Understanding Antibiofilm Activity

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Iram Liaqat, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

Series: Microbiology Research Advances
BISAC: SCI045000; SCI008000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/PXEB9876

Biofilms have grown into a major issue that poses hazards to all life forms. This book reviews strategies which can be employed to combat biofilms. Chapter 1 demonstrates that microbial biofilms are generated when a polymeric matrix surrounds a collection of single or heterogeneous microbial organisms. Chapter 2 discusses how biofilm resistance to antimicrobial drugs has become a global problem for medical researchers. Chapter 3 discusses how even though antibiofilm tactics are helpful, they are still worth investigating because each strategy is limited by physiological parameters such as composition, osmolarity, and bacterial species. Chapter 4 reveals that biofilms are diverse microbial societies dwelling in diverse environments. Chapter 5 confers emerging biofilm eradication tendencies and tactics, as well as the treatment of biofilm-related medical problems. Chapter 6 examines how biofilm’s pervasiveness makes its removal extremely challenging. Chapter 7 looks at a variety of recently discovered nano-established biomaterials as well as the approaches that are being used to create antibiofilm surfaces. Finally, Chapter 8 discusses how microbial biofilms, which are generated by the aggregation of single or varied microbial species encased in a polymeric matrix, are a frequent way for bacteria to shield themselves against environmental challenges and antibacterial treatments.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1.Natural Products for Biofilm Control: Action Mechanisms and Innovative Proposals
Gustavo Ramos Salles Ferreira and Thiago Henrique Napoleão
Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Chapter 2.An Understanding of Antibiofilm Activity
Nazish Mazhar Ali1, Bushra Mazhar1, Maza Rehman1, Sikander Ali2, and Iram Liaqat1
1Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
2Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

Chapter 3.Perspectives on Current Information and Future Potential for Antibiofilm Approaches in Health Care Systems
Aisha Waheed Qurashi1, Sumaira Mazhar1, Beenish Sarfaraz1, Nauman Aftab3, and Iram Liaqat2
1Department of Biology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
2Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
3Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

Chapter 4.Major Physical Strategies for Controlling Biofilm Formation
Beenish Sarfraz1, Aisha Waheed Qurashi1, Sumaira Mazhar1, Aisha Sultan2, and Iram Liaqat3
1Department of Biology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
2Punjab Rangers Teaching Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
3Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

Chapter 5.Emerging Trends in Antibiofilm Approaches: A Review
Noor Muhammad and Iram Liaqat
Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

Chapter 6.Insect-Derived Antimicrobial Peptides: A Novel Strategy for Biofilm Inhibition
Waiza Ansar and Iram Liaqat
Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

Chapter 7.The Use of Nanotechnology as an Effective Antibiofilm Approach: A Review
Faiza Bashir and Iram Liaqat
Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

Chapter 8. Chemical Strategies for Combating Microbial Biofilms
Sumaira Mazhar1, Aisha Waheed Qurashi1, Sikander Ali2, Nauman Aftab2, and Iram Liaqat3
1Department of Biology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
2Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
3Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

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