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 degrees 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.

The effect of storage in liquid nitrogen on the isolation of oral yeasts in human saliva / E. Brambilla, L. Strohmenger, G. Vogel. - In: ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY. - ISSN 0003-9969. - 37:3(1992 Mar), pp. 237-239.

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

E. Brambilla
Primo
;
L. Strohmenger
Secondo
;
G. Vogel
Ultimo
1992

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 degrees 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.
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