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Microbes’ matchmaker helps bacteria to slime your teeth

Scientists studied biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans, one of the main causes of tooth decay. They found that S. mutans has a genetic complex that promotes the formation of robust biofilms, and identified five molecules that this complex encodes.


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https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00619-6

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