Frontiers in Bacteriology Research


Adam C. Toft (Editor)

Series: Bacteriology Research Developments
BISAC: SCI006000

Frontiers in Bacteriology Research opens by discussing oxidoreductases, a large class of enzymes that catalyze several biological oxidation/reduction reactions by transferring electrons from electron donors to electron acceptors.

The increasing rate of Clostridium difficile infections and associated control methods are also discussed. Clostridium difficile is an important pathogen that causes diarrhea associated with the use of antibiotics.

Recent progress in research concerning the antibacterial activities of different carbon-based nanomaterials is presented. Graphene, graphene oxide, graphene and carbon quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, and nanodiamonds are discussed.

In closing, data reporting on the activity of lectins against resistant bacteria, alone or in conjunction with other drugs, is reviewed.

(Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Role of Oxidoreductases in the Degradation, Elimination and Monitoring of Environmental Pollutants
(Grace N. Ijoma and Tonderayi Matambo, University of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Chapter 2. The Risk of Clostridium Difficile as a Foodborne Pathogen
(Gizem Taylan, MD, Melike Nur Tosun, MD, and Nükhet Nilüfer Zorba, PhD, Department of Food Engineering, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey)

Chapter 3. Antibacterial Activity of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials
(Svetlana Jovanović, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 4. The Roles of Bacterial Membrane Glycans and Their Importance as Targets of Antimicrobial Lectins
(Welton Aaron de Almeida, Talyta Naldeska da Silva, Isabella Coimbra Vila Nova, Thiago Henrique Napoleão and Emmanuel Viana Pontual, Departamento de Morfologia e Fisiologia Animal, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, and others)


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