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Could biofilms float and survive in the sulfuric acid clouds of Venus?

I have pondered life on Venus. I think the biggest problem would be lack of free water. The atmosphere is thick and under high pressure, and polar CO2 and H2SO4 like to bind with water. There is no ...
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What does substrate mean?

A substrate is an underlying substance or layer, or less strictly, the medium within or upon which an organism grows. For instance, you can have a filamentous fungus grow on a solid medium (e.g. on an ...
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Is there a standard protocol for isolating bacteriophages from biofilm?

A 2019 paper in Viruses used sonication to monitor the phage titer of P. aeruginosa biofilms associated with "stainless steel coupons". In order to better understand the repartition of ...
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Pink growth (aka pink slime) in bathtub or shower

I live in St. Louis, MO and get this in my bathtub over time, but not in my other sinks. I actually think @Christiaan is correct here, but with a few additional observations: I don't think it's ...
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