A chemically defined minimal medium for the optimal culture of Listeria

Int J Food Microbiol. 1997 Mar 18;35(1):91-5. doi: 10.1016/s0168-1605(96)01205-6.


Unlike most other bacteria, many Listeria strains do not grow well in the minimal media described so far in the literature. Among the minimal media tested, a chemically defined medium modified from that of Premaratne and co-workers was found to support the best growth of Listeria spp. The promoting effect was due to the incorporation of several indispensable vitamins and growth factors.

MeSH terms

  • Culture Media
  • Listeria / growth & development*


  • Culture Media