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Stories by J. W. Costerton2 articles archived since 1845

Battling Biofilms

THE WAR IS AGAINST BACTERIAL COLONIES THAT CAUSE SOME OF THE MOST TENACIOUS INFECTIONS KNOWN. THE WEAPON IS KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENEMY'S COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

July 1, 2001 — J. W. Costerton and Philip S. Stewart

How Bacteria Stick

In nature (but not in laboratory cultures) bacteria are covered by a “glycocalyx” of fibers that adhere to surfaces and to other cells. Adhesion might be prevented by a new kind of antibiotic

January 1, 1978 — K.-J. Cheng, J. W. Costerton and G. G. Geesey

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