Biofilms protect bacteria: gram negative bacteria
Colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria protect themselves from antibiotics and other insults by grouping together and secreting adhesive polysaccharides, forming what is known as a biofilm.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Cystic fibrosis. Treatments for drug overdose, toxin exposure.|
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Schroeter 1872) Migula 1900 (Approved Lists 1980)
Some organism data provided by: BIOS: Bacteriology Insight Orienting System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Cystic fibrosis. Treatments for drug overdose, toxin exposure.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Medical, pharmacology, industrial
Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge