Role of σB in adaptation of Listeria monocytogenes to growth at low temperature

L. A. Becker, S. N. Evans, R. W. Hutkins, A. K. Benson

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Abstract

The activiity of σB in Listeria monocytogenes is stimulated by high osmolarity and is necessary for efficient uptake of osmoprotectants. Here we demonstrate that, during cold shock, σB contributes to adaptation in a growth phase-dependent manner and is necessary for efficient accumulation of betaine and carnitine as cryoprotectants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7083-7087
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume182
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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