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Detachment of bacteria

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by James Chapman
The rheological properties of biofilms have a great impact on major processes such as transport of nutrients, light, biocides, water, biochemicals and cells. The knowledge of the mechanical properties of biofilms is essential in quantifying the overall process of biofilm development and bacterial survival (and proliferation)—one of the key processes in a biofilm lifecycle is detachment. It is therefore crucial to be able to predict the biofilm detachment and break up in response to internal and external forces that drive the biofilm cycle. This chapter aims to highlight some of the important processes in the biofilm detachment cycle. It will also draw on some new and old concepts on this age old battle of biofilm survival and proliferation.

History

Editor

Kanematsu H; Barry DM

Parent Title

Biofilm and materials science

Start Page

45

End Page

52

Number of Pages

8

ISBN-13

9783319145648

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Place of Publication

Cham

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

School of Medical and Applied Sciences (2013- ); TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

25