In Situ Mapping of the Mechanical Properties of Biofilms by Particle-tracking Microrheology.

Abstract

Bacterial cells are able to form surface-attached biofilm communities known as biofilms by encasing themselves in extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). The EPS serves as a physical and protective scaffold that houses the bacterial cells and consists of a variety of materials that includes proteins, exopolysaccharides and DNA. The composition of the EPS… (More)
DOI: 10.3791/53093

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