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What are biofilms and how can Natamycin fight them?

Biofilms are populations of various microorganisms (fungi and/or bacteria) that develop on a living or inert surface. They cannot be called colonies because they are not populations of one single species, but instead of several species, although one species is usually dominant.

The formation of biofilms has advantages for microorganisms that live together, and all these advantages for developing as a community are disadvantages for disinfection and hygiene methods in the food industry.

A great deal of research and new strategies are constantly required to improve treatments with antifungal substances (such as Natamycin) and antimicrobials to fight biofilms that also have no cross-resistance.