Thoughts on Observing Biofilms Part 2

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It is helpful to recall Dr. Costerton’s diagramatic pics of mature biofilms to develop a conceptual understanding of what you are observing. In looking at “the good root” in our fracture case (the root that wasn’t fractured), one wouldn’t expect a mature biofilm…but that is exactly what we see….everywhere. Shedding of planktonic cells from the biofilm. See if the diagram helps in understanding what you see here.

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Gary Carr

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