Visualization of Bacteria in Infections
Bacteria can grow and proliferate through two distinct phenotypic pathways. They may appear as single, independent cells (planktonic phenotype) or be organized in aggregates, commonly referred to as biofilm (sessile or biofilm phenotype). When bacteria manage to form a biofilm within the human host, the infection often becomes untreatable and will develop into a chronic state. This presentation will present visualizations of biofilm formation in chronic infections.