Title

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Rhamnolipids Disperse Bordetella bronchiseptica Biofilms

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2005

Publication Source

FEMS Microbiology Letters

Abstract

We have previously reported that the respiratory pathogen Bordetella bronchiseptica can form biofilms in vitro. In this report, we demonstrate the disruption of B. bronchiseptica biofilms by rhamnolipids secreted from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This suggests that biosurfactants such as rhamnolipids may be utilized as antimicrobial agents for removing Bordetella biofilms.

Inclusive pages

237-243

ISBN/ISSN

0378-1097

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Volume

250

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes