mesophile


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mesophile

 [mez´o-fīl]
a microorganism that grows best at 20° to 55°C.

mes·o·phil

, mesophile (mez'ō-fil, -fīl),
A microorganism with an optimal temperature between 25-40°C, but growing within the limits of 10°C and 45°C.
[meso- + G. philos, fond]

mesophile

(mĕz′ə-fīl′, mĕs′-)
n.
Any of various organisms, especially certain bacteria and fungi, that thrive at moderate temperatures between about 25°C and 40°C.

mes′o·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.

mes·o·phil

, mesophile (mez'ō-fil, -fīl)
A microorganism with an optimal temperature between 25-40°C, but growing within the limits of 10-45°C.
[meso- + G. philos, fond]
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The count of mesophiles present in sierra muscle was developed according to the methodology described in the Official Mexican Norm Regulation NOM-092-SSA1-1994 [8].
Linked to that is the appearance of very diverse tetrapod tracks and the re-occurrence of mesophile flora and invertebrate burrows (Scoyenia).
The new microorganisms included not only mesophiles (needing a moderate amount of heat to grow), but also thermophiles (needing higher temperatures to grow).
Plate mesophile and psychrotrophile count; 11g of the sample were added to 99 ml of peptonated water (0.1% w/v) and placed in petri dishes with PlateCount Agar and incubated at 35 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C for 48 hours.
The high water salinities limit the plant growing to the mesophile systems: the moderate water consumption limits the salt "storage" in the plant organism.
The samples of third stage were analyzed in terms of microbiological (total mesophile aerobe bacteria (TMAB), psycrophile bacteria (PB), lactic acid bacteria (LAB), Enterobacteria (EB), yeast and mould (YM)), chemical (pH total volatile basic nitrogen value (TVB-N) and thiobarbituric acid number (TBA)), organoleptic (view, texture, colour, odor, total assesment) and colour criteria (L , a and b values).
Total bacterial counts were numerically lower for electrical stimulation tissue, but did not significantly change the mesophile, thermophile, and psychrotrophile growth in precooked roast beef at d 7.
Nowadays, commercial PE is obtained from mesophile rhodophyta Porphyridium (phycoerythrin) and available from various companies including AnaSpec Inc., Sigma-Aldrich Corporation and Invitrogen Corporation.
Total aerobic and mesophile flora of the flour were not different from the recommended values (p=0.199).
Microbial analysis showed no significant difference in aerobic mesophile and absence of total Coliforms and Escherichia coli.