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01. december 2017

New publication from Section of Microbiology in Scientific Reports.


A meta-proteomics approach to study the interspecies interactions affecting microbial biofilm development in a model community


Scientific Reports
7, Article number: 16483 (2017)

Jakob Herschend, Zacharias B. V. Damholt, Andrea M. Marquard, Birte Svensson, Søren J. Sørensen, Per Hägglund & Mette Burmølle.

Microbial biofilms are omnipresent in nature and relevant to a broad spectrum of industries ranging from bioremediation and food production to biomedical applications. To date little is understood about how multi-species biofilm communities develop and function on a molecular level, due to the complexity of these biological systems. Here we apply a meta-proteomics approach to investigate the mechanisms influencing biofilm formation in a model consortium of four bacterial soil isolates; Stenotrophomonas rhizophila, Xanthomonas retroflexus, Microbacterium oxydans and Paenibacillus amylolyticus.