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Sensors 2016, 16(7), 1083;

Involvement of Acylated Homoserine Lactones (AHLs) of Aeromonas sobria in Spoilage of Refrigerated Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.)

College of Food Science, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
College of Life Science, Dalian Nationalities University, Dalian 116029, China
College of Food Science and Technology, Bohai University, Jinzhou 121013, China
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Academic Editor: Alexander Star
Received: 14 May 2016 / Revised: 4 July 2016 / Accepted: 8 July 2016 / Published: 13 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Biosensors)
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One quorum sensing strain was isolated from spoiled turbot. The species was determined by 16S rRNA gene analysis and classical tests, named Aeromonas sobria AS7. Quorum-sensing (QS) signals (N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs)) were detected by report strains and their structures were further determined by GC-MS. The activity changes of AHLs on strain growth stage as well as the influence of different culture conditions on secretion activity of AHLs were studied by the punch method. The result indicated that strain AS7 could induce report strains to produce typical phenotypic response. N-butanoyl-dl-homoserine lactone (C4–HSL), N-hexanoyl-dl-homoserine lactone (C6–HSL), N-octanoyl-dl-homoserine lactone (C8–HSL), N-decanoyl-dl-homoserine lactone (C10–HSL), N-dodecanoyl-dl-homoserine lactone (C12–HSL) could be detected. The activities of AHLs were density-dependent and the max secretion level was at pH 8, sucrose culture, 1% NaCl and 32 h, respectively. The production of siderophore in strain AS7 was regulated by exogenous C8–HSL, rather than C6–HSL. Exogenous C4–HSL and C8–HSL accelerated the growth rate and population density of AS7 in turbot samples under refrigerated storage. However, according to the total viable counts and total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N) values of the fish samples, exogenous C6–HSL did not cause spoilage of the turbot fillets. In conclusion, our results suggested that QS was involved in the spoilage of refrigerated turbot. View Full-Text
Keywords: Aeromonas sobria; siderophore; quorum sensing; spoilage; turbot Aeromonas sobria; siderophore; quorum sensing; spoilage; turbot

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Li, T.; Cui, F.; Bai, F.; Zhao, G.; Li, J. Involvement of Acylated Homoserine Lactones (AHLs) of Aeromonas sobria in Spoilage of Refrigerated Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.). Sensors 2016, 16, 1083.

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