Contribution of serotype and genetic background to biofilm formation by Streptococcus pneumoniae

@article{Camilli2010ContributionOS,
  title={Contribution of serotype and genetic background to biofilm formation by Streptococcus pneumoniae},
  author={Romina Camilli and A Pantosti and Lucilla Baldassarri},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={97-102}
}
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the main cause of a variety of infections in children and the elderly ranging from otitis media to pneumonia. In recent years, biofilm formed by S. pneumoniae has begun to attract attention for a possible role in strains fitness and/or virulence. We evaluated the ability to form biofilm in a collection of clinical isolates… CONTINUE READING