Osmotic shock?

dwimmer at smartnet.net dwimmer at smartnet.net
Thu Nov 16 20:41:07 EST 1995

hacene bouzar wrote:
> It depends on the source of water and the particular organism that you
> are using.  Deionized water will cause significant population
> reductions.  Some sources of tap water are favorable to bacterial
> survival.
> In article <DHMqC7.7vp at watserv3.uwaterloo.ca>,
> awgumley at sciborg.uwaterloo.ca says...
> >
> >Does anyone know what effect transfering bacteria, specifically a
> >Gram-negative, to sterilized water would have on the physiology.  How
> would
> >the bacterium componsate from such an osmotic stress.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Andrew
> >awgumley at sciborg.uwaterloo.ca
I have found that some Pseudomonads seem quite happy in reverse 
osmosis/deionized water distribution loops, which are maintained at 

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