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Figure 7 | AMB Express

Figure 7

From: Spatial and temporal dynamics of cellulose degradation and biofilm formation by Caldicellulosiruptor obsidiansis and Clostridium thermocellum

Figure 7

Schematic illustration of the six stages of cellulolytic biofilm formation on cellulose surface observed from this study. i.e., 1) single cell attachment to the substrate; 2) cell growth and division 3) inverted colony formation; 4) crater-like depression formation due to degradation of the cellulose substrate; 5) fusion of the depressions; and 6) homogenous biofilm formation.

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