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Research Project: Umbrella Project for Food Safety

Location: Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit

Title: Genotypic Identification

item LIU, D
item AUSTIN, F

Submitted to: Complete Book
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/1/2007
Publication Date: 4/16/2008
Citation: Liu, D., Lawrence, M.L., Ainsworth, A.J., Austin, F.W. 2008. Genotypic Identification. In Liu, D. (ed) Handbook of Listeria monocytogenes, Pages 169-201. CRC Press, Florida.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In comparison with traditional, phenotype-based procedures for detection and identification of foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, molecular techniques are superior in terms of sensitivity, specificity and speed. This chapter provides a comprehensive review on the use of molecular methods for diagnosis of listeriosis, including a survey of gene targets, detection formats and template preparation as well as a discussion on further research requirement that will help extend the utility and performance of molecular procedures for differentiation of Listeria bacteria.