Quantitative Detection of Bacteriophage Loads in the Ambient Air of Dairies

Recommended Step-by-step Procedure Using the Gelatin Membrane Filter Method

Despite worldwide efforts in developing phage-resistant starter cultures, bacteriophages are still the main cause of acid interference and, thus, product spoilage in dairies. Complete and careful phage monitoring is essential to replace phagesensitive cultures with phageresistant strains on time and to localize the internal source of infection.

An easy-to-use method will be presented here for quantitative detection of viral bacteriophages in the ambient air of dairies. This method guarantees high stability of the detected bacteriophages under the normal storage and transportation conditions found in practice.

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