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npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

The latest from npj Biofilms and Microbiomes plus exclusives from our editors and authors.

Structuring biofilms

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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