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Antimicrobial resistance to disinfectants in biofilms

  title={Antimicrobial resistance to disinfectants in biofilms},
  author={Paula A. Ara{\'u}jo and Madalena Lemos and Filipe Jos{\'e} Mergulh{\~a}o and Luis F Melo and Manuel Sim{\~o}es},
Microorganisms have a natural capacity to attach to surfaces, to multiply and to embed themselves in a slimy matrix, forming biofilms. These allow complex interactions among different species and surfaces. There is significant evidence that bacterial growth in attached communities constituted the first form of life on the planet, and it is estimated that the majority of microbial activity on earth is resultant from biofilms, rather than microbes growing isolated in the form of planktonic cells… 

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