9780521793025

Community Structure and Co-Operation in Biofilms

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    9780521793025

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    0521793025

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-10-23
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The study of biofilm considers the close association of micro-organisms with each other at interfaces and the consequent physiological adaptation to the proximity of other cells and surfaces. As such it is relevant to a variety of disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, bioremediation, biofouling, water technology, engineering and food science. Although the habitats studied, and their associated cellular communities, differ widely, some common elements exist such as method of attachment, coadhesion, regulation of biofilm phenotype and biofilm architecture. This book aims to distil the common principles of biofilm physiology and growth for all interested disciplines. It will appeal to the specialist biofilm researcher as well as to students wishing to introduce themselves to the topic.

Table of Contents

Contributors vii
Editors' Preface xi
An overview of biofilms as functional communities
1(24)
J. Wimpenny
Initial microbial adhesion events: mechanisms and implications
25(12)
H.J. Busscher
H.C. van der Mei
Physiological events in biofilm formation
37(16)
D.G. Davies
Environmental and genetic factors influencing biofilm structure
53(12)
P. Stoodley
L. Hall-Stoodley
J.D. Boyle
F. Jorgensen
H.M. Lappin-Scott
Coaggregation and coadhesion in oral biofilms
65(22)
P.E. Kolenbrander
R.N. Andersen
K.M. Kazmerzak
R.J. Palmer, Jr
Cohesiveness in biofilm matrix polymers
87(20)
H.-C. Flemming
J. Wingender
C. Mayer
V. Korstgens
W. Borchard
Microbial detachment from biofilms
107(22)
G.F. Moore
B.C. Dunsmore
S.M. Jones
C.W. Smejkal
J. Jass
P. Stoodley
H.M. Lappin-Scott
Modelling and predicting biofilm structure
129(38)
C. Picioreanu
M. C. M. van Loosdrecht
J.J. Heijnen
Microbial community interactions in biofilms
167(32)
P.D. Marsh
G. H. W. Bowden
Microbial communities: aggregates of individuals or co-ordinated systems
199(16)
S. Molin
J. A. J. Haagensen
K.B. Barken
C. Sternberg
Gene transfer in biofilms
215(42)
L.J. Ehlers
Population dynamics in microbial biofilms
257(22)
A.J. McBain
D.G. Allison
P. Gilbert
Biodegradation by biofilm communities
279(16)
G.M. Wolfaardt
D.R. Korber
S. Karthikeyan
D.E. Caldwell
Biofilms and prosthetic devices
295(14)
R. Bayston
Biofilms: problems of control
309(20)
D.G. Allison
A.J. McBain
P. Gilbert
Biofilms in the New Millennium: Musings from a peak in Xanadu
329(16)
J.W. Costeron
Index 345

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