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Chapter 11

Culture Media for Leuconostoc gasicomitatum

Leuconostoc gasicomitatum and the closely related species L. gelidum cause spoilage of various foods stored chilled in modified atmosphere. This chapter describes methods for their detection and identification. There is no selective medium available, although these bacteria grow on media suitable for lactic acid bacteria. Phenotypic methods of identification are not suitable for distinguishing between different Leuconostoc species, and several alternative methods are described.

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