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In this paper we present a procedure to cryopreserve the embryos of a tephritid, the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata), by vitrification. Developmental stages between 24 and 32 hours after oviposition were examined for tolerance to cryopreservation. Embryos, 27-hr-old and incubated at 29 C, were found to be at the most suitable stage for(More)
The VIDAS UP Salmonella (SPT) uses recombinant phage proteins to detect Salmonella species in human and animal food products and production environmental samples after 18-26 h of enrichment. The VIDAS SPT assay is performed with the automated VIDAS or mini-VIDAS instruments. The VIDAS SPT method was compared in a multilaboratory collaborative study to the(More)
The automated method for enumeration of Escherichia coli, TEMPO EC, in foods uses a dehydrated culture medium and enumeration card containing 48 wells across three different dilutions for the automatic determination of the most probable number (MPN). The alternative method was compared in a multilaboratory collaborative study to AOAC Official Method 966.24.(More)
Peel Plate™ EC is a low-profile plastic, 47 mm culture dish with an adhesive top that contains a dried medium with Gram-negative selective agents and with enzyme substrate indicators for β-galactosidase (coliform) and β-glucuronidase (Escherichia coli). The method provides a conventional quantitative coliform (red) and E. coli (blue/purple/black) count with(More)
The VIDAS Salmonella (SLM) Easy Salmonella method is a specific enzyme-linked fluorescent immunoassay performed in the automated VIDAS instrument. The VIDAS Easy Salmonella method is a simple 2-step enrichment procedure, using pre-enrichment followed by selective enrichment in a newly formulated broth, SX2 broth. This new method was compared in a(More)
A multilaboratory study was conducted to evaluate the ability of the DuPont BAX System Real-Time PCR Assay for Salmonella to detect the target species in a variety of foods and environmental surfaces. Internal validation studies were performed by DuPont Nutrition & Health on 24 different sample types to demonstrate the reliability of the test method among a(More)
A collaborative study was conducted to evaluate the performance of the VITEK 2 Gram Positive (GP) identification card for use with the VITEK 2 automated microbial identification system. The GP test card is used in the identification of selected Gram positive organisms, including Listeria and Staphylococcus species. The VITEK 2 GP card is based on 43(More)
A collaborative study was conducted to evaluate the performance of the VITEK 2 Gram-negative (GN) Identification card for use with the VITEK 2 automated microbial identification system. The GN test card is used in the identification of fermenting and nonfermenting Gram-negative bacilli, including the select agent organisms Brucella melitensis, Francisella(More)
Peel Plate™ AC (aerobic count) is a low-profile plastic 47 mm culture dish with adhesive top that contains a dried standard plate count medium with oxidation/reduction indicator triphenyl tetrazolium chloride (TTC) that turns red with dehydrogenase enzyme activity of growing aerobic bacteria. The method provides a conventional quantitative count with simple(More)