Effects of storage methods on the recovery of Mycoplasma species from milk samples.

  title={Effects of storage methods on the recovery of Mycoplasma species from milk samples.},
  author={Sukolrat Boonyayatra and Lawrence K. Fox and Thomas E Besser and Ashish A. Sawant and John M. Gay},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={144 1-2},
Mycoplasma species are fastidious microorganisms causing mastitis in dairy cows. Storage by freezing milk samples affects their viability. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of alternative storage methods on their recoverability. In Experiment I, mycoplasma counts from fresh milk samples were compared to those same samples stored for 1, 3, and 5 days at refrigerated (5 degrees C) temperatures. Experiment II was done to compare the mycoplasma counts of fresh milk samples with… CONTINUE READING

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