Multiplex PCR to detect bacteriophages from natural whey cultures of buffalo milk and characterisation of two phages active against Lactococcus lactis, ΦApr-1 and ΦApr-2.

@article{Aprea2017MultiplexPT,
  title={Multiplex PCR to detect bacteriophages from natural whey cultures of buffalo milk and characterisation of two phages active against Lactococcus lactis, ΦApr-1 and ΦApr-2.},
  author={Giuseppe Aprea and William Michael Mullan and Nicoletta Murru and Gerald Fitzgerald and Marialuisa Buonanno and Maria Luisa Cortesi and Vincenza Annunziata Prencipe and Giacomo Migliorati},
  journal={Veterinaria italiana},
  year={2017},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={207-214}
}
This work investigated bacteriophage induced starter failures in artisanal buffalo Mozzarella production plants in Southern Italy. Two hundred and ten samples of whey starter cultures were screened for bacteriophage infection. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) revealed phage infection in 28.56% of samples, all showing acidification problems during… CONTINUE READING