Sublethal Injury and Viable but Non-culturable (VBNC) State in Microorganisms During Preservation of Food and Biological Materials by Non-thermal Processes

The viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state, as well as sublethal injury of microorganisms pose a distinct threat to food safety, as the use of traditional, culture-based microbiological analyses might lead to an underestimation or a misinterpretation of the product’s microbial status and recovery ph...

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Main Authors: Felix Schottroff, Antje Fröhling, Marija Zunabovic-Pichler, Anna Krottenthaler, Oliver Schlüter, Henry Jäger
Format: Article
Published: Frontiers Media S.A. 2018-11-01
Series:Frontiers in Microbiology
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