Extracellular DNA required for bacterial biofilm formation.

@article{Whitchurch2002ExtracellularDR,
  title={Extracellular DNA required for bacterial biofilm formation.},
  author={C. Whitchurch and T. Tolker-Nielsen and P. Ragas and J. Mattick},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={295 5559},
  pages={
          1487
        }
}
Bacterial biofilms are structured communities of cells enclosed in self-produced hydrated polymeric matrix adherent to an inert or living surface ([1][1]). Formation of these sessile communities and their inherent resistance to antibiotics and host immune attack are at the root of many persistent 
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