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Title: Predictive modeling of surface growth of lactic-acid bacteria in vacuum-packed meat
Authors: Nicolai, Bart
Van Impe, Jan
Verlinden, Bert
Martens, T
Vandewalle, Joos
De Baerdemaeker, Josse #
Issue Date: Jun-1993
Publisher: Academic press ltd
Series Title: Food microbiology vol:10 issue:3 pages:229-238
Abstract: Simulations of surface growth of lactic acid bacteria on vacuum-packed meat with an adapted fermentation model show, depending on the initial pH of the liquid surface layer, a typical sigmoidal log-linear growth curve. The corresponding lag time, defined as the intercept with the time-axis of the tangent in the inflection point to the growth curve, appears as a consequence of the structure of the mathematical model. Its magnitude depends on the initial contamination level as well as on the thickness and buffering properties of the surface layer.
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ISSN: 0740-0020
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS)
ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics
# (joint) last author

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