Antibiofilm Strategies: Current and Future Applications to Prevent, Control and Eradicate Biofilms by Katharina Richter, Kasper Nørskov Kragh
English | PDF | 2022 | 569 Pages | ISBN : 3031109910 | 11.4 MB
Bacteria and fungi are able to aggregate together or on surfaces in densely packed microcolonies, facilitated by extracellular polymeric substances for cell protection and stability. These biofilms have proven to be extremely hard to eradicate and remove once established. In chronic infections, this condition can result in a high degree of morbidity and mortality as regular antibiotic treatments are ineffective against biofilms. In industrial facilities, the formation of biofilms can ruin production and result in enormous financial losses.