Technical Data
Listeria monocytogenes (Biotin)
The genus Listeria comprises six species: L. monocytogenes, L. innocua, L. welshimeri, L. seeligeri, L. ivanovii and L. grayi. Listeria monocytogenes, the most commonly isolated pathogenic member, is associated with a wide spectrum of human and animal diseases. In the smear from the original tissue, L. monocytogenes may appear as gram-positive coccobacilli that may be confused with Streptococcus agalactiae (group B), enterococci, or Corynebacterium spp. Listeria is differentiated from streptococci by a positive catalase test. L. monocytogenes is the only species of the genus Listeria that has been clearly documented as a pathogen for humans. The forms of disease caused by this organism are myriad and age-related. The most common clinical manifestations are meningitis and septicemia. Listeria monocytogenes, a food-borne intracellular animal and human pathogen, interacts with infected host cells both prior to entry and during the intracellular phase of infection.

Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: Suitable for use with avidin and streptavidin amplification systems
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
1ml-20CBlue IceRabbit
Listeria monocytogenes; ATCC strain 43251.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, 0.09% sodium azide. No stabilizing proteins added. Labeled with Biotin.
Recognizes whole cells. Antiserum is not absorbed and may react with related microorganisms. Cross-reacts with Group A Streptococcus, Group B Streptococcus, S. pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfingens and Bacillus subtilis.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.