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Biofilm Highlights

Series: Springer Series on Biofilms, Vol. 5

Flemming, Hans-Curt, Wingender, Jost, Szewzyk, Ulrich (Eds.)

2011, XII, 244 p.

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  • Gives a modern approach
  • In this book, aspects of current biofilm research are presented in critical and sometimes provocative chapters
  • Inspires further discussions

Living in biofilms is the common way of life of microorganisms, transiently immobilized in their matrix of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), interacting in many ways and using the matrix as an external digestion and protection system. This is how they have organized their life in the environment, in the medical context and in technical systems – and has helped make them the oldest, most successful and ubiquitous form of life.

In this book, hot spots in current biofilm research are presented in critical and sometimes provocative chapters. This serves a twofold purpose: to provide an overview and to inspire further discussions. Above all, the book seeks to stimulate lateral thinking.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biofilms - Biofouling - Environmental microbiology - Hygiene - Infection medicine - Water purification - Wound healing

Related subjects » Biotechnology - Characterization & Evaluation of Materials - Medical Microbiology - Microbiology - Pollution and Remediation

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