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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris in pasteurized exotic Brazilian fruit juices: Isolation, genotypic characterization and heat resistance|
|Abstract:||In this study, the population of Alicyclobacillus spp. was estimated in pasteurized exotic Brazilian fruit juices using the most probable number (MPN) technique followed by biochemical tests. Pasteurized passion fruit (n = 57) and pineapple (n = 50) juices were taken directly from Brazilian manufacturers. While Alicyclobacillus spp. was isolated from passion fruit juice, the microorganism was not found in any pineapple juice samples. A higher incidence of Alicyclobacillus was observed in samples taken in June and July (dry months in Brazil) in comparison to the other months (March, April, May and August), and the highest Alicyclobacillus counts were recovered from these samples(>23 MNP/100 mL). Sixteen (n = 16) Alicyclobacillus strains were typed using the randomly amplified polymorphic DNA method (RAPD-PCR). RAPD-PCR revealed great genetic similarity between the passion fruit juice strains and Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris DSM 2498. The heat resistance of three isolates was determined, and the mean D(95)degrees. (1.7 min) and z (7.6 degrees C) values in the passion fruit juice were not significantly different (p > 0.05) from those obtained for the DSM 2498 strain (D(95)degrees = 1.5 min and z = 7.1 degrees C). This is the first report on the isolation of A. acidoterrestris from exotic fruit juices such as passion fruit juice. It is worth pointing out the importance of applying good agricultural practices in the field and applying controls for the fruit selection and washing steps, as well as controlling the time/temperature conditions for pasteurization so as to reduce the incidence and chances of A. acidoterrestris spoilage in these juices. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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