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Microbial Ecology of Biofilms

Includes online resources such as reports, agency web sites and journal article citations.
Books and Materials on Microbial Ecology of Biofilms in the NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA)

National Agricultural Library (United States Department of Agriculture).

Searchable database for resources available to persons interested in information on the microbial ecology of biofilms.

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PubMed Journal Citations on Microbial Ecology of Biofilms

National Library of Medicine (National Institute of Health [United States Department of Health and Human Services]).

Searchable database for journal citations available to persons interested in information on biofilms.

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Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension

The article highlights research efforts that revealed that some mastitis-causing bacteria use biofilms to survive inside the mammary gland of cows.

Steps in Biofilm Formation  ( PDF | 162 KB )

Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension

Biofilm formation takes place in a sequence of steps. At each step, the biofilm becomes more firmly attached and the microorganisms within it become more protected from the action of cleaners and sanitizers.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Completely eradicating bacteria from a food processing facility is impossible, and biofilms play an essential role in making that even harder. Having skills to help avoid and remove biofilms will make a food plant safer. University of Maine Cooperative Extension created this short educational video as part of a series called “Infotoons” to help with hard-to-understand scientific concepts.