Bacterial Biofilms: Survival Mechanisms and Antibiotic Resistance
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Troy University, Troy, Alabama, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tejpreet Chadha
Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Troy University, Troy, Alabama, USA 36082
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 20, 2014; Accepted Date: July 15, 2014; Published Date: July 18, 2014
Citation: Chadha T (2014) Bacterial Biofilms: Survival Mechanisms and Antibiotic Resistance. J Bacteriol Parasitol 5:190. doi: 10.4172/2155-9597.1000190
Copyright: © 2014 Chadha T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Biofilm represents single species or multi-species communities that interact and cooperate with each other and their environment to carry out complex processes. One of the most important challenges is to understand intercellular communications that exist within the community that promote biofilm formation. Biofilm currently represents a major health problem as it play an important role in device-related infections such as prosthetic valves, catheters and contact lenses. The present review will focus on the mechanisms that lead to biofilm formation on surfaces and highlight several medically important pathogens.