Advances in Biofilm Science and Engineering

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Ryan Jordan, Diane M. Williams, Ursula Charaf
Cytergy, Jan 1, 2004 - Biofilms - 281 pages
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Microbial biofilms provide challenges in many fields of science, technology, and engineering. Advances in Biofilm Science and Engineering offers a state of the art review of new science about microbial biofilms in the areas of biotechnology, healthcare, and medicine.The purpose of this text is to strengthen [the biofilm] information nucleus by offering six core discussions of established concepts in biofilm science. The audience for this text is not just academic; it is trade. This book is for physicians, industrial microbiologists, product managers, process engineers, policy makers and public health officials. [The] authors represent some of the brightest researchers in the field of biofilm science and engineering and comprise a small subset of the research community with a passion for bringing biofilm information to industrial and medical trade professionals.Table of ContentsForward, by Ryan JordanChapter 1. The History and Use of Heterotrophic Plate Counts in Water Systems, by Anne Camper (Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University)Chapter 2. Methods for Biofilm Study and Assays for Biofilm Susceptibility and Target Recognition: Approaches to Deal with the Biofilm Mode of Life, by Howard Ceri, Merle E. Olson, D. Storey, and D. Morck (Biofilm Research Group and Biological Sciences, University of Calgary)Chapter 3. Extracellular Polymeric Substances, by H.C. Flemming and J. Wingender (Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg Insitute of Interfacial Biotechnology Department of Aquatic Microbiology, Duisburg, Germany)Chapter 4. Biofilms and Antimicrobial Resistance: Beyond Physiological and Chemical Elements, by Peter Gilbert and Andrew McBain (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester)Chapter 5. Diverse Mechanisms of Biofilm Formation, by Lisa Friedman and Roberto Kolter (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School)Chapter 6. Biofilm Formation and Control in Food Processing Environments, by Amy C. Lee Wong (Department of Food Microbiology and Toxicology, Food Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
 

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Contents

The History and Use of Heterotrophic Plate Counts in Water Systems
8
Approaches to Deal with the Biofilm Mode of Life
53
Extracellular Polymeric Substances
86
Beyond Physiological and Chemical Elements
143
Diverse Mechanisms of Biofilm Formation
188
Biofilm Formation and Control in Food Processing Environments
245
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