South Asian Journal of Research in Microbiology 2019-09-20T11:05:51+00:00 South Asian Journal of Research in Microbiology Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>South Asian Journal of Research in Microbiology</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/SAJRM/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all aspects of Microbiology. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Adaptive Mechanisms of Listeria monocytogenes to Stressors: An Overview 2019-09-20T11:05:51+00:00 B. A. Haruna A. S. Kumurya A. H. Musa <p><em>Listeria monocytogenes</em> is a food borne pathogen which usually infects individuals with impaired cellular immunity and the healthy. Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of the humans has lots of defensive mechanisms placed to prevent pathogens from establishing themselves and cause infectious diseases. Survival depends on the pathogen’s ability to overcome such preventive mechanism of the host. <em>Listeria monocytogenes</em> exhibits array of mechanisms that ensure its survival against these stressor. These stressors include gastric acid, bile salt, low oxygen tension, antimicrobial peptides e.t.c. Acid tolerance system (ATR), glutamate decarboxylase system (GAD), BilE system, MVs, oxygen sensors are used by <em>Listeria monocytogenes</em> to enhance its chances of survival within host. Our interest here is to look at such adaptive mesures with respect to the stressors encountered. &nbsp;</p> 2019-09-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##