4. Biofilm Recalcitrance: Theories and Mechanisms

  1. Adam P. Fraise MB, BS, FRCPath4,
  2. Jean-Yves Maillard Bsc, PhD, DSc5 and
  3. Syed A. Sattar PhD6
  1. Andrew J. McBain1,
  2. Najib Sufya2 and
  3. Alexander H. Rickard3

Published Online: 17 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118425831.ch4

Russell, Hugo & Ayliffe's: Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation and Sterilization, 5th Edition

Russell, Hugo & Ayliffe's: Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation and Sterilization, 5th Edition

How to Cite

McBain, A. J., Sufya, N. and Rickard, A. H. (2013) Biofilm Recalcitrance: Theories and Mechanisms, in Russell, Hugo & Ayliffe's: Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation and Sterilization, 5th Edition (eds A. P. Fraise, J.-Y. Maillard and S. A. Sattar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118425831.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Microbiology Department, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Pathology – University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom

  2. 5

    Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK

  3. 6

    Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology (CREM), Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    Microbiology and Immunology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya

  3. 3

    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333251

Online ISBN: 9781118425831

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Keywords:

  • biofilm recalcitrance;
  • microbial;
  • enzyme-mediated;
  • cellular phenotype;
  • drug-resistant phenotypes;
  • quiescence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The matrix

  • Cellular phenotype in biofilm communities as a moderator of recalcitrance

  • Biofilms as highly selective environments

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References