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

H.N. Chinivasagam, Allan Bremner, R. Reeves

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Several isolates of Pseudomonas fragi can metabolize tyrosine to produce a red-brown colour within 8-10 days when incubated (5 degrees C) in artificial media. It is possible that bacterial production of melanin occurs on stored prawns.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLetters in Applied Microbiology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)5-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998


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