The effect of storage in liquid nitrogen on the isolation of oral yeasts in human saliva

E. Brambilla, L. Strohmenger, G. Vogel

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Abstract

Stimulated whole saliva samples were collected from a group of 127 6-yr-old schoolchildren. Each sample was divided into three parts. The first two, one of which contained added glycerol, were immediately frozen in liquid nitrogen and stored at -196 °C for 2 months. The third part was transferred to the laboratory and plated on selective medium for yeasts. Colony counts of the frozen and non-frozen samples were then compared. Statistical analysis showed a highly significant correlation between the counts for frozen and unfrozen samples. A high (40.1%) prevalence of yeast carriers was found, and Candida albicans was the most frequently recovered yeast.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Oral Biology
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • dental caries
  • liquid nitrogen
  • oral yeasts
  • saliva

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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