Application of a bacteriophage lysin to disrupt biofilms formed by the animal pathogen Streptococcus suis.

@article{Meng2011ApplicationOA,
  title={Application of a bacteriophage lysin to disrupt biofilms formed by the animal pathogen Streptococcus suis.},
  author={Xiangpeng Meng and Yibo Shi and Wenhui Ji and Xueling Meng and Jing Zhang and Hengan Wang and Chengping Lu and Jianhe Sun and Yaxian Yan},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 23},
  pages={
          8272-9
        }
}
Bacterial biofilms are crucial to the pathogenesis of many important infections and are difficult to eradicate. Streptococcus suis is an important pathogen of pigs, and here the biofilm-forming ability of 32 strains of this species was determined. Significant biofilms were completely formed by 10 of the strains after 60 h of incubation, with exopolysaccharide production in the biofilm significantly higher than that in the corresponding planktonic cultures. S. suis strain SS2-4 formed a dense… CONTINUE READING

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