Increase in the Culturable Cell Number of Escherichia coli during Recovery from Saline Stress: Possible Implication for Resuscitation from the VBNC State

The change in colony-forming units (CFUs) in saline-stressed Escherichia coli cultures was examined. Exposure of E. coli cells to high saline stress decreased the number of CFUs significantly. When the culture was relieved from the stressful condition, the number of CFUs returned within 2 hr to the same level as before the stress. This recovery in the… CONTINUE READING