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The biokinetics of cell growth of Lactobacillus amylovorus DCE 471 and bacteriocin production by this strain were investigated as a function of the temperatures (28 to 44C) and pH values (pH 4.2 to 6.4) that are characteristic of a sourdough fermentation process. The influence of temperature and pH on microbial behavior is described by using a successfully(More)
Curvacin A is a listericidal bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus curvatus LTH 1174, a strain isolated from fermented sausage. The response of this strain to an added curing agent (sodium nitrite) in terms of cell growth and bacteriocin production was investigated in vitro by laboratory fermentations with modified MRS broth. The strain was highly sensitive(More)
Several sourdough lactic acid bacteria (LAB) produce inhibitory substances other than organic acids. Bacteriocins (bavaricin A, and plantaricin ST31), a bacteriocin-like inhibitory substance (BLIS C57), and a new antibiotic (reutericyclin) have been discovered. Maximum antimicrobial production was found in the pH range 4.0-6.0. Temperature optima vary(More)
Lactobacillus curvatus LTH 1174, a strain isolated from fermented sausage, produces the antilisterial bacteriocin curvacin A. Its biokinetics of cell growth and bacteriocin production as a function of temperature (20-38 degrees C) and pH (4.8-7.0) were investigated in vitro during laboratory fermentations using de Man, Rogosa and Sharpe (MRS) medium. A(More)
BACKGROUND Increasingly, Flemish greenhouse growers are using spray booms instead of spray guns to apply plant protection products. Although the advantages of spray booms are well known, growers still have many questions concerning nozzle choice and settings. Spray deposition using a vertical spray boom in tomatoes and strawberries was compared with(More)
Human salmonellosis infections are usually acquired via the food chain as a result of the ability of Salmonella serovars to colonize and persist within the gastrointestinal tract of their hosts. In addition, after food ingestion and in order to cause foodborne disease in humans, Salmonella must be able to resist several deleterious stress conditions which(More)
Micro-organisms used during the production of fermented foods are subjected to several abiotic stresses. Microbial survival during these processes strongly depends on the ability of the cells to adapt and become more tolerant to the environmental conditions. Cultivation of Lactobacillus amylovorus DCE 471, a potential strain for use during type II sourdough(More)
Lactobacillus curvatus LTH 1174, a strain originating in fermented sausage, produces the antilisterial bacteriocin curvacin A. Its biokinetics of cell growth and bacteriocin production as a function of various concentrations of salt (sodium chloride) were investigated in vitro during laboratory fermentations using modified MRS medium. A model was set up to(More)
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were isolated from Greek traditional wheat sourdoughs manufactured without the addition of baker's yeast. Application of sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of total cell protein, randomly amplified polymorphic DNA-PCR, DNA-DNA hybridization, and 16S ribosomal DNA sequence analysis, in combination with(More)
A kinetic investigation of the effect of sodium chloride on cell growth of Lactobacillus amylovorus DCE 471 and amylovorin L471 production was carried out through in vitro experiments using a temperature and pH prevailing during sourdough fermentations. Sodium chloride interfered both with cell growth and bacteriocin production. Biomass formation and(More)