Salmonella spp. may form biofilm, and bacteria in biofilm are more resistant to drug, chemical, physical and mechanical stresses, and host immune system. The progress on biofilm research will be helpful for the development of new tools and strategies to prevent biofilm-related disease and decontaminate biofilm-derived Salmonella in food production. In this review, we present a comprehensive overview of biofilm formation in Salmonella, included that (1) the component of Salmonella biofilm, (2) the detection methods for biofilm, (3) the identification of biofilm-formation-associated genes, (4) the regulation mechanism of biofilm formation, and (5) virulence or resistance of Salmonella in biofilm.
Part of the book: Microbial Biofilms