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Can spoilage bacteria cause blackspot (melanosis) in stored prawns?

Chinivasagam, H.N., Bremner, H.A. and Reeves, R.K.H. (1998) Can spoilage bacteria cause blackspot (melanosis) in stored prawns? Letters in Applied Microbiology, 27 (1). pp. 5-8. ISSN 0266-8254

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1472-765X.1998.00373.x

Publisher URL: https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1472-765X.1998.00373.x

Abstract

Several isolates of Pseudomonas fragi can metabolize tyrosine to produce a red-brown colour within 8–10 days when incubated (5 °C) in artificial media. It is possible that bacterial production of melanin occurs on stored prawns.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Science > Microbiology > Microorganisms in the animal body
Science > Microbiology > Bacteria
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery resources
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery processing
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