Type

Journal Article

Authors

Douwe van Sinderen
Christian Cambillau
Jennifer Mahony

Subjects

Agriculture & Food Science

Topics
lactococcus lactis cell wall biochemical analysis structural analysis lactic acid recognition this review lactic acid bacteria

Host recognition by lactic acid bacterial phages. (2017)

Abstract Bacteriophage infection of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) is one of the most significant causes of inconsistencies in the manufacture of fermented foods, affecting production schedules and organoleptic properties of the final product. Consequently, LAB phages, and particularly those infecting Lactococcus lactis, have been the focus of intensive research efforts. During the past decade, multidisciplinary scientific approaches have uncovered molecular details on the exquisite process of how a lactococcal phage recognises and binds to its host. Such approaches have incorporated genomic/molecular analyses and their partnership with phage structural analysis and host cell wall biochemical studies are discussed in this review, which will also provide our views on future directions of this research field.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Douwe van Sinderen, Christian Cambillau, Jennifer Mahony

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1
Douwe van Sinderen
University College Cork
Total Publications: 144
 
2
Christian Cambillau
University College Cork
Total Publications: 18
 
3
Jennifer Mahony
University College Cork
Total Publications: 87