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Table 1 Survival of Clostridium perfringens CCUG 2035 on swabs in Amies medium after simulated transport.

From: Survival of Clostridium perfringensDuring Simulated Transport and Stability of Some Plasmid-borne Toxin Genes under Aerobic Conditions

  Experiment I1,2 Experiment II1
Prepared suspension (CFU/ml) Room temperature, 24 h 4°C, 24 h 4°C, 24 h 4°C, 44 h
0.5 × 105 2 2 2 1
0.5 × 104 1.5 1.5 1 1
0.5 × 103 1 0.5 0.5 0.5
0.5 × 102 0 0 0 0.5
0.5 × 101 0 0 0 0
  1. 1 On the basis of the number of colonies, bacterial growth was classified; no growth (0), sparse < 20 colonies (1), moderate 20 to 100 colonies (2) or profuse > 100 colonies (3).
  2. 2 This experiment was duplicated with identical results.