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Phaged and confused by biofilm matrix

Bacterial biofilms fabricate an extracellular amyloid fibre network that intimately links cells together and inhibits the ability of bacteriophages to penetrate the biofilm.

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Fig. 1: Phage diffusion into the centre of a biofilm can be discouraged by curli-mediated cell packing.