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Stanford researcher deciphers flows that help bacteria feed and organize biofilms

December 13, 2018

Under threat of being scrubbed away with disinfectant, individual bacteria can improve their odds of survival by joining together to form colonies, called biofilms. What Arnold Mathijssen, postdoctoral fellow in bioengineering at Stanford University, wanted to understand was how stationary biofilms find food once they’ve devoured nearby nutrients. This depiction of a bacterial colony arranged in […]

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