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Minimum information guidelines instruct authors and reviewers on what information they need to include in their paper for the experiments to be reproducible and the data to be comparable. This guideline focuses on spectrophotometric and fluorometric methods of biofilm assessment in microtiter plate experiments. These include all methods that use a dye to quantify biofilm biomass or metabolic activity. The guideline has been divided into 5 different sections. Each section contains a specific set of requirements related to different experimental steps. It also provides suggestions on terminology and data presentation. Accompanying the guideline are a simplified checklist and examples of hypothetical experiments.

Read the original article, published in Biofilm 2019, here.