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Area/Space covered by bacteria in colonies/biofilms

Jan Kreft Kreft at cardiff.ac.uk
Tue Sep 23 06:54:49 EST 1997

Dear Biofilmers,

I'm searching for data on the extent of area or space inside a colony,
microcolony, or a biofilm (not dried) that is covered by cells. This would
help me construct a model. 

So far, I have found only one though very appropriate article on this

DR Korber, JR Lawrence, MJ Hendry, DE Caldwell (1993) Analysis of spatial
variability within mot+ and mot- Pseudomonas fluorescence biofilms using
representative elements. Biofouling 7:339-358

As I couldn't find more published data, I assume that such data are
slumbering on someone's hard drive waiting to be analyzed.

I would be glad if someone would point me to publications I have missed or
make unpublished data available.



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P.S.: Thanks to Claus Sternberg, Rob Palmer, and Bob McLean for moderating
the group.

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