Microbial Biofilms

Editors: Mahmoud Ghannoum1, George A. O'Toole2
Affiliations: 1: Center for Medical Mycology and Department of Dermatology Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine University Hospitals of Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio; 2: Department of Microbiology and Immunology Dartmouth Medical School Hanover, New Hampshire
Content Type: Monograph
Format: Electronic
Publication Year: 2004

Category: Environmental Microbiology; Microbial Genetics and Molecular Biology

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

The study of biofilm biology has virtually exploded in recent years, and avails the reader a comprehensive introduction to this exciting and developing field. Combining cutting-edge research with valuable historical perspective, this new volume will be of key importance to environmental microbiologists, medical and clinical microbiologists, geologists, biomedical engineers, biotechnologists, and non-experts interested in learning about biofilms, as well as graduate students in biofilm biology courses.

Written by field experts, the scope of covers broad topics, including biofilm development, antibiotic resistance, architecture, and the roles these communities play in disease and industry, and incorporates both bacteria and fungi. The book is introduced by a chapter on the history of biofilm biology, written by one of the pioneers in the field, and concludes with ruminations on future directions.

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