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Curr Opin Microbiol. 1999 Apr;2(2):170-4.

When protons attack: microbial strategies of acid adaptation.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Alabama, College of Medicine, Mobile, AL 36688, USA. fosterj@sungcg.usouthal.edu

Abstract

Inducible tolerance to acidic and alkaline environments is recognized as an important survival strategy for many prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. Recent developments in understanding this phenomenon include the identification of regulatory genes, specific tolerance mechanisms and genes associated with tolerance. In addition, there is significant evidence linking pH responses with virulence.

PMID:
10322170
DOI:
10.1016/S1369-5274(99)80030-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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