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TitleStaphylococcus epidermidis glucose uptake in biofilm versus planktonic cells
Author(s)Sousa, Cláudia
Henriques, Mariana
Azeredo, Joana
Teixeira, P.
Oliveira, Rosário
Glucose uptake
Planktonic cells
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Issue dateMar-2008
JournalWorld Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Citation"World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology". ISSN 0959-3993. 24:3 (2008) 423–426.
Abstract(s)The aim of this work was to compare the glucose uptake of biofilms formed by four different Staphylococcus epidermidis strains as well as to compare between sessile and planktonic cells of the same strain. Biofilm cells showed a lower level of glucose uptake compared to planktonic cells. Moreover, glucose uptake by cells in the sessile form was strongly influenced by biofilm composition. Therefore, this work helps to confirm the phenotypic variability of S. epidermidis strains and the different behaviour patterns between sessile and free cells.
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