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High-pressure tolerance in Halobacterium salinarum NRC-1 and other non-piezophilic prokaryotes.
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PMID:  22212652     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this study, we examined the high-pressure survival of a range of prokaryotes not found in high-pressure environments to determine the effects of adaptations to osmotic and oxidative stresses on piezo-resistance. The pressure survivals of Halobacterium salinarum NRC-1, Deinococcus radiodurans R1, and Chromohalobacter salexigens were compared to that of Escherichia coli MG1655. C. salexigens, which uses the compatible solute ectoine as an osmolyte, was as piezo-sensitive as E. coli MG1655, suggesting that ectoine is not a piezolyte. D. radiodurans R1 and H. salinarum NRC-1, both resistant to oxidative stress, were found to be highly piezo-resistant. H. salinarum NRC-1 showed nearly full survival after pressurization up to 400 MPa; a survival 3.5 log units higher than E. coli MG1655. This piezo-resistance was maintained in H. salinarum NRC-1 for pressurizations up to 1 h. We hypothesize that the high-pressure resistance of H. salinarum NRC-1 is due to a combination of factors including cell envelope structure and the presence of intracellular salts.
Adrienne Kish; Patrick L Griffin; Karyn L Rogers; Marilyn L Fogel; Russell J Hemley; Andrew Steele
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-3
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Title:  Extremophiles : life under extreme conditions     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-4909     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9706854     Medline TA:  Extremophiles     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Rd., NW, Washington, DC, 20015, USA,
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