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    Biofilm Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents
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    Biofilm Experiments

      Biofilm Definition

      A biofilm is a thin self-protective resistant layer (film) of microorganisms like bacteria, yeasts or fungi that form on solid or liquid surfaces and on living organism tissue and are resistant to conventional disinfection agents and antibiotics.

      Background Information

    • Biofilm - Wikipedia [View Experiment]
    • What Is Biofilm? [View Experiment]
    • Biofilm Basics [View Experiment]
    • Understanding Biofilms [View Experiment]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • Biofilm lab experiments [View Experiment]
    • Biofilm Formation Experiment: The native ability of bacteria to form biofilms [View Experiment]
    • Gravitational Effects on Biofilm Formation During Space Flight (Micro-2) [View Experiment]
    • Biofilms & Biodiversity Interactive Lesson [View Experiment]
    • Culturing Biofilms and Exploring Biodiversity [View Experiment]
    • Survey of Biofilm Communities [View Experiment]

      Advanced Experiments, Articles and Studies

    • Riddle of Biofilm Resistance [View Experiment]
    • Mechanisms Determining Bacterial Biofilm Resistance to Antimicrobial Factors [View Experiment]
    • Genetic Basis of Candida Biofilm Resistance Due to Drug-Sequestering Matrix Glucan [View Experiment]
    • Biofilms and Device-Associated Infections - CDC [View Experiment]
    • Biofilm research & education relevant to industry, health, and the environment [View Experiment]
    • Antibiotic Resistance of Biofilms [View Experiment]
    • Role of the rapA Gene in Controlling Antibiotic Resistance of Escherichia coli Biofilms [View Experiment]
    • Tetracycline Rapidly Reaches All the Constituent Cells of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Biofilms [View Experiment]
    • Escherichia coli Biofilms Formed under Low-Shear Modeled Microgravity in a Ground-Based System [View Experiment]
    • Biofilm, City of Microbes [View Experiment]
    • Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Monoculture Biofilms of a Clinical Isolate of Enterococcus faecalis [View Experiment]
    • Experiment: Bacterial Biofilm in a Chronic Respiratory Tract Infection [View Experiment]
    • Molecular analysis of biofilm-forming bacteria from cold, oligotrophic habitats [View Experiment]
    • Staphylococcal Biofilms [View Experiment]
    • Biofilms: Getting dangerous slime out of your hospital [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Use of bacteriophages to control biofilms [View Experiment]
    • The effect of dissimilatory iron reduction, nitrate reduction and microbial growth on electrical conductivity [View Experiment]
    • Mathematical modeling of quorum sensing in biofilms [View Experiment]
    • Testing defense mechanisms of bacterial biofilms against protozoan grazing [View Experiment]
    • Measurements of Hydrolysis in Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor Carriers - Evaluation by means of Oxygen Uptake Rate Measurements [View Experiment]



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