Listeria monocytogenes

Methods and Protocols

  • Kieran Jordan
  • Edward M. Fox
  • Martin Wagner

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1157)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Detection, Quantification, and Confirmation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anca Ioana Nicolau, Andrei Sorin Bolocan
      Pages 3-14
    3. Rui Magalhães, Cristina Mena, Vânia Ferreira, Gonçalo Almeida, Joana Silva, Paula Teixeira
      Pages 15-30
    4. David Rodríguez-Lázaro, Marta Hernández
      Pages 31-38
  3. Characterization and Typing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Beatrix Stessl, Irene Rückerl, Martin Wagner
      Pages 73-83
    3. Mazin Matloob, Mansel Griffiths
      Pages 85-93
    4. Michel Hébraud
      Pages 109-128
    5. Marcel R. Eugster, Martin J. Loessner
      Pages 129-140
    6. Mathias Schmelcher, Martin J. Loessner
      Pages 141-156
    7. Swetha Reddy, Mark L. Lawrence
      Pages 157-165
    8. Andreas Kühbacher, Pascale Cossart, Javier Pizarro-Cerdá
      Pages 167-178
  4. Strain Manipulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Aidan Casey, Olivia McAuliffe
      Pages 181-186
    3. Kathrin Rychli, Caitriona M. Guinane, Karen Daly, Colin Hill, Paul D. Cotter
      Pages 187-200
    4. Reha Onur Azizoglu, Driss Elhanafi, Sophia Kathariou
      Pages 201-211
    5. Stephan Schmitz-Esser, Martin Wagner
      Pages 223-232
  5. Control Methods

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-286

About this book


Listeria monocytogenes is still a major threat to public health. A new book in the Methods in Molecular Biology series, Listeria monocytogenes: Methods and Protocols addresses its titular pathogen with protocols and methodologies used in research to gain a better understanding of Listeria at a molecular level. The topics covered include sampling in order to isolate Listeria, methods for their identification and characterization, methods for gene manipulation, and, finally, methods for control of the organism. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective subjects, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Vital and authoritative, Listeria monocytogenes: Methods and Protocols aims to contribute to the harmonization of the methods used in the field and will therefore benefit all those interested in Listeria research.


Bacterium sampling Control methods Gene manipulation L. monocytogenes Pathogen Strain manipulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Kieran Jordan
    • 1
  • Edward M. Fox
    • 2
  • Martin Wagner
    • 3
  1. 1.Teagasc Food Research CentreFermoyIreland
  2. 2.Food Microbiology and Safety Group, Animal, Food and Health SciencesCSIROWerribeeAustralia
  3. 3.University of Veterinary MedicineViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0702-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0703-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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