Oral multispecies biofilm development and the key role of cell–cell distance

@article{Kolenbrander2010OralMB,
  title={Oral multispecies biofilm development and the key role of cell–cell distance},
  author={Paul E. Kolenbrander and Robert J. Palmer and Saravanan Periasamy and Nicholas S Jakubovics},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={8},
  pages={471-480}
}
Growth of oral bacteria in situ requires adhesion to a surface because the constant flow of host secretions thwarts the ability of planktonic cells to grow before they are swallowed. Therefore, oral bacteria evolved to form biofilms on hard tooth surfaces and on soft epithelial tissues, which often contain multiple bacterial species. Because these biofilms are easy to study, they have become the paradigm of multispecies biofilms. In this Review we describe the factors involved in the formation… CONTINUE READING
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