A detection procedure was developed in which a modified Lactobacilli MRS medium was used to enrich for Sporolactobacillus from a variety of foods, feed, soil and environmental samples. Each sample was rinsed with 50 ml of a modified Lactobacilli MRS broth containing 1.0% (w/v) α‐methyl glucoside, 0.1% (w/v) potassium sorbate, 0.00224% (w/v) bromocresol green indicator, adjusted to pH 5·5 with acetic acid and incubated at 37°C for 7 d under 5% CO2. Volumes of 2 ml from each sample were heat shocked at 80°C for 5 min and 0.1 ml spread onto plates of Lactobacilli MRS agar (Difco), pH 5·5 and APT agar (BBL), pH 5·5. Plates were incubated for 5 d and suspect colonies were tested for catalase production, benzidine reaction, nitrate reduction, motility and Gram stain reaction. This method was demonstrated to be selective for Sporolactobacillus.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Bacteriology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1983|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology