Biofilm defined a biofilm is an assemblage of microbial cells that is irreversibly associated not removed by gentle rinsing with a surface and enclosed in a matrix of primarily polysaccharide material. In general bacteria have two life forms during growth and proliferation in one form the bacteria exist as single independent cells planktonic whereas in the other form bacteria are organized into sessile aggregates the latter form is commonly referred to as the biofilm growth phenotype. Biofilms are a collective of one or more types of microorganisms that can grow on many different surfaces microorganisms that form biofilms include bacteria fungi and protists one common . Biofilms are the default mode of life for many bacterial species the three dimensional structure of the biofilm provides the associated microbial communities with additional protection from predation toxic substances and physical perturbation
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