The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of stuffed mussel as a source of Listeria monocytogenes. Polymerase chain reaction is a rapid procedure with both sensitivity and specificity for quick detection and identification of L. monocytogenes. A total of 50 mussel samples were investigated for L. monocytogenes. L. monocytogenes was not identified by the conventional method. However, PCR amplification products demonstrated that 5 out of 50 samples showed positive reactions with L. monocytogenes. The PCR positive samples showed specific amplification at approximately 343 bp for L. monocytogenes.
GÖKSOY, ERGÜN Ö.; KIRKAN, ŞÜKRÜ; and KAYA, OSMAN (2006) "Comparison of Polymerase Chain Reaction and Conventional Methods for the Diagnosis of Listeria monocytogenes in Stuffed Mussels," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 30: No. 2, Article 13. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol30/iss2/13