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Abstract

Bacteria form complex surface-attached biofilm communities in nature. Biofilm cells differentiate into subpopulations which display tolerance towards antimicrobial agents. However, the signal transduction pathways regulating subpopulation differentiation in biofilms are largely unelucidated. In the present study, we show that the catabolite repression control protein Crc regulates the metabolic state of cells in biofilms, and plays an important role in the development of antimicrobial-tolerant subpopulations in biofilms.

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