Vernita D Gordon

Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
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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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Feb 19, 2017