Biofilm Highlights by Hans-Curt FlemmingBiofilm Highlights by Hans-Curt Flemming

Biofilm Highlights

byHans-Curt FlemmingEditorJost Wingender, Ulrich Szewzyk

Paperback | November 19, 2013

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Living in biofilms is the common way of life of microorganisms, transiently immobilized in their matrix of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), interacting in many ways and using the matrix as an external digestion and protection system. This is how they have organized their life in the environment, in the medical context and in technical systems - and has helped make them the oldest, most successful and ubiquitous form of life.

In this book, hot spots in current biofilm research are presented in critical and sometimes provocative chapters. This serves a twofold purpose: to provide an overview and to inspire further discussions. Above all, the book seeks to stimulate lateral thinking.

Title:Biofilm HighlightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642270530

ISBN - 13:9783642270536

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Table of Contents

Biofilm Dispersion.- Competition, communication, cooperation - molecular crosstalk in multispecies biofilms.- Functional bacterial amyloids in biofilms.- Neutrophilic iron depositing microorganisms.- Microbial biofouling - unsolved problems, insufficient approaches and possible solutions.- Advances in biofilm mechanics.- Wound healing by an anti-staphylococcal biofilm approach.- Interfering with "Bacterial Gossip".- Pathogens in Biofilms.