Joanna M Cox

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The growth of yeasts and bacteria were monitored during the maturation of Camembert and blue-veined cheese produced in Australia. Yeasts were prominent throughout maturation, growing to 10(5)-10(9)/g, depending on the manufacturer. Debaryomyces hansenii predominated, but there were lesser, inconsistent contributions from Yarrowia lipolytica. Of the(More)
Australian isolates (79) of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Virchow (Salmonella Virchow) were characterized by phage typing. Thirteen phage types were identified, of which phage type (PT) 8, representing 54 of 79 isolates, was predominant, as it had been in England and Wales up to 1994 when it was replaced by PT26. Other phage types identified(More)
Using an in-well lysis technique, 73 Australian strains of Salmonella enteritidis were shown to possess a large plasmid, similar in size to that possessed by a reference phage type 4 strain. Restriction analysis of the large plasmid from nine strains using EcoRI, HindIII and PstI suggested that these plasmids are similar to or the same as the 38 MDa plasmid(More)
The results of carbon source assimilation tests on a group of psychrotrophic pseudomonas were compared with published data for established Pseudomonas taxa, using computer-assisted numerical taxonomic analysis and a modified diagnostic computer program. Several phenons were not grouped at the biovar level by numerical taxonomic analysis. Identification of(More)
The growth of six strains of Pseudomonas fluorescens, two of Ps. fragi, and one of Serratia liquefaciens was followed in raw and UHT-treated goats' milk, held at 4 degrees C. Generation times for Ps. fluorescens in UHT milk ranged from 5.19 to 5.81 h, increasing markedly in raw milk (8.34-21.49 h). Growth of Ps. fragi did not differ significantly between(More)
Seventy-three Australian isolates of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) were analysed by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis (MEE) using a polyacrylamide gel system. Analysis of 11 enzyme loci identified eight electrophoretic types (ETs), with 61 of the isolates assigned to ET1, and 72 isolates considered to represent a clonal lineage. Representative isolates of(More)
Susceptibility of 66 and 62 Australian isolates of Salmonella enteritidis to nitrofurantoin and furazolidone, respectively, was determined. Most isolates were susceptible to both antibiotics. Cross-resistance was low among all isolates, but higher among the subset of phage type 4 isolates. These results contrast directly with those of a previous study(More)
Biotinylation is an established method of labeling antibody molecules for several applications in life science research. Antibody functional groups such as amines, cis hydroxyls in carbohydrates or sulfhydryls may be modified with a variety of biotinylation reagents. Solution-based biotinylation is accomplished by incubating antibody in an appropriate(More)
Lipolytic and proteolytic psychrotrophs were isolated from raw and pasteurized goats' milk, which had been stored at 5 degrees C for 7 d. The 241 strains isolated and 20 reference strains were examined by 149 biochemical, physiological, and morphological tests. The results yielded 195 characters suitable for taxonomic analysis. Computer-assisted complete(More)
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