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Effect of disinfectants on clinically relevant bacteria under planktonic and biofilm conditions


Each strain exhibited different susceptibility profiles to the disinfectants tested. B. subtilis was the most resistant, while the clinical isolates were most susceptible. In addition, biofilms were more resistant to the disinfectants compared to planktonic cultures.

Author: Swift D, Dhyani R, Del Re D, Mair R, Ikeno C, Legner M, Cvitkovitch DG

Citation: Am J Infect Control 2012, 40: e31-176. Presentation Number 2-020.

Published: 01/01/2012

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: American Journal of Infection Control