The DNA protection during starvation protein (Dps) influences attachment of Escherichia coli to abiotic surfaces

Rebecca Goulter-Thorsen, Ian Gentle, Kari Gobius, Gary Dykes

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    The attachment of bacterial species such as Escherichia coli to abiotic materials is of concern to the food industry. This study investigated the role of DNA protection during starvation protein (Dps) in cell surface hydrophobicity and attachment of E. coli to glass, stainless steel, and Teflon surfaces. The Dps was not found to influence hydrophobicity, but did have a putative role in attachment in a strain-and substrate-dependent manner.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)939 - 941
    Number of pages3
    JournalFoodborne Pathogens and Disease
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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