Biofilm models of polymicrobial infection.

  title={Biofilm models of polymicrobial infection.},
  author={Rebecca A. Gabrilska and Kendra P. Rumbaugh},
  journal={Future microbiology},
  volume={10 12},
Interactions between microbes are complex and play an important role in the pathogenesis of infections. These interactions can range from fierce competition for nutrients and niches to highly evolved cooperative mechanisms between different species that support their mutual growth. An increasing appreciation for these interactions, and desire to uncover the mechanisms that govern them, has resulted in a shift from monomicrobial to polymicrobial biofilm studies in different disease models. Here… CONTINUE READING