Ultrastructural stages of biofilm development of Escherichia coli on urethral catheters and effects of antibiotics on biofilm formation

Koseoglu H., Aslan G., ESEN N., Sen B. H., Coban H.

UROLOGY, vol.68, no.5, pp.942-946, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.urology.2006.06.008
  • Journal Name: UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.942-946
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives. Biofilm formation on biomaterials by various kinds of bacteria renders the infection chronic, and the bacteria can become resistant to the immune system and antibiotics. Developmental biofilm stages of Escherichia coli on urethral catheters have not yet been thoroughly demonstrated. We aimed to show biofilm formation of E. coli on urethral catheters, and the effects of various antibacterial agents on this formation using scanning electron microscopy.