Quantitative assessment of morphological traits of planktonic bacterial aggregates

Planktonic flocs composed of multiple bacterial strains can be used biocatalytic agents in aqueous media for industrial applications and environmental cleanup. Microbial consortia are characterized by including division of labour among the different microbial species that compose the biofilm, allowing to perform complex biochemical transformations. But this division of labour is not the only think that deremines the success of a microbial consortium, another key aspect is spacial arrangement or their three-dimensional aggregation patterns.

This study presents a methodology for quantitatively portraying and identifying suspended cell clumps formed by planktonic bacteria. Read more here.

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