Info request re biofilm book

Rook, Tony Tony_Rook at steris.com
Thu Dec 20 08:08:24 EST 2001



I have had the oppurtunity to read (r at least some sections) of "Biofilms: 
Methods for
Enzymatic Release of Microorganisms", by Jean Brisou, CRC Press, 1995,
ISBN 0849347912.   The book's contents is broken up as follows:
Part 1 - Adherence in Microbiology

Chapter 1 - Structures and Mechanisms (p 9-48)
Chapter 2 - Chemical Elements of Adherence (p 49-82)
Part 2 - Bacteria Life in the Wild

Chapter 1 - Adherence in Living Tissues (p 83-90)
Chapter 2 - Adherence to a Few Organs and Organsims (p 91-104)
Chapter 3 - Natural Microbiocenoses (p 105-140)
Part 3 - Enzymatic Release Techniques of Bacteria

Chapter 1 - Basic Techniques (p 141-152)
Chapter 2 - Practical Applications (p 153-166)
As you may have noticed the majority of the book goes into the background 
details of biofilms before focusing on the what the book's title 
indicates.  The last section (Part 3) gives a brief overview of a handful 
of enzymes and than briefly describes a few experiments and their 
results.  The majority of information contained in this book may be found 
in current literature.  The information in this book is useful as an 
overview of biofilms but does not adequately address it's title (enzymatic 
release of microorganisms).

         Good Luck,
         Tony A. 
Rook 
Scientist 
STERIS 
Corporation 
tony_rook at steris.com


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