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|Title:||Chemically inhibited ATP synthesis promoted detachment of different-age biofilms from membrane surface||Authors:||Teo, Kaiwen.
|Issue Date:||2012||Source:||Xu, H., Teo, K., Neo, H.,& Liu, Y. (2012). Chemically inhibited ATP synthesis promoted detachment of different-age biofilms from membrane surface. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 95(4), 1073-1082.||Series/Report no.:||Applied microbiology and biotechnology||Abstract:||This study investigated the response of different-age biofilms developed on membrane surface to a chemical uncoupler 3, 3′, 4′, 5-tetrachlorosalicylanilide (TCS). Results showed that adenosine triphosphate (ATP) dissipation caused by TCS would promote different-age biofilms detachment, whereas chemically inhibited cellular ATP synthesis subsequently suppressed autoinducer-2 (AI-2) and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) production. The extent of biofilm detachment was found to be closely related to AI-2-regulated EPS contents of bacteria. It was revealed that energy dissipation induced biofilm detachability was controlled by AI-2 regulated cellular communication via AI-2-mediated EPS secretion. This study would lead to a new cleaning strategy of biologically fouled membrane.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/98982
|DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00253-011-3770-9||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
|Appears in Collections:||CEE Journal Articles|
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