Lookup NU author(s): Dr Reindert Nijland,
Dr Michael Hall,
Professor Grant Burgess
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© 2014 by Apple Academic Press, Inc. In their natural environment most bacteria grow within surface attached communities known as biofilms. Bacterial biofilms are problematic in industrial settings, where they contribute to biofouling  and in human health, where they contribute directly to antibiotic resistant infections , . Biofilms consist of sessile bacteria embedded within a hydrated extracellular matrix, with a physiology, gene expression pattern and morphology that is distinct from planktonic cells , , .
Author(s): Nijland R, Hall MJ, Burgess JG
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Biofilm Control and Antimicrobial Agents
Print publication date: 24/02/2014
Acceptance date: 01/01/1900
Publisher: Apple Academic Press
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