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Listeria

What you should know:

Listeria are Gram-positive rods responsible for a disease known as listeriosis. These bacteria are psychrophiles and can grow at 4C. Listeria are transmitted through contaminated foods such as soft cheese and cabbage. Their intracellular life cycle helps them to avoid the host immune system.

Classification: 

Domain Bacteria

    Phylum Firmicutes

        Class Bacilli

Bergey's Manual Volume 3: The low G+C Gram-positive Bacteria

 

Links

http://www.med.sc.edu:85/ghaffar/lister2002.jpg

http://www.med.sc.edu:85/ghaffar/zoonoses.htm