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Journal archive > 2007 > N 5 September-October  

Thiobacillus thioparus AND Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

M. O. Boretska, A. M. Ostapchuk, I. P. Kozlova

Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv;

The bacteria of Thiobacillus thioparus and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia are capable to form a thick biofilm complicated as to its structure on the surface of low-carbon steel [1, 2]. This biofilm formation on any surface occurs under the adhesion of the cells of the plankton growth model with the help of synthesis of muciferous exopolymers with adhesive properties [3]. Hence the monosaccharide composition of the exopolymer complex in the form of polyol acetates was studied by chromate-mass-spectrum method. A significant difference in the composition of exopolymer monosaccharides with the presence of steel model in the medium and without it was established; a change in the monosaccharide composition of mono- and binary culture in the conditions of plankton and biofilm growth was also observed.

Key words: monosaccharide composition, exopolymer complex, biofilm, Thiobacillus thioparus, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.

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