African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5056

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of the dry sheet medium (Compact Dry LS) for screening of total Listeria count in food samples

Hajime Teramura*, Masafumi Uchida, Mitsuaki Kashida and Hidemasa Kodaka
Nissui Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.1075-2 Hokunanmoro, Yuki, Ibaraki, 307-0036, Japan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 October 2011
  •  Published: 16 December 2011

Abstract

 

The Compact Dry LS (CD-LS), ready-to-use dry sheet selective medium for Listeriaspecies, was evaluated for inclusivity and exclusivity by using 107 strains including 20Listeria species strains. All tested Listeria species strains other than Listeria seeligeri that grew as blue colored colony on CD-LS. CD-LS were compared with those on Oxford agar and ALOA agar as conventional methods using Listeria species inoculated from 100 food samples. The correlation coefficients between CD-LS and Oxford agar, and CD-LS and ALOA agar were 0.983 and 0.978, respectively. Our results suggested CD-LS was a suitable alternative medium for screening of Listeria species.

 

Key words: Chromogenic selective medium, ready-to-use medium, Listeria, compact dry.