AVM volume 3, issue 2, P3-11 2010 DOI: 10.46784/e-avm.v3i2.197 View full text
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Dubravka Milanov, Nataša Čubrak, Jelena Petrović, Sava Lazić

Abstract: The most striking advantage of bacteria residing in biofilm is enhanced resistance to biocide including antibiotics and disinfectants. Biocides are 100% efficient in killing cells in suspension but there are not efficient in destroying bacteria from biofilm community. Mechanisms of increased resistance of bacteria in biofilm to antibiotics is not understood. Some factors alone or in combination are considered to be responsible such as restricted penetration of antibiotics into a biofilm, slow growth rate of bi…

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