A more unifying hypothesis for biofilm structures

Mark C.M. Van Loosdrecht, Cristian Picioreanu, Josephus J. Heijnen

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The 'unifying' hypothesis for biofilm structures as recently proposed by Wimpenny and Colasanti deals with only one dimension of a two-dimensional force field action upon the biofilm. A 'more unifying' hypothesis is therefore proposed which states that the interaction between the substrate gradient (rather than concentration) at the biofilm interface and detachment forces influence the biofilm structure.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalFEMS Microbiology Ecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology


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