Sporulation of Bacillus spp. within biofilms: a potential source of contamination in food processing environments.

@article{Faille2014SporulationOB,
  title={Sporulation of Bacillus spp. within biofilms: a potential source of contamination in food processing environments.},
  author={C. J. Baart de la Faille and Thierry B{\'e}n{\'e}zech and Graziella Midelet-Bourdin and Yannick Lequette and Martine Clarisse and Gilles Ronse and Annette Ronse and Christian Slomianny},
  journal={Food microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={40},
  pages={64-74}
}
Bacillus strains are often isolated from biofilms in the food industries. Previous works have demonstrated that sporulation could occur in biofilms, suggesting that biofilms would be a significant source of food contamination with spores. In this study, we investigated the properties of mono-species and mixed Bacillus biofilms and the ability of Bacillus strains to sporulate inside biofilms. Bacillus strains were able to form mono-species biofilms on stainless steel coupons, with up to 90… CONTINUE READING