Influence of a calcium-specific chelant on biofilm removal
Turakhia, Mukesh Harilal
Cooksey, Keith E.
Characklis, William G.
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This paper describes the influence of ethylene glycol-bis(Î²-aminoethyl ether)-N,N-tetraacetic acid (EGTA) on biofilm removal. The addition of EGTA resulted in the immediate detachment of biofilm which suggests that the chelant removed essential calcium from the biofilm, causing it to detach.
Turakhia M, Cooksey KE, WG Characklis, "Influence of a calcium-specific chelant on biofilm removal," Appl. Envir. Microbiol. 1983 46(5):1236-1238