Evidence of lethal and sublethal injury in food-borne bacterial pathogens exposed to high-intensity pulsed-plasma gas discharges.

@article{Rowan2008EvidenceOL,
  title={Evidence of lethal and sublethal injury in food-borne bacterial pathogens exposed to high-intensity pulsed-plasma gas discharges.},
  author={Neil J. Rowan and S. Espie and Julie Harrower and Hugh Farrell and Letizia Marsili and John G. Anderson and S. J. MacGregor},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={80-6}
}
AIMS To apply scanning electron microscopy, image analysis and a fluorescent viability stain to assess lethal and sublethal injury in food-borne bacteria exposed to pulsed-plasma gas discharges (PPGD). METHODS AND RESULTS The fluorescent redox probe 5-cyano-2,3-ditolyl tetrazolium chloride (CTC) was used for enumerating actively respiring cells of Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium that were… CONTINUE READING