TABLE 1.

Efficiencies of recovery of different Listeria species and serovars from mixed bacterial suspensionsa

Strain (serovar)CBD type on beadsRate of recovery (mean ± SD)b
L. monocytogenes
    EGDe (1/2a)CBD11897.2 ± 0.9
    WSLC 1001 (1/2c)CBD11894.9 ± 1.8
    Scott A (4b)CBD50096.2 ± 0.8
    WSLC 1042 (4b)CBD50096.6 ± 1.4
    WSLC 1363 (4b)CBD50093.8 ± 0.9
L. ivanovii WSLC 3009 (5)CBD50092.2 ± 1.8
L. innocua WSLC 2012 (6b)CBD50098.6 ± 0.9
  • a See Materials and Methods for details.

  • b Percent viable cells (measured as CFU) which were captured on the beads and could be recovered from suspension.