A laboratory apparatus for the generation and biocide efficacy testing of Legionella biofilms

J Appl Bacteriol. 1993 Apr;74(4):388-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.1993.tb05143.x.


The construction and operation of a laboratory biofilm generator designed to grow sessile populations of legionellas for biocide efficacy testing is described. Some examples of static biocide testing on both sessile and planktonic populations of Legionella bozemanii are discussed along with other potential applications of the apparatus.

MeSH terms

  • Amines / pharmacology
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Bacteriology / instrumentation*
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Glutaral / pharmacology
  • Legionella / drug effects
  • Legionella / growth & development*
  • Propylene Glycols / pharmacology
  • Rubber
  • Water Microbiology


  • Amines
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Propylene Glycols
  • bronopol
  • Rubber
  • Glutaral