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Listeria

 [lis-tēr´e-ah]
a genus of gram-positive bacteria (family Corynebacterium). L. monocyto´genes causes listeriosis.

Listeria

(lis-tēr'ē-ă),
A genus of aerobic to microaerophilic, motile, peritrichous bacteria containing small, coccoid, gram-positive rods; these organisms tend to produce chains of 3-5 cells and, in the rough state, elongated and filamentous forms. Cells 18-24 hours old may show a palisade arrangement with a few V or Y forms; the bacteria produce acid but no gas from glucose and are found in the feces of humans and other animals, on vegetation, and in silage and are parasitic on poikilothermic and warm-blooded animals, including humans. The type species is Listeria monocytogenes.
[Joseph Lister]

listeria

(lĭ-stîr′ē-ə)
n.
Any of various rod-shaped, gram-positive bacteria of the genus Listeria, which includes the causative agent of listeriosis.

Lis·ter·i·a

(lis-tēr'ē-ă)
A genus of aerobic to microaerophilic motile bacteria (family Corynebacteriaceae) containing small, coccoid, gram-positive rods; found in the feces of humans and other animals, on vegetation, and in silage, and parasitic on poikilothermic and warm-blooded animals, including humans. The type species is L. monocytogenes.

Lister,

Joseph (Lord Lister), English surgeon, 1827-1912.
Listeria - a genus of aerobic to microaerophilic, motile, peritrichous bacteria.
Lister dressing - the first type of antiseptic dressing, one of gauze impregnated with carbolic acid.
Lister forceps
Lister knife
Lister method - antiseptic surgery as first advocated by Lister in 1867. Synonym(s): listerism
Lister scissors
Lister tubercle - a small prominence on the dorsal aspect of the distal end of the radius that serves as a trochlea or pulley for the tendon. Synonym(s): dorsal tubercle of radius
Listerella - in bacteriology, a rejected generic name sometimes cited as a synonym of Listeria; the type species is Listerella hepatolytica.
Listerine - antiseptic mouthwash.
listerism - Synonym(s): Lister method

Lis·ter·i·a

(lis-tēr'ē-ă)
Genus of aerobic tomicroaerophilic, motile, peritrichous bacteria containing small, coccoid, gram-positive rods; found in the feces of humans and other animals, on vegetation, and in silage. The type species is L. monocytogenes.
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All the Gram-negative microorganisms (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Acinetobacter baumanii, Proteus mirabilis) and Gram-positive (Bacillus cereus, Enterococcus faecalis, Lysteria monocytogenes) were most susceptible to the two extracts, whereas the Gram-positive microorganisms Staphylococcus aureus and the Gram-negative Klebsiella pneumoniae were the most resistant.
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Forecast to rise to $46.3bn in Europe by 1993 - up from $36 billion in 1988 - the chilled sector has been going through a quiet phase in Britain, as manufacturers there digest the effects on public opinion of the lysteria publicity last year.
To date, the results of this project include a 100+ page Floor Guideline document, exclusive to members until 1993 and a report on The Spread of Lysteria by Cleaning Systems Part 1, available from the same organisation at a cost of 20 [pounds].