Revised paradigm of aquatic biofilm formation facilitated by microgel transparent exopolymer particles.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 5; 109(23):9119-24
Bar-Zeev E, Berman-Frank I, Girshevitz O, Berman T. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 5; 109(23):9119-24
We should remember that we live in a dirty world. The authors show here that, in the real world, particles of organic matter contribute to biofilm formation not only by alighting 'naked' onto a substratum and thereby becoming part of the so-called conditioning film but also by transporting attached bacteria, which they call 'pro to...
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