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bacteria in water films

Catherine N. Cutter cutter at MARCVM.MARC.USDA.GOV
Wed Jul 23 11:32:49 EST 1997

Hello all-

Does anyone have any recent references (1990's ??), techniques, etc. as to
visualization/enumeration/etc. of bacteria found just in the water layer
that forms on surfaces immediately after water washing?   At this point,
(I'm assuming) the cells are suspended in water and secondary attachment has
not taken place. (Some things that I have found in the older literature
(70's-80's) include rinsing studies and EM analyses).

Thanks for your help..
Catherine N. Cutter
USDA-ARS US Meat Animal Research Center
Clay Center, NE 689833
cutter at marcvm.marc.usda.gov

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