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Title: Inactivation of spores and vegetative cells of Bacillus subtilis and Geobacillus stearothermophilus by pulsed light
Authors: Artiguez, Mari Luz; Martinez de Maranon, Inigo
Abstract: The effect of pulsed light (PL) on the inactivation of vegetative cells and spores of Bacillus subtilis and Geobacillus stearothermophilus at different cell densities was evaluated. The antimicrobial effect of PL decreased when population density increased, both for vegetative cells and spores of B. subtilis and G. stearothermophilus. For low cell densities, vegetative cells were more sensitive to PL than spores. However, lower reductions in vegetative cell counts were shown for higher cell densities, which could be attributed to the fact that vegetative cell suspensions transmitted less amount of light than spores. Concerning the resistance of both microorganisms, lower reduction in G. stearothermophilus than B. subtilis counts were found for the same cell density. When cell suspensions with similar light transmittance were compared, vegetative cells of B. subtilis were found to be more sensitive than the ones of G. stearothermophilus, while the spores of G. stearothemophilus were less resistant to PL. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Decontamination; Total fluence; Bacterial spores; Population cell density; Light exposure; Transmittance; Physiological state; LISTERIA-INNOCUA INACTIVATION; PROCESS PARAMETERS; HEAT; DECONTAMINATION; MICROORGANISMS; TECHNOLOGY; RESISTANCE; RADIATION; KINETICS; BACTERIA
Issue Date: 2015
Type: Article
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.ifset.2015.01.001
ISSN: 1466-8564
E-ISSN: 1878-5522
Funder: Department of Environment, Territorial Planning, Agriculture and Fisheries of the Basque Government
Department of Education, Universities and Research of the Basque Government
Appears in Publication types:Artículos científicos

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