Table 3.

Recovery levels for strains other thanBifidobacterium spp. on a rich medium, on BL medium, and on BFM agar

StrainiAvg log CFU/ml (SD)BFM:BL medium recovery ratio
Rich mediumBL mediumBFM agar
Lactobacillus bulgaricus CECT 4005T 7.93 (0.03)a 7.89 (0)3.40 (0.14)0.43
Lactobacillus acidophilus CECT 903T 8.34 (0)a 8.27 (0)0 (0)0
Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 748T 8.08 (0.05)a 8.15 (0.04)8.07 (0.10)g 0.93
Lactobacillus reuteri CECT 925T 8.38 (0.29)a 8.69 (0.03)NDh
Vibrio furnissii LMG 79107.22 (0.15)b 7.09 (0.07)0 (0)0
Vibrio cholerae CECT 6587.51 (0.01)b 7.55 (0.03)0 (0)0
Aeromonas hydrophila CECT 3986 (0)c 6.28 (0.11)0 (0)0
Salmonella typhimuriumWG498.16 (0.02)c 8.08 (0.05)0 (0)0
Escherichia coliWG57.28 (0.19)c 7.18 (0.04)0 (0)0
Bacteroides fragilisHSP408.97 (0.02)d 8.87 (0.18)g ND
Proteus penneri CECT 864T 5.79 (0.04)e 7.69 (0.04)0 (0)0
Edwardsiella tarda CECT 849T 8.19 (0.06)e 8.04 (0)0 (0)0
Yersinia enterocolitica CECT 7547.91 (0.03)e 7.60 (0.07)0 (0)0
Enterococcus faecalis CECT 481T 8.66 (0.01)f 8.72 (0.01)8.91 (0.12)g 1.02
Enterococcus faecium CECT 410T 9.01 (0.05)f 8.96 (0)8.99 (0.07)g 1
Streptococcus thermophilus CECT 986T 9.02 (0.03)f 9.03 (0.07)0 (0)0
  • a Mann, Rogosa, and Sharpe medium was used.

  • b Tryptone soy agar supplemented with 1.5 g of sodium chloride/liter was used.

  • c Tryptone soy agar was used.

  • d  Bacteroides Phage Recovery Medium was used.

  • e Nutrient agar was used.

  • f Brain heart infusion agar was used.

  • g Colony diameters were smaller than 0.5 mm.

  • h ND, not determined (colonies were too small to be counted).

  • i CECT, Colección Española de Cultivos Tipo, Universidad de Valencia, Burjasot, Spain; LMG, Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, Rijksuniversiteit, Ghent, Belgium.