Bacillus cereus responses to acid stress

J.M. Mols, T. Abee

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Coping with acid environments is one of the prerequisites for the soil saprophytic and human pathogenic lifestyle of Bacillus cereus. This minireview highlights novel insights in the responses displayed by vegetative cells and germinating spores of B. cereus upon exposure to low pH as well as organic acids, including acetic acid, lactic acid and sorbic acid. Insights regarding the possible acid-inflicted damage, physiological responses and protective mechanisms have been compiled based on single cell fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and transcriptome analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2835-2843
JournalEnvironmental Microbiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • listeria-monocytogenes
  • tolerance response
  • spore germination
  • low-ph
  • subtilis
  • growth
  • food
  • bacteria
  • expression
  • resistance


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