Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 128, Issue 3, pp 948–951 | Cite as

Mechanisms of adaptation of pathogenic bacteria to environmental factors

  • G. P. Somov
  • L. S. Buzoleva
  • T. I. Burtseva
Microbiology and Immunology


Biochemical mechanisms of pathogenic bacteriaYersinia pseudotuberculosis andListeria monocytogenes ensuring their survival in the habitat were investigated. Low temperature and poor trophicity induce synthesis of cold isozymes in bacteria and accumulation of coenzymes of NAD and NADP-dependent dehydrogenases and intensify assimilation of hydrogen, oxygen, carbogen, and nitrogen maintaining energy and constructive metabolism under unfavorable environmental conditions.

Key Words

pathogenic bacteria ecology adaptation mechanisms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. Somov
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. S. Buzoleva
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. I. Burtseva
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Epidemiology and MicrobiologySiberian Division of the Russian Academy of Medical SciencesVladivostok
  2. 2.Pacific Institute of Bioorganic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostok

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