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Antimicrobial Peptides
With bacterial resistance and emerging infectious diseases becoming potential threats to humans, ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides have become a promising focus area in antibiotic research.
Pseudomonas Media and Tests
An article concerning the detection, identification, differentiation, and cultivation of Pseudomonas species.
Probiotics in the Food Industry
Probiotics are defined as live bacteria with beneficial effects to the health of the host organism. Pimarily lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are used as probiotics, however certain yeasts and bacilli are also known to have positive effects
Detection and Differentiation of Staphylococcus Aureus on Baird Parker Agar
An article concerning Baird Parker Agar, which is used for the isolation and differentiation of coagulase-positive staphylococci in food and pharmaceuticals.
Early Detection of Fungal Hyphae on Bread by Fluorescently Labelled Lectins
Atto-dye labeled lectins provide a strong fluorescent signal without requiring additional amplification; surface fungi can be detected long before visible mold develops.
EN ISO 11133:2014 Quality-assured Culture Media for Food and Water Testing to Enhance Consumer Safety
EN ISO 11133:2014 - Mandatory standard for media preparation, production, storage and performance testing. In May 2014, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the revised EN ISO 11133, which is now a full standard and as such, mandatory for...
Media for Staphylococcus Aureus Detection
Chromogenic media enable the selective detection of S. aureus, which produce bluish-green colonies that are clearly differentiated from other species.
Cultivation of Shigella
Shigella spp. are predominantly connected to humans and are rarely isolated from other animals, with the exception of primates.
Differentiation of Escherichia coli from coliforms
Sigma-Aldrich.com presents an article concerning Differentiation of Escherichia coli from coliforms.
Ask the Expert: How to Choose the Right Method for Microbial Testing in Infant Formula?
Interview: Accurate microbiology QC methods for infant formula testing
Food for thought: EN ISO 11133:2014
The new EN ISO 11133:2014 quality-assured culture media for food and water testing to enhance consumer safety. The ultimate aim of the new standard is to further improve the safety of the food and beverage products we consume.
Probiotics and Human Health
Today, diverse studies report the benefits of probiotics, such as inhibitory effects on pathogens, aid in the management or prevention of chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases or atopic syndromes, and support to the immune system. Potential beneficial applications abound, researchers continue...
Culture Method for Beer Quality Control
Traditional methods are based morphology, staining methods, enzyme reactions (metabolism) and diverse media.
Revised IFU Method No. 12 for Detection of Alicyclobacillus spp. in Fruit Juices
Alicyclobacillus spp. can be difficult to control in fruit juice products as their spores survive juice pasteurization temperatures and may subsequently germinate and grow after processing if conditions are suitable. The economic impact of such incidents can be very high.
Viable but Nonculturable Bacteria
The expression “viable but nonculturable” (VNC) bacteria, describes cells that cannot normally be cultured. However this makes little sense, when one considers that the demonstration of culturability remains the best practically acceptable definition of viability.
MC-Media Pad – Validation Summary
This article will focus on results obtained for MC-Media Pad RAC, MC-Media Pad Coliform, MC-Media Pad E. coli & Coliform & MC-Media Pad Yeast & Mold.
Bacillus: A Ubiquitous Bacteria Genus
We presents an article concerning Bacillus: A Ubiquitous Bacteria Genus.