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Colonization of solid surfaces and development of multicellular sessile communities, known as biofilms, is a key strategy for persistence of bacteria in many different environmental settings. We investigate the structural and regulatory elements involved in the development of these multicellular communities, with a special focus on bacteria that interact with plants, including beneficial Pseudomonas strains and the vascular pathogen Xylella fastidiosa.


Genetic determinants of biofilm formation

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