Repressed Respiration of Oral Streptococci Grown in Biofilms

Abstract

The respiratory activities of oral streptococci grown in biofilms were found to be markedly repressed compared with those of cells from aerobic culture, or for Streptococcus mutans GS-5, even for those grown in static culture. Respiration rates generally reflected levels of NADH oxidase activities in cell extracts. Superoxide dismutase levels were somewhat… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00284-001-0001-0

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