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Dispersal of biofilms by secreted, matrix degrading, bacterial Dnase

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Reindert Nijland, Dr Michael HallORCiD, 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 [1] and in human health, where they contribute directly to antibiotic resistant infections [2], [3]. 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 [4], [5], [6].

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Author(s): Nijland R, Hall MJ, Burgess JG

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Biofilm Control and Antimicrobial Agents

Year: 2014

Pages: 27-44

Print publication date: 24/02/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Apple Academic Press


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ISBN: 9781771880022