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Bacterial Adhesion

Chemistry, Biology and Physics

  • Includes methods from such diverse fields as microbiology, structural biology, biophysics and biochemistry

  • Has additional color figures in the online (PDF) version

  • Displays the principles of bacterial adhesion over a broad range of medically relevant species

  • Provides a broad overview of adhesion from multiple perspectives, ranging from biophysics to medical applications

  • Useful for clinical researchers who want to gain a broad understanding of the science behind nosocomial infections

Part of the book series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (AEMB, volume 715)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Short Time-Scale Bacterial Adhesion Dynamics

    • Jing Geng, Nelly Henry
    Pages 315-331
  2. Deciphering Biofilm Structure and Reactivity by Multiscale Time-Resolved Fluorescence Analysis

    • Arnaud Bridier, Ekaterina Tischenko, Florence Dubois-Brissonnet, Jean-Marie Herry, Vincent Thomas, Samia Daddi-Oubekka et al.
    Pages 333-349
  3. Inhibition of Bacterial Adhesion on Medical Devices

    • Lígia R. Rodrigues
    Pages 351-367
  4. Erratum

    • Publisher
    Pages E1-E1
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 369-374

About this book

Adhesion plays a major role in the bacterial lifestyle. Bacteria can adhere to organic and inorganic surfaces, to each other, and of course to host cells during pathogenesis.

The focus of this book is: how are such adhesion phenomena best studied? Microbial genetics experiments have greatly enhanced our knowledge of what bacterial factors are involved in adhesion. For numerous reasons, though, biochemical and structural biology knowledge of the molecular interactions involved in adhesion are limited. One major problem has been a lack of interdisciplinary research and understanding in the field. On the one hand, the microbiologists lack detailed knowledge of the biophysical possibilities and have limited access to the frequently expensive instrumentation involved while on the other hand, the experts in these methods frequently do not have access to the biological materials, nor do they necessarily understand the biological questions to be answered. The purpose of this book is thus to overcome this gap in communication between researchers in biology, chemistry and physics and to display the many ways and means to investigate bacterial adhesion. We hope to stimulate new and ground-breaking research.

Keywords

  • Bacterial Adhesion
  • Biophysics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology
  • Structural Biology
  • Protein Structure

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Department I, Protein Evolution, Max-Planck Institute for Developmental B, Tübingen, Germany

    Dirk Linke

  • , Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

    Adrian Goldman

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 179.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-0940-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 229.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 299.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)