Input files - FSSP formats
In addition to the temperature profile data, used by most models in FSSP it can be relevant to read data for (i) shelf-life at different temperatures, (ii) concentrations of bacteria at different times and (iii) growth rates at various storage conditions into the following modules of the software:
Comparison of observed and predicted RRS data (ASCII file format)
Shelf-life data in the format shown below can be read by FSSP as text files (txt) e.g. generated as a tabulator separated text file created by using a spreadsheet. The text 'RRS' in the first line is required for FSSP to recognize the file format.
|Temp. (°C)||Shelf-life (Days)|
Comparison of observed and predicted data in microbial spoilage models - Primary growth model at constant or dynamic storage conditions
Growth curve data, i.e. concentrations of bacteria (Log cfu/g > 0) at different times) can be read by FSSP as text files (txt) in the simple format shown below. The text 'MSM1' in the first line is required for FSSP to recognize the file format. The text files can e.g. be generated as tabulator separated txt-files using a spreadsheet.
To compare observed and predicted maximum specific growth rates (µmax , h-1) for Photobacterium phosphoreum and H2S-producing Shewanella by using FSSP growth rate data, in the format shown below, can be imported as an ASCII file. See e.g. ASCII-MSM2.txt. The text 'MSM2' in the first line is required for FSSP to recognize the file format. For each µmax-value the corresponding temperature and equilibrium CO2-concentration must be specified and in addition the water activity and pH at which results were obtained can be indicated. These ASCII files can e.g. be generated as tabulator separated txt-files using a spreadsheet.