Effect of reduced pH on inorganic polyphosphate accumulation by Burkholderia cepacia complex isolates.

T.F. Moriarty, A. Mullan, John McGrath, John Quinn, Joseph Elborn, Michael Tunney

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Abstract

Aims: Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) isolates causing pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients grow within an acidic environment in the lung. As exposure to acid pH has been shown to increase intracellular inorganic polyphosphate (polyP) formation in some bacteria, we investigated the inter-relationship between acidic pH and polyP accumulation in Bcc isolates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-623
Number of pages7
JournalLetters in Applied Microbiology
Volume42(6)
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Microbiology
  • Ecology

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