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Bursting the bubble on bacterial biofilms: a flow cell methodology

Crusz, Shanika A.; Popat, Roman; Rybtke, Morten Theil; Cámara, Miguel; Givskov, Michael; Tolker-Nielsen, Tim; Diggle, Stephen P.; Williams, Paul

Authors

Shanika A. Crusz

Roman Popat

Morten Theil Rybtke

Miguel Cámara

Michael Givskov

Tim Tolker-Nielsen

Stephen P. Diggle

Paul Williams



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2012
Journal Biofouling
Print ISSN 0892-7014
Electronic ISSN 0892-7014
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 8
APA6 Citation Crusz, S. A., Popat, R., Rybtke, M. T., Cámara, M., Givskov, M., Tolker-Nielsen, T., …Williams, P. (2012). Bursting the bubble on bacterial biofilms: a flow cell methodology. Biofouling, 28(8), doi:10.1080/08927014.2012.716044
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2012.716044
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08927014.2012.716044
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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