Correlation between Enterococcus faecalis biofilms development stage and quantitative surface roughness using atomic force microscopy.

@article{Santos2008CorrelationBE,
  title={Correlation between Enterococcus faecalis biofilms development stage and quantitative surface roughness using atomic force microscopy.},
  author={Ricardo P Santos and Theodora T P Arruda and Cibele B. M. Carvalho and Victor Alves Carneiro and Lara Q V Braga and Edson Holanda Teixeira and Francisco Vassiliepe Sousa Arruda and Benildo Sousa Cavada and Alexandre Havt and Taian{\'a} Maia de Oliveira and Gustavo Arruda Bezerra and V. N. Freire},
  journal={Microscopy and microanalysis : the official journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={150-8}
}
Biofilms are assemblages of microorganisms and their associated extracellular products at an interface and typically with an abiotic or biotic surface. The study of the morphology of biofilms is important because they are associated with processes of biofouling, corrosion, catalysis, pollutant transformation, dental caries, drug resistance, and so forth. In the literature, biofilms have been examined by atomic force microscopy (AFM), which has proven to be a potent tool to study different… CONTINUE READING