Fungal Biofilms and related infections

Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Volume 3

  • Christine Imbert

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 931)

Also part of the Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health book sub series (AMIDPH, volume 931)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Craig Williams, Ranjith Rajendran, Gordon Ramage
    Pages 1-11
  3. Marleen M. Janus, Hubertine M. E. Willems, Bastiaan P. Krom
    Pages 13-20
  4. Kaitlin F. Mitchell, Robert Zarnowski, David R. Andes
    Pages 21-35
  5. Elisa Borghi, Francesca Borgo, Giulia Morace
    Pages 37-47
  6. Catherine Kauffmann–Lacroix, Damien Costa, Christine Imbert
    Pages 49-61
  7. Maurizio Sanguinetti, Brunella Posteraro
    Pages 63-82
  8. M. Elisa Rodrigues, Mariana Henriques, Sónia Silva
    Pages 83-93
  9. Marion Girardot, Christine Imbert
    Pages 105-125
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 127-130

About this book


This book covers the latest data available to understand the mechanisms causing the formation of single species fungal biofilms or polymicrobial biofilms involving fungal species; specific chapters present hot topics such as resistance mechanisms and composition and role of the matrix. Moreover, it reviews updated data on biofilms that contain yeasts or filamentous fungi and develop in the human body or in water and may cause infections. The latest available data for both diagnostic and treatment of infections associated to fungi growing in biofilms is also presented. The activity of antifungal and disinfectant agents against fungal biofilms is discussed in specific chapters and future treatments on natural sources are suggested.

This book bridges the gap between basic and applied research. It is the result of many years of research work done by laboratories worldwide, all known for their expertise on fungal biofilms.


Aspergillus Candida Extracellular matrix treatment diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine Imbert
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory Ecology & Biology of Interactions UMR CNRS 7267University of PoitiersPoitiersFrance

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