Triggers and mechanisms of biofilm dispersal of Vibrio cholerae
Bacteria can generate benefits for themselves and their kin by living in multicellular, matrix-enclosed communities, termed biofilms. The decision-making strategies used by bacteria to weigh the costs between remaining in a biofilm or actively dispersing are largely unclear, even though the dispersal transition is a central aspect of the biofilm life cycle. Using a highly controlled flow system for biofilm cultivation and environmental control, I will first demonstrate our understand of the signals that trigger Vibrio cholerae biofilm dispersal, before showing how exactly cells actively disperse from the biofilm matrix.
05/05/2021 Science can help reduce the impacts of trawling
05/05/2021 Seamposium: Winners, losers and shifts in the Mediterranean pelagic ecosystem: integrating knowledge and projecting trajectories
Welcome to the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA),
a research center jointly governed by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and
the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).