Biotechnology for Biofuels
Microbial cellulose conversion by Clostridium thermocellum 27405 occurs predominantly through the activity of substrate-adherent bacteria organized in thin, primarily single cell-layered biofilms. The importance of cellulosic surface exposure to microbial hydrolysis has received little attention despite its implied impact on conversion kinetics.
Dumitrache, Alexandru; Wolfaardt, Gideon M.; Allen, David; Liss, Steven N.; and Lynd, Lee R., "Tracking the Cellulolytic Activity of Clostridium Thermocellum Biofilms" (2013). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 562.