Aspergillus biofilms: clinical and industrial significance

Ramage, G. , Rajendran, R., Gutierrez-Correa, M., Jones, B. and Williams, C. (2011) Aspergillus biofilms: clinical and industrial significance. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 324(2), pp. 89-97. (doi:10.1111/j.1574-6968.2011.02381.x)

Ramage, G. , Rajendran, R., Gutierrez-Correa, M., Jones, B. and Williams, C. (2011) Aspergillus biofilms: clinical and industrial significance. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 324(2), pp. 89-97. (doi:10.1111/j.1574-6968.2011.02381.x)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ramage, Professor Gordon and Rajendran, Dr Ranjith and Jones, Dr Brian
Authors: Ramage, G., Rajendran, R., Gutierrez-Correa, M., Jones, B., and Williams, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:FEMS Microbiology Letters
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISSN:0378-1097
ISSN (Online):1574-6968
Published Online:08 September 2011

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