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Auteur Boukef, I.; El Bour, M.; Al Gallas, N.; El Bahri, O.; Mejri, S.; Mraouna, R.; Ben Aissa, R.; Boudabous, A.; Got, P.; Troussellier, M.
Titre Survival of Escherichia coli Strains in Mediterranean Brackish Water in the Bizerte Lagoon in Northern Tunisia Type Article scientifique
Année (down) 2010 Publication Revue Abrégée Water Environ Res
Volume 82 Numéro 11 Pages 2249-2257
Mots-Clés bizerte lagoon; brackish water; coastal waters; cytotoxicity; enteric bacteria; escherichia coli; fecal-coliforms; marine waters; salmonella-typhimurium; seawater microcosms; sewage; shigella-dysenteriae type-1; sunlight; survival; viability; virulence
Résumé This study investigated survival and virulence of Escherichia coli strains exposed to natural conditions in brackish water. Two E. coli strains (O126:B16 and O55:B5) were incubated in water microcosms in the Bizerte lagoon in Northern Tunisia and exposed for 12 days to natural sunlight in June (231 to 386 W/m(2), 26 +/- 1 degrees C, 30 g/L) and in April (227 to 330 W/m(2), 17 +/- 1 degrees C, 27 g/L) or maintained in darkness for 21 days (17 +/- 1 degrees C, 27 g/L). The results revealed that sunlight was the most significant inactivating factor (decrease of 3 Ulog within 48 hours for the two strains) compared to salinity and temperature (in darkness). Survival time of the strains was prolonged as they were maintained in darkness. Local strain (E. coli O55:B5) showed better survival capacity (T(90) = 52 hours) than E. coli O126:B16 (T(90) = 11 h). For both, modifications were noted only for some metabolic activities of carbohydrates hydrolysis. Cytotoxicity of the two strains, tested on Vero cell, was maintained during the period of survival. Water Environ. Res., 82, 2249 (2010).
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