Effects of minerals on sporulation and heat resistance of Clostridium sporogenes.

@article{Mah2008EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of minerals on sporulation and heat resistance of Clostridium sporogenes.},
  author={J Mah and Dong-Hyun Kang and Juming Tang},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={128 2},
  pages={385-9}
}
In this study, various mineral supplements, such as chloride salts (CaCl2, MgCl2, MnCl2, FeCl2 and KCl) supplying cations and calcium salts (CaCl2, CaCO3, CaSO4, Ca(OH)2 and CaHPO4) supplying anions, were tested if they could stimulate the sporulation of Clostridium sporogenes, a surrogate microorganism for C. botulinum. Of the cations tested, the addition of CaCl2 showed a slightly, but not significantly, greater increase in spore levels within 3 weeks of incubation, compared to that of the… CONTINUE READING

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