Coccoid form of Helicobacter pylori as a morphological manifestation of cell adaptation to the environment


Azevedo, N.F., Almeida, C., Cerqueira, L., Dias, S., Keevil, C.W. and Vieira, M.J. (2007) Coccoid form of Helicobacter pylori as a morphological manifestation of cell adaptation to the environment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73, (10), 3423-3427. (doi:10.1128/AEM.00047-07).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00047-07

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After characterization of preferred conditions for Helicobacter pylori survival in the sessile state, it was observed that the bacterium transforms from spiral to coccoid under mild circumstances, whereas under extreme ones it is unable to undergo shape modification. This strongly supports the view that transformation into the coccoid form is an active, biologically led process, switched on by the bacterium as a protection
mechanism.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0099-2240 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Biological Sciences
ePrint ID: 56105
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:38
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/56105

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