Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali | VOL. 33

Biofilm as an adaptation strategy to extreme conditions

Publication Date Aug 9, 2022


AbstractBiofilm is the most successful and widely distributed form of life on earth, it is not simply structured collections of cells attached to surfaces but is a dynamic complex biological system able to respond to environmental changes. The biofilm characteristics make it unique and central to microbial evolution and adaptation. The ability to establish biofilms is a key trait for microorganisms growing in extreme environments like extreme temperature, high radiation, acidic or alkaline pH values, heavy metal pollution, and high salinity. In this article, we report the main features of biofilm and how these characteristics make biofilms a successful survival strategy in extreme conditions. All aspects examined in this article help to explain why biofilms are a successful survival strategy in extreme conditions and why the ability to establish biofilms is a key trait for microorganisms growing in extreme environments.


Extreme Environments Alkaline pH Values Extreme Conditions Heavy Metal Pollution Extreme Alkaline pH Successful Strategy Extreme Temperature Extreme pH Values High Salinity High Radiation

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