Describe Biofilms

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Describe Biofilms

  1. 1. Describe BIOFILMS b.stev
  2. 3. Examples of BIOFILMS hull of boats apparent disease on grape / tomato plant slimly pipes unclean floors and counters dental plaque wastewater filters oil spills unclean catheter cooling system filters
  3. 4. BIOFILMS : microbes able to survive environment/s become attached to surfaces, in layers (Wikipedia, 2008)
  4. 5. (Wikipedia, 2008) <ul><li>To harness their unique advantage/s occupies much research; specific characteristics to the microbes are: </li></ul><ul><li>resist disinfectant/ antibiotic & chemical weapon/s </li></ul><ul><li>their capability to bind H 2 O to reduce moisture loss </li></ul>
  5. 7. irradiative measures CONTROL over their growth requires: surface cleaning hygiene maintained filter renewal sprays and cloths harsh chemicals
  6. 8. Bibliography Trachoo.N. (2003). Biofilms and the food industry . Retrieved September 7, 2008, from http//: www2.psu.ac.th/PresidentOffice/EduService/ Journal/25-6-pdf/12 biofilm _food.pdf American Chemical Society. (2008) . Chemical and engineering news- exploiting biofilms . Retrieved September 7, 2008, from http//: www.pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/86/8623cover_box.html Wikipedia. (2008). Biofilm – wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . Retrieved September 7, 2008, from http//:www.en.wikipedia. org/wiki / Biofilm – 64k

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