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Biofilms have always been known for resistance to antibiotic treatment. There are many reasons for this ability to survive. Some bacteria, once they infect a host, elect to take on a ?planktonic'', or nomadic, lifestyle in order to maximize nutrient availability. Others, however, elect to congregate with other microorganisms, settling in one area and creating a single ?sessile'' organism in order to provide mutual protection for the entire colony. In fact, the act of collecting many different bacteria into a single organism makes the entire colony about ?500 times more resistant to antibacterial agents? (Costerton, et al.) than a single planktonic bacterium that simply settles on a surface. The main reason that biofilm is so much more resistant to antibiotic treatment than its planktonic counterpart is that biofilm microorganisms tend to specialize in each others'' functions, allowing for reduced antibiotic penetration, the expression of biofilm-specific genes, and the specialization of certain cells into a more dormant form of existence called persister cells (Lewis).

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SKU :COC100651
AuthorChristopher Allen
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages68
Publishing Year2011-01-26T00:00:00.000
ISBN978-3844300338
Edition1 st
Book TypeMicrobiology (non-medical)
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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