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Community Structure and Co-operation in Biofilms

Community Structure and Co-operation in Biofilms

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J. Wimpenny, H. J. Busscher, H. C. van der Mei, D. G. Davies, P. Stoodley, L. Hall-Stoodley, J. D. Boyle, F. Jørgensen, H. M. Lappin-Scott, P. E. Kolenbrander, R. N. Andersen, K. M. Kazmerzak, R. J. Palmer, Jr, H.-C. Flemming, J. Wingender, C. Mayer, V. Körstgens, W. Borchard, G. F. Moore, B. C. Dunsmore, S. M. Jones, C. W. Smejkal, J. Jass, C. Picioreanu, M. C. M. van Loosdrecht, J. J. Heijnen, P. D. Marsh, G. H. W. Bowden, S. Molin, J. A. J. Haagensen, K. B. Barken, C. Sternberg, L. J. Ehlers, A. J. McBain, D. G. Allison, P. Gilbert, G. M. Wolfaardt, D. R. Korber, S. Karthikeyan, D. E. Caldwell, R. Bayston, J. W. Costerton
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  • Date Published: October 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521793025

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  • The study of biofilm considers the close association of micro-organisms at interfaces and the consequent physiological adaptations 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. This volume will appeal to the specialist as well as the student.

    • Of interest to a wide range of disciplines, from medicine to environmental science
    • Distills the common principles of biofilm physiology and growth for all interested disciplines
    • Brings together contributions from a broad range of experts in biofilm research
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    • Date Published: October 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521793025
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 157 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 57 b/w illus. 9 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    1. An overview of biofilms as functional communities J. Wimpenny
    2. Initial microbial adhesion events: mechanisms and implications H. J. Busscher and H. C. van der Mei
    3. Physiological events in biofilm formation D. G. Davies
    4. Environmental and genetic factors influencing biofilm structure P. Stoodley, L. Hall-Stoodley, J. D. Boyle, F. Jørgensen and H. M. Lappin-Scott
    5. Coaggregation and coadhesion in oral biofilms P. E. Kolenbrander, R. N. Andersen, K. M. Kazmerzak and R. J. Palmer, Jr
    6. Cohesiveness in biofilm matrix polymers H.-C. Flemming, J. Wingender, C. Mayer, V. Körstgens and W. Borchard
    7. Microbial detachment from biofilms G. F. Moore, B. C. Dunsmore, S. M. Jones, C. W. Smejkal, J. Jass, P. Stoodley and H. M. Lappin-Scott
    8. Modelling and predicting biofilm structure C. Picioreanu, M. C. M. van Loosdrecht and J. J. Heijnen
    9. Microbial community interactions in biofilms P. D. Marsh and G. H. W. Bowden
    10. Microbial communities: aggregates of individuals or co-ordinated systems S. Molin, J. A. J. Haagensen, K. B. Barken and C. Sternberg
    11. Gene transfer in biofilms L. J. Ehlers
    12. Population dynamics in microbial biofilms A. J. McBain, D. G. Allison and P. Gilbert
    13. Biodegradation by biofilm communities G. M. Wolfaardt, D. R. Korber, S. Karthikeyan and D. E. Caldwell
    14. Biofilms and prosthetic devices R. Bayston
    15. Biofilms: problems of control D. G. Allison, A. J. McBain and P. Gilbert
    16. Biofilms in the New Millennium: musings from a peak in Xanadu J. W. Costerton
    Index.

  • Editors

    David G. Allison, University of Manchester

    P. Gilbert, University of Manchester

    H. M. Lappin-Scott, University of Exeter

    M. Wilson

    Contributors

    J. Wimpenny, H. J. Busscher, H. C. van der Mei, D. G. Davies, P. Stoodley, L. Hall-Stoodley, J. D. Boyle, F. Jørgensen, H. M. Lappin-Scott, P. E. Kolenbrander, R. N. Andersen, K. M. Kazmerzak, R. J. Palmer, Jr, H.-C. Flemming, J. Wingender, C. Mayer, V. Körstgens, W. Borchard, G. F. Moore, B. C. Dunsmore, S. M. Jones, C. W. Smejkal, J. Jass, C. Picioreanu, M. C. M. van Loosdrecht, J. J. Heijnen, P. D. Marsh, G. H. W. Bowden, S. Molin, J. A. J. Haagensen, K. B. Barken, C. Sternberg, L. J. Ehlers, A. J. McBain, D. G. Allison, P. Gilbert, G. M. Wolfaardt, D. R. Korber, S. Karthikeyan, D. E. Caldwell, R. Bayston, J. W. Costerton

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