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Title: Listeria innocua : growth and biofilm formation
Author: Perni, Stefano
ISNI:       0000 0001 3484 3012
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2005
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The contamination of food processing equipment by pathogenic bacteria is a serious threat to food safety and public health. Much attention has recently been focussed on Listeriae because of their ability to both grow over a wide temperature range and to adhere to a wide range of materials. However, whilst many previous studies have studied attachment under static or low Reynolds number (Re) flow, no published work exists on the effects of flow conditions at industrially relevant Re on the phenomenon of attachment. This is examined here using non-pathogenic Listeria innocua—frequently claimed to be a surrogate for the pathogen L. monocytogenes—in relation to stainless steel. This material was chosen because it is widely used in the food industry.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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