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Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
Publisher : Applied and environmental microbiology
Source : Applied and environmental microbiology, Am Soc Microbiol, Volume 75, Number 21, p.6910–6912 (2009)
Campus : Kochi
School : Center for Nanosciences
Center : Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Move, Nanosciences
Department : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
Year : 2009
Abstract : Previously it has been demonstrated that Staphylococcus aureus is sensitive toward Pseudomonas-secreted exotoxins, which preferentially target the electron transport chain in staphylococci. Here it is shown that a subpopulation of S. aureus survives these respiratory toxins of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by selection of the small-colony variant (SCV) phenotype. Purified pyocyanin alone causes the same effect. A hemB mutant of S. aureus survives cocultivation with P. aeruginosa without a decrease in CFU.
Cite this Research Publication : L. Biswas, Dr. Raja Biswas, Schlag, M., Bertram, R., and Götz, F., “Small-colony variant selection as a survival strategy for Staphylococcus aureus in the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa”, Applied and environmental microbiology, vol. 75, pp. 6910–6912, 2009.