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AASCIT Communications | Volume 3, Issue 4 | Jun. 15, 2016 online | Page:190-193
Biofilms of Candida glabrata Could Be the Shelter for Diplococci Against Antibacterial Agents
Candida glabrata is emerging yeast in hospitals. This specie can contaminate catheters on which is able to form biofilms. These structures are, for other bacterial species, considered as places where they can be protected of antibiotic treatments. Microbial biofilms are formed of a single or mixed species which include a set of bacteria and/or fungi. Several studies have revealed the coexistence of bacterial species and Candida spp. within a biofilm. The aim of this study was to highlight the cohabitation, synergistic or antagonistic effects, between Candida glabrata which form the biofilm and Diplococcus spp. which does not have that ability. According to the results, Diplococcus spp. was sensitive to chloramphenicol, but within biofilm of C. glabrata where it lived in cohabitation, it curiously escaped the same antibiotic.
Seddiki S. M. L., University Center of Naâma, Institute of Sciences, Dept. of nature and life sciences, Naâma, Algeria; Laboratory of Antibiotic and Antifungal: Physico-Chemistry, Synthesis and Biological Activity, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Science and Life, University of Tlemcen, Tlemcen, Algeria.
Boucherit-Otmani Z., Laboratory of Antibiotic and Antifungal: Physico-Chemistry, Synthesis and Biological Activity, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Science and Life, University of Tlemcen, Tlemcen, Algeria.
Kunkel D., Dennis Kunkel Microscopy Inc, Kailua, HI, USA.
Candida glabrata, Diplococcus spp, Biofilm, Resistance
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Arcticle History
Submitted: Apr. 1, 2016
Accepted: Apr. 28, 2016
Published: Jun. 15, 2016
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