Medical Implications of Biofilms

Medical Implications of Biofilms


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107403451
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2011
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introductory Chapters: 1. Biofilm-dependent regulation of gene expression P. LeJeune; 2. Quorum sensing and microbial biofilms T. R. de Kievit; 3. Antimicrobial agents and biofilms M. R. Brown; Part II. Biofilms on Prosthetic Devices: 4. Animal models of orthopaedic implant infection Y. H. An; 5. Intravascular-catheter-related infections H. A. Hanna; 6. Molecular basis of biofilm formation by staphylococcus epidermidis C. Heilmann; 7. Biofilm complications of urinary tract devices S. P. Gorman; Part III. Oral Biofilms: 8. Novel microscopic methods to study the structure and metabolism of oral biofilms D. Bradshaw; 9. Oral streptococcal genes that encode biofilm formation C. Y. Loo; 10. Gene expression in oral biofilms R. A. Burne; Part IV. Biofilms on Shedding Surfaces: 11. Dissection of the genetic pathway leading to multicellular behaviour in salmonella enterica serotype typhimurium and other enterobacteriaceae U. Romling; 12. Bacterial growth on mucosal surfaces and biofilms in the large bowel G. T. Macfarlane; 13. Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in lung infections K. K. Jefferson.

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