Escherichia coli biofilms.

  title={Escherichia coli biofilms.},
  author={Christophe Beloin and Agn{\`e}s Roux and Jean Marc Ghigo},
  journal={Current topics in microbiology and immunology},
Escherichia coli is a predominant species among facultative anaerobic bacteria of the gastrointestinal tract. Both its frequent community lifestyle and the availability of a wide array of genetic tools contributed to establish E. coli as a relevant model organism for the study of surface colonization. Several key factors, including different extracellular appendages, are implicated in E. coli surface colonization and their expression and activity are finely regulated, both in space and time, to… CONTINUE READING

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