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Microbial Growth in Biofilms Part B, Methods in Enzymology Vol 337

Synonym: Methods in Enzymology Series

  •  ISBN-10 0-12-182238-9

  •  ISBN-13 978-0-12-182238-5

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publication info   R.J. Doyle, ed., Academic Press, 2001, 511 pp., hard cover
mfr. no.   Elsevier

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A selection of titles from the long-running series published by Academic Press.

Biofilms are a grouping of microorganisms surrounded by a protective matrix of secreted polymers. They are important in industry, agriculture, biotechnology and the study of disease. This volume provides up-to-date information for virtually any kind of experimental approach involving biofilms.

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Section I - Biofilms on Plant Tissues
Methods for Studying Bacterial Biofilms Associated with Plants
Section II - Flow Systems and Biofilm Development and Characterization
Monitoring Bacterial Growth Activity in Biofilms from Laboratory Flow Chambers, Plant Rhizosphere, and Animal Intestine
Use of a Continuous Culture System Linked to a Modified Robbins Device or Flow Cell to Study Attachment of Bacteria to Surfaces
Direct Biofilm Monitoring by a Capacitance Measurement Probe in Continuous Culture Chemostats
An Open Channel Flow Chamber for Characterization Biofilm Formation on Biomaterials Surfaces
Biofilms in Flowing Systems
Continuous Culture Models to Study Pathogens in Biofilms
Section III - Biofilm Growth in Special Environments
Biofilms in Unsaturated Environments
Biodegradable Organic Matter Measurement and Bacterial Regrowth in Potable Water
Development of Thiobacillus Biofilms for Metal Recovery
Methods Used to Assess Biofouling of Material Used in Distribution and Domestic Water Systems
Microbial Interactions to Intestinal Mucosal Models
Analysis of Microbial Structure and Function of Nitrifying Biofilms
Computational and Experimental Approaches to Studying Metal Interactions with Microbial Biofilms
Microscopy Methods to Investigate Structure of Potable Water Biofilms
Section IV - Physical-Chemical Characterization of Biofilms
Two-Photon Excitation Microscopy for Analyses of Biofilm Processes
Measurement of Softness of Microbial Cell Surfaces
Application of Atomic Force Microscopy to Study Initial Events of Bacterial Adhesion
Study of Biofilm within a Packed-Bed Reactor by THree-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Section V - Susceptibility Testing of Biofilm Microbiota
Development of a Standardized Antibiofilm Test
Section VI - Oral Microbial Biofilms
Retrieval of Biofilms from the Oral Cavity

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