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Biofilm-Mediated Diseases: Causes and Controls

Editors: Ray, Rina Rani, Nag, Moupriya, Lahiri, Dibyajit (Eds.)

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  • Introduces the concept of biofilm formation and their role in bacterial pathogenesis
  • Explores close interconnection between biofilm development and quorum sensing
  • Highlights the strategies for combating bacterial biofilm infections
  • Discusses the prevalence of bacterial biofilm formation on medical devices
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This book reviews the current concepts in biofilm formation and its implications in human health and disease. The initial chapters introduce the mechanisms of biofilm formation and its composition. Subsequently, the chapters discuss the role of biofilm in acute and chronic infections. It also explores the pivotal role of both innate and adaptive immunity on the course of biofilm infection. In addition, the book elucidates the bacterial biofilm formation on implantable devices and the current approaches to its treatment and prevention. It analyzes the possible relationship between antimicrobial resistance and biofilm formation. Finally, the book also summarizes the current state-of-the-art therapeutic approaches for preventing and treating biofilms.

This book is a useful resource for researchers in the field of microbiology, clinical microbiology, and also medical practitioners.

About the authors

Rina RaniRay is working as an Associate Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal. Her research interest focusses on the diverse field of microbial biotechnology. She has published around 80 research papers in various peer reviewed national and international journals and is the editorial board member of various international journals. She is the member of various scientific associations and is fellow of Zoological Society, India and Academy for Environment and Life Sciences, India.

Moupriya Nag is presently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, University of Engineering & Management, Kolkata. Her research focuses on analysis of functional amyloids in bacteria and their relation in forming biofilms towards the development of novel antimicrobial and anti-biofilm compounds from natural sources including plants, microbes and green synthesized nanoparticles.

She has also published many research articles in the peer-reviewed international journals and authored or co-authored numerous book chapters. She is also a member of many scientific societies like Indian Biophysical Society and Indian Science Congress Association.

Dibyajit Lahiri is working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, University of Engineering & Management, Kolkata His research interest is precisely on biofilm isolated from human prosthesis and its inhibition by various novel phyto and nano-compounds. He is a life Member of Indian Science Congress Association and Institution of Engineers (India).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 117,69 €
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biofilm-Mediated Diseases: Causes and Controls
Editors
  • Rina Rani Ray
  • Moupriya Nag
  • Dibyajit Lahiri
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-0745-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-0745-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-0744-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 284
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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