Biofilms of clinical strains of Staphylococcus that do not contain polysaccharide intercellular adhesin.

@article{Kogan2006BiofilmsOC,
  title={Biofilms of clinical strains of Staphylococcus that do not contain polysaccharide intercellular adhesin.},
  author={Grigorij Kogan and Irina Sadovskaya and Philippe Chaignon and Ali Chokr and Sa{\"i}d Jabbouri},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={255 1},
  pages={11-6}
}
Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci, primarily Staphylococcus epidermidis, are recognized as a major cause of nosocomial infections associated with the use of implanted medical devices. The capacity of S. epidermidis to form biofilms, allowing it to evade host immune defence mechanisms and antibiotic therapy, is considered to be crucial in colonizing the surfaces of medical implants and dissemination of infection. It has previously been demonstrated that the biofilm of a… CONTINUE READING