Methods for Isolation, Enumeration and Identification

  • John I. Pitt
  • Ailsa D. Hocking

This chapter describes techniques and media suitable for the enumeration, isolation and identification of fungi from foods. Some techniques are similar to those used in food bacteriology; others have been developed to meet the particular needs of food mycology. Most of the media have been specifically formulated for foodborne fungi. The approach taken here is designed to provide a systematic basis for the study of food mycology.


Fusarium Species Penicillium Species Ergosterol Content Direct Plating Malt Extract Yeast Extract 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSIRO Food and Nutritional SciencesNorth RydeAustralia

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