Comparison of fecal coliform agar and violet red bile lactose agar for fecal coliform enumeration in foods.

@article{Leclercq2002ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of fecal coliform agar and violet red bile lactose agar for fecal coliform enumeration in foods.},
  author={A. L. Leclercq and C Wanegue and Pascal Baylac},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={1631-8}
}
A 24-h direct plating method for fecal coliform enumeration with a resuscitation step (preincubation for 2 h at 37 +/- 1 degrees C and transfer to 44 +/- 1 degrees C for 22 h) using fecal coliform agar (FCA) was compared with the 24-h standardized violet red bile lactose agar (VRBL) method. FCA and VRBL have equivalent specificities and sensitivities… CONTINUE READING