New directions in biofilm research

VLADIMIR IVANOV ivanov at eunhasu.kjist.ac.kr
Sun Aug 30 04:57:15 EST 1998


At 04:45 PM 8/25/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Now to the future:
>What important research questions need to be addressed in biofilm research?

There may be so non-studued direction, which seems a little bit fantastic
one but has good and evident  biological base  :  
      INFORMATIONAL STRUCTURE OF MICROBIAL BIOFILM .
This structure ,especially in the fungal biofilm,  may be  similar to the
structure of  neuron net, especially being combined with the external
artificial  intelligent system. A  pattern  of the 3D- gradients of
chemical regulators within the microbial  biofilm may be  considered  as
the first  level of organization of  its informational structure and its
memory. 
      V. Ivanov 
          





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