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Microtiter Dish Biofilm Formation Assay
 

Microtiter Dish Biofilm Formation Assay

Article DOI: 10.3791/2437
January 30th, 2011

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Summary January 30th, 2011

The assay describes a rapid means to measure early biofilm formation in bacteria and fungi. This method uses a microtiter plate as the substratum for microbial biofilm formation, and the biofilm is visualized using crystal violet strain. The assay provides either a qualitative or quantitative assay for early biofilm formation.

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