TABLE 2

Estimates and standard errors for the coefficients of the models and error of the fit

Model, modeled quantity, and equationCoefficient or other parameterEstimateSE
Maximum specific growth rate (μmax), ln(μmax), equation 4a0−9.951.25
a10.1880.0584
a21.890.253
a3−3.654.22
a120.02900.00789
a13−0.2790.0955
a234.550.572
a11−0.005140.000295
a22−0.2230.0184
a33−1318.81
a4−0.1460.0167
RMSEa0.307
Nonthermal specific inactivation rate (φ), ln(φ), equation 5b023.41.96
b1−8000567
F−1.51
b40.007960.000737
RMSE0.693
Thermal specific inactivation rate (τ), ln(τ), equation 6c0−20.31.61
c10.3910.0281
RMSE0.267
Probability of growth (P), ln(P/1 − P), equation 7d021.31.26
d37.380.468
d120.6420.157
d13−0.5830.0521
d23−0.4960.121
d416.5
Concordanceb97.2%
AICc660
  • a RMSE, root mean square error.

  • b Concordance between predicted probabilities and observed responses.

  • c AIC, Akaike information criterion.