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Quorum sensing et al.

Ian Sutherland wishart at srv0.bio.ed.ac.uk
Wed Jul 28 04:19:26 EST 1999


It is always amazing how much effort gets expended in trying to
achieve a 'definition'! However it does look as if many people are
merely using their own specific biofilsm as examples.
Can we safely use streamers when we do not know if all biofilms
behave in this way?
Can we really include quorum sensing. How many papers on biofilms
have clearly demonstrated a role for it?
Keep the definition simple and workable (and creditable).
Ian Sutherland.
Ian Sutherland
Institute of Cell & Molecular Biology
Rutherford Building, Kings Buildings,
Edinburgh University, EDINBURGH EH9 3JH Scotland.

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