Special Issue "Biofilms: Composition and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 6588
Interests: gene regulation; multidrug efflux pumps; quorum sensing; biofilms; virulence; pathogenesis; sRNA regulation; infectious diseases; carbohydrate metabolism; biocompatibility of biomaterials
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Biofilms are composed of a complex three-dimensional extracellular matrix in which bacteria are embedded. The matrix is composed of extracellular polymeric substances (EPSs) attributed to the unique lifestyle of bacterial biofilms. As biofilms provide mechanical cohesive stability, the microorganisms embedded in the biofilm matrix show a high survival rate and persistence. In addition, biofilm formation promotes the colonization of bacteria in almost all kinds of surfaces, including natural and synthetic surfaces. Recently, biofilms have been intentionally engineered for various applications exploiting their unique properties. In this Special Issue, we focus on the composition of biofilms (natural and artificial) and their application in different fields, including agricultural, environmental, medical, and industrial biotechnology. The topics of interest for this Special Issue include (but are not limited to):
- Application of biofilms in industry;
- Biofilms for improved enzymatic activity;
- Nanoparticles and biofilm formation;
- Biofilms and improved plant growth;
- Biofilms and bioremediation;
- Viscoelastic properties and surface topography of biofilms for biotechnological applications;
- Biofilms coatings as anticorrosive tools;
- Biofilms for erosion resistance;
- Biofilms for medical applications;
- Biofilms in construction materials;
- Any other biofilm applications.
Dr. Bindu Subhadra
Dr. Andrei Vladislavovich Gannesen
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- Extracellular polymeric substance (EPS)
- Biofilms and bioremediation
- Biofilms as anticorrosive tool
- Biofilms for erosion resistance
- Biofilms for medical applications
- Biofilms in construction materials
- Biofilms in industry
- Biofilms and improved plant growth