Number of Vibrio cholerae that need to be ingested so some survive the acidic gastric environment

Range >1e+9 Bacteria
Organism Bacteria Vibrio cholerae
Reference Ma Z, Gong S, Richard H, Tucker DL, Conway T, Foster JW. GadE (YhiE) activates glutamate decarboxylase-dependent acid resistance in Escherichia coli K-12. Mol Microbiol. 2003 Sep49(5):1309-20. p.1309 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID12940989
Comments "Some organisms, such as Vibrio cholerae, must be ingested in huge numbers (>10^9 organisms) in the hope that some will survive the pH 1.5 to pH 2.5 gastric environment."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108574