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Biofilm Formation, Cell Surface Hydrophobicity, and Fatty Acids Analysis of Starved Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium in Seawater.
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PMID:  22891961     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Salmonella is an international foodborne pathogen widely disseminated in seawater that regularly causes large outbreaks of food poisoning. In this study, we have investigated the effect of starvation on the ability of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium cells to adhere to polystyrene microplate and Hep2 cells in seawater microcosms after incubation for 3 years. Cell surface hydrophobicity was evaluated. Effect of stress on fatty acids composition was also established. Our results showed that after incubation in seawater, the ability of starved cells to adhere to polystyrene microplate was decreased significantly. However, the adhesion values to Hep2 cells have increased. In addition, cells surface hydrophobicity was decreased. The fatty acids composition of starved cells was modified.
Authors:
Rihab Lagha; Fethi Ben Abdallah; Ali Ellafi; Karima Békir; Amina Bakhrouf
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foodborne pathogens and disease     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-7125     ISO Abbreviation:  Foodborne Pathog. Dis.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101120121     Medline TA:  Foodborne Pathog Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Analyse, Traitement et Valorisation des Polluants de l'Environnement et des Produits, Faculté de Pharmacie Rue Avicenne , Monastir, Tunisia .
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