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AIMS To analyse the cellular mechanisms that influence Listeria monocytogenes adhesion onto inert surfaces under acidic growth conditions. METHODS AND RESULTS The adhesion capability of all the strains was significantly reduced after cultivation at constant pH 5 than at constant pH 7 and the cell surface was significantly less hydrophobic at pH 5 than at(More)
Polynucleotide phosphorylase (PNPase), encoded by the pnp gene, is known to degrade mRNA, mediating post-transcriptional regulation and may affect cellular functions. The role of PNPase is pleiotropic. As orthologs of the two major ribonucleases (RNase E and RNase II) of Escherichia coli are missing in the Campylobacter jejuni genome, in the current study(More)
Campylobacter is the leading cause of bacterial enteritis in the world. For this reason, this pathogen is widely studied. As a microaerophilic and capnophilic microorganism, this foodborne pathogen requires an atmosphere with reduced oxygen (O2) and elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations for its optimal growth in vitro. According to the procedure for(More)
A simple in vitro system was developed as a model structure of biofilms and to evaluate their susceptibility to antibiotics. Viable Escherichia coli cells were entrapped in agar gel layers and incubated for 2 days in a minimal salt medium supplemented with glucose. After subsequent culture for 3 weeks under metal ion depletion, the biomass distribution(More)
Viable cells of Escherichia coli were entrapped in agar gel layers to form artificial biofilm-like structures. Killing assays of immobilized organisms by latamoxef and tobramycin were performed under different oxygenation conditions of the culture medium and compared with free-cell experiments. Under moderate aeration, agar-entrapped bacteria displayed(More)
Population dynamics was studied in a 52-l biotrickling filter (BTF) operated for 182 days and used to clean air contaminated with styrene vapors. In the BTF, biomass grew either as free-floating (planktonic) or attached (sessile) microorganisms. PCR-amplified 16S rDNA fragments from planktonic and sessile cells within the bioreactor were analyzed using(More)
There is considerable interest in the use of psychrotrophic bacteria for food biopreservation and in the understanding of cold adaptation mechanisms. The psychrotrophic biopreservative Lactococcus piscium strain CNCM I-4031 was studied for its growth behavior and proteomic responses after cold shock and during cold acclimation. Growth kinetics highlighted(More)
AIM The influence of environmental (temperature and pH) and biological (strain) parameters on the inactivation of Campylobacter jejuni by high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) was investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS Two clinical strains harvested in stationary phase were pressurized at 20 degrees C and 37 degrees C within a range of 50-400 MPa, in a phosphate (pH(More)
The contribution of growth history and flagella to adhesion of Listeria monocytogenes was analysed. An in-frame deletion on the flagellin encoding gene (flaA) was performed in L. monocytogenes EGD-e to compare its adhesion ability with the parental strain, after cultivation at various pH values and temperatures. The pH, as well as the temperature, affected(More)
A new Bifidobacterium species is described based on the study of ten Gram-positive strains with fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase activity. They are part of a phenotypic group comprising 141 strains isolated from raw milk and raw milk cheeses in French raw milk cheese factories. This group was separated by a numerical analysis based on API 50CH, API 32A(More)