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dc.contributor.authorHall-Stoodley, Luanne
dc.contributor.authorLappin-Scott, H. M.
dc.identifier.citationHall-Stoodley, L. and H. Lappin-Scott, “Biofilm Formation by the Rapidly Growing Mycobacterial Species Mycobacterium fortuitum,” FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 168:77-84 (1998).en_US
dc.description.abstractRapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) are found in soil and diverse aquatic environments. Two species, Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium chelonae, are associated with disease and are difficult to eradicate. Biofilm formation may be a contributing factor to their mode of transmission and their resistance to antimicrobial agents. We investigated the ability of the RGM species M. fortuitum to colonise surfaces using a modified Robbins device. M. fortuitum formed dense biofilms within 48 h. The high numbers of sessile organisms recovered and the swiftness of colonisation suggest that M. fortuitum readily forms biofilms. These results suggest a novel mechanism for mycobacteria in evading antimicrobial treatment and also indicate that biofilms should be considered possible sites for mycobacterial contamination.en_US
dc.titleBiofilm formation by the rapidly growing mycobacterial species mycobacterium fortuitumen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleFEMS Microbiology Ecologyen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US

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