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4.1 This test method enumerates salt tolerant (halophilic) bacteria, and proteolytic bacteria that are also salt tolerant. Under the conditions of this test method those bacteria are equated as halophilic organisms. Salt tolerant proteolytic bacteria have been known to cause damage to hides and skins in raceway brine.
1.1 This test method covers the enumeration of bacteria that can tolerate high salt concentrations or can hydrolyze protein/collagen, or both. This test method is applicable to raceway brine, brine-cured hides and skins, and pre-charge raceway liquor.
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