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Year : 1998
Tome : 149
Volume : 4
Pages : 319-326
Title : Demonstration of Viable But Non Culturable state for Campylobacter jejuni
Authors : J.M. CAPPELIER and M. FEDERIGHI
Summary : This study shows the occurence of Viable But Non Culturable (VBNC) forms of Campylobacter jejuni, a bacteria involved in human foodborne diseases. Thirty six strains of C. jejuni were suspended in distilled water. Though none of the strains did grow in these conditions, a low proportion of cells retained metabolically activity, as shown by Direct Viable Count, and therefore may be called VBNC. For most strains (33/36), VBNC state was very transient. Three strains gave VBNC for an extended period, with approximately 1% of the cells remaining metabolically active throughout the study. The incubation temperature was the main factor for production of VBNC forms of C. jejuni.
Keywords : KEY?WORDS : Direct Viable Count ? Viable But Non Culturable ? food security ? Campylobacter jejuni.
Correspondence : M. FEDERIGHI
Adress : Unité Associée INRA d'hygiène alimentaire, École Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes, B.P. 40706, route de Gachet, F-44307 Nantes cedex 03 *e.mail: federighi@vet-nantesfr

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