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Listeria monocytogenes Identification in Food of Animal Origin Used with Real Time PCR

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Author(s): Jaroslav Pochop | Miroslava Kačániová | Lukáš Hleba | Jana Petrová | Adriana Pavelková | Ľubomír Lopašovský

Journal: Lucrari Stiintifice : Zootehnie si Biotehnologii
ISSN 1841-9364

Volume: 46;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 128;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Real-time PCR | Listeria monocytogenes | detection kit | ready-to-eat food

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to follow the contamination of food with Listeria monocytogenes by using Step One real time polymerase chain reaction (RT PCR). We used the PrepSEQ Rapid Spin Sample Preparation Kit for isolation of DNA and SensiFAST SYBR Hi-ROX Kit for the real-time PCR performance. In 20 samples of food of animal origin with incubation were detected strains of Listeria monocytogenes in 9 samples (swabs). Eleven samples were negative. Our results indicated that the real-time PCR assay developed in this study could sensitively detect Listeria monocytogenes in food of animal origin without incubation. This could prevent infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes, and also could benefit food manufacturing companies by extending their product’s shelf-life as well as saving the cost of warehousing their food products while awaiting pathogen testing results. The rapid real-time PCR-based method performed very well compared to the conventional method. It is a fast, simple, specific and sensitive way to detect nucleic acids, which could be used in clinical diagnostic tests in the future.
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