Temp (°C) Non–O157: H7 STECs O157: H7 STEC#
  y–axis intercept* Slope R2 D–value (second) D–value (second) R2
55 8.016 –0.0014 0.88 712.4 422 0.96
60 8.201 –0.0258 0.97 38.8 55.5 0.97
65 8.646 –0.2794 0.91 3.6 3.3 0.92
*: The y–axis is log cfu/g and x–axis is time (second) in the x–y plot
Table 1: The D–values calculation for non–O157: H7 Shiga–toxin producing Escherichia coli and comparison with D–values reported by Rajkowski for O157: H7 strains under similar thermal treatment in catfish.