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Cell viability within oral biofilms

Hope, C.K. and Wilson, M. (2003) Cell viability within oral biofilms. In: Biofilm Communities: Order from Chaos? BioLine, Cardiff School of Biosciences, pp. 269-284. ISBN 0-9545756-0-1

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Bacteria are not distributed homogenously throughout an oral biofilm. This is primarily due to regions of differing environmental conditions, themselves a manifestation of nutrient, gaseous and ionic concentration gradients within the biofilm. Confocal laser scanning microscopy in conjunction with fluorescent staining techniques and image analysis can both visualise and quantify the distribution of viable and nonviable bacteria within the three-dimensional volume of the biofilm.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Published by BioLine for the Biofilm Club
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dental Plaque; Oral cavity; Biofilm; extracellular matrix
Subjects:R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Departments, Research Centres and Related Units:Academic Faculties, Institutes and Research Centres > Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Sciences
ID Code:299
Deposited On:04 Nov 2009 09:54
Last Modified:22 Feb 2012 15:02

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