Chapter 1. Cell–Cell Communication and Biofilm Formation in Gram-Positive Bacteria

  1. Prof. Dr. Reinhard Krämer2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Kirsten Jung3
  1. Christine Heilmann and
  2. Friedrich Götz

Published Online: 29 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629237.ch1

Bacterial Signaling

Bacterial Signaling

How to Cite

Heilmann, C. and Götz, F. (2010) Cell–Cell Communication and Biofilm Formation in Gram-Positive Bacteria, in Bacterial Signaling (eds R. Krämer and K. Jung), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629237.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Cologne, Insitute of Biochemistry, Zülpicher Strasse 47, 50674 Cologne, Germany

  2. 3

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department of Biology – Microbiology, Grosshaderner Strasse 2–4, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany

Author Information

  1. University Hospital Münster, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Domagkstrasse 10, 48149 Münster, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323654

Online ISBN: 9783527629237

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Keywords:

  • cell–cell communication;
  • biofilm formation;
  • Gram-positive;
  • accumulation process;
  • quorum sensing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Staphylococcal Infections and Biofilms

  • Molecular Basis of Biofilm Formation in Staphylococci

  • QS in Staphylococcal Biofilms

  • References