The number of patients affected by and dying from what can be considered as a "biofilm disease" is higher than heart disease and cancer combined. Thus, this is a hugely important work that describes the molecular mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication among bacterial cells in a biofilm, the development of antibiofilm inhibitors such as quorum-sensing inhibitors, and the use of biofilm inhibitors to prevent and treat bacterial infections in humans and other animals.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 175
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 14 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.