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Biofilm formation at the solid-liquid and air-liquid interfaces by Acinetobacter species

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Autor: Martí, Sara
Rodríguez-Baño, Jesús
Catel-Ferreira, Manuella
Jouenne, Thierry
Vila, Jordi
Seifert, Harald
Dé, Emmanuelle
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Medicina
Fecha: 2011
Publicado en: Biomed Central Research Notes, 4(5), 1-4
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: Abstract Background: The members of the genus Acinetobacter are Gram-negative cocobacilli that are frequently found in the environment but also in the hospital setting where they have been associated with outbreaks of nosocomial infections. Among them, Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as the most common pathogenic species involved in hospital-acquired infections. One reason for this emergence may be its persistence in the hospital wards, in particular in the intensive care unit; this persistence could be partially explained by the capacity of these microorganisms to form biofilm. Therefore, our main objective was to study the prevalence of the two main types of biofilm formed by the most relevant Acinetobacter species, comparing biofilm formation between the different species. Findings: Biofilm formation at the air-liquid and solid-liquid interfaces was investigated in different Acinetobacter spp. and it appeared to be generally more important at 25°C than at 37°C. The bi...
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DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-5

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