Honors Theses

Advisor

Yvonne Sun, Ph.D.

Department

Biology

Publication Date

4-2017

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that causes illnesses with a high fatality rate immunocompromised and elderly individuals. It colonizes the human intestine, which contains low levels of oxygen but high levels of fermentation acids. This work investigates how that environment affects various aspects of Listeria pathogenesis. Based on these results, we can ascertain whether propionate supplementation can be explored as an effective method of protecting individuals from Listeria infection.

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This item is protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) and may only be used for noncommercial, educational, and scholarly purposes.

Disciplines

Biology | Life Sciences


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Biology Commons

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