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submerged biofilm formation (GO:0090605)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
biofilm formation +     
biofilm matrix assembly 
multi-species biofilm formation +  
single-species biofilm formation +   
submerged biofilm formation +  
A process in which planktonically growing microorganisms aggregate and grow on solid substrates under the flow of a liquid and produce extracellular polymers that facilitate attachment and matrix formation, resulting in a change in the organisms' growth rate and gene transcription.
surface biofilm formation +  

Related Synonyms: solid substrate biofilm formation
Definition Sources: GOC:di, GOC:tb

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