Prf A gene in Listeria monocytogenes isolated from food

Baharvand, R. (2015) Prf A gene in Listeria monocytogenes isolated from food. The Journal of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, 19 (1). pp. 24-31. ISSN 24235814

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Background: Listeria is a gram-positive bacterium and a facultative food- borne intracellular pathogen. Prf A gene regulates the expression of other genes and is important in virulence. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify Prf A gene in Listeria monocytogenes isolated from food samples. Methods: This cross - sectional study was conducted in 212 different food samples collected from different cities in 2012. Listeria monocytogenes was isolated using the cold enrichment method. The Prf A gene was identified using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Data were analyzed using Chi- square test. Findings: Of 212 samples, 41 (%19.33) were positive for Listeria spp. Of 41, 22 (%53.6) were Listeria monocytogenes, 15 (%36.5) were L. innocua, 3 (%7.3) were L. welshimri and 1 (%2.4) was L. seeligeri. The Prf A gene was found in 28.5% of L. monocytogenes isolated from vegetable samples and in 100% L. monocytogenes isolated from other samples. Conclusion: Confirmation of the presence of L. monocytogenes in food and the Prf A gene may be helpful to prevent diseases caused by Listeria. Keywords: Listeria Monocytogenes, Prf A Protein, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Food

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: University Portal > vice chancellor > vcr
Depositing User: pr vcen research
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 07:26
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2018 07:26
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7166

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