Microbial Biofilms

Microbial Biofilms

eBook - 2015
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In the decade since the first edition of Microbial Biofilms was published, the interest in this field has expanded, spurring breakthrough research that has advanced the treatment of biofilm-associated diseases. This second edition takes the reader on an exciting, extensive review of bacterial and fungal biofilms, ranging from basic molecular interactions to innovative therapies, with particular emphasis on the division of labor in biofilms, new approaches to combat the threat of microbial biofilms, and how biofilms evade the host defense. Chapters written by established investigators cover recent findings, and contributions from investigators new to the field provide unique and fresh insights. Specifically, Microbial Biofilms provides state-of-the-art research in the field of bacterial and fungal biofilms, detailed descriptions of the in vitro and in vivo models available to evaluate microbial biofilms, and information on future areas of research and their translational and clinical applications. Microbial Biofilms is a useful reference for researchers and clinicians. It will also provide insight into the dynamic field of microbial biofilms for graduate and postgraduate students.
Publisher: Washington D.C. :, ASM Press,, [2015]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: Ă2015
ISBN: 9781555817466
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 404 pages) : color illustrations


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