A simple colorimetric method for testing antimicrobial susceptibility of biofilmed bacteria.
Summary of "A simple colorimetric method for testing antimicrobial susceptibility of biofilmed bacteria."
This study introduces a simple colorimetric method which can measure the antimicrobial susceptibility of bacteria in biofilms using trimethyl tetrazolium chloride (TTC) as an indicator of viable bacteria. The new method was utilized for the evaluation of antibiotic susceptibility of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Staphylococcus aureus biofilms.
Department of Microbiology, Kyungpook National University, School of Medicine, Daegu, 700-422, Republic of Korea.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of microbiology (Seoul, Korea)
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21046353
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12275-010-0299-z
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