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Microflora of partially processed lettuce.

Authors
  • Magnuson, J A
  • King, A D Jr
  • Török, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied and environmental microbiology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1990
Volume
56
Issue
12
Pages
3851–3854
Identifiers
PMID: 2082830
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Bacteria, yeasts, and molds isolated from partially processed iceberg lettuce were taxonomically classified. The majority of bacterial isolates were gram-negative rods. Pseudomonas, Erwinia, and Serratia species were commonly found. Yeasts most frequently isolated from lettuce included members of the genera Candida, Cryptococcus, Pichia, Torulaspora, and Trichosporon. Comparatively few molds were isolated; members of the genera Rhizopus, Cladosporium, Phoma, Aspergillus, and Penicillium were identified.

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