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Biofilms in Human Diseases: Treatment and Control

  • Sunil Kumar
  • Niharika Chandra
  • Leena Singh
  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
  • Ajit Varma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sunil Kumar, Ankita Srivastava, Saumya Rastogi
    Pages 1-12
  3. Suresh K. Yadav, Somali Sanyal
    Pages 13-26
  4. Surojeet Das, Shivani Singh, Monica Steffi Matchado, Aashna Srivastava, Akash Bajpai
    Pages 27-42
  5. Amresh Kumar Singh, Vivek Gaur, Anand Kumar Maurya
    Pages 43-57
  6. Manodeep Sen, Pushpa Yadav
    Pages 59-69
  7. Amresh Kumar Singh, Vivek Gaur
    Pages 71-90
  8. Seema Dubey, Shirish Dubey, Ajay Gupta, Vikash Sharma
    Pages 91-116
  9. Pragati Garg, Rajiv Garg, Priyanka Raj
    Pages 117-126
  10. M. Ravi Sankar, M. Arulalan, Amit K. Keshri
    Pages 127-135
  11. Ankita Srivastava, Niharika Chandra, Sunil Kumar
    Pages 151-165
  12. Satish K. Nayak
    Pages 167-176
  13. Jyotsna Agarwal, Shruti Radera
    Pages 177-213
  14. Amresh Kumar Singh, Vivek Gaur, Santosh Kumar Singh
    Pages 215-231
  15. Rolee Sharma, Preeti Bajpai, Uzma Sayyed, Iffat Zareen Ahmad
    Pages 233-261
  16. Kushan Sengupta, Piramaayagam Paramasivan
    Pages 263-271
  17. Suchitra Kumari Panigrahy, Awanish Kumar
    Pages 273-284
  18. Vineeta Mittal
    Pages 285-298
  19. Alok Kumar, Swasti Tiwari, Amit Goel
    Pages 299-311

About this book


This book highlights treatment strategies for bacterial biofilms in connection with a variety of human diseases. In particular, it reviews bacterial biofilm formation and its mechanism.

Topics covered include biofilms in human health, the role of biofilms in mediating human diseases, and methods for testing bacterial biofilms. Further sections concentrate on biofilm-mediated diseases in different parts of the human gastrointestinal tract, while therapeutic strategies for biofilm control and natural agents that disrupt bacterial biofilms are also covered.

Readers will also find the latest advances in probiotics and biofilms, as well as the use of probiotics to counteract biofilm-associated infections. Biofilms and antimicrobial resistance are discussed. Subsequent chapters address the management of inflammatory bowel disease via probiotics biofilms, as well as the role of probiotics bacteria in the treatment of human diseases associated with bacterial biofilms.

The book is chiefly intended for clinicians/scientists in the fields of medical microbiology, applied microbiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology.


Biofilm Biofilm Formation Probiotics Human Disease Infection Bacteria Gastrointestinal Diseases Disease Microbes

Editors and affiliations

  • Sunil Kumar
    • 1
  • Niharika Chandra
    • 2
  • Leena Singh
    • 3
  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
    • 4
  • Ajit Varma
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Bio-Sciences, Institute of Bio-Sciences and TechnologyShri Ramswaroop Memorial UniversityBarabankiIndia
  2. 2.Faculty of Biotechnology, Institute of Bio-Sciences and TechnologyShri Ramswaroop Memorial UniversityBarabankiIndia
  3. 3.Institute of Management, Commerce and EconomicsShri Ramswaroop Memorial UniversityBarabankiIndia
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryCOMSATS University IslamabadIslamabadPakistan
  5. 5.Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

About the editors

Dr. Sunil Kumar received his Ph.D. in Medical Biotechnology from SGPGIMS, India. He is currently an Associate Professor of Biotechnology at the SRMU, India. He has published more than 30 original research articles and 10 book chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of five journals.

Niharika Chandra holds an M. Tech. in Biotechnology from the IIT Guwahati and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the area of biomedical sciences at the SRMU. She has also worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the IIT Guwahati. At present, she is an Assistant Professor at the SRMU. She has nine research articles and three book chapters to her credit.

Leena Singh is a Postgraduate in Management and is currently involved in providing life-skills and English training to students at Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University (SRMU). She is also pursuing her Ph.D. in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Dr. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Meteorology, COMSATS University Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan. He completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Zhejiang University, China. Dr. Hashmi’s research chiefly focuses on the bioremediation of contaminated soil, and on cell toxicology. He has edited three books with Springer on hot issues (Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Soils, Environmental Pollution of Paddy Soils, and Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment), which have since been used at innumerable colleges, universities, and research institutions around the globe.

Dr. Ajit Varma received his Ph.D. from Allahabad University and is a Former Professor at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Presently, he is a Distinguished Scientist & Professor of Eminence at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology; Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation; and Vice Chairman of the Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has published more than 300 papers, and is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Society, Germany; National Academy of Agricultural Sciences; and Microbiology Society of India.

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