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Use of coatings to protect lyophilized Bacillus popilliae from moisture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4751798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lyophilized cells of Bacillus popilliae were protected from moisture when suspended in pellets of tung oil polymer which were then coated with paraffin wax. The survival of the protected cells at various levels of relative humidity (RH) and under various storage conditions was determined. During 6 months of storage, moisture appeared to have little effect on survival of the cells when the RH level was 22% or less; but, at higher RH levels, survival declined upon storage. Viable cells were recovered when pellets were stored for 3 months at 33% RH, 2 months at 42% RH, 1 month at 50% RH, and 4 days in distilled water. Under field conditions, some cells survived at least 1 week of storage.
Authors:
J Cloran; K J McMahon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0003-6919     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Microbiol     Publication Date:  1973 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1974-01-15     Completed Date:  1974-01-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605802     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  502-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bacillus / growth & development*
Freeze Drying*
Humidity
Methods
Oils
Paraffin*
Polymers
Time Factors
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Oils; 0/Polymers; 8002-74-2/Paraffin
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