Chapter 10 Diffusion in Biofilms

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Contributing Author:  Phil Stewart

Say you get up in the morning. You shower, comb your hair, brush your teeth. You even decide to be extra attentive and use a swish of mouthwash to beat back those bad-breath causing oral bacteria. How long will you need to swish to make a difference? The answer lies in figuring out the phenomenon of diffusion.

How long it takes for an antimicrobial agent to penetrate a biofilm has profound impact on the the formulation of antimicrobial chemicals and their application.

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