publication . Article . 2018

Generalized Growth of Estuarine, Household and Clinical Isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Kelly E. Diaz; Susanna K. Remold; Ogochukwu Onyiri; Maura Bozeman; Peter A. Raymond; Paul E. Turner; Paul E. Turner;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2018 Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology, volume 9 (eissn: 1664-302X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen of particular concern to immune-compromised people, such as cystic fibrosis patients and burn victims. These bacteria grow in built environments including hospitals and households, and in natural environments such as rivers and estuaries. However, there is conflicting evidence whether recent environments like the human lung and open ocean affect P. aeruginosa growth performance in alternate environments. We hypothesized that bacteria recently isolated from dissimilar habitats should grow differently in media containing artificial versus natural resources. To test this idea, we examined growth of P. aeruginosa i...
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Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: Microbiology, Original Research, bacteria, evolutionary ecology, fitness, genotype by environment interaction, opportunistic pathogen, Microbiology (medical), lcsh:Microbiology, lcsh:QR1-502, Habitat, Population density, Zoology, Generalist and specialist species, Biology, Estuary, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, biology.organism_classification, Gene–environment interaction
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NSF| Roles of dispersal and selection in structuring microbial communities and populations
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0950361
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Biological Sciences | Division of Environmental Biology
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