Rapid selective enumeration of bacteria in foods using a microcolony epifluorescence microscopy technique.

@article{Rodrigues1988RapidSE,
  title={Rapid selective enumeration of bacteria in foods using a microcolony epifluorescence microscopy technique.},
  author={U M Rodrigues and Rohan G. Kroll},
  journal={The Journal of applied bacteriology},
  year={1988},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={65-78}
}
The growth patterns of microcolonies of 59 different pure cultures were studied on eight selective solid media. A method of growing microcolonies on the surface of polycarbonate membrane filters, placed on the selective agar media, followed by staining and examination by epifluorescent microscopy was developed. The patterns of growth of the pure cultures as microcolonies were studied on the eight selective media. Only four media proved to be reliable for this purpose and the relationship… CONTINUE READING