Fighting an opportunistic bacteria and its partners in crime

Eduard Torrents and Maria del Mar Cendra, postdoctoral researcher in his laboratory, have published a review in the journal Biotechnology Advances, where they describe the way in which P. aeruginosa forms biofilms, in which it can coexist with other species of microorganisms and its negative impact on global health.

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The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, together with other microorganisms, forms resistant biofilms that cause chronic infections. Eduard Torrents and his team have been studying this bacterium since 1999, as its metabolic versatility gives it the ability to encode many genes related to DNA synthesis.

You can read the article of “Investigación y Ciencia” here