Developmental biology of biofilms: implications for treatment and control

  • Palmer Jr. R
  • White D
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Abstract

Although of heterogeneous spatiotemporal and species compositions, all biofilms undergo certain common developmental events: organic molecules on the substratum can play a role in initial attachment, attached cells grow and additional cells attach from the bulk liquid. Biofilm growth is a four-dimensional (X, Y, Z and T) process similar to organ development

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  • @X
  • Bacteria
  • Bacterial Adhesion
  • Biofilms
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Division
  • Cells
  • Culture
  • Culture Media
  • England
  • Growth
  • Models,Biological
  • Role
  • Surface Properties
  • Tennessee
  • Universities
  • biofilm
  • composition
  • cytology
  • development
  • environmental
  • growth & development
  • review
  • treatment

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  • PMID: 9402699

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  • R J Palmer Jr.

  • D C White

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