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TitleInfluence of biosurfactants from probiotic bacteria on formation of biofilms on voice prostheses
Author(s)Rodrigues, L. R.
Mei, Henny van der
Teixeira, J. A.
Oliveira, Rosário
Issue date2004
PublisherAmerican Society for Microbiology (ASM)
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Citation“Applied and Environmental Microbiology” 70:7 (2004) 4408–4410.
Abstract(s)Biofilms were grown on preconditioned voice prostheses with biosurfactants obtained from probiotic bacteria Lactococcus lactis 53 and Streptococcus thermophilus A in an artificial throat model. Both biosurfactants greatly reduced microbial numbers on prostheses and also induced a decrease in the airflow resistance that occurs on voice prostheses after biofilm formation. This study presents a promising strategy for prolonging the lifespan of voice prostheses.
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