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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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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