Influence of the hydrodynamic environment on quorum sensing in pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms
Kirisits, Mary J.
Margolis, Jeffrey J.
Purevdorj-Gage, Benjamin V.
Chopp, David L.
Parsek, Matthew R.
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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.
Kirisits MJ, Margolis JJ, PurevdorjGage BL, Vaughan B, Chopp DL, Stoodley P, Parsek MR, "Influence of the hydrodynamic environment on quorum sensing in pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms," J Bacteriol 2007 189(22):8357-8360