biofilm growth

biofilm growth

The proliferation of a microorganism (e.g., a fungus) which is more resistant to antifungals compared with the free-floating or planktonic mode of growth.
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The biofilm growth protects the microorganism from the host defense and antimicrobial agents.
In terms of biofilm growth, the researchers found all concentrations of Manuka honey had reduced growth after 4 hours: the highest concentration decreased growth by 38 percent after 4 hours, increasing to 46 percent after 24 hours.
The impact of antibiotics on biofilm growth was calculated using an [DELTA]E model is based on the Bliss independence theory, described by the equation [I.
A standard laboratory fungal model of biofilm formation includes two operational steps: (a) adhesion and (b) biofilm growth and maturation, and has three distinct developmental phases: early (0-11 h), intermediate (12-30 h), and mature (38-72 h).
Among their topics are the significance of bacterial attachment: a focus on the food industry, the effect of milk composition on the development of biofilms, raw milk quality influenced by biofilms and the effect of biofilm growth on dairy product quality, the biofilm contamination of ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis plants, pathogen contamination in dairy manufacturing environments, and biofilm control in dairy manufacturing plants.
Fellow Xiao 'Sean' Ma, in the lab of Assistant Professor Kyle Bibby, has been working on drinking-water treatment and biofilm growth on antifouling coatings.
Another option is to coat pipe interiors with agents that block biofilm growth.
Alternatively the observed effect may be due to the production of a cue in liquid log phase growth that is not produced in biofilm growth phases.
In fact, a German study found that biofilm growth was 95% lower in this FlexClean[R] hose than in other tested hoses.