TABLE 2

Summary of observations of biofilms formed by the different C. albicans mutant strains under different growth conditions compared to their corresponding parental strainsa

C. albicans mutant strainSingle-species biofilmsDual-species biofilms with S. gordoniib
1:1 mediaBMM
als3Δ/ΔDetached upon washingNormalNormal
bcr1Δ/ΔDetached upon washingNormalNormal
efg1Δ/ΔYeast cell monolayerYeast cell monolayerYeast cells incorporate
brg1Δ/ΔYeast cell monolayerYeast cell monolayerYeast cells incorporate
kre5Δ/ΔNormalNormalNormal
mnn9Δ/ΔNormalNormalNormal
rlm1Δ/ΔNormalNormalNormal
zap1Δ/ΔNormalNormalNormal
  • a Summary of observations on the biofilm-forming ability and structural characteristics of biofilms formed by the different C. albicans mutant strains under different growth conditions compared to their corresponding parental strains.

  • b Observations for dual-species biofilms in the presence of S. gordonii were generally similar for biofilms grown on 1:1 media and BMM synthetic saliva.