Association of biofilm production of coagulase-negative staphylococci with expression of a specific polysaccharide intercellular adhesin.

@article{Mack1996AssociationOB,
  title={Association of biofilm production of coagulase-negative staphylococci with expression of a specific polysaccharide intercellular adhesin.},
  author={Dietrich Mack and Maria A. H{\"a}der and N Siemssen and Rainer Laufs},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1996},
  volume={174 4},
  pages={881-4}
}
An association between adherent biofilm production on tissue culture plates and expression of a specific polysaccharide intercellular adhesion (PIA), which is functionally involved in cell clustering, was investigated for 179 Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates. Of the S. epidermidis strains, 50.8% were biofilm producers (A570 of > 0.1). There was a significant positive association between biofilm production and PIA expression: 86.8% of biofilm-producing S. epidermidis strains produced PIA as… CONTINUE READING

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