Comparison of the Productivity of a Variety of Selective Media for Campylobacter and Arcobacter Species

  • H. Ibrahim Atabay
  • Janet E. L. Corry
  • David E. Post


There have been a number of recent reports that species of Campylobacter, Arcobacter and Helicobacter other than the classical thermophilic Campylobacter spp. cause gastroenteritis in man 4, 7, 8, 9, 14. The medium of Aspinall et al 1 was developed specifically to isolate strains of C. upsaliensis inhibited by the antibiotics used in other media such as modified charcoal-cefoperazone-deoxycholate medium (m-CCDA) 3,6. An alternative is to use the method of Steele and McDermott 12, which relies on the ability of campylobacters but not competitors to pass through 0.45 or 0.65μm membrane filters and subsequently grow on non-selective medium.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Ibrahim Atabay
    • 1
  • Janet E. L. Corry
    • 1
  • David E. Post
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Veterinary ScienceUniversity of BristolLangford, AvonUK
  2. 2.Unipath LimitedBasingstoke, HampshireUK

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