1 New Technologies for Studying Biofilms / Michael J. Franklin, Connie Chang, Tatsuya Akiyama, and Brian Bothner -- 2 Fungal Biofilms: In Vivo Models for Discovery of Anti-Biofilm Drugs / Jeniel E. Nett and David R. Andes -- 3 Biofilm Development / Tim Tolker-Nielsen -- 4 Division of Labor in Biofilms: the Ecology of Cell Diff erentiation / Jordi van Gestel, Hera Vlamakis, and Roberto Kolter -- 5 Candida albicans Biofilm Development and Its Genetic Control / Jigar V. Desai and Aaron P. Mitchell -- 6 Candida Biofilms: Development, Architecture, and Resistance / Jyotsna Chandra and Pranab K. Mukherjee -- 7 Biofilm Formation by Cryptococcus neoformans / Luis R. Martinez and Arturo Casadevall -- 8 Aspergillus Biofilm In Vitro and In Vivo / Anne Beauvais and Jean-Paul Latgé -- 9 Adhesins Involved in Attachment to Abiotic Surfaces by Gram-Negative Bacteria / Ccile Berne, Adrien Ducret, Gail G. Hardy, and Yves V. Brun -- 10 Biofilm Matrix Proteins / Jiunn N.C. Fong and Fitnat H. Yildiz -- 11 Bacterial Extracellular Polysaccharides in Biofilm Formation and Function / Dominique H. Limoli, Christopher J. Jones, and Daniel J. Wozniak -- 12 The Biology of the Escherichia coli Extracellular Matrix / David A. Hufnagel, William H. DePas, and Matthew R. Chapman -- 13 Antimicrobial Tolerance in Biofilms / Philip S. Stewart -- 14 How Biofilms Evade Host Defenses / Emmanuel Roilides, Maria Simitsopoulou, Aspasia Katragkou, and Thomas J. Walsh -- 15 c-di-GMP and its Effects on Biofilm Formation and Dispersion: a Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Review / Dae-Gon Ha and George A. O'Toole -- 16 Mechanisms of Competition in Biofilm Communities / Olaya Rendueles and Jean-Marc Ghigo -- 17 Dispersal from Microbial Biofilms / Nicolas Barraud, Staff an Kjelleberg, and Scott A. Rice -- 18 Chemical Biology Strategies for Biofilm Control / Liang Yang and Michael Givskov -- 19 From Biology to Drug Development: New Approaches to Combat the Threat of Fungal Biofilms / Christopher G. Pierce, Anand Srinivasan, Anand K. Ramasubramanian, and José L. López-Ribot. "In the decade since the first edition of Microbial Biofilms was published, the interest in this field has expanded, spurring breakthrough research that has advanced the treatment of biofilm-associated diseases. This second edition takes the reader on an exciting, extensive review of bacterial and fungal biofilms, ranging from basic molecular interactions to innovative therapies, with particular emphasis on the division of labor in biofilms, new approaches to combat the threat of microbial biofilms, and how biofilms evade the host defense. Chapters written by established investigators cover recent findings, and contributions from investigators new to the field provide unique and fresh insights. Specifically, Microbial Biofilms provides state-of-the-art research in the field of bacterial and fungal biofilms, detailed descriptions of the in vitro and in vivo models available to evaluate microbial biofilms, and information on future areas of research and their translational and clinical applications."--Pub. desc.