UV-BioTAG is a line of bacterial reference strains containing green fluorescent protein markers. It cultures visibly fluoresce under UV light, making them easily distinguishable from natural contaminants isolated from food samples. E. coli O157:H7, Shigella flexneri, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Salmonella Senftenberg are the first strains available. UV-BioTAG is offered in two formats. The UV-BioTAG Vial Kit contains six vials of six individually packaged lyophilized microorganism pellets, which are rehydrated in a sterile fluid and then plated on growth medium. The UV-BioTAG Swab Kit contains six all-in-one devices, featuring a lyophilized microorganism pellet, ampoule of rehydration fluid, and a swab that allows for direct inoculation of growth medium. Microbiologics, Inc., 800-599-2847, www.microbiologics.com.
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