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Plants as a realized niche for Listeria monocytogenes
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  • Hoai-Nam Truong,
  • Dominique Garmyn,
  • Laurent Gal,
  • Carine Fournier,
  • Yann Sevellec,
  • Sylvain Jeandroz,
  • Pascal Piveteau
Hoai-Nam Truong
INRAE
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Dominique Garmyn
Burgundy Franche-Comté University
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Laurent Gal
AgroSup Dijon
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Carine Fournier
AgroSup Dijon
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Yann Sevellec
Paris-Est University
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Sylvain Jeandroz
AgroSup Dijon
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Pascal Piveteau
INRAE
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Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes is a human pathogen. It is the causative agent of listeriosis, the leading cause of bacterial-linked foodborne mortality in Europe and elsewhere. Outbreaks of listeriosis have been associated with the consumption of fresh produce including vegetables and fruits. In this review we summarize current data providing direct or indirect evidence that plants can serve as habitat for L. monocytogenes, enabling this human pathogen to survive and grow. The current knowledge of the mechanisms involved in the interaction of this bacterium with plants is addressed, and whether this foodborne pathogen elicits an immune response in plants is discussed.

Peer review status:Published

25 Aug 2021Submitted to MicrobiologyOpen
26 Aug 2021Assigned to Editor
26 Aug 2021Submission Checks Completed
26 Aug 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Aug 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
22 Sep 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
15 Sep 20211st Revision Received
22 Oct 2021Submission Checks Completed
22 Oct 2021Assigned to Editor
22 Oct 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 Oct 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
11 Nov 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
21 Oct 20212nd Revision Received
18 Nov 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
17 Nov 20213rd Revision Received
18 Nov 2021Assigned to Editor
18 Nov 2021Submission Checks Completed
18 Nov 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
Nov 2021Published in MicrobiologyOpen volume 10 issue 6. 10.1002/mbo3.1255