Generalized Relationship between Numbers of Bacteria and Their Viability in Biofilms

Jelmer Sjollema*, Minie Rustema-Abbing, Henny C. van der Mei, Henk J. Busscher

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

OnderzoeksoutputAcademicpeer review

15 Citaten (Scopus)


Bacterial biofilms are confined communities that are encapsulated in protective layers of extracellular polymeric substances. Microscopic evaluation of biofilms of diverse bacterial strains on various substrata reveals that, in general, the percentage of viable bacteria decreases with the total number of bacteria in a biofilm.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)5027-5029
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftApplied and environmental microbiology
Nummer van het tijdschrift14
StatusPublished - jul-2011

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