Biofilm formation is an important phenotype associated with chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. In the present study, a total of 48 P. aeruginosa strains isolated from clinical specimens were examined for their biofilm-forming ability using a microtiter plate method. The different biofilm-forming abilities were demonstrated among the strains; however, most strains formed a larger biofilm than strain PAO1, a reference strain. The genetic typing was also carried out by enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus-based polymerase chain reaction. Although they were divided into five groups (A to E), most of the strains showing the higher biofilm-forming ability were found to be in groups D and E, suggesting a significant relationship between the biofilm-forming ability and the genetic group.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2005|
- Genetic typing
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
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