Journal Biochemie and Chemical Biology

Biofilms: An Enigmatic Biochemistry of Microbial Life

Published on: 2018-12-01

Abstract

Biofilms constitute a consortium of biotic elements like bacteria, cyanobacteria and algae attached to a substratum by microbially produced extracellular polysaccharide matrix which entraps soluble and particulate matter, immobilizes extracellular enzymes and acts as a sink for nutrients and inorganic elements to further microbial life

Keywords

Biofilms; Biochemistry; Microbial life; Biotic elements