Effect of interaction DAEC - C. freundii in biofilm formation. Biofilm formation by monocultures of DAEC isolated from children (A) and adults (C); Increase in biofilm formation in DAEC-C. freundii cocultures (B, D). Comparison between the synergistic effect of cocultivation of DAEC strains recovered from children and adults and an enteroaggregative strain of Citrobacter freundii is shown in E. The increase in intensity of biofilm formed was higher in consortia involving strains from children.
Mansan-Almeida et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:22 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-22