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Effect of long-term starvation in salty microcosm on biofilm formation and motility in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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PMID:  23208601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The development of antibiotic resistance in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major cause of the pathogen's morbidity and is strongly correlated with the biofilm formation. Motility and adherence capacity in long-term stressed cells have not been extensively analyzed even though P. aeruginosa considered a model organism for the study of biofilm formation. In this investigation, P. aeruginosa ATCC 27853 strain has been stored for 12 months in LB broth with 0.5 M NaCl. Several experiments demonstrated that the strain recovery from the salty microcosm had the ability to increase the biofilm formation and to reduce motility comparing with that of the original strain. To identify genes involved in the regulation of biofilm and/or in stress response by the recovered P. aeruginosa, differential display "DDRT-PCR" technique was used. The genes speD and ccoN2, coding, respectively, for an S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase and Cbb3-type cytochrome oxidase, were identified in recovered strain of P. aeruginosa ATCC 27853 as two differentially expressed gene fragments. A comparison of the biofilm produced by the wild-type strain PA14 and the transposon insertion mutant for speD gene suggested that spermidine has a potential role in the adaptive response in P. aeruginosa incubated in long-term stress conditions.
Hamouda Elabed; Makaoui Maatallah; Rim Hamza; Ibtissem Chakroun; Amina Bakhrouf; Kamel Gaddour
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of microbiology & biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-0972     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9012472     Medline TA:  World J Microbiol Biotechnol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Laboratory of Analysis, Treatment and Valorization of Environment Polluants and Products, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, 5000, Monastir, Tunisia,
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