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Rheology of biofilms formed from the dental plaque pathogen Streptococcus mutans

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Here we describe an experimental study of the mechanical properties of bacterial biofilms formed from the early dental plaque colonizer Streptococcus mutans. The S. mutans biofilms demonstrated the behavior of rheological fluids, with properties similar to those of organic polymers and other biological fluids. The time-dependent response of the biofilms was modeled on the basis of principles of viscoelasticity theory. The static and dynamic responses were defined in terms of the creep compliance, storage and loss moduli, and viscosity. The creep compliance and stress relaxation functions of S. mutans biofilms were characterized using the Burger model. Implications for developing more effective mechanical removal strategies of dental plaque biofilms are discussed

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Vinogradov, A.M., Winston, M., Rupp, C.J. and Stoodley, P. (2004) Rheology of biofilms formed from the dental plaque pathogen Streptococcus mutans Biofilms, 1, (1), pp. 49-56. (doi:10.1017/S1479050503001078).

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Published date: 2004
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp

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Local EPrints ID: 157157
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/157157
ISSN: 1479-0505
PURE UUID: db2f6c7e-46e7-4f8c-a521-793269cd8ca3

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Date deposited: 09 Jun 2010 10:54
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:41

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Author: A.M. Vinogradov
Author: M. Winston
Author: C.J. Rupp
Author: P. Stoodley

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