Effects of quorum sensing on the spoilage of food by Serratia plymuthica

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Authors

  • Eva Wevers
  • Pieter Moons
  • Rob Van Houdt
  • Abram Aertsen
  • Chris W. Michiels

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Abstract

In this study it was shown that the quorum sensing system of Serratia plymuthica RVH1 influences spoilage of carrot slices. An AHL-negative mutant was severly attenuated in its ability to spoil these vegetables. Complementation with synthetic signal molecules restored the wild type phenotypes. Differences in spoilage could not be explained by differences in bacterial numbers as CFU/ml were the same for the different strains.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Science
Place of PublicationGhent, Belgium
Pages331-334
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Event2007 - PhD Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 17 Oct 200717 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameCommunications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Science
Number72(1)

Conference

Conference2007 - PhD Symposium on Applied Biological Sciences
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period2007-10-172007-10-17

Keywords

  • quorum sensing, serratia, food spoilage

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