Microbial Biofilms: New Insights into Formation, Resistance and Control

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Biofilm".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 47

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BioActive Research Group, Faculty of Biology, University Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasi, Iasi, Romania
Interests: biofilms; new antimicrobials; microbial metabolites; microbial interactions
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Dear Colleagues,

Biofilms are structured microbial communities formed on different surfaces which play an important role for the protection and survival of microorganisms against environmental stresses. Adherent cells are well known for their resilience and resistance to different antimicrobial agents. Therefore, biofilms pose significant medical challenges when pathogenic bacteria or fungi adhere to medical devices and wounds, leading to chronic infections that are difficult and sometimes impossible to treat. Understanding biofilm formation, as well as their structure, may provide essential information for developing new effective strategies to prevent biofilm formation or eradicate existing biofilms, leading to innovative therapeutic solutions.

Authors are invited to submit their latest original findings on biofilm formation, structure, and communication of biofilm cells as well as strategies used to control microbial biofilms to this Microorganisms Special Issue entitled “Microbial Biofilms: New Insights into Formation, Resistance and Control”.

Dr. Marius Stefan
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • biofilm formation
  • biofilm surfaces
  • biofilm structure
  • multi-species biofilms
  • microbial communities
  • biofilm communication
  • biofilm cells resistance
  • biofilm control
  • new antibiofilm agents

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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