Electrical spiking in bacterial biofilms.

  title={Electrical spiking in bacterial biofilms.},
  author={Elisa Masi and Marzena Ciszak and Luisa Santopolo and Arcangela Frascella and Luciana Giovannetti and Emmanuela Marchi and Carlo Viti and Stefano Mancuso},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  volume={12 102},
In nature, biofilms are the most common form of bacterial growth. In biofilms, bacteria display coordinated behaviour to perform specific functions. Here, we investigated electrical signalling as a possible driver in biofilm sociobiology. Using a multi-electrode array system that enables high spatio-temporal resolution, we studied the electrical activity in two biofilm-forming strains and one non-biofilm-forming strain. The action potential rates monitored during biofilm-forming bacterial… CONTINUE READING
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