Does proximity to neighbours affect germination of spores of non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum?

@article{Webb2012DoesPT,
  title={Does proximity to neighbours affect germination of spores of non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum?},
  author={Martin D. Webb and Sandra C. Stringer and Yvan Le Marc and J{\'o}zsef Baranyi and Michael W. Peck},
  journal={Food microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={104-9}
}
It is recognised that inoculum size affects the rate and extent of bacterial spore germination. It has been proposed that this is due to spores interacting: molecules released from germinated spores trigger germination of dormant neighbours. This study investigated whether changes to the total number of spores in a system or proximity to other spores (local spore density) had a more significant effect on interaction between spores of non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum strain Eklund 17B… CONTINUE READING
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