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Stories by J. W. Costerton

Battling Biofilms

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

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
Stories by J. W. Costerton

Help Us Reforest the Mississippi River Valley