Stress Responses of Enterococci

  • Yanick Auffray
  • Abdellah Benachour
  • Aurélie Budin-Verneuil
  • Jean-Christophe Giard
  • Axel Hartke
  • Vianney Pichereau
  • Alain Rincé
  • Nicolas Sauvageot
  • Nicolas Verneuil
Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS)


Enterococcus faecalis is a common intestinal micro-organism used as an indicator of hygienic quality of food and water but also can be the causative agent of nosocomial infections. In this chapter we give an overview of the physiological responses of E. faecalis to several environmental modifications and then results and strategies concerning the identification of cellular effectors and transcriptional regulators of these responses. The identification of the mechanisms involved in the intrinsic as well as acquired resistances of E. faecalis toward harsh environments is an important step for understanding how this bacterium emerges as a prominent opportunistic pathogen.


Bile Salt Sigma Factor Oxidative Stress Response Histidine Kinase Oligotrophic Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanick Auffray
    • 1
  • Abdellah Benachour
    • 2
  • Aurélie Budin-Verneuil
    • 2
  • Jean-Christophe Giard
    • 2
  • Axel Hartke
    • 2
  • Vianney Pichereau
    • 2
  • Alain Rincé
    • 2
  • Nicolas Sauvageot
    • 2
  • Nicolas Verneuil
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Microbiologie de l’Environnement, USC INRA2017/EA UCBN956Université de CaenCaen CedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Microbiologie de l’EnvironnementUniversité de CaenCaen CedexFrance

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