Alicyclobacillus – Identification

Fast and specific detection of Alicyclobacillus spp. and Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris


Item Number: 01220001

Lab analysis: detection of beverage spoilage bacteria

With the specific VIT® gene probes all bacteria of the genus Alicyclobacillus and especially Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris are detected unequivocally. Both parameters will be reported. Even the spores of the bacteria can be reliably identified. The detection is carried out in fruit juices, fruit concentrates, soft drinks and other beverages.

Results will be provided within 3–4 days after sample receipt, in case of readily enriched samples or grown colonies by the next working day.

Qualitative oder quantitative detection?

Which method is applied?
The reliable VIT® gene probe technology.

Which requirements are important?
Product or raw material samples of juices and soft drinks, minimum 100 ml
Product or raw material samples of juice concentrates, minimum 25 ml

Pre-enriched samples:
Pre-enriched bouillons (10 ml) or agar plates with grown colonies: This allows an increase in time-to-result.


You would like to analyze your samples directly on site? No problem with our test kit
VIT® Alicyclobacillus and Flow VIT® Alicyclobacillus


Identical microscopic image: phase contrast (left), all bacteria of the genus Alicyclobacillus shinig specifically green (center) and Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris shining specifically red (right) after analysis with gene probe technology.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, bacteria of the genus Alicyclobacillus shine green and A. acidoterrestris specifically red.

Your Advantages

  • unequivocal detection of the genus Alicyclobacillus and specific A. Acidoterrestris

  • determination of both parameters

  • reliable detection of mixtures of different Alicyclobacilli

  • only detection of living Alicyclobacilli

  • incomparably fast operational time

  • highest specificity