TABLE 1

Colony count of E. coli O157:H7 H11 starved at 4°C recovered under aerobic and anaerobic conditions

DayColony count (log CFU ml−1)a
PCAPCA + sodium acetatePCA + sodium pyruvateTSA
AeAnAeAnAeAnAeAn
08.68.68.68.68.78.78.68.7
845.25.65.25.45.76.8b7.07.2
  • a Ae, aerobic incubation; An, anaerobic incubation.

  • b Colony count of anaerobically incubated cells significantly (P < 0.01) higher than those under aerobic incubation.