RCM Bio Solutions has been committed to the research and development of natural microbial / enzyme solutions that are economically viable, environment friendly and effective. We have the expertise in developing customised bacterial consortia of a range of biological beneficial microbes to be used for bioremediation of wastes especially municipal and industrial wastes and wastewater treatment and enzyme products for organic aquaculture, agricultural, enzyme additives, probiotics. We convert waste into usable product.
Bacteria the oldest living things on earth (nearly 3.5 Billion years) have been pitied for leading a dull, unfussy live. New discoveries are starting to show just how wrong that notion is. For a simple, single-cell creature, a bacterium is surprisingly social. It can communicate in two languages. It can tell self from nonself, friend from foe. It thrives in the company of others. It spies on neighbors, spreads misinformation and even commits fratricide.When marine bacteria join together in sticky biofilms, they produce lethal chemicals to protect themselves from predators, according to new research. When ingested the chemicals trigger a programme of automated cell death of the amoeba. 'The bacteria are clearly not just building a fortress, they are also fighting back .'
Bacteria in the diverse habitat they populate, like to stay in aggregates as biofilm. This clearly depends on their ability to congregate, reach sufficient density to form highly structured environments, and respond to the high density of other cells. The biofilms formed are thus multicellular communities surrounded by a hydrated extracellular matrix of polymers that provides mechanical stability to the 3D biofilm structure, regulates the ability of the biofilm to adhere to surfaces, and determines the ability of the biofilm to adsorb gases, solutes, and foreign cells.
The idea that bacteria are simple solitary creatures stems from years of laboratory experiments in which they were grown under artificial conditions. Under the demands of the wild, these versatile life forms work in teams, in association and dynamic communications. The quorum sensing (QS) system and biofilm formation are essential for its adaptability and pathogenicity, however, their interrelation is still unknown. Studying the sociomicrobiology of bacterial populations has illuminated the importance of quorum sensing in the virulence of both plant and animal pathogens . Over 50 species of Gram-negative bacteria are known to produce N-acyl-L-homoserine lactones (AHLs) as signaling molecules used in quorumsensing pathways that indirectly sense cell density and regulate communal behavior.
We seek to address the phenomenology of what constitutes the adherence of and how does a biofilm respond to long time-scale stress? We are investigating the biological factors e.g., growth and decay parameters under a physical framework. Since the biofilms are ubiquitous systems that are present domestically in water pipes, kitchens, air ducts, hot tubs, etc and affect industry, medicine, water distribution and treatment etc. an essential component of our environment, efforts are on to determine the rheomechanical properties of the biofilm, and adhesion to solid surfaces as well as on its rigidity and the magnitude of the body force that drives the fluid over the biofilm and the secretion of extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) and use them for industrial operational activity.