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Looking for Chinks in the Armor of Bacterial Biofilms

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Biofilm Maturation Is a Complex Developmental Process Involving Five Stages

Stage 1, initial attachment; stage 2, irreversible attachment; stage 3, maturation I; stage 4, maturation II; stage 5, dispersion. Each stage of development in the diagram is paired with a photomicrograph of a developing P. aeruginosa biofilm. All photomicrographs are shown to same scale.

(Image Credit: D. Davis)

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