Control of biofilm infections by signal manipulation [electronic resource] /
Naomi Balaban, editor ; foreword by J. William Costerton.
imprint
Berlin : Springer, c2008.
description
xvi, 175 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
ISBN
3540738525 (hbk. : alk. paper), 3540738533 (e-book), 9783540738527 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9783540738534 (e-book)
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Berlin : Springer, c2008.
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3540738525 (hbk. : alk. paper)
3540738533 (e-book)
9783540738527 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9783540738534 (e-book)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
"The medical miracle of antibiotics is being eroded by the emergence and spread of bacterial drug resistance. This is compounded by the fact that bacterial bio-films are believed to be a common cause of persistent infections, where growing in a biofilm, bacteria are protected from the host's immune response and antibiotics. This book describes the molecular mechanisms of bacterial cell-to-cell communication (quorum sensing), the development of anti-biofilm inhibitors, and the use of such inhibitors to prevent and treat biofilm-associated bacterial infections in animals and humans."--Jacket.
catalogue key
7881934
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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