Protocols to Study the Physiology of Oral Biofilms
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The oral cavity harbors several hundred different bacterial species that colonize both hard (teeth) and soft tissues, forming complex populations known as microbial biofilms. It is widely accepted that the phenotypic characteristics of bacteria grown in biofilms are substantially different from those grown in suspensions. Because biofilms are the natural habitat for the great majority of oral bacteria, including those contributing to oral diseases, a better understanding of the physiology of adherent populations is clearly needed to control oral microbes in health and disease. In this chapter, we use oral streptococci as examples for studying the physiology of oral biofilms.
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- Protocols to Study the Physiology of Oral Biofilms
- Book Title
- Oral Biology
- Book Subtitle
- Molecular Techniques and Applications
- Book Part
- Section II
- pp 87-102
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- Series Title
- Methods in Molecular Biology
- Series Volume
- Series Subtitle
- Methods and Protocols
- Series ISSN
- Humana Press
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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- oral streptococci
- enzymatic assays
- production of polysaccharides
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- Editor Affiliations
- ID1. Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral Sciences, University of Otago
- ID2. Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral Sciences, University of Otago
- ID3. Faculty of Dentistry, Sir John Walsh Research Institute, University of Otago
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
- 2. Center for Oral Biology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
- 3. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Oral Biology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
- 4. Eastman Department of Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
- 5. Department of Oral Biology, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL, USA
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