stressed campylobacter recovery

lamb L.A.M.Buisman at cable.A2000.nl
Fri Mar 26 16:22:37 EST 1999

rockey at isd.net wrote:

> The group I work with has trouble reliably recovering type strains of
> purposely stressed (dried) campylobacters.  I am new to this work and it
> isn't apparent to me from literature what the best conditions for
> recovery of organisms would be.  For example, some literature states
> that 42 C is optimal growth temperature, but type strains per ATCC
> specify 37 C.

I think 42 C is only better if you want to isolate Camp. in mixed flora. 37C
is optimal for growth.

> Likewise there is documentation of loss of viability with
> increasing age of cultures? but this occurs slower at lower temps.  Is
> trouble in recovery of these organisms common?
> Does anyone have any insights into ideal conditions for their recovery?
> Thanks much for help

Maybe broth cultures?


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