Development of a direct viable count procedure for the investigation of VBNC state in Listeria monocytogenes.

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A viable but non-culturable (VBNC) bacterial state was originally detected in studies in environmental microbiology. In particular, this state has been demonstrated for a number of human pathogens (Escherichia coli, Salmonella enteritidis, Vibrio cholerae, Legionella pneumophila and Campylobacter jejuni). The presence of VBNC cells poses a major public… (More)

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