Bursting the bubble on bacterial biofilms: a flow cell methodology

Crusz, Shanika A. and Popat, Roman and Rybtke, Morten Theil and Cámara, Miguel and Givskov, Michael and Tolker-Nielsen, Tim and Diggle, Stephen P. and Williams, Paul (2012) Bursting the bubble on bacterial biofilms: a flow cell methodology. Biofouling, 28 (8). pp. 835-842. ISSN 0892-7014

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Abstract

The flow cell biofilm system is an important and widely used tool for the in vitro cultivation and evaluation of bacterial biofilms under hydrodynamic conditions of flow. This paper provides an introduction to the background and use of such systems, accompanied by a detailed guide to the assembly of the apparatus including the description of new modifications which enhance its performance. As such, this is an essential guide for the novice biofilm researcher as well as providing valuable trouble-shooting techniques for even the most experienced laboratories. The adoption of a common and reliable methodology amongst researchers would enable findings to be shared and replicated amongst the biofilm research community, with the overall aim of advancing understanding and management of these complex and widespread bacterial communities.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Life Sciences > School of Molecular Medical Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2012.716044
Depositing User: Davies, Mrs Sarah
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 10:43
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 01:48
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2319

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