How to build a biofilm: a fungal perspective.

  title={How to build a biofilm: a fungal perspective.},
  author={Jill R Blankenship and Aaron P. Mitchell},
  journal={Current opinion in microbiology},
  volume={9 6},
Biofilms are differentiated masses of microbes that form on surfaces and are surrounded by an extracellular matrix. Fungal biofilms, especially those of the pathogen Candida albicans, are a cause of infections associated with medical devices. Such infections are particularly serious because biofilm cells are relatively resistant to many common antifungal agents. Several in vitro models have been used to elucidate the developmental stages and processes required for C. albicans biofilm formation… CONTINUE READING

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