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By Thomas Bjarnsholt (auth.), Thomas Bjarnsholt, Peter Østrup Jensen, Claus Moser, Niels Høiby (eds.)

There has been an expanding curiosity and emphasis at the sessile bacterial way of life biofilms because it used to be found that nearly all of the entire microbial biomass exists as biofilms. Leeuwenhoek first defined the aggregation of micro organism in 1677, however it was once just recently famous as being vital in persistent an infection. In 1993, the yankee Society for Microbiology (ASM) well-known that the biofilm mode of development was once suitable to microbiology. This ebook covers either the proof for biofilms in lots of continual bacterial infections in addition to the issues dealing with those infections resembling diagnostics, pathogenesis, remedy regimes, and in vitro and in vivo versions for learning biofilms. this is often the 1st medical publication on biofilm infections, with chapters written by means of international- well known scientists and clinicians. The meant viewers of this e-book contains scientists, lecturers on the college point, in addition to clinicians. concerning the Editors: Thomas Bjarnsholt, Ph.D., Technical collage of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark Peter Oestrup Jensen, Dept. of scientific Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark Claus Moser, Ph.D., Dept. of scientific Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark Niels Hoeby, Dept. of scientific Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

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