Antimicrobial Applications of Silver Nanoparticles to E. coli Colony Biofilms
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Bacterial biofilms can cause problems in various arenas, from the fouling of water processing equipment to persistent in vivo infections. Silver nanoparticles are promising antimicrobial agents with activity against biofilm bacteria. Here we describe the synthesis of antimicrobial silver nanoparticles and the measurement of their antimicrobial activity against E. coli colony biofilms, which is a popular in vitro biofilm model for antibiotic assays.
Key wordsSilver nanoparticles Silver nitrate Sodium borohydride Polyvinylpyrrolidone Aqueous synthesis E. coli Antimicrobial Antibacterial Biofilms Antibiotics biocides Resistance Scanning electron microscopy
The manuscript was edited by Enrico Ferrari and Mikhail Soloviev. The authors thank Sharon Gibbons for her help with the scanning electron microscopy.
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