Bacteria in environmental, industrial, and medical settings predominantly live in biofilms. Production by the bacteria of cell-to-cell interconnecting extracellular compounds is a prerequisite to biofilm formation. The proposed research project aims at obtaining knowledge about the mechanisms which are involved in the production of these cell-to-cell interconnecting compounds. Such knowledge will be useful for creating strategies to prevent unwanted biofilm formation, and to promote beneficial biofilm formation.
|Effective start/end date||01/07/2007 → 30/06/2010|
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