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Syracuse University Biologist Discovers Key Regulators for Biofilm Development
June 24, 2011
A recent study led by a Syracuse University biologist discovered that a complex cascade of enhancer binding proteins is responsible for turning on genes that initiate the formation of a biofilm in bacteria.
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