Bacteriocin production is considered a favorable property for various beneficial cultures. In addition to their potential as biopreservatives, bacteriocins are also promising alternatives for the control of multidrug-resistant pathogens and the inhibition of some viruses and cancer cells. The objective of this study was to screen and characterize a bacteriocin-producing strain with the aim of its future application for control of Listeria monocytogenes, an important food-borne pathogen. A total of 22 potentially bacteriocinogenic strains active against L. monocytogenes ATCC15313 were isolated from locally produced kimchi through a three-level approach. Pure cultures were obtained according to good microbiological practices and differentiated through RAPD-PCR using the primers OPL01, OPL09, and OPL11. Altogether, 5 strains were selected for further study. Specific focus was given to strain ST05DL based on its specific inhibitory activity against L. monocytogenes ATCC15313, while not affecting different strains belonging to the genera Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Leuconostoc,...

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