mesophile

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mesophile

[′mez·ə‚fīl]
(biology)
An organism, as certain bacteria, that grows at moderate temperature.
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In water samples, the total coliforms (TC) and fecal coliforms (FC) load were determined (MPN/100 ml), while in mussel samples a plate count of aerobial mesophils (AM), load of FC (MPN/g) and Escherichia coli were made, besides detection of Salmonella spp.
microbiological analyses were performed according to APHA (2001) for counts of molds and yeasts and total mesophiles and the results expressed in CFU / g, Salmonella sp./ in 25 g and total coliforms at 35[degrees]c and fecal coliforms at 45.5[degrees]c, with results expressed in [MPN.g.sup.1].
With the results obtained, it was also verified that microorganisms such as moulds, yeasts and total mesophils were present.