Multi-species biofilms: how to avoid unfriendly neighbors.

  title={Multi-species biofilms: how to avoid unfriendly neighbors.},
  author={Olaya Rendueles and Jean-Marc Ghigo},
  journal={FEMS microbiology reviews},
  volume={36 5},
Multi-species biofilm communities are environments in which complex but ill understood exchanges between bacteria occur. Although monospecies cultures are still widely used in the laboratory, new approaches have been undertaken to study interspecies interactions within mixed communities. This review describes our current understanding of competitive relationships involving nonbiocidal biosurfactants, enzymes, and metabolites produced by bacteria and other microorganisms. These molecules target… CONTINUE READING