Diffusion of nanoparticles in biofilms is altered by bacterial cell wall hydrophobicity

Olivier Habimana, Karine Steenkeste, Marie Pierre Fontaine-Aupart, Marie Noëlle Bellon-Fontaine, Saulius Kulakauskas, Romain Briandet*

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Abstract

Diffusion of entities inside biofilm triggers most mechanisms involved in biofilm-specific phenotypes. Using genetically engineered hydrophilic and hydrophobic cells of Lactococcus lactis yielding similar biofilm architectures, we demonstrated by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy that bacterial surface properties affect diffusion of nanoparticles through the biofilm matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-368
Number of pages2
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

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