Carnobacterium maltaromaticum is a species of lactic acid bacteria found in dairy, meat, and fish, with technological properties useful in food biopreservation and flavor development. In more recent years, it has also proven to be a key element of biological time-temperature integrators for tracking temperature variations experienced by perishable foods along the cold-chain. A dynamic model for the growth of C. maltaromaticum CNCM I-3298 and production of four metabolites (formic acid, acetic acid, lactic acid, and ethanol) from trehalose in batch culture was developed using the reaction scheme formalism. The dependence of the specific growth and production rates as well as the product inhibition parameters on the operating conditions were described by the response surface method. The parameters of the model were calibrated from eight experiments, covering a broad spectrum of culture conditions (temperatures between 20 and 37 °C; pH between 6.0 and 9.5). The model was validated against another...

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