Implication of Quorum Sensing and Biofilm Formation in Medicine, Agriculture and Food Industry

  • Pallaval Veera Bramhachari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Role of Quorum Sensing in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sathish Rajamani, Lukuo Lee, Emma Smith, Max Majireck, Rajinikanth Mohan
      Pages 39-56
    3. Prudhvi Lal Bhukya, Ganugula Mohana Sheela, A. M. V. N. Prathyusha, Pallaval Veera Bramhachari
      Pages 57-65
    4. Shrikant Pawar, Pallaval Veera Bramhachari, Chandrajit Lahiri
      Pages 67-83
  3. Role of Quorum Sensing in Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Prudhvi Lal Bhukya, Renuka Nawadkar, Pallaval Veera Bramhachari, Ganugula Mohana Sheela
      Pages 87-99
    3. Surekha Challa, Titash Dutta, Pallaval Veera Bramhachari, Neelapu Nageswara Rao Reddy
      Pages 101-119
    4. Pallaval Veera Bramhachari, V. K. Shakeel Ahmed, Joseph Selvin, Saqib Hassan
      Pages 129-140
    5. Kishore Kumar Godisela, Pallaval Veera Bramhachari
      Pages 141-155
  4. Role of Quorum Sensing in Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. K. Archana, K. Sathi Reddy, P. Ravinder, M. Yahya Khan, Hameeda Bee
      Pages 159-175
    3. Chanda Vikrant Berde, Sagar P. Salvi, Prachiti P. Rawool, A. M. V. N. Prathyusha, Vikrant B. Berde
      Pages 177-188
    4. Angela E. Peter, Pola Sudhakar, B. V. Sandeep, B. Ganga Rao
      Pages 189-217
  5. Role of Quorum Sensing in Food Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. L. Veeranjaneya Reddy, Y. J. Wee, L. Prasanna Anjaneya Reddy, Pallaval Veera Bramhachari
      Pages 221-249
    3. A. M. V. N. Prathyusha, Harish Annavarapu, Pallaval Veera Bramhachari
      Pages 251-267
    4. Saqib Hassan, Tanveer Ahmad, Mudasir Bashir, G. Seghal Kiran, Joseph Selvin
      Pages 269-298
    5. Pallaval Veera Bramhachari, A. M. V. N. Prathyusha, Ganugula Mohana Sheela, Neelapu Nageswara Rao Reddy, Chanda Vikrant Berde, N. M. Yugandhar
      Pages 313-321

About this book


The book illustrates the role of quorum sensing in the food industry, agriculture, veterinary sciences, and medicine. It highlights the importance of quorum sensing in regulating diverse cellular functions in microbes, including virulence, pathogenesis, controlled-gene expression systems, and antibiotic resistance.

This book also describes the role of quorum sensing in survival behavior and antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Further, it reviews the major role played by quorum sensing in food spoilage, biofilm formation, and food-related pathogenesis. It also explores the methods for the detection and quantification of quorum sensing signals. It also presents antimicrobial and anti-quorum sensing activities of medicinal plants. Finally, the book elucidates a comprehensive yet representative description of basic and applied aspects of quorum sensing inhibitors.

This book serves an ideal guide for researchers to understand the implications of quorum sensing in the food industry, medicine, and agriculture.


Quorum sensing Biofilm formation Quorum sensing inhibitors Food industry Quorum sensing signals

Editors and affiliations

  • Pallaval Veera Bramhachari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyKrishna UniversityMachilipatnamIndia

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