Georgia tech researchers obtain benchmark data for the impact of spatial arrangement in bacterial signaling in a cystic fibrosis model.
Image shows a rendered confocal laser scanning micrograph of a mixed species bacterial biofilm observed in a chronic wound model of infection. Staphylococcus aureus (yellow) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (purple), organize themselves in small, dense clusters of cells called aggregates. (Credit: Sophie Darch, Whiteley Lab and Rumbaugh Lab at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.)
Study shows how bacteria behave differently in humans versus the lab.