Methods in Molecular Biology

Microbial Biofilms

Methods and Protocols

Editors: Donelli, Gianfranco (Ed.)

  • Includes cutting-edge methods and protocols
  • Provides step-by-step detail essential for reproducible results
  • Contains key notes and implementation advice from the experts
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The discovery that most of the chronic infections in humans, including the oral, lung, vaginal and foreign body-associated infections, are biofilm-based, has prompted the need to design new and properly focused preventive and therapeutic strategies for these diseases. Microbial Biofilms: Methods and Protocols provides a detailed description of the currently available methods and protocols to investigate bacterial and fungal biofilms, exhaustively illustrated and critically annotated in 25 chapters written by authors well known for their experience in the respective fields. The book has joined together microbiologists and specialists in infectious diseases, hygiene and public health involved in exploring different aspects of microbial biofilms as well as in designing new methods and/or developing innovative laboratory protocols. Written in the successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and easily accessible, Microbial Biofilms: Methods and Protocols presents readers with the most established and validated experimental procedures to investigate microbial biofilms.

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“This book … is organized in three parts: Investigations on biofilms in health and disease, Investigations on anti-biofilm compounds and strategies, and Investigations on biofilms in the environment and manufacturing plants. … this book should be read by students, researchers, and teachers working in the field of biofilms, as well as scientists working in Microbiology, Ecology or Medicine.” (Ioan I. Ardelean, Bulletin of Micro and Nanoelectrotechnologies, Vol. 5 (3-4), December, 2014)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Methods for Dynamic Investigations of Surface-Attached In Vitro Bacterial and Fungal Biofilms

    Sternberg, Claus (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Aqueous Two-Phase System Technology for Patterning Bacterial Communities and Biofilms

    Dwidar, Mohammed (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • Quorum Sensing in Gram-Positive Bacteria: Assay Protocols for Staphylococcal agr and Enterococcal fsr Systems

    Shojima, Akane (et al.)

    Pages 33-41

  • Advanced Techniques for In Situ Analysis of the Biofilm Matrix (Structure, Composition, Dynamics) by Means of Laser Scanning Microscopy

    Neu, Thomas R. (et al.)

    Pages 43-64

  • Multiplex Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (M-FISH) and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) to Analyze Multispecies Oral Biofilms

    Karygianni, Lamprini (et al.)

    Pages 65-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbial Biofilms
Book Subtitle
Methods and Protocols
Editors
  • Gianfranco Donelli
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Volume
1147
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0467-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0467-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0466-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4676-1
Series ISSN
1064-3745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 380
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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