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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Determination Of Thermobacteriological Parameters And Size Of Bacillus Stearothermophilus Atcc 7953 Spores [determinação Dos Parâmetros De Destruição Térmica E Dimensões De Esporos De Bacillus Stearothermophilus Atcc 7953]
Author: Fraiha M.
Ferraz A.C.O.
Biagi J.D.
Abstract: In order to determine thermobacteriological parameters for B. stearothermophilus spores, they were diluted in a saline solution medium and in ground corn-soybean mix, distributed in TDT tube, and submitted to heat for a specific period of time. The D value (time to reduce 1 log cycle of microbial count under a certain temperature) and z value (variation of temperature to cause 10-fold change in D value) were estimated. To estimate their dimensions, the spores were visualized by using a scanning electron microscope. D<inf>1211°C</inf> and z values for these spores, as determined in the saline solution, were 8.8 minutes and 12.8°C, respectively. D<inf>121 1°C</inf> and z values determined in the corn-soy mix were 14.2 minutes and 23.7°C, respectively. The micrographs indicated that the spores have homogeneous shape and size, with length and diameter of 2 and 1 μm, respectively. These results confirm that the spore is highly thermal-resistant, and it is a good biological indicator to evaluate the extrusion process as a feed sterilizer.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0101-20612010000400032
Date Issue: 2010
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