Application of Biofilms in Applied Microbiology

Application of Biofilms in Applied Microbiology

1st Edition - August 15, 2022

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  • Editor: Maulin Shah
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905138

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Application of Biofilms in Applied Microbiology gives a complete overview on the structure, physiology and application of biofilms produced by microbes, along with their potential application in biotechnology. Sections cover new technologies for biofilm study, physiology of microorganisms in biofilms, bacterial biofilms, biofilm development, and fungal biofilms, summarizing various technologies available for biofilm study. Subsequent chapters describe biofilm developments with Bacillus subtillis, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas putida, along with several chapters on the study of microbial biofilm and their advantages and disadvantages in the area of environmental biotechnology. The book closes with a chapter on the rapid development of new sequencing technologies and the use of metagenomics, thus revealing the great diversity of microbial life and enabling the emergence of a new perspective on population dynamics.

Key Features

  • Summarizes various technologies available for biofilm study
  • Describes the physiological study of bacteria, fungi and algae present in biofilms
  • Provides the potential parameters on biofilm development
  • Gives insights on the ability to construct and maintain a structured multicellular bacterial community that critically depends on the production of extracellular matrix components
  • Reveals the rapid development of new sequencing technologies and the use of metagenomics, the great diversity of microbial life, and the emergence of a new perspective on population dynamics


Professionals/Researchers from Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacy; Medical Disciplines; Physiology; Pathology; Biochemistry; Biotechnology; Bioengineering; Toxicology; Molecular Biology, Image processing, etc, need this book for reference purpose. Students of Basic Microbiology Course may use this book as book for fulfilling the course curriculum on Biofilm. Nowadays, Biofilm has become an important module of each microbiology course everywhere

Table of Contents

  • 1. New Technologies for Biofilm Study
    2. Physiology of microorganisms in biofilms
    3. Bacterial biofilms
    4. Biofilm development
    5. Fungal biofilms
    6. Environmental Influences on biofilm development
    7. Bacillus subtillis biofilms
    8. Escherichia coli biofilms
    9. Pseudomonas putida biofilms
    10. Microbial Biofilm-Advanced approach for the environmental biotechnology discipline
    11. Biofilm matrix proteins
    12. Bacterial Extracellular Polysaccharides in Biofilm Formation and Function
    13. Antimicrobial Tolerance in Biofilms
    14. Mechanisms of Competition in Biofilm Communities

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: August 15, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905138

About the Editor

Maulin Shah

Dr. Maulin P. Shah is Chief Scientist and Head of the Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. His work focuses on the impact of industrial pollution on the microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation-dependent and cultivation-independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification, and genetically engineering high-impact microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. His research interests include biological wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, biodegradation, bioremediation, and phytoremediation of environmental pollutants from industrial wastewaters. He has published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals of repute on various aspects of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation of environmental pollutants. He is the editor of more than 50 books of international repute (Elsevier, Springer, RSC, and CRC Press). He is an active editorial board member in top-rated journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Industrial Waste Water Research Laboratory, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Gujarat, India

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