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Biofilm formation by P. aeruginosa wild-type and mutator strains.

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posted on 17.11.2011, 00:20 by Adela M. Luján, María D. Maciá, Liang Yang, Søren Molin, Antonio Oliver, Andrea M. Smania

The images shown are 3D-reconstructed images of biofilm dynamics of Hex1T (A-E), Hex1TMS (F-J), PAO1 (K-O) and PAO1MS (P-T). The development of mutator biofilms was exhaustively studied in parallel to wild-type biofilms. All strains were GFP-tagged and grown in continuous flow system in FAB medium supplemented with 0.3 mM glucose for 144 h. Confocal images were acquired following 15, 24, 48, 96 and 144 h of growth.