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Research Article

Phage Display-Derived Binders Able to Distinguish Listeria monocytogenes from Other Listeria Species

  • Josephine Morton,

    Affiliation: Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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  • Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri,

    Affiliations: Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Microarray Laboratory, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Khlong Laung, Pathum Thani, Thailand

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  • Ratthaphol Charlermroj,

    Affiliation: Microarray Laboratory, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Khlong Laung, Pathum Thani, Thailand

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  • Linda D. Stewart,

    Affiliation: Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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  • Christopher T. Elliott,

    Affiliation: Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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  • Irene R. Grant mail

    i.grant@qub.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074312

About the Authors

Josephine Morton, Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri, Linda D. Stewart, Christopher T. Elliott, Irene R. Grant
Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri, Ratthaphol Charlermroj
Microarray Laboratory, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Khlong Laung, Pathum Thani, Thailand

Corresponding Author

Email: i.grant@qub.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IRG JM NK. Performed the experiments: JM NK RC. Analyzed the data: JM IRG. Wrote the manuscript: JM IRG NK. Co-supervised JM with IRG and NK: CTE. Provided phage display biopanning training and guidance: LDS.