Genome Property Definition Page

AccessionGenProp0153
Namebiofilm participation
TypePHENOTYPIC
DescriptionMany bacteria participate in biofilms. Participation generally involves adhesion, quorum-sensing, regulatory and metabolic changes, complex interaction among several species, and development of characteristic colony architectures and physical characteristics including a slimy matrix of extracellular biopolymers, with resulting modification of the local microenvironment. Biofilm growth may be contrasted to planktonic growth and is sometimes viewed as a form of development. Examples include oral pathogens in established gum disease, hot spring mats, and surface colonizers of bioreactors.
Parent PropertyGenProp0544: community-associated niche
GenProp0603: lifestyle
GenProp0544: community-associated niche
GenProp0603: lifestyle
Literature References
[ 1 ]Wuertz S, Okabe S, Hausner M  Microbial communities and their interactions in biofilm systems: an overview.  Water Sci Technol 2004;49(11-12):327-36.  PMID 15303758
[ 2 ]Jefferson KK  What drives bacteria to produce a biofilm?  FEMS Microbiol Lett 2004 Jul 15;236(2):163-73.  PMID 15251193
[ 3 ]Stanley NR, Lazazzera BA  Environmental signals and regulatory pathways that influence biofilm formation.  Mol Microbiol 2004 May;52(4):917-24.  PMID 15130114
[ 1 ]Wuertz S, Okabe S, Hausner M  Microbial communities and their interactions in biofilm systems: an overview.  Water Sci Technol 2004;49(11-12):327-36.  PMID 15303758
[ 2 ]Jefferson KK  What drives bacteria to produce a biofilm?  FEMS Microbiol Lett 2004 Jul 15;236(2):163-73.  PMID 15251193
[ 3 ]Stanley NR, Lazazzera BA  Environmental signals and regulatory pathways that influence biofilm formation.  Mol Microbiol 2004 May;52(4):917-24.  PMID 15130114


Parent Properties
AccessionName
GenProp0544community-associated niche
GenProp0603lifestyle
GenProp0544community-associated niche
GenProp0603lifestyle


Sibling Properties
AccessionName
GenProp0011methanogenesis
GenProp0013oxygen requirement
GenProp0029nitrogen fixation
GenProp0031methane utilization
GenProp0044temperature environment
GenProp0549pathogen
GenProp0554mutualist
GenProp0558obligate intracellular growth
GenProp0559facultative intracellular growth
GenProp0602extremophile
GenProp0608chemoautotroph
GenProp0609phototroph