A RAPD based study revealing a previously unreported wide range of mesophilic and thermophilic spore formers associated with milk powders in China.

@article{Sadiq2016ARB,
  title={A RAPD based study revealing a previously unreported wide range of mesophilic and thermophilic spore formers associated with milk powders in China.},
  author={Faizan Ahmed Sadiq and Yun Li and Tongjie Liu and Steve H Flint and Guohua Zhang and Guoqing He},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={217},
  pages={200-8}
}
Aerobic spore forming bacteria are potential milk powder contaminants and are viewed as indicators of poor quality. A total of 738 bacteria, including both mesophilic and thermophilic, isolated from twenty-five powdered milk samples representative of three types of milk powders in China were analyzed based on the random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) protocol to provide insight into species diversity. Bacillus licheniformis was found to be the most prevalent bacterium with greatest diversity… CONTINUE READING