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Title:The Effects of Solutes, Polymers and Their Mixtures on Mold Conidia Germination
Author(s):Chang, Audrey Chingzu
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Schmidt, Shelly J.
Department / Program:Food Science
Discipline:Food Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Agriculture, Food Science and Technology
Biology, Microbiology
Abstract:Water activity (Aw) was long held to be the primary predictor of microbial activity in food systems. Recently, it was shown that different components present in food systems also influenced microbial growth and the minimum Aw at which microbial activity occurred. Thus, water activity alone is not a sufficient indicator of potential mold growth in food systems. The composition of the system also influences microbial growth and the stability of a food system.
Issue Date:1992
Description:171 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI9305486
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-17
Date Deposited:1992

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