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Effect of sanitizers on Vibrio parahaemolyticus in biofilms on stainless steel surface.

Venugopal, M. N. and Karunasagar, I. and Indrani, Karunasagar and Varadaraj, M. C. (1999) Effect of sanitizers on Vibrio parahaemolyticus in biofilms on stainless steel surface. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 39 (4). pp. 253-254.

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Abstract

The human pathogenic bacterium, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, generally associated with seafoods was tested for its ability to form biofilm on stainless steel surfaces. This bacterium possessed good adhering ability and formed a biofilm with a cell density of 2.43 x 104 cm2 on stainless steel surface in a 10-day experimental period. The biofilm bacteria showed increased resistance to commonly used sanitizers such as iodophor and hypochlorite than planktonic cells. Exposure to iodophor at as high as 10 μg ml-1 and hypochlorite at 100 and 200 μg ml-1 for 5 min showed a reduction in numbers by only 2-3 log units and failed to completely inactivate biofilm cells. These results suggest that V. parahaemolyticus can form biofilm and pose a serious problem in seafood processing facilities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vibrio parahaemolyticus, sanitizers, biofilm, seafoods
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 10 Food Microorganisms
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 28 Meat, Fish & Poultry > Fish
Divisions: Food Microbiology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 11:31
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 08:50
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/4000

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