What are biofilms?

Some articles on biofilms, biofilm:

Gallium Maltolate - Pharmaceutical Development
... The activity of gallium against infection-related biofilms, particularly those caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is being studied by Pradeep Singh at the University of Washington, and by others ... aeruginosa biofilms are responsible for many fatalities in cystic fibrosis and immunocompromised patients in general, bacterial biofilms are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality ...
Microplasma - Plasma Medicine - Dental Treatments
... effective method of controlling oral biofilms ... Biofilms (also known as slime) are highly organized, three dimensional bacterial communities ... Dental plaque is a common example of oral biofilms ...
Staphylococcus Haemolyticus - Biology and Biochemistry - Biofilm Formation
... to adhere to medical devices and subsequently form biofilms is a major virulence factor associated with S ... Biofilm formation increases antibiotic resistance and often leads to persistent infections ... haemolyticus biofilms are not polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (PIA) dependent, and the lack of the ica operon (the gene cluster that encodes the ...
Pathogenomics - Microbe Analysis - Analyzing Microbe-Microbe Interactions - Biofilms
... Biofilms are an example of microbe-microbe interactions and are thought to be associated with up to 80% of human infections ... and cell surface proteins involved in the formation of biofilm ... surface proteins may be characterized through in silico methods to form an expression profile of biofilm interacting bacteria ...
Tonsillolith - Pathophysiology
... Recently, an association between biofilms and tonsilloliths was shown ... Central to the biofilm concept is the assumption that bacteria form a three dimensional structure dormant bacteria being in the center to serve as a constant nidus of ... This impermeable structure renders the biofilm immune to antibiotic treatment ...