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Biofilm-forming ability is increasingly being recognized as an important virulence factor in Staphylococcus epidermidis. This study compares three different techniques for the detection of(More)
This investigation was conduced on a collection of 113 S. epidermidis strains isolated from biomaterial-associated infections. All strains were examined both for the presence of icaA and icaD genes(More)
In Staphylococcus epidermidis, ica locus encodes for the synthesis of a polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (slime or biofilm). A multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the detection of the(More)