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dc.contributor.authorRayner, Joanna
dc.contributor.authorVeeh, Richard Harold
dc.contributor.authorFlood, Janice Elizabeth Desi
dc.identifier.citationRayner J, Veeh R, Flood J, "Prevalence of microbial biofilms on selected fresh produce and household surfaces," Int J Food Microbiol, 2004 95:29-39en_US
dc.description.abstractInvestigations of biofilms in domestic environments are sparsely represented in the literature. In this study, samples of various household surfaces, including food, laundry and kitchen items, were analyzed for evidence of biofilm presence. Visualization of the surfaces was carried out using cryostage scanning electron microscopy (CSEM) and light microscopy. Qualitative evidence of the presence of biofilm formation was obtained from all of the sample groups analyzed, suggesting the widespread existence of microorganisms in biofilms on domestic surfaces. This suggests that biofilms may be important in household hygiene, and highlights the need for standardized, approved biofilm methods suitable for consumer products testing.en_US
dc.titlePrevalence of microbial biofilms on selected fresh produce and household surfacesen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleInternational Journal of Food Microbiologyen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US

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