Influence of the hydrodynamic environment on quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms

Mary Jo Kirisits*, Jeffrey J. Margolis, Boloroo L. Purevdorj-Gage, Benjamin Vaughan, David L. Chopp, Paul Stoodley, Matthew R. Parsek

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Abstract

We provide experimental and modeling evidence that the hydrodynamic environment can impact quorum sensing (QS) in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm. The amount of biofilm biomass required for full QS induction of the population increased as the flow rate increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8357-8360
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume189
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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