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Persistence of Pseudomonas pseudomallei in soil

Thomas, A.D. and Forbes-Faulkner, J.C. (1981) Persistence of Pseudomonas pseudomallei in soil. Australian Veterinary Journal, 57 (11). pp. 535-536.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.1981.tb05804...

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Abstract

50 P. pseudomallei survived for up to 30 months in soil samples taken from a sheep paddock, stored in plastic collection bags on a shaded shelf in a laboratory and kept at ambient temperature (13-33 deg C). The average time for survival under these conditions would be about 6 months (7 of the 15 soil tests were positive after this time). Moister soils contained a greater number of organisms per gram of soil than drier ones.

ADDITIONAL ABSTRACT: Larger numbers of P. pseudomallei were found in moist soils than in dry soils. The bacteria survived in soil in collection bags kept in the shade at ambient temperatures for up to 30 months although the average survival time was 6 months.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from the © Australian Veterinary Journal. Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Persistence; survival; epidemiology; bacterial diseases; soil; bacteria; pseudomonas; pseudomallei; Australia; specific taxa; soil microbiology; prokaryotes; Pseudomonadaceae; Gracilicutes; Australasia; Oceania.
Subjects:Science > Microbiology > Bacteria
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science
Deposited On:26 Mar 2004
Last Modified:22 Nov 2010 00:47

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