Roles for quorum sensing and biofilm formation by Vibrio cholerae in resistance to protozoan grazing

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This research will benefit Australia through an increased fundamental understanding of how our model bacterium,Vibrio cholerae, survives in the environment.

This could lead to the development of strategies that control bacterial biofilms, a significant medical and industrial concern.

Image: micrographs of the ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis in phase contrast and stained with dapi. You can see Vibrio cholerae inside the food vacuoles. (Martina Erken)

Project team

Professor Staffan Kjelleberg
Faculty of Science
Dr Diane McDougald
Faculty of Science
Associate Professor Scott Rice
Faculty of Science

Key contact

(+61 2) 9385 2102
s.kjelleberg@unsw.edu.au