Physiological response of Enterococcus faecalis JH2-2 to cold shock: growth at low temperatures and freezing/thawing challenge.

Abstract : Growth at low positive temperatures and induced phenotypic resistance to extreme cold temperature (freezing/thawing cycles) of Enterococcus faecalis were investigated. The effect of low temperatures on the specific growth rates was studied; use of Arrhenius profile and Ratkovsky 'square-root' model allowed determination of the 'temperature characteristic' (mu approximately equal to 13,800 cal mol-1), the critical temperature (Tcrit approximately equal to 17.9 degrees C) and the notional minimum growth temperature (T0 approximately equal to 3.6 degrees C). Preincubation of Ent. faecalis cells at low temperatures (8-16 degrees C) during periods corresponding to their generation time resulted in an increased ability of the bacterial cells to withstand short periods of freezing/thawing (-20 degrees C/+37 degrees C) challenge. Moreover, the increase of the incubation period at low positive temperature led to a higher degree of adaptation.
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Bouachanh Thammavongs, D Corroler, Jean-Michel Panoff, Yanick Auffray, Philippe Boutibonnes. Physiological response of Enterococcus faecalis JH2-2 to cold shock: growth at low temperatures and freezing/thawing challenge.. Letters in Applied Microbiology, Wiley, 1996, 23 (6), pp.398-402. ⟨hal-02148062⟩

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