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Dual-species biofilm of Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli on stainless steel surface

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Autor(es):
de Grandi, Aline Zago [1] ; Pinto, Uelinton Manoel [1, 2] ; Destro, Maria Teresa [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Pharmaceut Sci, Dept Food & Expt Nutr, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 580 B14, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Pharmaceut Sci, Food Res Ctr FoRC, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 580 B14, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: WORLD JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY; v. 34, n. 4 APR 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 1
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Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive bacterium commonly associated with foodborne diseases. Due its ability to survive under adverse environmental conditions and to form biofilm, this bacterium is a major concern for the food industry, since it can compromise sanitation procedures and increase the risk of post-processing contamination. Little is known about the interaction between L. monocytogenes and Gram-negative bacteria on biofilm formation. Thus, in order to evaluate this interaction, Escherichia coli and L. monocytogenes were tested for their ability to form biofilms together or in monoculture. We also aimed to evaluate the ability of L. monocytogenes 1/2a and its isogenic mutant strain (Delta prfA Delta sigB) to form biofilm in the presence of E. coli. We assessed the importance of the virulence regulators, PrfA and sigma(B), in this process since they are involved in many aspects of L. monocytogenes pathogenicity. Biofilm formation was assessed using stainless steel AISI 304 \#4 slides immersed into brain heart infusion broth, reconstituted powder milk and E. coli preconditioned medium at 25 degrees C. Our results indicated that a higher amount of biofilm was formed by the wild type strain of L. monocytogenes than by its isogenic mutant, indicating that prfA and sigB are important for biofilm development, especially maturation under our experimental conditions. The presence of E. coli or its metabolites in preconditioned medium did not influence biofilm formation by L. monocytogenes. Our results confirm the possibility of concomitant biofilm formation by L. monocytogenes and E. coli, two bacteria of major significance in the food industry. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/07914-8 - FoRC - Centro de Pesquisa em Alimentos
Beneficiário:Bernadette Dora Gombossy de Melo Franco
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs
Processo FAPESP: 11/18033-7 - Avaliação da produção de moléculas autoindutoras por Escherichia coli e sua influência na formação de biofilme por Listeria monocytogenes
Beneficiário:Maria Teresa Destro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular