Bacterial biofilms: prokaryotic adventures in multicellularity

J.S. Webb, Michael Christian Givskov, S. Kjelleberg

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    The development of bacterial biofilms includes both the initial social behavior of undifferentiated cells, as well as cell death and differentiation in the mature biofilm, and displays several striking similarities with higher organisms. Recent advances in the field provide new insight into differentiation and cell death events in bacterial biofilm development and propose that biofilms have an unexpected level of multicellularity.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalCurrent Opinion in Microbiology
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)578-585
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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