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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Tallawi, Marwa; Opitz, Madeleine; Lieleg, Oliver 
Title:
Modulation of the mechanical properties of bacterial biofilms in response to environmental challenges 
Abstract:
Bacterial communities form biofilms on a wide range of surfaces by synthesizing a cohesive and protective extracellular matrix. The morphology, internal structure and mechanical stability of a biofilm are largely determined by its constituent polymers. In addition to mediating adhesion to surfaces, biofilms control the uptake of molecules and regulate the permeability of the matrix to gases and chemicals. Since biofilms can cause significant problems in both industrial and healthcare settings, t...    »
 
Keywords:
biofilm, bacterial, matrix 
Journal title:
Biomater. Sci. 
Year:
2017 
Journal volume:
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
887-900 
Covered by:
Web of Science 
Language:
en 
Fulltext / DOI:
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 
E-ISSN:
2047-48302047-4849 
Date of publication:
01.01.2017 
TUM Institution:
Fachgebiet für Biomechanik