New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Biofilms

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Biofilms

Current Research and Future Trends in Microbial Biofilms

1st Edition - October 9, 2019

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  • Editors: Mukesh Kumar Yadav, Bhim Singh
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444642790
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642806

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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Biofilms is divided into three sections: microbial adhesion/biofilms in medical settings, microbial adhesion/biofilms in agriculture, and microbial adhesion/biofilm in the environment and industry. Chapters cover adhesion and biofilm formation by pathogenic microbes on tissue and on indwelling medical devices, including sections on human infections, microbial communication during biofilm mode of growth, host defense and antimicrobial resistance, and more. Other sections cover the biofilms of agriculturally important and environmental friendly microbes, including biofilm formation on plants, in soil, and in aquatic environments. Finally, the latest scientific research on microbial adhesion and biofilm formation in the environment and in industry is covered.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview on the growth, structure, cell-to-cell interactions, and control/dispersal of bacterial and fungal of in vitro and in vivo biofilms
  • Presents an overview on the microbial adhesion, biofilm formation and structures of single-species and multi-species biofilms on human tissues/medical devices, agriculture, environment and chemical industries
  • Includes chapters on microbial biofilms of pathogenic microbes on human tissues and in medical indwelling devices
  • Covers factors affecting microbial biofilm, adhesion and formation


Graduate, post- graduate, PhD students and research scholars working in the field of biotechnology and bio-engineering as well as industrial microbiology and soil microbiology researchers. Researcher and healthcare practitioners seeking better understanding of fungal and bacteria biofilms.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Microbial biofilms and human disease: A concise review

    2. Microbial biofilms on medical indwelling devices

    3. Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms and infections: Roles of extracellular molecules

    4. Microbial biofilms: Human mucosa and intestinal microbiota

    5. Biofilms: Development and molecular interaction of microbiome in the human oral cavity

    6. Antistaphylococcal activity of 2(5H)-furanone derivatives

    7. Actinobacteria as a potential natural source to produce antibiofilm compounds: An overview

    8. Control of microbial biofilms: Application of natural and synthetic compounds

    9. Microbial biofilms involved in the filtration of odorous gas emissions from livestock farming

    10. Microbial biofilms: Development, structure, and their social assemblage for beneficial applications

    11. Biofilm: A microbial assemblage on the surface—A boon or bane?

    12. Plant and soil-associated biofilmforming bacteria: Their role in green agriculture

    13. Rhizobacteria and its biofilm for sustainable agriculture: A concise review

    14. Biofilm-mediated bioremediation of pollutants from the environment for sustainable development

    15. Microbial biofilm: An advanced eco-friendly approach for bioremediation

    16. Agriculturally important microbial biofilms: Biodiversity, ecological, significances, and biotechnological applications

    17. Potential application of bacterial biofilm for bioremediation of toxic heavy metals and dyecontaminated environments

    18. Microbial biofilms: Functional annotation and potential applications in agriculture and allied sectors


Product details

  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: October 9, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444642790
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642806

About the Editors

Mukesh Kumar Yadav

Dr. Mukesh Kumar Yadav is working as Research Professor at Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. He has more than 10 years of research experience in the field of microbiology in general and molecular microbiology, molecular diagnostic, medical microbiology, Host-pathogen interaction, microbial biofilms and plant-pathology in particular. Dr. Yadav’s research is focused on microbial biofilms in clinical setups. He is particularly interested on biofilm related pathogenesis and identification of novel pathway for the development of new antimicrobial/antibiofilm compounds. The host-response during single species or multi-species colonization in vivo is also important part of his study. Using in vitro biofilm model and in vivo colonization models, his group have identified a number of natural and synthetic compounds that are effective in controlling bacterial growth in planktonic as well as under biofilm state. Treatment of biofilm related infections is huge challenge in clinical settings, and it is further complicated by emergency of antimicrobial strains. Therefore, Dr Yadav’s group is identifying non-antibiotic antimicrobial agents with multiple mode of action. Dr. Yadav has completed four major research projects on microbial biofilms funded by Korean Government under National Research Fellowship Program, and Science and Technology department (Government of South Korea). Dr. Yadav has enough exposure in the field of bacterial and fungal biofilms, and has established good collaboration with medical healthcare practitioners and industrial researchers. Dr. Yadav’s research group has identified biofilm related genes and their pathway in both bacteria and fungi. And have identified the potential anti-biofilm compounds (synthetic and natural), and also studied genomic, proteomics and mechanism of biofilm formation by single species and multi-species using in vitro and in vivo models. Dr Yadav has published more than 35 research articles on in peer review journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Bhim Singh

Dr. Bhim Pratap Singh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Aizawl, Mizoram University, India, has more than 8 years of research experience in the field of molecular microbiology, DNA fingerprinting and biocontrol of plant diseases, biosynthetic potential of actinobacteria associated with medicinal plants. He has worked for last 8 years on microbial diversity and explored the microbial population associated with medicinal plants and rhizospheric soils of Mizoram. He completed four research projects on screening and characterization of endophytic actibacteria and fungi associated with medicinal plants and the rhizospheric soils funded by University Grants Commission, Government of India and Indian Council Agricultural Research, Government of India, New Delhi. Recently, his group isolated and characterise about 150 actinobacteria having biosynthetic potential isolated from traditional medicinal plants. Dr. Singh’s group has also focused on understanding the chemical composition traditional medicinal plants. In 2015-16, the group published 15 international and national research papers in high impact factor journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Aizawl, Mizoram University, India

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