Biofilm, city of microbes.

  title={Biofilm, city of microbes.},
  author={Paula I Watnick and Roberto Kolter},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={182 10},
In most natural environments, association with a surface in a structure known as a biofilm is the prevailing microbial lifestyle. Surface association is an efficient means of lingering in a favorable microenvironment rather than being swept away by the current. Taken to the extreme, we may view the planktonic or free-swimming microbial phase primarily as a mechanism for translocation from one surface to another. Genetic studies of single-species biofilms have shown that they form in multiple… CONTINUE READING
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