Samples Mesophiles   Psycrotrophs
  log cfu/ginitial log cfu/g8days log cfu/ginitial log cfu/g8days
Coat-150 2.00a ± 0.00 6.89a ± 0.33 2.89a ± 1.54 6.94a ± 0.27
Coat-250 2.00a ± 0.00 5.57b ± 0.68 2.00a ± 0.00 5.47b ± 0.51
Coat-500 2.00a ± 0.00 4.97b ± 0.21 2.00a ± 0.00 4.73b ± 0.38
CTRL 2.23a ± 0.40 7.79c ± 0.06 2.26a ± 0.38 7.82c ± 0.03
Mean values ± standard deviation.
a-bMeans in the same column followed by different superscript upper cases are
significantly different (P<0.05).
Table 1: Mesophilic and psychrotrophic initial and final bacterial count (log cfu/g)
of fresh-cut melon samples.