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Chapter 3

Factors Affecting the Growth and Survival of Micro-organisms in Foods

Microbial growth is an autocatalytic process: no growth will occur without the presence of at least one viable cell and the rate of growth will increase with the amount of viable biomass present. This can be represented mathematically by the expression:(3.1)where dx/dt is the rate of change of bioma...

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Print publication date
11 Sep 2007
Copyright year
2007
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-284-5
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-794-0