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Resistance of bacterial biofilms to disinfectants: a review
This review will discuss the mechanisms identified as playing a role in biofilm resistance to disinfectants, as well as novel anti-biofilm strategies that have recently been explored.
Critical review on biofilm methods
This review aims at helping scientists in finding the most appropriate and up-to-date methods to study their biofilms by giving a critical perspective, highlighting the advantages and limitations of several methods.
Listeria monocytogenes Scott A: Cell Surface Charge, Hydrophobicity, and Electron Donor and Acceptor Characteristics under Different Environmental Growth Conditions
The nonlinear effects of the growth temperature on the physicochemical properties of the cells were similar for cells cultivated in two different growth media, but bacteria cultivated in Trypticase soy broth supplemented with 6 g of yeast extract per liter (TSYE) were slightly more hydrophobic than cells cultivating in brain heart infusion medium (P < 0.05).
Listeria monocytogenes EGD-e Biofilms: No Mushrooms but a Network of Knitted Chains
The spatiotemporal tracking of fluorescence emitted by the GFP reporter system revealed that agr expression was barely detectable under static conditions, but it progressively increased during 40 h under dynamic conditions, and spatial analysis revealed that Agr was expressed preferentially in cells located outside the microcolonies.
Bacterial Biofilm in Seawater: Cell Surface Properties of Early-attached Marine Bacteria
Hydrophilicity was a preponderant property among these bacteria, but other properties should not be ignored, and the development of new antifouling paints must take account all the possible interaction levels used by the bacteria to adhere to an immersed surface.
Discrimination of Arabica and Robusta in Instant Coffee by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Chemometrics
Two species of coffee bean have acquired worldwide economic importance: these are, Coffea Arabica and Coffea Canephora variant Robusta. Arabica beans are valued most highly by the trade, as they are
Involvement of motility and flagella in Bacillus cereus biofilm formation.
It is found that the presence of flagella decreased the adhesion of the bacterium to glass surfaces, and it is hypothesized that this decrease is a consequence of the flagellar apparatus hindering a direct interaction between the bacterial cell wall and the surface.
Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy To Study Diffusion and Reaction of Bacteriophages inside Biofilms
The results suggest that biofilms may act as “active” phage reservoirs that can entrap and amplify viral particles and protect them from harsh environments.
Effects of the growth procedure on the surface hydrophobicity of Listeria monocytogenes cells and their adhesion to stainless steel.
Examination of the physicochemical surface properties and the ability to adhere to stainless steel of three strains of Listeria monocytogenes after different cultivation procedures revealed an increase in the hydrophobic properties of one strain stored at 4 degrees C, with an increasing number of transfers in the media.