Microbial biofilms is a relative new field, encompassing both clinical and environmental microbiology. This book presents an easily accessible and comprehensive survey of microbial biofilms and their role in human health and disease. It works well as a text and as a professional book with boxed text for emphasis and a clear and easily-referenced flow of chapters covering bacterial, viral, fungal microbiomes, and some of the latest techniques for analysis, including omics technology.
- Provides a text that is easy to read and refer to
- Surveys, in a comprehensive fashion, bacterial, viral, and fungal biofilms, and their role in human health and disease
- Contains the contributions of two experts on oral biofilms with more than 20 years of combined experience between them
- Offers the first book to publish information on omics biology of microbial biofilms
- Makes the topic accessible for the working practitioner
What is a microbial biofilm? Do antimicrobials work for biofilms? Biofilm-associated infections. Fungal Biofilms. Oral Biofilms and its implication in oral diseases. Proteomics of microbial biofilms. Genomics of human microbiota. Bioinformatics tools forbiofilm research. Host-biofilm interaction. Anti-biofilm strategies. Field of microbial biofilm: what’s next?