Effect of chlorine on incorporation of helicobacter pylori into drinking water biofilms


Giao, Maria S., Azevedo, N.F., Wilks, Sandra A., Vieira, M.J. and Keevil, C.W. (2010) Effect of chlorine on incorporation of helicobacter pylori into drinking water biofilms. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76, (5), 1669-1673. (doi:10.1128/AEM.01378-09).

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Description/Abstract

The use of a specific peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probe demonstrated that Helicobacter pylori persisted inside biofilms exposed to low concentrations of chlorine (0.2 and 1.2 mg liter1) for at least 26 days, although no culturable cells were recovered. Coupled with data obtained using viability stains in pure culture, this result suggests that H. pylori can survive chlorination but remain undetectable by culture methods, which can be effectively replaced by PNA hybridization

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0099-2240 (print)
1098-5336 (electronic)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Biological Sciences
ePrint ID: 157031
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 11:51
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:14
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/157031

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