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Staphylococcus aureus survival strategy to resist Pseudomonas aeruginosa is SCV selection

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine

Publisher : Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Source : Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Am Soc Microbiol (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 towards 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 P. aeruginosa by selection of small colony variant (SCV) phenotype. Purified pyocyanin alone causes the same effect. A hemB mutant of S. aureus survives co-cultivation with P. aeruginosa without decrease in CFU

Cite this Research Publication : L. Biswas, Dr. Raja Biswas, Schlag, M., Bertram, R., and Götz, F., “Staphylococcus aureus survival strategy to resist Pseudomonas aeruginosa is SCV selection”, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2009.

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