Savinase is a bactericidal enzyme
Smith, Edward M., Green, Laura E. and Mason, David (2003) Savinase is a bactericidal enzyme. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol.69 (No.1). pp. 719-721. ISSN 0099-2240Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.69.1.719-721.2003
Mastitis is probably the most important disease affecting dairy cows worldwide and has been estimated to cost $1.5 to 2.0 billion/year in the United States alone (4). Although detection methodology continues to improve, microbiological culture is still the recommended method (2) for determining the bacterial content of a milk sample, despite this procedure being both time-consuming and expensive. Consequently, more rapid methods of identification and/or enumeration of bacteria in milk are being developed (3, 5). Many of these techniques, e.g., PCR-based methods, can be completed in a matter of hours, but they lack the specificity to be able to determine the bacterial species present or are unable to enumerate the bacteria present. There can also be a problem with techniques that require a period of enrichment prior to analysis.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QP Physiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Mastitis, Cattle -- Diseases -- Research, Staphylococcus aureus infections, Bactericides, Enzymes -- Analysis, Milk -- Microbiology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Applied and Environmental Microbiology|
|Publisher:||American Society of Microbiology|
|Official Date:||January 2003|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Page Range:||pp. 719-721|
Letter to the editor. Item also includes a response to this letter by Gunasekera, T.S. and Veal, D.A.
|Version or Related Resource:||Letter in response to: Gunasekera, T.S., Attfield, P.V. and Veal, D.A. (2000). A flow cytometry method for rapid detection and enumeration of total bacteria in milk. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 66, pp. 1228-1232.|
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