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Probiotic Enumeration by Flow Cytometry: Determining both Bacillus coagulans and Bacillus subtilis Spore Counts in Mixed Populations in Food and Dietary Supplements

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Flow cytometry can provide key information on the integrity, quality, and quantity of the organisms in a probiotic product. This poster discusses how we can utilize flow cytometry in a multi-component finished product to accurately and precisely enumerate B. coagulans and B.subtilis spores.

Authors:

Andrzej A. Benkowski, J. David Legan, and Jean L. Schoeni
Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories, Inc., Madison, WI