About the Authors

Maria E. Rodrigues

Contributed equally to this work with: Maria E. Rodrigues, Susana P. Lopes

elisarodrigues@deb.uminho.pt

Affiliation Centre of Biological Engineering, LIBRO–Laboratório de Investigação em Biofilmes Rosário Oliveira, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal

Susana P. Lopes

Contributed equally to this work with: Maria E. Rodrigues, Susana P. Lopes

Affiliation Centre of Biological Engineering, LIBRO–Laboratório de Investigação em Biofilmes Rosário Oliveira, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal

Cláudia R. Pereira

Affiliation Centre of Biological Engineering, LIBRO–Laboratório de Investigação em Biofilmes Rosário Oliveira, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal

Nuno F. Azevedo

Affiliation LEPABE–Dep. of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, Porto, Portugal

Anália Lourenço

Affiliations Departamento de Informática—Universidade de Vigo, ESEI—Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Informática, Edificio politécnico, Campus Universitario As Lagoas, Ourense, Spain, Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal

Mariana Henriques

Affiliation Centre of Biological Engineering, LIBRO–Laboratório de Investigação em Biofilmes Rosário Oliveira, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal

Maria O. Pereira

Affiliation Centre of Biological Engineering, LIBRO–Laboratório de Investigação em Biofilmes Rosário Oliveira, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: NFA AL MH MOP. Data curation: MER SPL CRP NFA AL MH MOP. Formal analysis: MER SPL CRP NFA AL MH MOP. Funding acquisition: NFA AL MH MOP. Investigation: MER SPL CRP. Methodology: MER SPL CRP NFA AL MH MOP. Project administration: NFA AL MH MOP. Resources: NFA AL MH MOP. Software: AL. Supervision: NFA AL MH MOP. Validation: MER SPL CRP NFA AL MH MOP. Visualization: MER SPL. Writing – original draft: MER SPL. Writing – review & editing: MER SPL CRP NFA AL MH MOP.