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Medical implications of biofilms

Author: Michael Wilson; Deirdre Devine
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 2003, this book presents advances in prevention and treatment of biofilm-related diseases to clinicians and researchers.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wilson; Deirdre Devine
ISBN: 0521812402 9780521812405
OCLC Number: 50669845
Description: xiii, 314 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introductory chapters --
Biofilm-dependent regulation of gene expression --
Quorum sensing and microbial biofilms --
Antimicrobial agents and biofilms --
Biofilms on prosthetic devices --
Animal models of orthopaedic implant infection --
Intravascular-catheter-related infections --
Molecular basis of biofilm formation by staphylococcus epidermidis --
Biofilm complications of urinary tract devices --
Oral biofilms --
Novel microscopic methods to study the structure and metabolism of oral biofilms --
Oral streptococcal genes that encode biofilm formation --
Gene expression in oral biofilms --
Biofilms on shedding surfaces --
Dissection of the genetic pathway leading to multicellular behaviour in salmonella enterica serotype typhimurium and other enterobacteriaceae --
Bacterial growth on mucosal surfaces and biofilms in the large bowel --
Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in lung infections.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Wilson, Deirdre Devine.
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