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"Lee, Lucy" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 27 Apr 2000 15:10:11 -0400
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We use a consulting mycologist who is retired from academia (U. of
Michigan).  I would almost swear molds talk to him and tell him their
secrets.  Call me and I'll give you his number.

Lucy Lee
(910) 254-7270

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mcc [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2000 10:00 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      [PMFLIST] Thermophilic Mold
>
> THIS is a real, genuine cry for help.
> During revalidation studies of sterilization processes, we have begun
> encountering positives, which are NOT B. stearothermophilus or any other
> bacteria-- they are a MOLD, source and type unknown. This thing grows ONLY
> at elevated temperatures (55 C), and best on TSA (much more slowly and
> poorly on SAB). Visually, it appears whitish and without aerial mycelia;
> microscopically, it is small, and resembles either Rhizomucor or
> Actinomyces (colonies look more like Actinomyces).
> SEVERAL QUESTIONS:
> 1) Who, in reference labs, academia, or industry, is equipped to do work
> on such organisms, such as identification and/or "D-value" studies?
> 2) Is there any body of literature and/or scientific forum out there,
> which would support any claim that a sterilization process, aimed at
> generating Fo's of 24 and above, would be adequate to obliterate such an
> organism and its spores?
>    TIME is of the essence-- all replies and assistance gratefully
> appreciated. THANKS in advance--
>   M.Carroll ([log in to unmask])
>
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