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Table 2 Bacterial strains used in the study

From: Listeria monocytogenes virulence factor Listeriolysin O favors bacterial growth in co-culture with the ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis, causes protozoan encystment and promotes bacterial survival inside cysts

Bacterium Description Reference
L. monocytogenes   
EGDe Wild type, serovar 1/2a [24]
EGDeΔhly The hly gene deletion [19]
NCTC5105 The prfA* gene encoding constitutively active PrfA*, serovar 1/2a [19]
VIMVR081 Wild type, wild rodent isolate, serovar 4b [5]
VIMVW039 Wild type, environmental isolate, serovar 4b [5]
VIMHA034 Wild type, clinical isolate, serovar 1/2a [5]
VIMVF870 Wild type, food isolate, serovar 1/2a [5]
L. innocua   
NCTC11288 Wild type, serovar 6a [5]
E. coli   
JM109 recA 1, endA 1, gyrA 96, thi, hsdR 17, supE 44, relA 1, Δ(lac-proAB)/F' [traD 36, proAB+, lacIq, lacZ ΔM15] Fermentas (Lituania)