Biofilm formation by the fish pathogen Flavobacterium columnare: development and parameters affecting surface attachment.

@article{Cai2013BiofilmFB,
  title={Biofilm formation by the fish pathogen Flavobacterium columnare: development and parameters affecting surface attachment.},
  author={Wenlong Cai and Leonardo De La Fuente and Covadonga R. Arias},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 18},
  pages={5633-42}
}
Flavobacterium columnare is a bacterial fish pathogen that affects many freshwater species worldwide. The natural reservoir of this pathogen is unknown, but its resilience in closed aquaculture systems posits biofilm as the source of contagion for farmed fish. The objectives of this study were (i) to characterize the dynamics of biofilm formation and morphology under static and flow conditions and (ii) to evaluate the effects of temperature, pH, salinity, hardness, and carbohydrates on biofilm… CONTINUE READING

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