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need for definitions

Jorge1907 jorge1907 at aol.com
Thu Jul 29 06:44:07 EST 1999

I would hope that any definition of "biofilm" considers phenomena beyond the
well-known aqueous based model. Microbes will inhabitand affect (including
grade) virtually any somewhat hydrated surface from skin to concrete and rocks
- growth that I would call a biofilm and growth that may not be accompanied by
EPS, unique cellular organization or, to this point, expression of a
discernable "biofilm" phenotype.
Please consider lichens, the infestation of concrete, etc in your thinking.

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