Web Date: January 31, 2007
Biofilm Turf Wars
Bacterial biofilms are responsible for the plaque on your teeth as well as persistent infections on medical devices, but how hundreds of species of competing bacteria coexist in these organized communities has been a conundrum. Now, researchers in Denmark and New Zealand have made the first direct observation of the evolution of bacterial relationships in a biofilm (Nature 2007, 445, 533).
Søren Molin, a microbiologist at the Technical University of Denmark, and his colleagues . . .
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