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1 January 1998 A Cryopreservation Method for Pasteurella multocida from Wetland Samples
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A cryopreservation method and improved isolation techniques for detection of Pasteurella multocida from wetland samples were developed. Wetland water samples were collected in the field, diluted in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO, final concentration 10%), and frozen at −180 C in a liquid nitrogen vapor shipper. Frozen samples were transported to the laboratory where they were subsequently thawed and processed in Pasteurella multocida selective broth (PMSB) to isolate P. multocida. This method allowed for consistent isolation of 2 to 18 organisms/ml from water seeded with known concentrations of P. multocida. The method compared favorably with the standard mouse inoculation method and allowed for preservation of the samples until they could be processed in the laboratory.

Moore, Shadduck, Goldberg, and Samuel: A Cryopreservation Method for Pasteurella multocida from Wetland Samples
Melody K. Moore, Daniel J. Shadduck, Diane R. Goldberg, and Michael D. Samuel "A Cryopreservation Method for Pasteurella multocida from Wetland Samples," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34(1), 182-185, (1 January 1998). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-34.1.182
Received: 4 April 1997; Published: 1 January 1998
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