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J Bacteriol. 2009 Jul;191(13):4097-102. doi: 10.1128/JB.00717-08. Epub 2009 May 8.

Interactions of DNA with biofilm-derived membrane vesicles.

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Department of Physics, and AFMNet-NCE, College of Biological Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. sschooli@uoguelph.ca

Abstract

The biofilm matrix contributes to the chemistry, structure, and function of biofilms. Biofilm-derived membrane vesicles (MVs) and DNA, both matrix components, demonstrated concentration-, pH-, and cation-dependent interactions. Furthermore, MV-DNA association influenced MV surface properties. This bears consequences for the reactivity and availability for interaction of matrix polymers and other constituents.

PMID:
19429627
PMCID:
PMC2698485
DOI:
10.1128/JB.00717-08
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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