Comparison of Recovery Levels of Shigella sonnei ATCC 29930 Treated at Different NaCl Concentrations after Sublethal Heating

Shigella sonnei ATCC 29930의 아치사 가열 후 소금 농도에 따른 회복 정도 비교

  • Published : 2006.10.01

Abstract

The viability of Shigella sonnei, a significant cause of gastroenteritis in Korea, on TSA plates was determined after sublethal heating treatments and NaCl treatments. In addition, recovery levels of sublethally injured cells on TSA plates containing different concentrations of NaCl (TSAS) were investigated. The viability decreased significantly with increasing degree of sublethal heating treatments, but increases in NaCI treatment concentration from 0 to 6% had little effect on the viability. After being sublethally treated at $55^{\circ}C$ for 30 min, bacterial populations were reduced by 7.58, 7.83 and 7.93 log CFU/mL on 2, 4, and 6% TSAS, respectively. After being sublethally treated at $60^{\circ}C$ for 30 min, bacterial populations were reduced by 6.71, 6.73, and 6.73 log CFU/mL on 2, 4 and 6% TSAS, respectively. Decimal reduction times (D-values) decreased with increasing NaCl treatment concentrations after sublethal heating at 55 or $60^{\circ}C$. These data imply that the S. sonnei cells sublethally injured by insufficient heating processes had a lower recovery rate with increasing NaCl concentrations in the recovery media.

Keywords

Shigella sonnei;sublethal injury;sublethal heating;NaCl treatment;D-value

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