Coryneform bacteria in human semen: inter-assay variability in species composition detection and biofilm production ability

BACKGROUND Coryneform bacteria constitute an important segment of male urogenital microbiota. They have been generally considered as saprophytes, although some species have been associated with prostatitis as well. At the same time, biofilm infections have been suspected as a cause of prostatitis. OBJECTIVE To identify a set of coryneform bacteria… CONTINUE READING