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Effect of cultivation pH on the surface hydrophobicity of Bacillus subtilis spores

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Title
Effect of cultivation pH on the surface hydrophobicity of Bacillus subtilis spores
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AMB Express, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13568-017-0458-2
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Elisabeth Eschlbeck, Simon A. W. Bauer, Ulrich Kulozik

Abstract

Bacillus subtilis spores are often used as biological indicators (BI) to monitor decontamination processes with gaseous hydrogen peroxide. Results in practical inactivation validation tests, however, vary considerably with no available explanation so far. This study reports on the effect of cultivation pH on spore surface hydrophobicity. Surface hydrophobicity is suspected to have an impact on the decontamination of technical surfaces such as packaging material when gaseous, condensing hydrogen peroxide is applied. It is the aim of this study to examine the impact of different cultivation pH levels on surface hydrophobicity and resistance of B. subtilis spores. Submersed cultivation of B. subtilis in bioreactors at controlled conditions with different static pH levels led to contact angles ranged between 50° and 80°, which was analyzed with water on a homogeneous layer of spores on a filter sheet. Resistance of spores was also affected by the cultivation pH. The results show that the culturing conditions during BI production should be controlled to obtain BI with specified characteristics in inactivation validation tests.

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Unknown 19 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 21%
Other 3 16%
Student > Bachelor 3 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 16%
Student > Master 2 11%
Other 3 16%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 42%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 11%
Computer Science 1 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Other 5 26%
Unknown 1 5%

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