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Introduction Bacteria commonly grow in surface-attached densely packed communities known as biofilms [1] . In other words, aggregates of cells embedded in a gluey matrix, the extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) [2

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Authors: B. Mráz, G. Kiskó, E. Hidi, R. Ágoston, Cs. Mohácsi-Farkas and Z. Gillay

4543 4548 Beczner, J. (2001): Biofilm — A challenge to the food industry. Acta Alimentaria , 30 , 329–331. Beczner J

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Authors: Neda Konstantinović, Ivana Ćirković, Slobodanka Đukić, Vesna Marić and Dragana D. Božić

Introduction Biofilms are composed of bacterial cells attached to biotic or abiotic surfaces and encased in a complex, self-secreted polymeric matrix. Bacteria in a biofilm differ from planktonic cells, in having an increased

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. Beczner, J. (2001): Biofilm — a challenge to the food industry. Acta Alimentaria , 30 , 329–331. Beczner J. Biofilm — a challenge to the food industry

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Authors: P. A. S. Theophilus, M. J. Victoria, K. M. Socarras, K. R. Filush, K. Gupta, D. F. Luecke and E. Sapi

E , Bastian SL , Mpoy CM , Scott S , Rattelle A , Pabbati N , et al.: Characterization of biofilm formation by Borrelia burgdorferi in vitro . PLoS One 7 , 1 – 11 ( 2012 ) 25

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References 1. Austin , J. W. , Sanders , G. , Kay , W. W. , Collinson , S. K. ( 1998 ) Thin aggregative fimbriae enhance Salmonella enteritidis biofilm

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cavity of humans and animals. Two most common Enterococcus species ( Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium ) are capable of producing biofilms, which are bacterial communities attached to a biotic or an abiotic substrate encased in a matrix

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Authors: Aleksandra Šmitran, Dragana Vuković, Nataša Opavski, Ina Gajić, Jelena Marinković, Ljiljana Božić, Irena Živanović, Dušan Kekić, Sunčica Popović and Lazar Ranin

antimicrobial therapy for TPh. Biofilm formation has been suggested as an important aspect of the carrier (CA) state and antibiotic treatment failures [ 3 ]. The ability of GAS to form biofilm was recently recognized as an important virulence trait of the

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Authors: Bojan Pavlović, Dragana D. Božić, Jovica Milovanović, Ana Jotić, Vojko Djukić, Slobodanka Djukić, Neda Konstantinović and Ivana Ćirković

]. Silicone intranasal splints are commercially very popular and have a widespread use around the world [ 5 ]. Splints are typically removed within 4–7 days after surgery, during which period bacterial nasal residents can colonize splints and form biofilm [ 4

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References Aoudia , N. , Rieu , A. , Briandet , R. , Deschamps , J. , Chluba , J. , Jego , G. & Guzzo , J. ( 2016 ): Biofilms

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