Isolation of Salmonella from environmental samples collected in the reptile department of Antwerp Zoo using different selective methods36754

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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AIMS: To evaluate the environmental spread of Salmonella strains in the reptile department of Antwerp Zoo and to compare different isolation methods for Salmonella. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred environmental samples were collected in the service sections and public spaces of the reptile department. After pre-enrichment in buffered peptone water (BPW), selective enrichment was performed in Rappaport Vassiliadis Single Component Enrichment Broth (RVS), Selenite Cystine Broth (SEL) and Mueller Kauffman Tetrathionate Broth (MKTTn). Subculturing on Modified Semisolid Rappaport-Vassiliadis (M…

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