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Nat Rev Microbiol. 2009 Dec;7(12):856-63. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro2237. Epub 2009 Nov 2.

Bacterial responses to photo-oxidative stress.

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Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1550 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA.

Abstract

Singlet oxygen is one of several reactive oxygen species that can destroy biomolecules, microorganisms and other cells. Traditionally, the response to singlet oxygen has been termed photo-oxidative stress, as light-dependent processes in photosynthetic cells are major biological sources of singlet oxygen. Recent work identifying a core set of singlet oxygen stress response genes across various bacterial species highlights the importance of this response for survival by both photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic cells. Here, we review how bacterial cells mount a transcriptional response to photo-oxidative stress in the context of what is known about bacterial stress responses to other reactive oxygen species.

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19881522
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PMC2793278
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10.1038/nrmicro2237
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