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Antimicrobials, Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiofilm Strategies and Activity Methods

To prevent bacterial adherence, invasion and infection, antimicrobials such as antibiotics are being used and vastly researched nowdays. Several factors such as natural selection, mutations in genes, the presence of efflux pumps, impermeability of the cell wall, structural changes in enzymes and receptors, biofilm formation, and quorum sensing cause microorganisms to develop resistance against antimicrobials. Isolates that synthesize extended spectrum-β-lactamases (ESBL), induced β-lactamases (IBL), carbapenamases, metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs), and New Delhi metallo-β-lactamases (NDM) have emerged. Determining virulence factors such as biofilms and the level of antimicrobial activities of antimicrobial agents alone and in combination with appropriate doses against microorganisms is very important for the diagnosis, inhibition, and prevention of microbial infection. The goal of this book is to provide information on all these topics.

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Antimicrobials, Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiofilm Strategies and Activity MethodsEdited by Sahra Kırmusaoğlu

Published: April 3rd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78751

ISBN: 978-1-78985-790-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-789-4

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: The Action Mechanisms of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance

By Sahra Kırmusaoğlu, Nesrin Gareayaghi and Bekir S. Kocazeybek

268

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2. Antimicrobial Resistance

By Muhammad Usman Qamar, Muhammad Hidayat Rasool, Shah Jahan, Muhammad Shafique and Bilal Aslam

131

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3. Alternative Approaches to Combat Medicinally Important Biofilm-Forming Pathogens

By Mansab Ali Saleemi, Navindra Kumari Palanisamy and Eng Hwa Wong

139

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4. Origin and Control Strategies of Biofilms in the Cultural Heritage

By Laura E. Castrillón Rivera, Alejandro Palma Ramos, Jorge I. Castañeda Sánchez and María Elisa Drago Serrano

264

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5. Antimicrobial Agents: Antibacterial Agents, Anti-biofilm Agents, Antibacterial Natural Compounds, and Antibacterial Chemicals

By Yaw Duah Boakye, Newman Osafo, Cynthia Amaning Danquah, Francis Adu and Christian Agyare

284

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6. The Methods for Detection of Biofilm and Screening Antibiofilm Activity of Agents

By Sahra Kırmusaoğlu

2752

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7. Streptomyces as a Source of Antimicrobials: Novel Approaches to Activate Cryptic Secondary Metabolite Pathways

By Ángel Manteca and Paula Yagüe

235

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