TITLE

General aspects of biofilm and implication in ruminant mastitis

AUTHOR(S)
Prenafeta, Antonio
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Irish Veterinary Journal;Jun2010, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p350
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the implications of biofilm in ruminant mastitis and how it can be used as a survival mechanism. The contribution of biofilm to pathogenesis is attributed to its resistance to antibiotics and phagocytosis facilitating chronic infections. It states that biofilm is not competent of being phagocytised by polymorphonuclear neutropils where it confers immunity to antibiotics and promoting the chronic of infection.
ACCESSION #
51503263

 

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