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Inter-kingdom biofilm formation between bacteria and filamentous fungi isolated from a drinking water distribution system

  • Microbiotec'17 - Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2017. Porto, Portugal, Dec 7-9, 203-203, 2017

Abstract

The main challenge to the drinking water (DW) industry is to deliver a product that is microbiologically and chemically safe, aesthetically pleasing and adequate in quantity and delivery pressure. Biofilms constitute one of the major microbial problems in DW distribution systems (DWDS) that most contribute to the deterioration of water quality. Knowledge on DW biofilms has been mainly obtained from studies on bacterial biofilms even though, under natural conditions, they are usually viewed as complex communities where different organisms are present, including filamentous fungi (ff). Studies r ...

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