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A biophysical threshold for biofilm formation

  title={A biophysical threshold for biofilm formation},
  author={Jenna Anne Ott and S. E. Chiu and Daniel B. Amchin and Tapomoy Bhattacharjee and Sujit S. Datta},
Bacteria are ubiquitous in our daily lives, either as motile planktonic cells or as immobilized surface-attached biofilms. These different phenotypic states play key roles in agriculture, environment, industry, and medicine; hence, it is critically important to be able to predict the conditions under which bacteria transition from one state to the other. Unfortunately, these transitions depend on a dizzyingly complex array of factors that are determined by the intrinsic properties of the… 


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