Term Information [More information on biofilm formation]

Accession
GO:0042710
Name
biofilm formation
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
None
Definition
A process in which planktonically growing microorganisms grow at a liquid-air interface or on a solid substrate under the flow of a liquid and produce extracellular polymers that facilitate matrix formation, resulting in a change in the organisms' growth rate and gene transcription. Source: PMID:11932229, GOC:di
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0042710 at QuickGO
Subset
gosubset_prok
goslim_pir
goslim_candida
gocheck_do_not_manually_annotate
gocheck_do_not_annotate
Community
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Ancestors of biofilm formation (GO:0042710)
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biofilm formation [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
biofilm formation [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular process (GO:0009987)
biofilm formation [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) multi-organism process (GO:0051704)
biofilm formation [is_a relation] is_a  multi-organism cellular process (GO:0044764)
Children of biofilm formation (GO:0042710)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
biofilm matrix assembly (GO:0098785) [part_of relation] part_of  biofilm formation
cell adhesion involved in biofilm formation (GO:0043708) [part_of relation] part_of  biofilm formation
multi-species biofilm formation (GO:0044399) [is_a relation] is_a  biofilm formation
single-species biofilm formation (GO:0044010) [is_a relation] is_a  biofilm formation
submerged biofilm formation (GO:0090605) [is_a relation] is_a  biofilm formation
surface biofilm formation (GO:0090604) [is_a relation] is_a  biofilm formation
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