Mizuki Tsuta

Learn More
A method for visualizing the sugar content in the flesh of melons was developed. This method was based on the sugar absorption band in the near-infrared (NIR) region to avoid bias caused by the color information of a sample. NIR spectroscopic analysis revealed that each of the two second-derivative absorbances at 874 and 902 nm had a high correlation with(More)
A supercontinuum laser based double integrating sphere setup in combination with an unscattered transmittance measurement setup was developed and carefully validated for optical characterization of turbid samples in the 500-2250 nm wavelength range. A set of 57 liquid optical phantoms, covering a wide range of absorption and scattering properties, were(More)
A novel method of optically reducing the dimensionality of an excitation-emission matrix (EEM) by optimizing the excitation and emission band-pass filters was proposed and applied to the visualization of viable bacteria on pork. Filters were designed theoretically using an EEM data set for evaluating colony-forming units on pork samples assuming(More)
The performances of support vector machine (SVM) and linear discrimination analysis (LDA) for detecting pesticide on spinach leaf were investigated. Fluorescence images of spinach leaves without any treatment, treated with pure water and methamidophos solution were taken under 561 different wavelength conditions to acquire hyperspectral excitation-emission(More)
The current study attempted to provide a convenient, non-invasive and time-saving method to estimate the freshness of intact horse mackerel (Trachurus japonicus) fish in a frozen state using autofluorescence spectroscopy in tandem with multivariate analysis of fluorescence excitation-emission matrices (EEM). The extracted fluorescence data from different(More)
A novel method combining imaging techniques and fluorescence fingerprint (FF) data measurement was developed to visualize the distributions of gluten and starch in dough without any preprocessing. Fluorescence images of thin sections of gluten, starch, and dough were acquired under 63 different combinations of excitation and emission wavelengths, resulting(More)
Quantitative determination by fluorescence spectroscopy is possible because of the linear relationship between the intensity of emitted fluorescence and the fluorophore concentration. However, concentration quenching may cause the relationship to become nonlinear, and thus, the optimal dilution ratio has to be determined. In the case of fluorescence(More)
A rapid method for predicting the buckwheat flour ratio of dried buckwheat noodles was developed by using the fluorescence fingerprint and partial least squares regression. Fitting the calibration model to validation datasets showed R(2)=0.78 and SEP=12.4%. The model was refined for a better fit by deleting several samples containing additional ingredients.(More)
A three-dimensional (3-D) bio-imaging technique was developed for visualizing and quantifying the 3-D distribution of yeast in frozen bread dough samples in accordance with the progress of the mixing process of the samples, applying cell-surface engineering to the surfaces of the yeast cells. The fluorescent yeast was recognized as bright spots at the(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of rice porridge on the texture and viscoelastic properties of bread during storage. Three types of bread, wheat flour bread, 15% rice flour bread, and 15% rice porridge bread, were prepared. After baking and storing the bread for 24 h, 48 h, and 72 h at room temperature, we measured the texture and(More)