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An archaeal bi-species biofilm formed by Pyrococcus furiosus and Methanopyrus kandleri

Schopf, Simone ; Wanner, Gerhard ; Rachel, Reinhard ; Wirth, Reinhard


Recently it was shown that Pyrococcus furiosus uses its flagella not only for swimming, but also for establishment of cell-cell connections, and for adhesion to abiotic surfaces. Therefore, it was asked here if P. furiosus might be able to adhere also to biotic surfaces. Since Methanopyrus kandleri can be found in habitats similar to those of P. furiosus (seawater close to the boiling point and ...


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