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J Bacteriol. 2007 Nov;189(22):8357-60. Epub 2007 Aug 17.

Influence of the hydrodynamic environment on quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms.

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Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1786, Austin, TX 78712, USA. kirisits@mail.utexas.edu

Abstract

We provide experimental and modeling evidence that the hydrodynamic environment can impact quorum sensing (QS) in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm. The amount of biofilm biomass required for full QS induction of the population increased as the flow rate increased.

PMID:
17704224
PMCID:
PMC2168657
DOI:
10.1128/JB.01040-07
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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