Curr Opin Microbiol. 1999 Jun;2(3):270-5. doi: 10.1016/S1369-5274(99)80047-2.


Outside of the laboratory, most microbes grow as organised biofilm communities on surfaces. The past year has seen important advances in our understanding of how cells initiate biofilm formation. We have also begun to appreciate how cells can co-ordinate their activities and build the complex structures of mature biofilms that afford protection for their inhabitants.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / drug effects
  • Bacteria / growth & development
  • Biofilms*
  • Fungi / drug effects
  • Fungi / growth & development
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests