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Title: A monoclonal antibody based diagnostic assay for listeria infections
Author: Narayanan, Neena
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 8939
Awarding Body: The University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2008
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Listeriosis is a disease of relatively high mortality mainly caused by the pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes and is a danger primarily in newborn and unborn infants, pregnant women, the elderly, and the immunocompromised. L. monocytogenes is ubiquitous in the environment. It I can be isolated in soil, wood and decaying matter; the principal route of infection is through the ingestion of contaminated food products. Listeria has been isolated from prepared meat (hot dogs, deli meat), dairy products, unwashed raw vegetables, and seafood. Al present there is no rapid-culture immunoassay for detecting all pathogenic Listeria species (regardless of cell viability) due to the limitations of flagellar antigen targets of most antibody-based systems.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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