Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences
Staphylococcus genus comprising both Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) are widely distributed in nature and can infect diversity of hosts. Indeed, staphylococci are the major pathogens causing biofilm associated infections caused by contaminated hospital indwelling devices. These infections are persistent in nature being highly refractory to various stresses including antibiotics. Implementation of efficient diagnostic techniques for the biofilm production would help minimize the disease burden. Thus, early detection of pathogenic strains producing biofilms warrant the utmost importance in diagnostic laboratories especially in resource limited settings.
Manandhar, Sarita; Singh, Anjana; Varma, Ajit; Pandey, Shanti; and Shrivastava, Neeraj, "Evaluation of Methods to Detect In Vitro Biofilm Formation by Staphylococcal Clinical Isolates" (2018). Student Publications. 11.