The Biofilm Matrix – A Target for Control of Biofilm Formation

  • Smets, Barth F. (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    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 date01/07/200730/06/2010


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