Live Cell Imaging of Germination and Outgrowth of Individual Bacillus subtilis Spores; the Effect of Heat Stress Quantitatively Analyzed with SporeTracker

@inproceedings{Pandey2013LiveCI,
  title={Live Cell Imaging of Germination and Outgrowth of Individual Bacillus subtilis Spores; the Effect of Heat Stress Quantitatively Analyzed with SporeTracker},
  author={Rachna Pandey and Alex Ter Beek and Norbert O. E. Vischer and Jan P. P. M. Smelt and Stanley Brul and Erik M. M. Manders},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Spore-forming bacteria are a special problem for the food industry as some of them are able to survive preservation processes. Bacillus spp. spores can remain in a dormant, stress resistant state for a long period of time. Vegetative cells are formed by germination of spores followed by a more extended outgrowth phase. Spore germination and outgrowth progression are often very heterogeneous and therefore, predictions of microbial stability of food products are exceedingly difficult. Mechanistic… CONTINUE READING