Bacillus cereus responses to acid stress
Article first published online: 9 MAY 2011
© 2011 Society for Applied Microbiology and Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 13, Issue 11, pages 2835–2843, November 2011
How to Cite
Mols, M. and Abee, T. (2011), Bacillus cereus responses to acid stress. Environmental Microbiology, 13: 2835–2843. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02490.x
- Issue published online: 31 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 9 MAY 2011
- Received 14 January, 2011; accepted 20 March, 2011.
Coping with acid environments is one of the prerequisites for the soil saprophytic and human pathogenic lifestyle of Bacillus cereus. This minireview highlights novel insights in the responses displayed by vegetative cells and germinating spores of B. cereus upon exposure to low pH as well as organic acids, including acetic acid, lactic acid and sorbic acid. Insights regarding the possible acid-inflicted damage, physiological responses and protective mechanisms have been compiled based on single cell fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and transcriptome analyses.