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Fuka, MM; Tanuwidjaja, I; Maksimovic, AZ; Zunabovic-Pichler, M; Kublik, S; Hulak, N; Domig, KJ; Schloter, M.
(2020): Bacterial diversity of naturally fermented game meat sausages: Sources of new starter cultures
LWT-FOOD SCI TECHNOL. 2020; 118, 108782 FullText FullText_BOKU

Bacterial communities associated with the ripening process in artisanal wild boar and deer meat sausages were investigated by molecular barcoding using the 16S rRNA gene as a marker. A core microbiota shared by 83.54% of the samples indicated remarkable level of Lactobacillus sake/and Lactobacillus curvatus, accounting for 20.55% in initial and 70.48% in final products as well as spoilage-associated bacteria including Stenotrophomonas, Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Carnobacterium and Brochothrbc, with an average abundance 44.15% at the beginning and 13.98% at the end of the production. Of selected LAB isolates (n = 555), 43.83% were not suitable for food application due to the antibiotic resistance or the presence of the tric gene. Most of the strains designated as safe were able to grow at 25 degrees C even in the presence of 3.0 and 6.0% of NaCl or pH 4.5, but exposure to the same stressors resulted in growth reduction at 12 degrees C. Acidification and antimicrobial activity were found in 65.62% and 37.50% of strains, respectively. Most of the strains showed lipolytic and proteolytic activity, but only 9.37% were able to degrade sarcoplasmic proteins. These results give important information for the development of new starter formulation for the production of high quality game meat sausages.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Domig Konrad
Zunabovic-Pichler Marija

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