Indian Journal of Microbiology

, Volume 57, Issue 1, pp 109–111 | Cite as

Simple and Rapid Method for Detecting Biofilm Forming Bacteria

  • Vipin Chandra Kalia
  • Jyotsana Prakash
  • Shikha Koul
  • Subhasree Ray
Short Communication


Biofilm forming bacteria play a vital role in causing infectious diseases and for enhancing the efficiency of the bioremediation process through immobilization. Different media and conditions have been reported for detecting biofilm forming bacteria, however, they are not quite rapid. Here, we propose the use of a simple medium which can be used for detecting biofilm former, and also provide a mechanism to regulate the expression of biofilm formation process.


Bacteria Biofilm Bioremediation Detection Infections Medium 



We are thankful to the Director of CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), and CSIR project INDEPTH (BSC0111) for providing the necessary funds, facilities and moral support. Authors are also thankful to Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi.

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Conflict of interest

Authors declare no conflict of interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Microbial Biotechnology and Genomics, CSIR - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB)Delhi University CampusDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)New DelhiIndia

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