Basis of predictive mycology.

Laboratoire de Microbiologie, ENS.BANA, UMR INRA 1232-Université de Bourgogne, 1 Esplanade Erasme, F-21000 Dijon, France.
International Journal of Food Microbiology (Impact Factor: 3.16). 05/2005; 100(1-3):187-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2004.10.013
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT For over 20 years, predictive microbiology focused on food-pathogenic bacteria. Few studies concerned modelling fungal development. On one hand, most of food mycologists are not familiar with modelling techniques; on the other hand, people involved in modelling are developing tools dedicated to bacteria. Therefore, there is a tendency to extend the use of models that were developed for bacteria to moulds. However, some mould specificities should be taken into account. The use of specific models for predicting germination and growth of fungi was advocated previously []. This paper provides a short review of fungal modelling studies.

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