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Biofilms are ubiquitous in the natural and man-made environment. They are defined as microbes that are encapsulated in an extracellular, self-produced, biofilm matrix. Growing evidence from the genetic and biochemical analysis of single species biofilms has linked the presence of fibrous proteins to a functional biofilm matrix. Some of these fibers have been described as functional amyloid or amyloid-like fibers. Here we provide an overview of the biophysical and biological data for a wide range of protein fibers found in the biofilm matrix of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Molecular Biology|
|Early online date||8 Aug 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Oct 2018|
- biofilm matrix
- functional amyloid fibers
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology
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The structure and function of TasA in the Bacillus subtilis biofilm matrixAuthor: Erskine, E., 2019
Supervisor: Stanley-Wall, N. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy