Editor: George Mendz
Influence of growth conditions on diverse polysaccharide production by Campylobacter jejuni
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2007
FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology
Volume 49, Issue 1, pages 124–132, February 2007
How to Cite
Corcoran, A. T. and Moran, A. P. (2007), Influence of growth conditions on diverse polysaccharide production by Campylobacter jejuni. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology, 49: 124–132. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-695X.2006.00178.x
- Issue published online: 24 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2007
- Received 10 January 2006; revised 7 June 2006; accepted 2 August 2006.First published online January 2007.
- Campylobacter jejuni;
- lectin typing
Campylobacter jejuni is the leading bacterial cause of gastroenteritis worldwide. The present study was undertaken to determine the forms of polysaccharide-related compounds (PRCs) produced by C. jejuni and the culture conditions influencing their production. Expression of polysaccharides by C. jejuni was influenced by culture medium composition and growth phase. In addition to the production of lipooligosaccharide and capsular polysaccharide, a previously undescribed polysaccharide, not related to capsular polysaccharide, was shown to occur in C. jejuni in batch liquid and chemostat cultures. Thus, a variety of PRCs are produced by C. jejuni, and this should be considered when growing the bacterium in vitro for pathogenesis studies.