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Acetic acid vapor, 424-425 Acid organic, 322-327 resistance, 325-327 stress, 104-105 Acidified vegetables, 319-322 Adaptation, stress, 96-97, 106-107 Aeromonas, 314, 440, 452-453 Aerosols and internalization, 82 Agents, washing, 376-383 Agrobacterium tumefaciens, 41-43 Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris alicyclic fatty acids and, 165 confirmation and identification, 178-179

D- and Z- values, 165-166, 167-169 detection and identification of, 174-179 enrichment of, 178 enumeration of, 177-178 future research on, 179-180 heat shock conditions and, 177 media used for isolation of, 175-177 physiological and phenotypic characteristics of, 164-165 sanitation and, 173-174 significance of detection/isolation from foods, 179 taxonomic history of, 160-164 thermal resistance characteristics of, 165-172

types of spoilage related to, 172-173 Alkaline washing agents, 388-389 Allyl isothiocyanate gas, 422-423 Alternaria alternata, 366, 465 Alternatives to chlorine, 378-383 Amendments, soil, 14, 26-27 American Society for Quality (ASQ), 355 Anisakis simplex, 505

Antagonistic interactions between soft-rot and human pathogens, 126-127

Apples chemical, heat, and biological control treatments for, 297-299 cider, 214-216, 368-369

controls for processed products made from, 300 culling, sorting, and trimming of, 297 good agricultural practices (GAPs) and, 367 harvest practices and, 295 hot water treatment of, 466, 468-469 irradiation treatments of, 297-299 patulin in, 282-300

physical, chemical, and microbial properties of, 291-292 postproduction handling of, 295-300 preharvest practices and, 294-295 storage of, 299-300 washing treatments for, 296 Aqueous cell suspensions and infiltration of plant surfaces, 84-85 Arabidopsis thaliana, 58, 601 Aspergillus flavus, 440, 527 Assessment studies, HACCP, 345-347 ATP, 579-581 Attachment of human enteric pathogens to plants and other interactions, 52-59 of microbes to melons, 236-237 by plant nitrogen fixing, epiphytic, and pathogenic bacteria to plants, 38-48 potential factors of enteric bacterial pathogens for plants, 48-52 Azospirillum, 47-48

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