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Penetration of Rifampin through Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilms

By Zhilan Zheng and Philip S. Stewart

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Rifampin penetrated biofilms formed by Staphylococcus epidermidis but failed to effectively kill the bacteria. Penetration was demonstrated by a simple diffusion cell bioassay and by transmission electron microscopic observation of antibiotic-affected cells at the distal edge of the biofilm

Topics: Mechanisms of Resistance
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2002
DOI identifier: 10.1128/AAC.46.3.900-903.2002
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:127480
Provided by: PubMed Central
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