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J Dairy Sci. 1995 Oct;78(10):2108-12.

A selective enumeration medium for bifidobacteria in fermented dairy products.

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Research and Development Center, Hankuk Yakult Milk Products Co., Ltd., Kyunggi-do, Korea.

Abstract

A selective medium, blood-glucose-liver agar containing oxgall (.2 mg/ml) and gentamicin (30 micrograms/ml), was formulated for the selective enumeration of bifidobacteria in fermented dairy products containing both lactobacilli and streptococci. Recovery rates of bifidobacteria on this selective medium were around 90% of recovery on blood-glucose-liver agar. Strains of lactobacilli and streptococci were mostly inhibited with higher dilutions on this selective medium.

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