Intraspecific diversity in biofilm communities is associated with enhanced survival and growth of the individual biofilm populations. In here, we assess if this apparent cooperative behavior still holds as the number of different strains in a biofilm increases. Using E. coli...
Proteus mirabilis is an enterobacterium that causes catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) due to its ability to form crystalline biofilms on the surfaces. These CAUTIs are very difficult to treat, since the biofilm structures are extremely tolerant to high concentrati...
The existence of steep oxygen gradients within the cystic fibrosis (CF) airways mucus is well known, with zones ranging from aerobic to completely anaerobic. Those environments, of heterogeneous availabilities of oxygen, contribute for the proliferation of a phylogenetically diverse...
According to EFSA cross contamination is implicated in about 40% of reported foodborne outbreaks, as pathogens can be transferred from several sources including raw foods during food processing to hands, cloths and food contact surfaces. Specifically, during slaughtering meat c...
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