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Optimization of hexadecylpyridinium chloride decontamination for culture of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis from milk
- Bradner, L., Robbe-Austerman, S., Beitz, D. C., Stabel, J. R.
- Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2013 v.51 no.5 pp. 1575
- Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis, antibiotics, chlorides, colostrum, culture media, decontamination, food contamination, isolation techniques, microbial detection, milk, system optimization
- A protocol was optimized for the isolation of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) from milk and colostrum, with parameters including chemical decontamination, antibiotics, and different culture media. This study demonstrates that the efficiency of MAP recovery from milk is highly dependent upon the culturing protocol, and such protocols should be optimized to ensure that low concentrations of MAP in milk can be detected.