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Table 3 Composition of the microbiota at pre- and post-heat treatment sample sites in two feed industry plants (Plant A (fish feed) and Plant B (animal feed)).

From: Micro ecosystems from feed industry surfaces: a survival and biofilm study of Salmonellaversus host resident flora strains

Bacterial genus Pre-heat treatment Post-heat treatment
  No. strains % No. strains %
Plant A     
Staphylococcus 30 39 43 74
Bacillus 14 18 3 5
Curtobacterium 3 4 - -
Corynebacterium - - 4 7
Paenibacillus - - 3 5
Pediococcus - - 3 5
Pantoea 7 9 - -
Psychrobacter 4 5 - -
Other genera
(n = 15)
19 25 2 3
Total 77   58  
Plant B     
Bacillus 2 4 19 31
Curtobacterium 8 14 2 3
Paenibacillus 1 2 24 39
Plantibacter 4 7 - -
Staphylococcus 6 11 2 3
Pantoea 19 33 7 11
Pseudomonas 6 11 1 2
Other genera
(n = 13)
11 19 6 10
Total 57   61