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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), pp. 1669-1673. (doi:10.1128/AEM.01378-09).

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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

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Published date: March 2010


Local EPrints ID: 157031
ISSN: 0099-2240
PURE UUID: ec753057-71f9-4a17-bfe0-969bb6808f63
ORCID for Sandra A. Wilks: ORCID iD
ORCID for C.W. Keevil: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 03 Jun 2010 11:51
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:41

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Author: Maria S. Giao
Author: N.F. Azevedo
Author: Sandra A. Wilks ORCID iD
Author: M.J. Vieira
Author: C.W. Keevil ORCID iD

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