Conversion of viable but nonculturable enteric bacteria to culturable by co-culture with eukaryotic cells

Mitsutoshi Senoh, Jayeeta Ghosh-Banerjee, Thandavarayan Ramamurthy, Rita R. Colwell, Shin ichi Miyoshi, G. Balakrish Nair, Yoshifumi Takeda

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Abstract

Viable but nonculturable (VBNC) Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139, V. parahaemolyticus, enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, enterotoxigenic E. coli, enteropathogenic E. coli, Shigella flexneri, and Salmonella enterica were converted to the culturable state by co-culture with selected eukaryotic cells, e.g., HT-29, Caco-2, T84, HeLa, Intestine 407, and CHO cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-345
Number of pages4
JournalMICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Conversion to culturability
  • Enteric bacteria
  • Viable but nonculturable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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