Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 1 No. 2

Stress Adaptation of Bacteria : Role of Proline

M.K. Chattopadhyay

Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad - 500 007, India.

Received on 15 September 2007 and accepted on 08 October 2007



Protective effects of proline on different bacterial strains against high and low temperature and high osmolarity are discussed. Role of proline in cryopreservation of microbial cells is mentioned and potential of this amino acid as a therapeutic agent is highlighted.

Keywords : Proline, Bacteria, Temperature, Osmotic stress, Cryopreservation.