Selected metal ions protect Bacillus subtilis biofilms from erosion.

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Many problems caused by bacterial biofilms can be traced back to their high resilience towards chemical perturbations and their extraordinary sturdiness towards mechanical forces. However, the molecular mechanisms that link the mechanical properties of a biofilm with the ability of bacteria to survive in different chemical environments remain enigmatic… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c4mt00049h

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