Role of Extracted Genomic DNA on Biofilm Formation byPseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiellapneumoniae in vitr


Bacteria form complex and highly elaborate surface adherent communities known as biofilms.Biofilm have been shown to be associated with several human diseases ,and to colonize a wide variety of medical devices . The current study focuses on contribution of extracted genomic DNA in biofilm formation by P. aeruginosa and K. pneumoniae isolates .The percentages of Pseudomonas aeruginosa recovery from drinking water in this study were 10%(20 positive P. aeruginosa samples) and K.pneumonia., 7%(14 positive K.pneumonia samples).The results showed that allP.aeruginosa and K. pneumoniae isolates (100%) were slime producer but in different degrees by forming of black colonies on congored agar: very black colonies , black colonies and red colonies .Results indicated that addition of extracted genomic DNA to microtitre-plate cultures stimulate biofilm formation(either endogenous or exogenous DNA).