Synergy between Tannerella forsythia and Fusobacterium nucleatum in biofilm formation.

@article{Sharma2005SynergyBT,
  title={Synergy between Tannerella forsythia and Fusobacterium nucleatum in biofilm formation.},
  author={Ashu Sharma and Satoru Inagaki and Wade J. Sigurdson and Howard K. Kuramitsu},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={39-42}
}
During dental plaque formation, the interaction of different organisms is important in the development of complex communities. Fusobacterium nucleatum is considered a 'bridge-organism' that facilitates colonization of other bacteria by coaggregation-mediated mechanisms and possibly by making the environment conducive for oxygen intolerant anaerobes. These studies were carried out to determine whether coaggregation between F. nucleatum and Tannerella forsythia is important in the formation of… CONTINUE READING