About this series
Springer Series on Biofilms presents carefully refereed volumes on selected topics on this field of research. All volumes reflect the latest findings and developments. Once anchored to a surface, biofilm microorganisms carry out a variety of detrimental (like the plaque on teeth) or beneficial (bioremediating hazardous waste sites) reactions. International experts will write, or edit, volumes on specific aspects of biofilms, like research methods, or the roles of biofilms in diseases. While based in microbiology, biofilms are of intense interest to many other scientists, because they affect whole ecosystems, and lie at the root of chronic bacterial infections.