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1st Edition

Microbial Biofilms
Applications and Control

ISBN 9781032026329
Published May 18, 2022 by CRC Press
352 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Microbial biofilms have both positive and negative effects. This book considers new ways of controlling environmental microbial biofilm such as using phages, nanotechnology, and newly discovered microbial enzymes. A team of contributors shares current, relevant and original research to add weight and recognition to the book. Also, each chapter provides enlightening and relevant tabular information, charts, and illustrations. The book is, therefore, informative, precise, useful and easily digested by users.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Microbial Biofilms: Applications and Control - Editorial Overview

Aransiola S.A., Musa O.I. Babaniyi R.B., Naga Raju Maddela

Chapter 2: Biofilm formation in drug resistant pathogen Staphylococcus aureus

Anjaneyulu Musini, Sai Pavan Chilumoju, Archana Giri

Chapter 3: The role of quorum sensing in microbial biofilm formation

Oluwafemi Adebayo Oyewole, Ramat Onyeneoyiza Raji, Japhet Gaius Yakubu

Chapter 4: Microbial mats ecosystem

Oluwafemi Adebayo Oyewole, Daniel Gana, Chinedu Enemalu

Chapter 5: Succession of bacterial communities in environmental biofilm structures

Fiorela Nievas, Walter Giordano, Pablo Bogino

Chapter 6: Oral Biofilm of Hospitalized Patients

Thainah Bruna Santos Zambrano, Naga Raju Maddela, Rubén Jaime Szwom, Ricardo Sergio Couto de Almeida


Chapter 7: The roles of biofilms in corrosion

Oluwafemi Adebayo Oyewole, Japhet Gaius Yakubu, Ramat Onyeneoyiza Raji

Chapter 8: Microbial cellulose biofilms: medical applications in the field of urology

Andrea Sordelli, Maribel Tupa, Patricia Cerrutti, María Laura Foresti

Chapter 9: Algal Biofilms and role in Bioremediation

Rahul R. Patil, Umar Faruk J Meeranayak

Chapter 10: Impact and application of microbial biofilms in water sanitation

O. P. Abioye, B. R. Babaniyi, M. O. Victor-Ekwebelem, U. J. J. Ijah, S. A. Aransiola

Chapter 11: Versatility of bacterial cellulose and its promising application as support for catalyst used in the treatment of effluents

Marina Gomes Silva, Rayany Magali da Rocha Santana, Karina Carvalho de Souza, Helenise Almeida do Nascimento, Alex Leandro Andrade de Lucena, Joan Manuel Rodriguez-Diaz, Daniella Carla Napoleão, Glória Maria Vinhas

Chapter 12: Application of marine biofilms: an emerging thought to explore

Md. Foysul Hossain, Jakir Hossain, Roksana Jahan


Chapter 13: Use of Nano-Technology for the biofilm mitigation

Pabbati Ranjit, Sai Manisha, Kondakindi Venkateswar Reddy, Palakeerti Srinivas Kumar

Chapter 14: Postbiotics Produced by Lactic Acid Bacteria: Current and Recent Advanced Strategies for Combating Pathogenic Biofilms

Lucimeire Fernandes Correia, Maria Vitoria Minzoni De Souza Iacia, Letícia Franco Gervasoni, Karolinny Cristiny de Oliveira Vieira, Erika Kushikawa Saeki, Lizziane Kretli Winkelströter

Chapter 15: Impact and control of microbial biofilms in oil and gas industry

O. P. Abioye, S. A. Aransiola, M. O. Victor-Ekwebelem, S. H. Auta, U. J. J. Ijah

Chapter 16: Futurity of Microbial biofilm research

Aransiola S.A., M. O. Victor-Ekwebelem, Olusegun Julius Oyedele, Nara Raju Maddela


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Naga Raju Maddela received his M.Sc. (1996–1998) and Ph.D. (2012) in Microbiology from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu, India. During his doctoral program in the area of Environmental Microbiology, he investigated the effects of industrial effluents/insecticides on soil microorganisms and their biological activities and worked as a Faculty in Microbiology for 17 years, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. He received "Prometeo Investigator Fellowship" (2013–2015) from Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT), Ecuador, and "Postdoctoral Fellowship" (2016–2018) from Sun Yat-sen University, China. He also received external funding from "China Postdoctoral Science Foundation" in 2017, internal funding from "Universidad Técnica de Manabí" in 2020, worked in the area of Environmental Biotechnology, participated in 20 national / international conferences, and presented research data in China, Cuba, Ecuador, India and Singapore. Currently, he is working as a Full Professor at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador. He has published 6 Books, 10 Chapters and 50 research papers.

Aransiola, Sesan Abiodun obtained his first degree (B.Tech) and Master Degree (M.Tech) from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria in Microbiology in 2009 and Environmental Microbiology in 2014 respectively. Currently, Abiodun is concluding his PhD studentship at Federal University of Technology, Minna working on ‘Microbial and Vermicompost assisted phytoremediation of heavy metals polluted soil’. He has published over 40 referred articles in professional Journals including five book chapters. Also, he is a senior scientific officer at Bioresources Development Centre, National Biotechnology Development Agency, Nigeria. His area of interest is Environmental Microbiology with research area in Phytoremediation, Biosorption and Bioremediation of soil contaminated Environment. Abiodun is a member of Nigerian Society for Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology.