Looking for Chinks in the Armor of Bacterial Biofilms
A S. aureus Biofilm on the Surface of a Medical Catheter That Was Removed from a Patient
The round bacteria secrete a complex “slime” that helps protect them from attack by antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents. Electron micrograph magnified 2363×.
(Image Credit: CDC/Rodney M. Donlan, Ph.D.; Janice Carr (PHIL #7488), 2005)