Medicinal Aspects of Microbial Biofilm

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E. Kvasničková, M. Paldrychová, O. Maťátková, and J. Masák

Department of Biotechnology, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

Keywords: biofilm, EPS, resistance, infection, prevention

 

The formation and development of bacterial as well as yeast or filamentous fungi biofilms, which is connected with dangerous or even fatal human infections, represents a relatively new and poorly studied problem in current medicine. The understanding of the processes running in biofilms of pathogenic microorganisms and finding of new possibilities of the biofilm prevention or eradication and also the regulation of biofilm resistance development is necessary for proposing advanced treatment procedures for wide range of illnesses.

 

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