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The fluorogenic redox indicator 5-cyano-2,3-ditolyltetrazolium chloride (CTC) was compared with the chromogenic p-iodonitrotetrazolium violet (INT) and conventional methods to assess cellular viability. Mild heat treatment was used as well-controlled method for producing non-viable and sub-lethally injured cells. CTC gave an underestimation of the viability(More)
When Campylobacter jejuni NCTC 11351 was grown microaerobically in rich medium at 39 degrees C, entry into stationary phase was followed by a rapid decline in viable numbers to leave a residual population of 1% of the maximum number or less. Loss of viability was preceded by sublethal injury, which was seen as a loss of the ability to grow on media(More)
When stationary phase batch cultures of Campylobacter jejuni were stored in sealed flasks under static conditions, viable numbers declined from 2 x 10(9) c.f.u. ml-1 to around 10(3)-10(6) c.f.u. ml-1 within 4-6 weeks. When the aged cultures were sparged with a microaerobic gas mixture, there was a rapid increase in viable numbers accompanied by a change(More)
When Campylobacter jejuni cultures that had been grown in broth at 39 degrees C were subcultured into fresh medium at 30 degrees C, there was a transient period of growth followed by a decline in viable-cell numbers before growth resumed once more. We propose that this complex behavior is the net effect of the growth of inoculum cells followed by a loss of(More)
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