The role of extracellular polymers on Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm biomass and metabolic activity.

@article{Sousa2009TheRO,
  title={The role of extracellular polymers on Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm biomass and metabolic activity.},
  author={Cl{\'a}udia In{\^e}s Guerra de Sousa and Pilar A. Teixeira and Ros{\'a}rio T. Oliveira},
  journal={Journal of basic microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={363-70}
}
Staphylococcus epidermidis is now well established as a major nosocomial pathogen, associated with indwelling medical devices. Its major virulence factor is related with the ability to adhere to indwelling medical devices and form biofilms. In this study, the biofilm matrix of four S. epidermidis clinical isolates was extracted and the polysaccharides and proteins content was quantified. The results were correlated with the total biofilm biomass (determined by crystal violet assay) and cellular… CONTINUE READING