Chapter 3 Beneficial and Naturally Occurring Biofilms
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Media 1. Images of Biofilms on Various Surfaces.
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occuluded pipe Biofilm in pipe section.
(N. Zelver)

biofilm in stream Biofilm in stream in Yellowstone National Park.
(D. Davies)

biofilm on reverse osmosis membrane Biofilm scraped from reverse osmosis membrane.

dental plaque Dental plaque is biofilm.
(Courtesy, ASM Image Library)