Selective sterilization of Vibro parahaemolyticus from a bacterial mixture by low-amperage electric current

Soo Chang Jin, Hyunsuk Yoo, Yeon I. Woo, Mi Hee Lee, Barbora Vagaska, Jung Sung Kim, Masakazu Uzawa, Jong Chul Park

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The objective of this study was to investigate the possibility of using low-amperage electrical treatment (LAET) as a selective bacteriocide. Mixtures containing Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus were treated with different electric current intensities and for different times. The results showed that at 263 mA, treating bacteria for 100 ms eliminated all V. parahaemolyticus colonies. Although LAET reduced the populations of the three microorganisms, V. parahaemolyticus was more injured by LAET than S. aureus and E. coli when treated at the same processing conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-541
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of microbiology and biotechnology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 28


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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