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Bacterial dynamics in a raw cow's milk Caciotta cheese manufactured with aqueous extract of Cynara cardunculus dried flowers.
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PMID:  21466567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aims:  Investigation of the bacterial dynamics of a Caciotta cheese traditionally manufactured in the Montefeltro area (Central Italy) with raw cow's milk and an aqueous extract of dried flowers from Cynara cardunculus as a coagulant agent. Methods and Results:  Conventional methods and a combined PCR-DGGE approach, relying on culture-dependent and -independent analyses, was used to investigate the cheese bacterial community, with a special focus on lactic acid bacteria. A heterogeneous population, including enterococci, lactococci, lactobacilli, food spoilage and other banal microorganisms was found. None of the species detected in the vegetable rennet became dominant during cheese-making and ripening, thus suggesting a prevailing role of the adventitious microbiota coming from the raw milk and the dairy environment. Significance and Impact of the Study:  The study contributed to highlighting the influence of different technological parameters on safety and bacterial dynamics of a raw milk Caciotta cheese coagulated with vegetable rennet.
Aquilanti Lucia; Babini Valentina; Santarelli Sara; Andrea Osimani; Annalisa Petruzzelli; Francesca Clementi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Letters in applied microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1472-765X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510094     Medline TA:  Lett Appl Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 The Society for Applied Microbiology.
Sezione di Microbiologia Alimentare, Ambientale ed Industriale, SAIFET, Università Politecnica delle Marche, via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Umbria e delle Marche, via Salvemini 1, 06126, Perugia, Italy.
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