Why do the lower layers of biofilms typically undergo fermen

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Why do the lower layers of biofilms typically undergo fermen

Post by ckjavier » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:27 am

Does it involve surface adhesive fermentation?

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Post by JackBean » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:34 am

Why do cells undergo fermentation? Which metabolite is in low levels? Do the lower layers have sufficient excess to this metabolite?
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Re: Why do the lower layers of biofilms typically undergo fermen

Post by PsycoCarrot » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:48 pm

If I'm not mistaken, the lower levels in a biofilm don't have as much access to oxygen as the outer layers, presumably causing the organisms to switch to fermentative metabolism.

Any other input would be great.

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