UVM Modified Listeria Enrichment Broth
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|UVM Mod Listeria Enrich Broth (7409)||222330||N/A||CM0863+||1.10824|
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UVM Modified Listeria Enrichment Broth is used for the selective enrichment of Listeria spp.
Product Summary and Explanation
Listeria monocytogenes, described first in 1926 by Murray, Webb, and Swann, is an extensive problem inpublic health and food industries. This organism has the ability to cause human illness and death, particularly in immunocompromised individuals and pregnant woman. Epidemiological evidence from outbreaks oflisteriosis has indicated that the principle route of transmission is via the consumption of foodstuffs contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Implicated vehicles of transmission include turkey frankfurters, coleslaw, pasteurized milk, Mexican style cheese, and pate. Listeria spp. are ubiquitous in nature, being present in a wide range of unprocessed foods as well as in soil, sewage, and river water.
UVM Modified Listeria Enrichment Broth is a modification of the formula described by Donnelly and Baigent.This formula is used for the selective enrichment of Listeria spp. from food and clinical specimens.9Listeria spp. grow over a pH range of 5.0 - 9.6, and survive in food products with pH levels outside these parameters. Listeria spp. are microaerophilic, Gram-positive, asporogenous, non-encapsulated, non-branching, short, motile rods. Motility is pronounced at 20°C. Identification of Listeria is based on successful isolation of the organism, biochemical characterization, and serological confirmation.