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Title (Primary) The extracellular matrix - an intractable part of biofilm systems
Title (Secondary) The perfect slime : microbial extracellular polymeric substances (eps)
Author Neu, T.R.; Lawrence, J.R.;
Publisher Flemming, H.C.; Neu, T.R.; Wingender, J.;
Year 2016
Department FLOEK;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32; T31; T34;
Keywords biofilm matrix; matrix analysis; matrix constituents; extracellular microbiology; matrix functionality
UFZ wide themes RU2;
Abstract In an attempt to highlight major aspects and issues in biofilm matrix research from a new perspective, a
linkage between matrix-analysis, -constituents, and -function in relation to well-studied biofilm species
is discussed. This chapter represents a comprehensive update and extension of a previous review on the
extracellular polymeric substances in microbial biofilms (Neu & Lawrence, 2009). The topics covered
in the following sections comprise: general matrix challenges and open questions, main approaches
to biofilm matrix analysis, established biofilm matrix constituents, extracellular microbiology of
important biofilm species, the evolving concept of biofilm matrix functionality and emerging views of
the matrix.
ID 18194
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=18194
Neu, T.R., Lawrence, J.R. (2016):
The extracellular matrix - an intractable part of biofilm systems
In: Flemming, H.C., Neu, T.R., Wingender, J. (eds.)
The perfect slime : microbial extracellular polymeric substances (eps)
IWA Publishing, London, p. 25 - 60