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Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes

Catalogue No.

NCTC 14243

Current Name

Listeria monocytogenes

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Columbia blood agar, 37°C, O₂, 24 hours

Biological and Genomic Info

Antigenic Properties

Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4

Other Typing Conditions


Gram Stain Result


Strain Data

Associated with the a several years long european outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serogroup IVb MLST ST6 associated with frozen sweetcorn and frozen vegetable consumption. Paired isolate with NCTC 14244.

Additional Info

Accession Date



C. Amar (Gastrointestinal Bacteria Reference Unit, Public Health England, Colindale, London, UK)

Isolated From

Human, cerebrospinal fluid, community aquired via consumption of mashed frozen sweetcorn. UK. May 2018.


Accessioned into NCTC < C. Amar < Isolate referred from hospital in UK



ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serogroup IVb, multi-locus sequence type 6, infections linked to frozen corn and possibly to other frozen vegetables ? first update. Published online 03.07.2018

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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