Cell surface hydrophobicity, biofilm formation, adhesives properties and molecular detection of adhesins genes in Staphylococcus aureus associated to dental caries.

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Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen that forms biofilm. In this study, 22 S. aureus have been isolated from the oral cavity of Tunisian children and investigated for slime production using Congo red agar method (CRA) and semi quantitative adherence assay. The hydrophobicity of strains was evaluated by the microbial adhesion to solvent (MATS) test… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.micpath.2010.03.007

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