Spatiometabolic stratification of Shewanella oneidensis biofilms.

  title={Spatiometabolic stratification of Shewanella oneidensis biofilms.},
  author={Tracy K Teal and Douglas P Lies and Barbara J. Wold and Dianne K Newman},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={72 11},
Biofilms, or surface-attached microbial communities, are both ubiquitous and resilient in the environment. Although much is known about how biofilms form, develop, and detach, very little is understood about how these events are related to metabolism and its dynamics. It is commonly thought that large subpopulations of cells within biofilms are not actively producing proteins or generating energy and are therefore dead. An alternative hypothesis is that within the growth-inactive domains of… CONTINUE READING
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