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dc.contributor.authorCosterton, J. William
dc.contributor.authorWilson, M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-20T20:43:49Z
dc.date.available2017-07-20T20:43:49Z
dc.date.issued2004-01
dc.identifier.citationCosterton JW, Wilson M, "Introducing biofilms," Biofilms, 2004 1(1):1-4en_US
dc.identifier.issn1479-0505
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/13387
dc.description.abstractThe concept that bacteria live preferentially in matrix-enclosed communities attached to surfaces has emerged gradually from scientific observations over an extended period of time, but the pace at which this concept has advanced has accelerated sharply during the past two decades. Because Antonie van Leuwenhoek examined his own teeth scrapings with his primitive microscope, he probably saw more biofilm fragments than planktonic cells, and dental microbiologists and waste-water engineers have had a lengthy association with biofilms without using that term. Early microscopic observations of marine systems showed that most bacteria adhered actively to surfaces, and the role of surfaces in the migration and maturation of myxobacterial communities was noted very early in the study of these fascinating organisms. The new concept that was crystallized in a Scientific American article in February 1978 (Costerton, J. W., Geesey, G. G. & Cheng, K. J. (1978) "How bacteria stick," Scientific American 238, 86–95) was that these surface associations were the rule (and not the exception) in all nutrient-sufficient microbial ecosystems, and that most bacteria in the biosphere grow in biofilms.en_US
dc.titleIntroducing biofilmsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage1en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage4en_US
mus.citation.issue1en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleBiofilmsen_US
mus.citation.volume1en_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1017/s1479050504001164en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.data.thumbpage3en_US


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