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Completed research project

Title / Titel Coupling biofilm diversity and ecosystem functioning: The role of communication and mixing in microbial landscapes
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Summary / Zusammenfassung Work that has accumulated over the past ten years showed that bacterial cell-to-cell communication plays a central role for the formation of surface-associated communities, commonly referred to as biofilms. This project investigates the role of bacterial signalling for the architecture and composition of freshwater biofilms. Furthermore, importance of communication for the ability of bacteria to invade and persist biofilms is investigated.
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Publications / Publikationen Huber, B., K. Riedel, M. Hentzer, A. Heydorn, A. Gotschlich, M. Givskov, S. Molin, and L. Eberl. 2001. The cep quorum-sensing system of Burkholderia cepacia H111 is involved in the control of biofilm formation and swarming motility. Microbiol. 147:2517-2528.

Wopperer, J., S.T. Cardona, B. Huber, C.A. Jacobi, M.A. Valvano, and L. Eberl. 2006. A quorum quenching approach to investigate the conservation of quorum sensing regulated functions within the Burkholderia cepacia complex. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 72:1579-1587.

Battin, T.J., Sloan, W.T., Kjelleberg, S., Daims, H., Head, I.M., Curtis, T.P.and L. Eberl. 2007. Microbial landscapes: new paths to biofilm research. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 5:76-81.

Keywords / Suchbegriffe Biofilm, quorum sensing, quorum quenching, biofilm invasion, GFP
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Prof. Dr. Leo Eberl (Project Leader)
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
SNF (Personen- und Projektförderung)
Part of the ESF Project "EURODIVERSITY 2005 FP065-COMIX
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Dr. Tom J. Battin
Department of Freshwater Ecology
University of Vienna
Althanstr. 14, A-1090 Vienna
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Apr 2006 to Mar 2009