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Effect of gamma irradiation on staphylococcal thermonuclease (TNase).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10746105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stability of staphylococcal thermonuclease (TNase) on exposure to irradiation though expected has not been experimentally established. In the present work. TNase in presence of standard growth media as well as dairy and meat products was found to be completely resistant even at a dose of 10 kGy indicating that the TNase can be used as an indicator of Staphylococcal aureus contamination even in foods in which S. aureus have been destroyed by irradiation. This new application of TNase is being reported for the first time.
J K Kumar; A K Sharma; P R Kulkarni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food sciences and nutrition     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0963-7486     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-20     Completed Date:  2000-04-20     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432922     Medline TA:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai, Matunga, India.
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MeSH Terms
Culture Media
Dairy Products / microbiology
Gamma Rays*
Meat Products / microbiology
Micrococcal Nuclease / radiation effects*
Staphylococcus aureus / enzymology,  radiation effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media; EC Nuclease

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