Historical Microbial-Control Literature

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Section I - Resistance of Microorganisms to Lethal Agents

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The Logarithmic Order of Death . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Injury and Death of Bacteria by Chemical Agents," by Otto Rahn.  Biodynamica Monograph No. 3.  1945:  9-41.

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Sensitivity of Bacterial Spores to Different Nutrients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Influence of Preheating, pH, and Holding Temperature upon Viability of Bacterial Spores Stored for Long Periods in Buffer Substrates."  by F.R. Evans and H.R. Curran.  Journal of Bacteriology, Vol. 79,  1960:  361- 368.

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Dry-Heat Destruction of Microorganisms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Sterilization of Space Hardware,"  by I.J. Pflug.  Environmental Biology
and Medicine, Vol. 1.  1971:  63-81.

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Treatment of Microbial-Survivor Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Treatment of Sterilization-Process Microbial-Survivor Data,"  by I.J. Pflug
and J.E. Bearman, Appendix E in Environmental Microbiology as Related to Planetary Quarantine.  Semi-Annual Progress Report 9.  Dec  1972, NASA
Grant NGL 24-005-160.  Division of Environmental Health, School of
Public Health, University of Minnesota.

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Survivor Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Survivor Curves of Bacterial Spores Heated in Parenteral Solutions," 
by I.J. Pflug and G.M. Smith.  This research was reported at the Spore Group Meeting.  Leeds, England, Dec. 16-18, 1975.  Portions of this manuscript
were published in Spore Research 1976 eds.  A.N. Barker, J. Wolf, D.J. Ellar, G.J. Dring, and G.W. Gould.  London:  Academic Press, Inc., 1977.

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A Review of z- and F-Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"A Review of z- and F-Values Used to Ensure the Safety of Low-Acid Canned Food,"  by I.J. Pflug and T.E. Odlaug.  Food Tech., Vol. 32 (6), 1978:  63-70.

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Treatment of Endpoint-Type Microbial-Survivor Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"The Spearman-Karber Method for Analyzing Quantal Assay Microbial-Destruction Data."  by R.G. Holcomb and I.J. Pflug.  Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota.  Unpublished manuscript.  1978.

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Measuring Heat Resistance of Bacterial Spores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Heat Resistance and Population Stability of Lyophilized Bacillus subtilis
Spores,"  by T.E. Odlaug, R.A. Caputo, and G.S. Graham.  Applied and
Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 41 (6),  1981:  1374-1377.

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Sporicidal Properties of Ethylene Oxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"The Effects of EtO Sterilization Variables on BI Performance," by Ross A. Caputo and Kimberly J. Rohn.  Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry
Vol. 4 (7).  July, 1982:  37-42.

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Miniature Retort Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Collecting Moist-Heat Microbial-Destruction Data Using a Miniature Retort System:  Operation, Temperature Calibration,"  by I.J. Pflug.  Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Univ. of Minnesota.  Unpublished Manuscript.  1987.

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Lag Correction Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Measuring the Thermal Resistance of Microorganisms:  Selecting an Appropriate Test System, Correcting for Heat-Transfer Lags, and
Determining Minimum Heating Times,"  by I.J. Pflug.  PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Vol. 57 (3), 2003:  160-185.

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History of the D-Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"The D-Value In 2003, And Some Of Its History," by I.J. Pflug.  Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota. 
Unpublished Manuscript.  2003.

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