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A biofilm is an aggregate of microorganisms in which cells adhere to each other on a surface. These adherent cells are frequently embedded within a self-produced matrix of extracellular polymeric substance (EPS). Biofilm EPS, which is also referred to as slime (although not everything

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A microbial fuel cell ( MFC ) or biological fuel cell is a bio- electrochemical system that drives a current by mimicking bacterial interactions found in nature . Mediator-less MFCs are a more recent development; due to this, factors that affect optimum efficiency, such as the strain | 2011/9/23 16:35:40

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surface of teeth for long periods of time [ 3 ] . These multiple species of bacteria become dental biofilm . Dental biofilm , more commonly referred to as dental plaque, is composed of about a thousand bacteria that take part in the complex ecosystems of the mouth. The natural, non-frequent

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to as " algal mats" and " bacterial mats" in older scientific literature. They are a type of biofilm that is large enough to see with the nak

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Perhaps the most elemental structural property of bacteria is cell morphology (shape). Typical examples include: coccus (spherical) bacillus (rod-like) spirillum (spiral) filamentous Cell shape is generally characteristic of a given bacterial species, but can vary depending on growth | 2011/10/3 12:46:28

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Sewage is created by residential, institutional, and commercial and industrial establishments. It includes household waste liquid from toilets , baths , showers , kitchens , sinks and so forth that is disposed of via sewers . In many areas, sewage also includes liquid waste from industry

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The prokaryotes (pronounced /proʊˈkæri.oʊts/ or /proʊˈkæriəts/ ) are a group of organisms that lack a cell nucleus (= karyon), or any other membrane -bound organelles . The organisms that have a cell nucleus are called eukaryotes . Most prokaryotes are unicellular , but a few such | 2011/5/22 1:57:10

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The wound bed preparation (WBP) concept was first mooted in the year 2000 where the emphasis was placed on systematizing the healing of chronic wounds.  The proposal recommended that wound management should address the identified impediments to healing if a successful outcome is to be achieved | 2011/5/19 13:47:21

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Phagocytes of humans and other animals are called "professional" or "non-professional" depending on how effective they are at phagocytosis . [ 9 ] The professional phagocytes include cells called neutrophils , monocytes , macrophages , dendritic cells , and mast cells . [ 10 ] The main difference

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MEOR is a multidisciplinary field incorporating, among others: geology , chemistry , microbiology , fluids mechanics, petroleum engineering , environmental engineering and chemical engineering . The microbial processes proceeding in MEOR can be classified according to the oil production problem | 2011/5/8 23:10:27