Degradation of cell constituents during starvation of Salmonella enteritidis.

Salmonella enteritidis starved in Fernbach flasks used acid-alcohol-soluble material and RNA as endogenous reserves during starvation. Organisms starved in a fermentor system consumed acid-alcohol-soluble material, RNA and protein to maintain viability. Half-life survival times were 132 h and 118 h for the Fernbach and fermentor-starved cells, respectively… CONTINUE READING