Biofilm Formation by Cheese Bacteria

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Submitted by Mandana Sassanfar of the Department of Biology

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Mandana Sassanfar
Department of Biology
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"This image shows biofilm formation by a bacterium strain isolated from cheese.  Too often microoorganisms are considered dangerous and deleterious to our health.  Yet most of them are not pathogenic and play a fundamental role in our daily life and the life of our planet.  Biofilm formation by microorganisms is a very important universal biological phenomenon that is very relevant to biology and medicine."