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Biofilm formation of the food spoiler Brochothrix thermosphacta on different industrial surface materials using a biofilm reactor

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Brochothrix thermosphacta is considered as a major food spoiler bacteria. This study evaluates biofilm formation by B. thermosphacta CD337(2) - a strong biofilm producer strain - on three food industry materials (polycarbonate (PC), polystyrene (PS), and stainless steel (SS)). Biofilms were continuously grown under flow at 25 degrees C in BHI broth in a modified CDC biofilm reactor. Bacterial cells were enumerated by plate counting, and biofilm spatial organization was deciphered by combining confocal laser scanning microscopy and image analysis. The biofilms had the same growth kinetics on all three materials and reach 8log CFU/cm2 as maximal concentration. Highly structured biofilms were observed on PC and PS, but less structured ones on SS. This difference was confirmed by structural quantification analysis using the image analysis software tool BiofilmQ. Biofilm on SS show less roughness, density, thickness and volume. The biofilm 3D structure seemed to be related to the coupon topography and roughness. The materials used in this study do not affect biofilm growth. However, their roughness and topography affect the biofilm architecture, which could influence biofilm behaviour.
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hal-04535964 , version 1 (07-04-2024)

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Antoine Gaillac, Claire Gourin, Laurence Dubreil, Romain Briandet, Hervé Prévost, et al.. Biofilm formation of the food spoiler Brochothrix thermosphacta on different industrial surface materials using a biofilm reactor. Food Microbiology, 2024, 120, pp.104457. ⟨10.1016/j.fm.2023.104457⟩. ⟨hal-04535964⟩
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