The below is from WHO guidelines for Microbiology. Please have this
explained to me and also which processes of sterilizations such instances
5.4 Organism resuscitation
5.4.1 Organism resuscitation is required where test methodologies may
produce sub-lethally injured cells. For example, exposure to:
— injurious effects of processing, e.g. heat;
— antimicrobial agents;
— extremes of osmotic pressure; and
— extremes of pH.
5.4.2 Organism resuscitation may be achieved by:
— exposure to a liquid media like a simple salt solution at room
temperature for 2 hours;
— exposure to a solid repair medium for 4–6 hours.
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