Biofilms

Microorganisms attach to surfaces and develop biofilms. Biofilm-associated cells can be differentiated from their suspended counterparts by generation of an extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) matrix, reduced growth rates, and the up- and down- regulation of specific genes. Attachment is a complex process regulated by diverse characteristics of the growth medium, substratum, and cell surface. An established biofilm structure comprises microbial cells and EPS, has a defined architecture, and provides an optimal environment for the exchange of genetic material between cells. Cells may also communicate via quorum sensing, which may in turn affect biofilm processes such as detachment. Biofilms have great importance for public health because of their role in certain infectious diseases and importance in a variety of device-related infections. A greater understanding of biofilm processes should lead to novel, effective control strategies for biofilm control and a resulting improvement in patient management.

  • Biofilms: detection, prevention, control
  • Catalytic biofilms
  • Nanotechnology in biofilm control
  • Resistance to antimicrobial agents
  • Biofilms and Clinical decision-making
  • Quorum sensing and social interactions
  • Association of biofilms with corrosion and fouling
  • Applications of Biofilms

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