A wider role for polyamines in biofilm formation

Ece Karatan, Anthony J. Michael

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Polyamines play an essential role in biofilm formation of diverse Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Biosynthetic pathways and transport systems for diverse polyamines have been identified as key components of bacterial biofilm formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1715-1717
Number of pages3
JournalBiotechnology Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Biofilm
  • Norspermidine
  • Polyamine
  • Spermidine
  • Vibrio cholerae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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