Katharina Neumeyer

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A combined temperature and water activity model for the growth of psychrotrophic pseudomonads was developed using turbidimetric data. Psychrotrophic pseudomonads were isolated from various modified and whole milks. The fastest growing strain was identified and used to develop the model. Generation time estimates calculated by turbidimetric and viable count(More)
Because microorganisms are easily dispersed, display physiologic diversity, and tolerate extreme conditions, they are ubiquitous and may contaminate and grow in many food products. The behavior of microbial populations in foods (growth, survival, or death) is determined by the properties of the food (e.g., water activity and pH) and the storage conditions(More)
The relationship between maximum specific growth rates (mu max) determined from viable counts and turbidimetric measurements for a range of bacterial species is examined in order to assess the potential of turbidimetric methods in predictive microbiology. Two methods for the estimation of mu max from turbidimetric data are presented. One is based on(More)
The reliability of the predictive model for the growth of psychrotrophic pseudomonads was evaluated both under controlled laboratory conditions and in industry conditions using various milks, milk-based products, meat and meat products. The validation process involved monitoring the growth of pseudomonads at various temperatures and comparing the observed(More)
In the human host, infection with the protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, most commonly involves the eye and/or the brain. Previous work indicates a relative susceptibility of the human retinal vascular endothelium to infection with the T. gondii tachyzoite, which may contribute to this tissue localization. To facilitate the investigation of potential(More)
OBJECTIVES Dementia increasingly diminishes the ability to communicate. We aimed to develop and evaluate a psychosocial intervention program that focuses on communication in dementia care. This was intended to enhance the quality of life (QoL) of people with dementia and to reduce the burden on their informal caregivers. METHOD A training program for(More)
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