Desiccation tolerance assays for acinetobacter baumannii

Xun Wang, M. Stephen Trent, Bryan William Davies

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Abstract

Acinetobacter baumannii is a hospital-associated pathogen of growing importance and is a paradigm for endemic hospital contamination. Desiccation tolerance has been implicated as an important characteristic that potentiates the spread of A. baumannii in clinical settings through contaminated healthcare equipment and personnel. Desiccation is a multifaceted stress, and many physiological and environmental factors can influence its impact on bacterial survival. This chapter provides a protocol for assessing desiccation survival that facilitates comparisons among A. baumannii strains under various environmental conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Pages189-194
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume1946
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

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Acinetobacter baumannii
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Keywords

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Desiccation
  • Environmental stress
  • Percent survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Wang, X., Trent, M. S., & Davies, B. W. (2019). Desiccation tolerance assays for acinetobacter baumannii. In Methods in Molecular Biology (pp. 189-194). (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 1946). Humana Press Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9118-1_18

Desiccation tolerance assays for acinetobacter baumannii. / Wang, Xun; Trent, M. Stephen; Davies, Bryan William.

Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press Inc., 2019. p. 189-194 (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 1946).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Wang, X, Trent, MS & Davies, BW 2019, Desiccation tolerance assays for acinetobacter baumannii. in Methods in Molecular Biology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1946, Humana Press Inc., pp. 189-194. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9118-1_18
Wang X, Trent MS, Davies BW. Desiccation tolerance assays for acinetobacter baumannii. In Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press Inc. 2019. p. 189-194. (Methods in Molecular Biology). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9118-1_18
Wang, Xun ; Trent, M. Stephen ; Davies, Bryan William. / Desiccation tolerance assays for acinetobacter baumannii. Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press Inc., 2019. pp. 189-194 (Methods in Molecular Biology).
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