Biofilm forming ability and time course study of growth of Salmonella Typhi on fresh produce surfaces

Tang, P. L., and C. F, Pui, and Wong,, W. C and Noorlis,, A. and Son, R. (2012) Biofilm forming ability and time course study of growth of Salmonella Typhi on fresh produce surfaces. ´╗┐International Food Research Journal, 19 (1). pp. 71-76. ISSN 19854668

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This study aimed to determine the biofilm formation ability by Salmonella Typhi on cucumber, mango and guava surface, as well as to determine the relationship between time contact and biofilm formation. Crystal violet assay was performed to quantify the biofilm formation based on the value of optical density at 570 nm of the destaining crystal violet at the specific interval time. The result showed that the attachment of the bacterial cells on the fresh produce surface increased with the contact time. The readings of OD570 at time 12 h for cucumber, mango and guava surfaces were 0.824, 0.683 and 0.598, respectively, indicating that the biofilm formation by Salmonella Typhi on different fresh produce surface varied with time. Since the result showed that Salmonella Typhi formed biofilm on fresh produce surfaces, hygienic practice from farm to fork including handling, processing, distribution and storage of the fresh produce should be of concern.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biofilm, Salmonella Typhi, cucumber, mango, guava, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education,research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 07:10
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 14:15

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