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Aspergillus biofilms: clinical and industrial significance.
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PMID:  22092808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The biofilm phenotype is an increasingly important concept in mycological research. Recently, there has been a developing interest in whether Aspergillus species are truly able to form biofilms or not. Industrial mycologists have long been aware of biofilms and their benefit in fermentation processes, whereas clinically their role is uncertain. This review provides an update on the impact that Aspergillus biofilms have medically and industrially, and will discuss biofilm development, and our current understanding of its molecular basis. The role of exopolymeric substance and how this substance relates to antimicrobial recalcitrance will also be discussed.
Authors:
Gordon Ramage; Ranjith Rajendran; Marcel Gutierrez-Correa; Brian Jones; Craig Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  FEMS microbiology letters     Volume:  324     ISSN:  1574-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  FEMS Microbiol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705721     Medline TA:  FEMS Microbiol Lett     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-97     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
School of Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
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