Chapter 2 Biofilm Growth and Development

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Contributing Author:  John Lennox

In this chapter we explore the biofilm phenomenon: historical recognition of the importance of biofilms to an understanding of microbiology; biofilms as  natural phenomena; formation, growth, colonization, and defense mechanisms of biofilms. (More content is planned for this chapter, and there are still a few images and video clips to identify and include, but it is quite usable now as it stands.  It appears only at the blue—intermediate—level at this time. Green and Black levels to come.)

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