Biofilm formation and the presence of the intercellular adhesion locus ica among staphylococci from food and food processing environments.

@article{Mretr2003BiofilmFA,
  title={Biofilm formation and the presence of the intercellular adhesion locus ica among staphylococci from food and food processing environments.},
  author={Trond M\oretr\o and Lene C Hermansen and Askild L Holck and Maan Singh Sidhu and Knut Rudi and Solveig Langsrud},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 9},
  pages={5648-55}
}
In clinical staphylococci, the presence of the ica genes and biofilm formation are considered important for virulence. Biofilm formation may also be of importance for survival and virulence in food-related staphylococci. In the present work, staphylococci from the food industry were found to differ greatly in their abilities to form biofilms on polystyrene. A total of 7 and 21 of 144 food-related strains were found to be strong and weak biofilm formers, respectively. Glucose and sodium chloride… CONTINUE READING
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