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Microbes Can Be Picky Eaters

Just like when people choose their lunch from a menu, microbes prefer some foods over others. Most microbes prefer to consume glucose first over other available carbon sources. However, Pseudomonads function differently, prioritizing the consumption of organic acids over glucose.
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Oct 25, 2019
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A bacterial change of scene: a story about membrane filtration.

At the start of my PhD I had an interesting discussion with my colleague Florian Beyer (co-author on this paper) about the ecological features of synthetic membranes. This discussion set the objective of this paper; understanding which physiological features bacteria require to colonize synthetic membranes. Our quest has uncovered valuable information that pinpoints bacterial weaknesses that could potentially be used to control membrane biofouling.
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Jan 25, 2019