Microbial Ecology

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 471–474

Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 Biofilm and Planktonic Cells Have Differentiable Raman Spectral Profiles


DOI: 10.1007/s00248-006-9190-1

Cite this article as:
Huang, W.E., Ude, S. & Spiers, A.J. Microb Ecol (2007) 53: 471. doi:10.1007/s00248-006-9190-1


Biofilms, and other bacterial aggregations, are of significance in both environmental microbiology and in plant and human pathogenesis. Comparative single-cell Raman spectral analysis can differentiate between planktonic bacteria and those recovered from biofilms and appears to offer a new means by which to investigate bacterial cell physiology, metabolic status, and stress under different environmental conditions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei E. Huang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Susanne Ude
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andrew J. Spiers
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Molecular Microbiology Ecology and Environmental Biotechnology SectionsCEH-OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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