Biofilms affect the lives of all of us, growing as they do for
example on our teeth (as plaque), on catheters and medical implants
in our bodies, on our boats and ships, in food processing
environments, and in drinking and industrial water treatment
systems. They are highly complex biological communities whose
detailed structure and functioning is only gradually being
unravelled, with the development of increasingly sophisticated
technology for their study. Biofilms almost always have a negative
impact on human affairs (flocs in sewage treatment plants are a
major exception) and a lot of research is being carried out to gain
a better understanding of them, so that we will be in a better
position to control them. This volume, with contributions by
international experts from widely diverse areas of this field,
presents a state-of-the-art picture of where we are at present in
terms of our knowledge of biofilms, the techniques being used to
study them, and possible strategies for controlling their growth
more successfully. It should provide a valuable reference source
for information on biofilms and their control for many years to
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