Evaluation of a new transport medium for the preservation of oral streptococci

AN IMPORTANpTroblem in the bacterial analysis of dental plaque has been the inability to transport specimens to the laboratory in a medium which preserves the viability of plaque flora without allowing the growth of any species

B.B. Rundell

2004

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  • AN IMPORTANpTroblem in the bacterial analysis of dental plaque has been the inability to transport specimens to the laboratory in a medium which preserves the viability of plaque flora without allowing the growth of any species
  • Various transport media for different types of specimens have been reported in the literature (PEIZER and STEFFER1, 943 ; ALEXANDER1,952; ;
  • previous research tested the survival of “caries inducing” streptococci in dental plaque specimens which were stored in VMG II at room temperature
  • The survival of dental plaque flora from subjects with and without oral disease was evaluated in SBL, VMG II, and reduced transport fluid transport media
  • Additional work is needed to see how other oral bacteria survive in RTF, its use in quantitative studies involving oral streptococci should be considered
  • R&&--On a verifie la survivance des bactbies de la plaque, mises en commun, et une suspension mixte de Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sang&, Streptococcus mitis, et Streptococcus salivarius dans trois milieux de transport

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