Pseudomonas aeruginosa rhamnolipids disperse Bordetella bronchiseptica biofilms

Yasuhiko Irie, George A O'toole, Ming H Yuk

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We have previously reported that the respiratory pathogen Bordetella bronchiseptica can form biofilms in vitro. In this report, we demonstrate the disruption of B. bronchiseptica biofilms by rhamnolipids secreted from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This suggests that biosurfactants such as rhamnolipids may be utilized as antimicrobial agents for removing Bordetella biofilms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-243
Number of pages7
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2005


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Biofilms
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Colony Count, Microbial
  • Glycolipids
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staining and Labeling
  • Surface-Active Agents


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