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Ability of Staphylococcus cohnii strains to adhere to epithelial cells and solid surfaces in the hospital environment

Ability of Staphylococcus cohnii strains to adhere to epithelial cells and solid surfaces in the hospital environment

Medycyna Doswiadczalna i Mikrobiologia 54(2): 109-118

Presented study describes abilities of staphylococci to adhere to exfoliated cheek and uroepithelial epithelium cells and to various surfaces such as plastics, glass and steel. The subject of the study were strains of Staphylococcus cohnii ssp. cohnii and Staphylococcus cohnii ssp. urealyticus isolated from Intensive Care Unit of Pediatric Hospital. Staphylococcus cohnii ssp.cohnii adhered in great number to epithelial cells. However, the adhesion differed by individual strains. We did not find relationship between slime production and adherence to epithelial cell. Most of investigated strains adhered closely to surfaces--especially of plastics and glass. This phenomenon was stronger in the presence of culture medium and phosphate buffer.

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