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Title Bacterial biofilms / Tony Romeo, editor
Published Berlin : Springer, 2008

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 293 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Current topics in microbiology and immunology ; 322
Current topics in microbiology and immunology ; 322.
Contents Biofilm development with an emphasis on Bacillus subtilis / K.P. Lemon ... et al. -- Physiology of microbes in biofilms / A.M. Spormann -- Environmental influences on biofilm development / C.C. Goller and T. Romeo -- Quorum sensing and microbial biofilms / Y. Irie and M.R. Parsek -- Innate and induced resistance mechanisms of bacterial biofilms / G.G. Anderson and G.A. O'Toole -- Multidrug tolerance of biofilms and persister cells / K. Lewis -- Biofilms on central venous catheters : is eradication possible? / R.M. Donlan -- Role of bacterial biofilms in urinary tract infections / J.K. Hatt and P.N. Rather -- Shifting paradigms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm research / A.H. Tart and D.J. Wozniak -- Staphylococcal biofilms / M. Otto -- Yersinia pestis biofilm in the flea vector and its role in the transmission of plague / B.J. Hinnebusch and D.L. Erickson -- Escherichia coli biofilms / C. Beloin, A. Roux, and J.-M. Ghigo
Summary Throughout the biological world, bacteria thrive predominantly in surface attached, matrix enclosed, multicellular communities or biofilms, as opposed to isolated planktonic cells. This choice of lifestyle is not trivial, as it involves major shifts in the use of genetic information and cellular energy, and has profound consequences for bacterial physiology and survival. Growth within a biofilm can thwart immune function and antibiotic therapy and thereby complicate the treatment of infectious diseases, especially chronic and foreign device-associated infections. Modern studies of many importa
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Subject Biofilms.
Bacteria.
Bacterial diversity.
Drug resistance in microorganisms.
Microbiology.
Toxicology.
Biofilms
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Prosthesis-Related Infections -- etiology
Bacterial Infections -- etiology
Bacterial Infections -- prevention & control
Bacteria
Microbiology
Toxicology
microbiology.
toxicology.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Bacteria.
Bacterial diversity.
Biofilms.
Biom├ędecine.
Sciences de la vie.
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Bacteria
Bacterial diversity
Biofilms
Genre/Form Biographies
Biographies.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Romeo, Tony, 1956-
LC no. 2007942367
ISBN 9783540754183
3540754180
9786611231637
6611231633