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Microbial Biofilms

Importance and Applications

Edited by Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran

Bharathidasan University, India


Nooruddin Thajuddin

Bharathidasan University, India

In the book Microbial Biofilms: Importance and applications, eminent scientists provide an up-to-date review of the present and future trends on biofilm-related research. This book is divided with four subdivisions as biofilm fundamentals, applications, health aspects, and their control. Moreover, this book also provides a comprehensive account on microbial interactions in biofilms, pyocyanin, and extracellular DNA in facilitating Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation, atomic force microscopic studies of biofilms, and biofilms in beverage industry. The book comprises a total of 21 chapters from valued contributions from world leading experts in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Serbia, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, and Turkey. This book may be used as a text or reference for everyone interested in biofilms and their applications. It is also highly recommended for environmental microbiologists, soil scientists, medical microbiologists, bioremediation experts, and microbiologists working in biocorrosion, biofouling, biodegradation, water microbiology, quorum sensing, and many other related areas. Scientists in academia, research laboratories, and industry will also find it of interest.

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Microbial BiofilmsImportance and ApplicationsEdited by Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran

Published: July 13th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61499

ISBN: 978-953-51-2436-8

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2435-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5439-6

Copyright year: 2016

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44540 Total Chapter Downloads

69 Crossref Citations

66 Web of Science Citations

136 Dimensions Citations


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1. Viewing Biofilms within the Larger Context of Bacterial Aggregations

By Olena V. Moshynets and Andrew J. Spiers


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2. Role of Pyocyanin and Extracellular DNA in Facilitating Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Formation

By Theerthankar Das, Amaye I. Ibugo, William Klare and Mike Manefield


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3. Microbial Interactions in Biofilms: Impacts on Homeostasis and Pathogenesis

By Yung-Hua Li and Xiao-Lin Tian


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4. Adherence and Biofilm Production of Streptococcus pyogenes

By Aleksandra Šmitran, Ina Gajić, LJiljana Božić and Lazar Ranin


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5. Grazing Effects of Ciliates on Microcolony Formation in Bacterial Biofilms

By Anja Scherwass, Martina Erken and Hartmut Arndt


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6. Atomic Force Microscopy of Biofilms—Imaging, Interactions, and Mechanics

By Sean A. James, Lydia C. Powell and Chris J. Wright


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7. Role of the Biofilms in Wastewater Treatment

By Shama Sehar and Iffat Naz


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8. Role of Biofilm in Rainwater Tank

By Mikyeong Kim and Mooyoung Han


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9. Biofilms in Beverage Industry

By Dorota Kregiel and Hubert Antolak


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10. Staphylococcal Biofilms: Pathogenicity, Mechanism and Regulation of Biofilm Formation by Quorum-Sensing System and Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms of Biofilm-Embedded Microorganisms

By Sahra Kırmusaoğlu


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11. Staphylococcus Biofilms

By Janet Jan-Roblero, Sandra Rodríguez-Martínez, Mario E. Cancino- Diaz and Juan C. Cancino-Diaz


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12. Biofilm Formation of Salmonella

By Daxin Peng


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13. Bacterial Biofilms in Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Potential Alternative Therapeutics

By Raquel Santos, Ana Salomé Veiga, Luis Tavares, Miguel Castanho and Manuela Oliveira


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14. Wound Biofilm and Therapeutic Strategies

By Daniel Metcalf, Philip Bowler and David Parsons


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15. Interactions and Mechanisms of Respiratory Tract Biofilms Involving Streptococcus Pneumoniae and Nontypeable Haemophilus Influenzae

By Jennelle M. Kyd, Ajay Krishnamurthy and Stephen Kidd


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16. The Role of Human Oral Microbiome in Dental Biofilm Formation

By Wirginia Krzyściak, Anna Jurczak and Jakub Piątkowski


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17. Surface Biofilm Interactions in Epizootic Shell Disease of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus)

By Norman J. Meres


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18. Adverse Influences of Antimicrobial Strategy against Mature Oral Biofilm

By Shoji Takenaka, Masataka Oda, Hisanori Domon, Rika Wakamatsu, Tatsuya Ohsumi, Yutaka Terao and Yuichiro Noiri


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19. Modulation of Biofilm Growth by Sub‐Inhibitory Amounts of Antibacterial Substances

By Stoyanka R. Stoitsova, Tsvetelina S. Paunova‐Krasteva and Dayana B. Borisova


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20. Novel Models to Manage Biofilms on Microtextured Dental Implant Surfaces

By Carol Tran and Laurence J. Walsh


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21. Compounds from Natural Sources for New Diagnostics and Drugs against Biofilm Infections

By Laura Selan, Marco Artini and Rosanna Papa


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