Bacillus macerans — A new potent histamine producing micro-organism isolated from Italian cheese

J. J. Rodriguez Jerez, V. Giaccone, G. Colavita, E. Parisi

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    Abstract

    We describe the histamine actiuity of Bacillus macerans 1(3), isolated from a sample of Italian cheese during seasoning. Bacillus macerans 1(3) did not hydrolyse gelatine, and had a clear positive indol production. On the other hand we have observed growth with 5% NaCl concentration and with pH = 5. This is a halotolerant bacteria. Strain 1(3) has a positive reaction in Niven medium at 24 and 48 h. A histamine formation was detected at all temperatures studied (43, 37, 30, 22 and 4°C). The maximum histamine formation and the maximum bacterial growth were detected at 30°C, with 4285 μg of histamine ml-1 of quantification broth. © 1994 Academic Press Limited.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)409-415
    JournalFood Microbiology
    Volume11
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994

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