The Crossley Milk medium assay was perhapes the most elegant test of that
It permitted accurate detection and differentiation of three types of
Clostridial contamination in milk based on protein utilisation/degradation
and gas formation.
It was also duck egg blue which is my favourite colour :)
I wonder what other ancient microbiological techniques people know of ? or
still use ?
I remeber once just a few years back when we ran out of CO2 for the
genereation of anaerobic conditions I reverted to candling ! and it worked
very staisfactorily much to the amazement of the younger microbiologists who
"JEDilworth" <bactitech at nospamhortonsbay.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks for the information. I knew someone out there would have some
>> Yes, microbiology has come a long way even in the thirty years I have been
> in the field. I have no idea what type of testing existed before my time.
>> Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
>> "N10" <limbic_lesion at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:rPydnTw-4Li-c0PZRVnyvw at bt.com...>> HI
>>>> The MB test is an old method used to to assess quality of milk.