Author(s): Bagley ST, Seidler RJ
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Abstract MacConkey-inositol-carbenicillin agar has successfully been used as a primary selective medium for Klebsiella enumeration. With pure cultures, nearly 100\% recovery of Klebsiella was observed by membrane filtration. With environmental samples using membrane filtration, 95\% of typical pink- to red-colored colonies were verified as Klebsiella, as opposed to only 1\% of yellow background colonies. Recovery of Klebsiella on MacConkey-inositol-carbenicillin agar was as good or better than on mEndo agar LES (Difco Laboratories). Recovery and percent colony confirmation with MacConkey-inositol-carbenicillin agar were greater than for other proposed Klebsiella selective media.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Food Processing & Technology