Influence of magnesium ions on biofilm formation by Pseudomonas fluorescens.

  title={Influence of magnesium ions on biofilm formation by Pseudomonas fluorescens.},
  author={Bo Song and L. Leff},
  journal={Microbiological research},
  volume={161 4},
Mg(2+) can potentially influence bacterial adhesion directly through effects on electrostatic interactions and indirectly by affecting physiology-dependent attachment processes. However, the effects of Mg(2+) on biofilm structure are largely unknown. In this study, Pseudomonas fluorescens was used to investigate the influence of Mg(2+) concentration (0, 0.1 and 1.0mM MgCl(2)) on biofilm growth. Planktonic and attached cells were enumerated (based on DAPI staining) while biofilm structures were… CONTINUE READING


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