Effect of reducing agents on oxidation-reduction potential and the outgrowth of Clostridium botulinum type E spores.

@article{Smith1979EffectOR,
  title={Effect of reducing agents on oxidation-reduction potential and the outgrowth of Clostridium botulinum type E spores.},
  author={Marjo V. Smith and Merle D Pierson},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={978-84}
}
Oxidation-reduction potential (Eh) levels were measured and standardized to pH (Eh7) for Trypticase soy broth containing various concentrations of reducing agents. Prereduced Trypticase soy broth with no added reducing agents exhibited a potential of -141 mV. Ascorbic acid at 0.2 to 0.005% and sodium thioglycolate at concentrations below 0.05% produced an Eh7 higher than the prereduced Trypticase soy broth containing no added reducing agents. The addition of cysteine hydrochloride,2… CONTINUE READING