biofilm formation

id: GO:0042710
name: biofilm formation
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A process in which microorganisms irreversibly attach to and grow on a surface and produce extracellular polymers that facilitate attachment and matrix formation, resulting in an alteration in the phenotype of the organisms with respect to growth rate and gene transcription.

Child Functions

GO:0032022multicellular pellicle formation
GO:0044010single-species biofilm formation
GO:0044399multi-species biofilm formation

Parent Functions

GO:0051704multi-organism process