstract Carnitine has beneficial vitamin-like qualities and functions as a compatible solute. The presence of L-carnitine in infant formula significantly promoted the growth of Listeria monocytogenes at 7 degrees C, whereas disruption of the genes for carnitine and glycine betaine uptake compromised growth of the L. monocytogenes mutant in formula containing carnitine that was stored at 7 degrees C. Thus, addition of carnitine to baby formula may pose a potential food safety risk.
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Colin Hill, Nessa Banville, Roy D. Sleator

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Colin Hill
University College Cork
Total Publications: 351
Roy D. Sleator
University College Cork
Total Publications: 44