Healing of chronic wounds is frequently impeded by extraneous factors, most notably infection, biofilm formation, and pathological inflammation. We sought to identify associations of bacteria to debridement state and healing outcomes - and establish a new research focus for our lab in the process.
Just like when people choose their lunch from a menu, microbes prefer some foods over others. Most microbes prefer to consume glucose first over other available carbon sources. However, Pseudomonads function differently, prioritizing the consumption of organic acids over glucose.
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