Pneumococci in biofilms are non-invasive: implications on nasopharyngeal colonization

@inproceedings{Gilley2014PneumococciIB,
  title={Pneumococci in biofilms are non-invasive: implications on nasopharyngeal colonization},
  author={Ryan Paul Gilley and Carlos J Orihuela},
  booktitle={Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol.},
  year={2014}
}
Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is an opportunistic pathogen that colonizes the human nasopharynx asymptomatically. Invasive pneumococcal disease develops following bacterial aspiration into the lungs. Pneumococci within the nasopharynx exist as biofilms, a growth phenotype characterized by surface attachment, encasement within an extracellular matrix, and antimicrobial resistance. Experimental evidence indicates that biofilm pneumococci are attenuated vs. their planktonic… CONTINUE READING
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