Survival and virulence of Salmonella enterica serovar enteritidis filaments induced by reduced water activity.

@article{Stackhouse2012SurvivalAV,
  title={Survival and virulence of Salmonella enterica serovar enteritidis filaments induced by reduced water activity.},
  author={Robert R Stackhouse and Nancy G. Faith and Charles W. Kaspar and Charles J. Czuprynski and Amy C. Lee Wong},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={2213-20}
}
Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis strain E40 filaments were developed under conditions of a reduced water activity (a(w)) of 0.95 in tryptic soy broth (TSB) or tryptic soy agar (TSA) supplemented with 8% or 7% NaCl, respectively. Filament formation was accompanied by an increase of biomass without an increase in CFU and was affected by incubation temperature and the physical milieu. The greatest amount of filaments was recovered from TSA with 7% NaCl and incubation at 30°C. Within 2 h of… CONTINUE READING