Investigating the role of small, acid-soluble spore proteins (SASPs) in the resistance of Clostridium perfringens spores to heat.

TitleInvestigating the role of small, acid-soluble spore proteins (SASPs) in the resistance of Clostridium perfringens spores to heat.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsRaju D, Waters M, Setlow P, Sarker MR
JournalBMC microbiology
Volume6
Pagination50
Date Published2006
ISSN1471-2180
KeywordsBacterial Proteins, Clostridium perfringens, DNA-Binding Proteins, Foodborne Diseases, Hot Temperature, Open Reading Frames, Plasmids, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Spores, Bacterial
Abstract

Clostridium perfringens type A food poisoning is caused by enterotoxigenic C. perfringens type A isolates that typically possess high spore heat-resistance. The molecular basis for C. perfringens spore heat-resistance remains unknown. In the current study, we investigated the role of small, acid-soluble spore proteins (SASPs) in heat-resistance of spores produced by C. perfringens food poisoning isolates.

Alternate JournalBMC Microbiol.