Influence of isolate origin and presence of various genes on biofilm formation by Enterococcus faecium.

@article{Almohamad2014InfluenceOI,
  title={Influence of isolate origin and presence of various genes on biofilm formation by Enterococcus faecium.},
  author={Sam Almohamad and Sudha R. Somarajan and Kavindra V. Singh and Sreedhar R. Nallapareddy and Barbara E. Murray},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={353 2},
  pages={
          151-6
        }
}
  • Sam Almohamad, Sudha R. Somarajan, +2 authors Barbara E. Murray
  • Published in FEMS microbiology letters 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Enterococcus faecium, a major cause of nosocomial infections, is often isolated from conditions where biofilm is considered to be important in the establishment of infections. We investigated biofilm formation among E. faecium isolates from diverse sources and found that the occurrence and amount of biofilm formation were significantly greater in clinical isolates than fecal isolates from community volunteers. We also found that the presence of the empfm (E. faecium pilus) operon was associated… CONTINUE READING

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