Multicellular and unicellular responses of microbial biofilms to stress

Rode, Daniel K. H. and Singh, Praveen K. and Drescher, Knut. (2020) Multicellular and unicellular responses of microbial biofilms to stress. Biological Chemistry, 401 (12). pp. 1365-1374.

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Biofilms are a ubiquitous mode of microbial life and display an increased tolerance to different stresses. Inside biofilms, cells may experience both externally applied stresses and internal stresses that emerge as a result of growth in spatially structured communities. In this review, we discuss the spatial scales of different stresses in the context of biofilms, and if cells in biofilms respond to these stresses as a collection of individual cells, or if there are multicellular properties associated with the response. Understanding the organizational level of stress responses in microbial communities can help to clarify multicellular functions of biofilms.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Infection Biology > Microbiology and Biophysics (Drescher)
UniBasel Contributors:Drescher, Knut
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:de Gruyter
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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