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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Print version ISSN 1517-8382

Abstract

TRENTIN, D.S et al. Antibiofilm activity of Cobetia marina filtrate upon Staphylococcus epidermidis catheter-related isolates. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2011, vol.42, n.4, pp. 1329-1333. ISSN 1517-8382.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822011000400013.

We report the antibiofilm activity by the sponge-associated bacterium Cobetia marina upon Staphylococcus epidermidis clinical isolates obtained from central venous catheters. Antibiofilm activity/antimicrobial susceptibility correlation might predict the action of the metabolite(s) upon Staphylococcus epidermidis in the clinic, making it a possible adjuvant in therapies against biofilm-associated infections.

Keywords : biofilms; antibiofilm activity; Staphylococcus epidermidis; Cobetia marina; Darwinella sp.

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