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Analysis and Exploitation of Natural Antimicrobial Phenomena

Institutions
Institute of Food Research, UK
Start date
2000
End date
2003
Objective
This project aims to analyse naturally-occurring antimicrobial phenomena and investigate their potential for pathogen control and eradication throughout the food chain. The emphasis is on antimicrobial peptides, including lantibiotics and bacteriocins and bacteriophages including their lysins. The project includes an in depth analysis of the established food- use antimicrobial nisin with an emphasis on the molecular biology of its biosynthesis and the control of its yield.
Funding Source
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project number
4311215
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens