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1 April 1989 THE EFFECTS OF SIX ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES ON PASTEURELLA MULTOCIDA POPULATIONS IN WATER
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The effects of protein, pH, temperature, sodium chloride (NaCl), clays, sucrose, and their interactions on the survival and growth of Pasteurella multocida were evaluated. Pasteurellae populations declined rapidly in waters maintained at 2 C, compared to 18 C. Increasing water soluble proteins by 175 μg/ml, and NaCl by 0.5%, greatly enhanced survival of P. multocida, whereas variations in pH, clays, and sucrose had relatively minor effects. Pasteurella multocida survived for over 1 yr in some samples of water. This is the longest known survival of these bacteria in water.

Bredy and Botzler: THE EFFECTS OF SIX ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES ON PASTEURELLA MULTOCIDA POPULATIONS IN WATER
James P. Bredy and Richard G. Botzler "THE EFFECTS OF SIX ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES ON PASTEURELLA MULTOCIDA POPULATIONS IN WATER," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(2), (1 April 1989). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.2.232
Received: 27 June 1988; Accepted: ; Published: 1 April 1989
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