Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Elective course material (Microbial communities)

Year: 2010, volume 6 Issue: №2 Pages: 245-247
Heading: Microbiology Article type: Original article
Authors: G.M. Shub, I.G. Shvidenko, E.A. Pronina, N.V. Beloborodova
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

This article gives an outline of data concerning formation and functioning peculiarities of microbial communities in the form of biofilms. Peculiarities of metabolic processes and virulent properties of bacteria existing in biofilms which are connected to those processes are highlighted in the article. The necessity of taking into account these peculiarities when carrying out antibacterial therapy is also stated

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