Dormancy in Deinococcus sp. UDEC-P1 as a survival strategy to escape from deleterious effects of carbon starvation and temperature.

@article{Guerra2015DormancyID,
  title={Dormancy in Deinococcus sp. UDEC-P1 as a survival strategy to escape from deleterious effects of carbon starvation and temperature.},
  author={Mat{\'i}as Guerra and Karina Gonz{\'a}lez and Carlos G. Gonz{\'a}lez and Boris Parra and Miguel Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={International microbiology : the official journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={189-94}
}
Dormancy is characterized by low metabolism and absence of protein synthesis and cellular division enabling bacterial cells to survive under stress. The aim was to determine if carbon starvation and low temperature are factors that modify the proportion of dormant/active cells in Deinococcus sp. UDEC-P1. By flow cytometry, RedoxSensor Green (RSG) was used to quantify metabolic activity and Propidium Iodide (PI) to evaluate membrane integrity in order to determine the percentage of dormant cells… CONTINUE READING