npj Biofilms and Microbiomes
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Round up of the Tricon precision medicine microbiome symposium.
One of the major physical characteristics distinguishing biofilms from planktonic bacteria is that bacteria in biofilms are arranged with well-defined, fairly fixed spatial structure. Little is known about how spatial structure impacts biological characteristics of biofilms. Here is a link to a short newsletter article my student and I wrote about using laser trapping to control biofilm structure, and how this could allow determination of the effects of biofilm structure on biofilm biology.
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Wondering where to submit your next manuscript? npj Biofilms and Microbiomes offers authors a platform to publish new and exciting findings on biofilms and microbial communities.
Multidisciplinary approaches are really helping us to address microbiological problems.
A recent paper that was promoted in the community and published in Biofilms and Microbiomes has been written up in IFL Science
Mixed microbial communities underpin important biotechnological processes. A detailed knowledge of community structure and function relationships is essential for ultimately driving these systems towards desired outcomes.