Microbial Biofilms

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Published by ASM Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Cellular biology,
  • Microbiology,
  • Medical,
  • Science,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Biofilms

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Book details

ContributionsMahmoud A. Ghannoum (Editor), George A. O"Toole (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages426
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9449225M
ISBN 101555812945
ISBN 109781555812942

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He received his BSc from the University of Sydney and an MS and a PhD from Cornell University. A distinguished writer in the sciences, he has written one book, 24 reviews, and 76 original research papers. He has also served as Editor-in-Chief for five publications in the Wiley Advances in Microbial Ecology Series.

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Microbial biofilms have been grown in laboratories using a variety of different approaches. A laboratory biofilm reactor system, called the CDC biofilm reactor (CBR) system, has been devised for growing biofilms under moderate to high fluid shear stress.

The reactor incorporates 24 removable biofilm growth surfaces (coupons) for sampling and analysing the by: biofilms training This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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