Extensive reduction of cell viability and enhanced matrix production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 flow biofilms treated with a d-amino acid mixture

Zoe Sanchez, Akio Tani, Kazuhide Kimbara

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    Abstract

    Treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 flow biofilms with a D-amino acid mixture caused significant reductions in cell biomass by 75% and cell viability by 71%. No biofilm disassembly occurred, and matrix production increased by 30%, thereby providing a thick protective cover for remaining viable or persister cells.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1396-1399
    Number of pages4
    JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
    Volume79
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Food Science
    • Ecology
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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